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The components are fine. Just because it doesn't have gold connectors on the back doesn't mean its not high quality, creative cards generally have good build quality.

you do realize companies use gold plated connectors because it is more durable, softer material and doesn't curoud?

in fact silver is a better option for using signal transfer but is less durable
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you do realize companies use gold plated connectors because it is more durable, softer material and doesn't curoud?
in fact silver is a better option for using signal transfer but is less durable

I've always heard that gold is a better used for contacts
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I've always heard that gold is a better used for contacts

it is better because it is more durable thats why you often see them on connecting ports, but signal quality wise silver>gold
Edited by raclimja - 12/18/11 at 1:36pm
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it is better because it is more durable thats why you often see them on connecting ports, but signal quality wise silver>gold

but gold is a softer metal than silver. So how would gold be more durable if its softer?
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If Creative isn't handing out review units I think that kind of tells you something. wink.gif

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I bought a Titanium HD at the end of November, not knowing about the release of the Recon3D. I waited and waited and waited for reviews before opening up my Titanium and installing it. Day before yesterday after still not having seen reviews of any kind from anyone, I decided I'd had enough and installed the card.

The Titanium HD's sound is gorgeous on movies and exemplary on games. The only thing I wished it had more of was additional connectivity for SPDIF and as well as internal 5.1 or 7.1 decoding of DTS and Dolby codecs.

At this point I am quite pleased with my HD and will not think of upgrading until something of similar quality comes out, and based on the bareness of it's board I do not believe the Recon3D fits that description.
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"but gold is a softer metal than silver. So how would gold be more durable if its softer?"
Silver corrodes.
Sorry, prolly some way to make the quote...
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"but gold is a softer metal than silver. So how would gold be more durable if its softer?"
Silver corrodes.
Sorry, prolly some way to make the quote...

Pressing the "quote" button is a good first step.
    
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Yet another re-branded X-Fi Titanium.rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Blameless;15313234 
The ability to handle large amounts of current isn't the purpose of quality caps on a soundcard; low ESR, and thus cleaner sound is.

Metal is metal, there is no clean metal or dirty metal. Caps are caps when it comes to PC audio.

The metal/crystal matrices show a different picture.
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