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I just got my Titanium HD so I need to cover the purchase.

Now this has got some of the caps replaced with Panasonic FM and FC, Nichicon Muse BP, Elna Silmic II and Kemet. It has the LM4562 op-amp as well. The parts alone were more than what the card is worth by itself. lol

Now as far as sound quality goes, it is amazing. Sound staging is great and bass is tight and punchy. I prefer the sound signature on this to my Titanium HD, but Titanium HD is still a better card overall.

So I need some suggestions on the price of this. Only the card, no accessories.


Edited by aksthem1 - 10/30/11 at 5:55pm
    
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How about flipping it over so we can see your solder job?
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How about flipping it over so we can see your solder job?
now that was some funny ....

nice mods man, unfortunately I have no idea what that would be worth. prob more to you in labor then someone buying. maybe anywhere from like $50-$75 bucks?
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an original xtrememusic goes for $25-30.00. a mod that you think sounds better?
$35?
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now that was some funny ....

nice mods man, unfortunately I have no idea what that would be worth. prob more to you in labor then someone buying. maybe anywhere from like $50-$75 bucks?
Why was that funny? I was serious lol. A bad solder job would ruin any extra value placed on the item, and could ruin the sound let alone the performance of the item in question
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$40 shipped. Despite being a novel upgrade, its still an Xtreme Music.
 
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How about flipping it over so we can see your solder job?
The soldering is fine. There aren't any cold joints either, but I will post a pic up later if really necessary.

I was thinking around the realm of ~$40 shipped was a good price as what people are saying.
    
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40 Shipped

The card looks like a clown went to town on it!
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The card looks like a clown went to town on it!
I think it looks GLORIOUS!

I still think the Xtrememusic, even in stock form (and paired with the PAX drivers) far outpaces any of the lower budget Asus offerings (even the DX in my opinion).

Considering the time and effort you've put into this one, I'd say start at $45 shipped.

Shame I don't have anymore PCI slots as I'd have to take this off your hands! I'm sure it sounds just as GLORIOUS as it looks!
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$52 shipped
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