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Yeah, Firewire boxes rock. They're too expensive for the average guy though. Creative used to (and still uses) cheap, Chinese caps that blow/leak/bulge. Companies like HT Omega not only use quality sound caps, but they also go about combining them for higher capacitance/reliability. Unlike Creative who picks capacitors from a grabbag of crap caps...
Edited by Johnny Doe - 11/2/11 at 4:39pm
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^ X-Fi Elite Pro is junk. Had it for 5 years till one of the G-LuXon (crap) caps got greasy then leaked. It's old and overpriced. Even my SoundMAX 7.1 from an old Abit mobo sounded better afterwards. If you want a solid card, go with a refurbished Bravura from here;

http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/refurbished.php

It has Nichicon Muse ES caps for deep sound and bass, along with Elite polymers for VRM, and film caps for converters.


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The only cards that have a better stock cap config on top of my head are HT Omega Halo (series) and Auzen Home Theater HD.
Sorry to hear you had an issue with yours, but I built my existing rig in 2006 and never have I had 1 mechanical problem with my Elite Pro board. As a matter of fact other than some pretty minor driver issues, I have nothing but positive things to say about my Creative sound card.
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