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JRiver Media Center was designed from the ground up for audiophiles. it has a great layout with organizing, really powerful ripping tool with multi-drive support as mentioned, 64-bit engine, parametric equalizer, convolution engine, memory playback, really advanced upsampling, HDTracks integration, great SACD support, AIFF and ALAC encoding, headphone DSP, etc.

download the trial. if you don't like it, don't buy it smile.gif

+3 to that. Been using JRiver MC on 4 systems (1 license gives you this).
Not to mention a great Theater View for easily scrolling through giant libraries, and many, many other great things - Video being another...
post #222 of 5452

I just got my Zx and will be installing it in a few mins. :)

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So I setup the ZX and my god it is amazing.

 

I actually like it better than the XFI Titanium (non HD) soundcard that I used to own.

 

Played a round of Black ops 2 and the difference is THERE

 

I have few questions though

 

1-) I am going to pick up a new 1440p monitor with its own speakers. Asus PB278Q.

 

How do I plug that monitor's speaker to the soundcard, so I can take advantage of the speaker/headpone switching in the software?

 

2-) I will later connect my Harman Kardon 5+1 via optical input. How will I take advantage of DTS or Dolby? It says that DTS or Dolby will only work for movies but not games.

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Answer to question #1. Plug the speakers 3.5mm into the third hole from the right. The first two are for the headphone and mic. Make sure setting in playback is correct.
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Guys, I'm trying to set up my ZxR to where I get virtual 5.1 with music (Stereo) playback on my 5.1 speaker setup, and still sound good in games (bass mainly).

I've set some mixer settings which have improved game and application bass, but I want to know if there's another way to get 5.1 from stereo music other than going through the SBX? And also, what are good mixer settings for a Logitech 5.1 Z5300e setup? This speaker system has its own bass crossover frequency control, so I do not need to set that in the ZxR driver from what I understand. I'm finding that in games and some Youtube videos, bass is not being pushed when it should unless I disable the SBX Surround, and turn on the Crystalizer. However in music (through iTunes) the bass is great and not distorted when I turn off the Crystalizer and set SBX Surround to 20%-50%, when on the speaker system remote control I have the bass set real low.
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Excuse my english

I have a 2.0 MA-15D system and xonar d1.

I want upgrade my soundcard. Is a good upgrade the creative Z. Is the difference noticiable?

I use my pc for games and movies.

Thanks

Enviado desde mi GT-I9300 usando Tapatalk 2
post #227 of 5452
Questions for owners of the Zx/ZxR (I couldn't find this online):

Is the headphone jack on the ACM amplified or is it only the jack on the card itself that's amped?
post #228 of 5452
jack on the card, the ACM is only a pass thru with no degrading of the quality.
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jack on the card, the ACM is only a pass thru with no degrading of the quality.

Thanks!
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Quick question(s)...

Thinking about getting a Z. I currently have an X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional in my rig. Pretty solid card minus drivers. My questions are 1) I run two hard drives, one with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and one with Windows XP 32 bit for all of my old computer games. I notice that Creative does not list the Z as supporting XP. So is it a no go with Windows XP? 2) May be a little out there and dated, but would I still be able to play some old Battlefield 2 with X-Fi selected and Ultra Sound turned on? (I remember back in the day you had to have an X-Fi to enable the option.)

Thanks fellas.

Edit: The Z is only $99.99 at Newegg with a $20 gift card and it seems that going with the Z would not only give me better drivers but also a nice boost in sound quality. But let me know if its not worth it.
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