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Thanks I think my previous installs kept failing at the driver part and I didn't notice it kept using the Creative driver. This time I know it's working - though I had to install it afterwards manually again - as now the Device Manager shows the driver isn't signed.
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added, after looking at your rig, you can join my p8z77 owners  club

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I'll join when I get home. You should make Pax drivers mandatory. The Windows 8 drivers are the worst I've ever seen (or heard).

Unfortunately it's the lesser of two evils. The guy making those drivers adds in stupid stuff like "added more bass", last time I used them at least. Not to mention his english isn't too great either, and it's hard to communicate with him.
post #13 of 106
I must be one of the lucky ones -- I've never had an issue with Creative drivers, probably because I skipped over Vista.

Only glitch was the Auto Update tool getting mysteriously removed a while back -- I think Creative sent out a silver bullet to kill it in one of the driver releases, because of a security issue. I managed to get it working again... why, I don't know, because they don't appear to be updating drivers for this card any longer, so I'll probably remove it again anyway.

I've got the 3.0.2004 drivers now, and they work perfectly. I was initially apprehensive about getting the HD when I put this build together a couple of years back, until I read that Creative wrote the drivers for Windows 7 for it from the ground up with no backwards compatibility to XP. Everything works beautifully.
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Does anyone have any resources regarding MODS for these cards? I know about the OP-AMP swaps, but I'm wondering if there's anything more in-depth that could actually make a REAL difference (sorry, but OP-AMPS just add color, and that's NOT what "faithful to the source" means)...
   
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Come on guys! Get everyone you know who has ones of these to join!!!cheers.gif

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lol Im in bought this for $120 and love it with my ATa700x.

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post #18 of 106
I've got one and it's hands down the best sound card I've ever heard. I use mine with AD700 headphones and Creative T40 speakers.
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post #19 of 106
Hi there,
I enjoy Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO with SB Titanium HD.


ATM i am testing Aimp player with jPlay or Creative ASIO driver on. Both of them gives more life to the music. But i can't stop thinking Creative Asio driver creates some sort of Doppler effect for violin ... I can't stop thinking about jellyfish too... smile.gif Can anybody confirm similar impression ? Or is it just me used to plain music ?
There is 3rd interesting option - "Bonis Audio Flac Player", i will come back to it later this week.

EDIT:
I think i have got it right. I switched to music creation mode an noticed there was EAX effect on, enabled bit-matched playback too.
Edited by djjxl - 4/7/13 at 10:57am
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Add me to club please.thumb.gif






Titanium HD op amps modified and plastic case on card had to be removed in order to shoehorn into a htpc mini itx case. Case had to be modified to accept 2nd card!
Used with
homebrew transmission line speakers
technics se-a100 pre/power amp:)
Edited by darkvade71 - 4/19/13 at 4:19am
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