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should the volume be at max or 50 or wherever the frequences stop at 0db on that graph?
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50 is fine, turn it up if max volume is too low though. Change the sample rate to 92k imo.
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Originally Posted by TheLawIX View Post

50 is fine, turn it up if max volume is too low though. Change the sample rate to 92k imo.

i get the 92k, it may be better, but my main delimma isnt if the content is high enough but to avoid distortions. i know people have these things at 100, even one asus manual i read said 100% is 0db, but then again why does the graph say otherwise when music is played? shows frequences reaching +20db or when they say 0db they mean the overall average?
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i get the 92k, it may be better, but my main delimma isnt if the content is high enough but to avoid distortions. i know people have these things at 100, even one asus manual i read said 100% is 0db, but then again why does the graph say otherwise when music is played? shows frequences reaching +20db or when they say 0db they mean the overall average?

Sorry, I'm not sure why it does that. I've kept mine at 50% and don't get any noticeable distortion.
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you have the same card right? do you keep it at 50 for music, games and movies?
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post #6 of 19
Yep, I have GX on for gaming sound as well.
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what does GX do? is it like EAX?
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post #8 of 19
Yeah, it's basically EAX.
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do you have the hammer button next to analogue out? because i dont, its for ohm thing.
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post #10 of 19
The Xonars have apparently been shown to have measurable distortion at around 75-80. There's also some compression/over amplifying that seems to start at around 60-70 for me, it's hard to tell if that's a Windows mixer volume effect or in the Xonar driver as the two are linked. ASIO though which should be bit-matched 100% volume seems to equal around 65 Windows/Direct Sound volume. This is audio though - It's entirely possible I believe I'm hearing that but I'm not really.
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