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Ok, i've got a few questions:

1. Does this mod affect the optical S/PDIF output at all? I'm currently using an A/V receiver for my speakers and I love to use optic fiber cables. Anyways, do i need to solder the IC amp to s different spot or all 4 spots to affect the optical output?

2. Would this make a difference in sound rendering in programs such as FL Studio?

3. Would it make a huge difference in sound quality - as in immediately noticeable?

4. (A little offtopic). Would i notice a big difference between between the X-Fi Xtremegamer Fatal1ty FPS (modded) VS my current intergrated SPU on my P5W DH (Realtek ALC882M High Definition Audio 8-channel CODEC).

thank in advanced.
1. no, the mod only affects the analogue output
2. it does not change any processing or rendering. the cards use the same exact drivers. Only the analogue output is upgraded
3. absolutely
4. absolutely
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post #122 of 979
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Why? The X-Fi modded is as good as the E-MU. Same DAC, but better soundchip. If you get that, then your X-Fi will be pointless, since they are both soundcards in a sense. Get an amp!
I have a Sound Devices MixPre which is only a two channel mixer but it is 100% Pro approved... I also have a color-less analogue to digital 24/96 converter so all I am worried about is the modded X-Fi not playing sounds flat... and if the card does color sound then I wonder if there is a way to output the digital signal into a converter that wouldn't color it...
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I have a Sound Devices MixPre which is only a two channel mixer but it is 100% Pro approved... I also have a color-less analogue to digital 24/96 converter so all I am worried about is the modded X-Fi not playing sounds flat... and if the card does color sound then I wonder if there is a way to output the digital signal into a converter that wouldn't color it...
I think the op-amps I put on it should be fine, but if for some reason you don't like them we might be able to find better ones. Regardless swapping the op-amps are the easiest part of modding this board... even though they're the smallest

I'm going to try to get your card in the mail this afternoon
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I think the op-amps I put on it should be fine, but if for some reason you don't like them we might be able to find better ones. Regardless swapping the op-amps are the easiest part of modding this board... even though they're the smallest

I'm going to try to get your card in the mail this afternoon
I really hope I can get it by Friday, but how would that happen if you are in the NE and I am in the SW, lol...

Really? Better ones? Dude! We should have just gone with the better ones then... Which would those be? Or you mean we could look for flatter sounding ones?
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I really hope I can get it by Friday, but how would that happen if you are in the NE and I am in the SW, lol...

Really? Better ones? Dude! We should have just gone with the better ones then... Which would those be? Or you mean we could look for flatter sounding ones?
I just meant that for the purpose of the mod I used the best op-amps that I have tried, but I know that some people have tried other op-amps and claimed they were dull and/or boring so if these don't suit your taste maybe one of those would be to your liking and be more 'flat' as you would call it. I personally think the card that is on its way to you sounds simply amazing.

I was listening earlier to this setup:
modded X-fi > Soloz Audio silver mini-RCA > Maxxed PIMETA (opa637bp for L/R, opa627 for ground, stacked buffers, etc.) > Beyer DT770 Pro/80

sound was very musical and real to life. bass was extended but not overpowering as can happen w/ the 770's.
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Crap, so I got TWO opamps today. Now I need to get like 3 more x.x
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Crap, so I got TWO opamps today. Now I need to get like 3 more x.x
or 2 more
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I just meant that for the purpose of the mod I used the best op-amps that I have tried, but I know that some people have tried other op-amps and claimed they were dull and/or boring so if these don't suit your taste maybe one of those would be to your liking and be more 'flat' as you would call it. I personally think the card that is on its way to you sounds simply amazing.

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sound was very musical and real to life. bass was extended but not overpowering as can happen w/ the 770's.
Flat and boring just might be ways to describe what I need, but no way of knowing... that's how it is in the audio world though, and I doubt I'd be able to walk into a store with a show-room for sound cards, needless to say there is NO-way to walk into a place with a show-room for THESE, lol

I have 0.000% doubt in that this card will sound astounding... from talking to you I can tell you are not easily satisfied, and you are not the only one that loves the sound from these OpAmps on these cards, and many people swearing by it is the only thing you can go by with audio if there is no way to hear it like when you are picking Mics or Pre-Amps which alter the actual clip and you can listen to on a system you are used to so as to compare it to how other recordings sound on the same system... taking a trip to the nearest OCN M-X-Fi (modded X-Fi) owner's house is not a consideration, lol... so many people's opinions is all you can go by and I am happy!

Over-powering bass sounds like you mentioned just might be a problem, but not one that shouldn't be manageable by adjusting the output frequencies... right?

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Crap, so I got TWO opamps today. Now I need to get like 3 more x.x
LOL, slowly but surely!
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Over-powering bass sounds like you mentioned just might be a problem, but not one that shouldn't be manageable by adjusting the output frequencies... right?
It's the headphones. they're rather bassy, with slightly recessed mids. They are ideal for gaming though, which is why I initially purchased them.

but when I listen to music I don't use any EQ, the tone is flat.
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Hey guys, I confirmed the order samples of LM4562MA NOPB is that the right one? And where do I pay shipping and such?
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