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yea, pics man.... you've been working on that rig for quite some time now...

please post your impresion as to the "betterment" of the card
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yea, pics man.... you've been working on that rig for quite some time now...

please post your impresion as to the "betterment" of the card
Yes, I have, I've been waiting for parts to keep coming in.

However, it's been fun replacing each opamp and hearing the tiny improvements it all makes.

I've now got all 4 replaced, shorted the caps, got a BlackGate on the card, and am using ERS paper. All good.
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Yes, I have, I've been waiting for parts to keep coming in.

However, it's been fun replacing each opamp and hearing the tiny improvements it all makes.

I've now got all 4 replaced, shorted the caps, got a BlackGate on the card, and am using ERS paper. All good.
Oh yeah, and I've got some Promedia Ultras
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yea, we got the same setup!
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I can only find this in RS.

Capacitor,Aluminium,Radial,16V 2200uF
RS Stock No. 490-9816
Manufacturer NICHICON
Manufacturer's part number UHE1C222MHD

Is this as good as Blackgate?

Can i use higher capacitance?

typically it won't cause a problem so you should be fine. You don't need 1000uf though. Even 470uf would be fine and an improvement over stock.

I'm a fan of Nichicons, but the uhe line isn't the best suited for the job. it'll still be better than the jamicon creative used though.


I just got my Z-5500's last night the best computer speakers I've ever heard, and so far I'm impressed. I haven't had time to really try them out though.
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post #316 of 979
some say using blackgate will make your X-fi sounds overbright.
anyone tried comparing blackgate to nichicon gold tune for X-fi?
how will Logitech z5500 speakers performs in this X-fi mod?
anyone tried using AD8599 for opamp? it performs just as good as LM4562 but with a slight differences in sound character, some even say it's better.

btw... i'm goin to mod my x-fi as soon as my LM4562 arrived. (goin to mod it according to phalanger's X-fi in layman's guide forum)
next, i'm goin to change my Z5500 sub capacitors which are 2 x Su'cson 10000 uF 50v to 2 x nichicon gold tune 15000uF 100v, and then proceed with control panel opamp mod.

wish me luck
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post #317 of 979
It's very easy. You could ask me if you have any questions as well.

Good luck!
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ONES I AM UNSURE about:
X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
This is one of the new ones. The other new ones are the XtremeAudio and XtremeGamer, which are both low profile. The low profile models do not support digital out (not easily, anyway), and they use lower quality components. The XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series is also new, but it is not low profile. If it is based on the same model as the good ones, it would be OK, but I don't know if it is. So it would be best to just avoid it.
Does anyone know for sure yet if this card can be modded?
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lol, OOPS

I have some pictures to put up with the results of my mod. I will get to that later in a few days.
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post #320 of 979
if the card is not on the list then you would have to be very creative about the mod. The non-approved cards do not have standard SOIC op-amps
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