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done modding last week,
using:
1 BLKGATE- 60089 NX 1000 25v
4 BLKGATE- 60205 NX Hi-Q 22 6.3v
8 BLKGATE- 58646 Std 22 16v
3 LM4562MA SOIC
1 AD8066ARZ

burned 40 hours, really awesome! major improvements!
too bad i couldn't get AD8599 for front satellites.... but LM4562 will do just fine i guess.
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hey guys... I am getting a buzzing sound from my speakers if I make it loud enough... this has to be interference from PSU (ERS covers the top of the card which takes care of the Video Card CPU... anyone have an idea how to rig it without ruining air flow to the DAC Chip?

All I can think of is getting a second GTS and ERS'ing the top of that card... but for that to fit I might have to a. replace the main Cap for a smaller one or b. get rid of the PCI blower on my 1st card so the X-Fi has room to bend back a slight bit which is all I need...

I will buy the second GTS once it drops further... probably wait till the 8900's are out, so till then I would appreciate any ideas...

Wiaaaaaaait!!! I just put on my headphones and cranked those up.... the noise isn't there... so is this my Klipsch amp overheating?!?!?
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hey guys... I am getting a buzzing sound from my speakers if I make it loud enough... this has to be interference from PSU (ERS covers the top of the card which takes care of the Video Card CPU... anyone have an idea how to rig it without ruining air flow to the DAC Chip?

All I can think of is getting a second GTS and ERS'ing the top of that card... but for that to fit I might have to a. replace the main Cap for a smaller one or b. get rid of the PCI blower on my 1st card so the X-Fi has room to bend back a slight bit which is all I need...

I will buy the second GTS once it drops further... probably wait till the 8900's are out, so till then I would appreciate any ideas...

Wiaaaaaaait!!! I just put on my headphones and cranked those up.... the noise isn't there... so is this my Klipsch amp overheating?!?!?
More than likely it's not the amp overheating, but rather a poor connection somewhere along the line the the horns are just exaggerating. You may want to try some higher quality ICs from both the sound card -> sub/amp and amp -> satellites.
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ICs? not cables right? I am sure the cables are good enough for these small satelites...

so what is an IC Chip?
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ICs? not cables right? I am sure the cables are good enough for these small satelites...

so what is an IC Chip?
Interconnect. Cable.

The speaker wire itself may not be the issue, but I'd look into a good mini-mini IC to go from sound card -> sub/amp. (Preferably shielded, or at least a braided design)
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so you mean better cables from the sound card to the amp... I do have the crappiest phono cables ever... completely forgot about that...

I can see what you mean, and the shielding of these crappy cables may very well be the culprit.. but how come I don't hear it on headphones?

is it cause the signal doesn't need to be amplified for HPs?
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so you mean better cables from the sound card to the amp... I do have the crappiest phono cables ever... completely forgot about that...

I can see what you mean, and the shielding of these crappy cables may very well be the culprit.. but how come I don't hear it on headphones?

is it cause the signal doesn't need to be amplified for HPs?
Well, an issue that I'm discovering with my ProMedia 2.0's is that though the horns do wonders for music, they also are very good at amplifying the noise from EMI and poor contacts (the hiss). Since the headphones probably do not have as forward an upper-register, you don't hear the hiss as much. Not proven, but just my theory. I've only had these a day or so, so I have not done much experimenting.
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post #328 of 979
are u using analog connection?
coz analog connection do give out buzzing sound @ hi volume...
the downside of using analog connection.
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post #329 of 979
These horns are way too strong or the satelites themselves too bright.... so that might be like you said a contributing factor to the noise being so noticeable but my headphones are MDR-7506's which should be better than average at clearly reproducing all noise....

yes analog, of course , so I guess it might be introduced by the card itself then? if so spending cashola on cables would be a waste... ?
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i wouldn't say it's a waste to buy a branded cables... but still... when using analog, the buzzing won't truly disappear.
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