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If you've never soldered before, it's not difficult, but I would not recommend starting on a piece of expensive (I/E working) hardware.

As far as changes, do you mean physical changes to the board or changes in sound?
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post #632 of 979
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It improves the sound of your X-Fi.
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post #633 of 979
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
I read about 10 pages but I still dont understand...

what does this change?
Is it hard to sodder?
I have an Xtreme Fatal1ty Pro Gamer or w/e - is this applicable?
no offense but if you read 10 pages and don't understand then this mod is not for you. If you want better sound buy an Auzen X-Fi Prelude
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post #634 of 979
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not at all if you do it right


oh, and if you don't want to spend almost $10 on a single cap Panasonic FM series caps are some of the best power caps you can get.
I've been looking and its pretty difficult to get the ERS paper...(most retailers i found only ship in the US) I think I may just hold off until I hear the difference from the Cap (probably the panasonic one) and the opamps which i'll be ordering asap.

...I'm sick of my PC not sounding as good as my Panasonic Stereo that I got for about the same price as the soundcard...grrr
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post #635 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyberspyder View Post
It improves the sound of your X-Fi.
but by how much? To what extent? What does this mod effect? Bass, range, ect.?
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post #636 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
but by how much? To what extent? What does this mod effect? Bass, range, ect.?
just read what people have said. It improves the sound by quite a bit.
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post #637 of 979
I'm looking at getting some new soldering equipment for this task (stuff I have is old and very imprecise)
1. Should I get solder paste or just use conventional solder?
2. Is a relatively cheap soldering iron (radioshack) going to do the trick or will I have to opt for a more expensive temperature controlled model?
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post #638 of 979
this mod will make your X-Fi sound totally different from default, much much better.

get WBT soldering tin.
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post #639 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
I'm looking at getting some new soldering equipment for this task (stuff I have is old and very imprecise)
1. Should I get solder paste or just use conventional solder?
2. Is a relatively cheap soldering iron (radioshack) going to do the trick or will I have to opt for a more expensive temperature controlled model?
1. no paste, get rosen core solder.
2. get a hakko dash for $20
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post #640 of 979
Well I use a 15W radioshack soldering iron with a filed tip to do my work..it's fine.
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