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Soloz2, could you please mod my X-Fi board?
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post #813 of 979
I'm talking about hi-end capabilities man. The unmoded card outruns the competition by a mile think of what it can do when beein' moded.... Please don't be so agresive with your answers. I'm not atacking you in any way.

I paid for my creative elite pro 250€ and some 80€ for caps and TI shield, so 170$ isn't a lot of money if I compare it to creative.
post #814 of 979
The Xonar is nice but it lacks the I/O options and EAX support of the Prelude and X-Fi. I talked with Auzentech a few weeks ago and apparently they have HDMI add-ons coming for that card soon as well. The Xonar appears to be a really nice card but, in my mind, it's for a different market. I looked long and hard at getting it but it lacked a few essential requirements I needed. Good recommendation though
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post #815 of 979
I just bought the elite pro + headset combo for $70 bucks, couldn't resist and did the mod again. This time I found an easier way to get the opamp to stick to the pcb while soldering, much better than the tape method. I had some Elmer's cement glue left over from my school projects and decided to use a bit of that on the bottom of the lm4562. It took about 30 seconds to dry on the pcb. Much more efficient and quicker soldering.
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post #816 of 979
Just did this mod today using the LME4986. Is there any issue with using this over the LM4562? I also replaced the other opamps.
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post #817 of 979
Does anyone know where I can find a solid capacitor? I've been looking on eBay for Blackgates and Nichicon KG's but the only ones I could find were standard Nichicons 2200uf 16v. I found the opamp as well which is good but I was hoping to get a nice solid capacitor of good quality. Should I just jump on the regular Nichicons?
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post #818 of 979
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Originally Posted by francesthemutes View Post
Does anyone know where I can find a solid capacitor? I've been looking on eBay for Blackgates and Nichicon KG's but the only ones I could find were standard Nichicons 2200uf 16v. I found the opamp as well which is good but I was hoping to get a nice solid capacitor of good quality. Should I just jump on the regular Nichicons?
There is no reason not to, in my opinion. Though solid caps do have a much longer lifespan in situations like those near the CPU or VRMs where they could get quite warm, at lower temperatures the lifespan difference is lessened.
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post #819 of 979
you can get a plackgate power cap and nichicon coupling caps from percy audio.

a panasonic FM would actually probably be better for the power cap.

You only want 1000uf max
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post #820 of 979
I only did the Opamp mod as mentioned above and I cannot believe the difference in sound. It is simply amazing. I went with the LME4860 as opposed to the LM4562 and I must say I am simply amazed at the difference.

I was considering replacing the power cap but I read that it doesn't offer up as much improvement as the Opamp mod. Is it something that I should do or am I just fine with the opamp mod?
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