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Edited by silvia007 - 4/25/09 at 3:34pm
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You said "Extreme Music X-FI" in the list but I was not able to find an ExtremeMusic, only found Extreme Audio, is that the same thing?
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post #883 of 979
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Originally Posted by AMABFKCUO View Post
You said "Extreme Music X-FI" in the list but I was not able to find an ExtremeMusic, only found Extreme Audio, is that the same thing?
The Xtreme Audio isn't even a real X-fi. There's an xtreme music, but it's not sold in stores like newegg. You have to look around for them.

http://us.creative.com/products/prod...&product=14066
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I had the extreme music, sold to a church, got the fatality, sold to a roommate (as i've switched to laptop with the xtreme audio express card with optical surround sound out / analog mic in).

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I had to get the Xi-Fi Elite Pro because I want to use my PC as a home theater receiver and this card is the only one that decodes 7.1 through the SPDIF input. Since this card was released, licensing no longer permits such decoding in any other cards. So unless I use this card, there will never be another way to use my PC as a home theater receiver that can decode 7.1 through the SPDIF input.

So now that I'm stuck with this card, who on this forum can I send it to have it modded? I have a hi-end system that needs the best preamp I can manage from this card and I would like to work with someone that has a lot of direct experience modding this particular card.
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I had to get the Xi-Fi Elite Pro because I want to use my PC as a home theater receiver and this card is the only one that decodes 7.1 through the SPDIF input. Since this card was released, licensing no longer permits such decoding in any other cards. So unless I use this card, there will never be another way to use my PC as a home theater receiver that can decode 7.1 through the SPDIF input.

So now that I'm stuck with this card, who on this forum can I send it to have it modded? I have a hi-end system that needs the best preamp I can manage from this card and I would like to work with someone that has a lot of direct experience modding this particular card.
you may have better luck over at headfi.org, but xfi modding has definitely dropped off.
if i remember correctly soloz2, one of the audio editors, used to do the mod on any of the xfi series, but stopped once the auzentech and xonar cards started coming out. which is, from what i read, what a number of other xfi modders have done as well.
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you may have better luck over at headfi.org, but xfi modding has definitely dropped off.
if i remember correctly soloz2, one of the audio editors, used to do the mod on any of the xfi series, but stopped once the auzentech and xonar cards started coming out. which is, from what i read, what a number of other xfi modders have done as well.
Thanks for the helpful info. Now I'm wondering, for sound quality, would I be better off with a digital connection to a surround receiver, something like a NAD T755? I would only use the preamp out from it since I'm using a dedicated NAD T975 7 channel amp, and I may use three of the T755's amp channels to bi-amp my 3 front speakers.
Edited by mtoc - 6/12/09 at 8:46pm
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if soloz2 cam help me with this... or any other member who knows:
Instead of shorting the decoupling caps I replace them with higher quality audio-grade caps. Any cap in the audio path will degrade SQ, but I chose to do this for 2 reasons. 1. upgrading will yeild better SQ then stock and 2. keeping the caps there helps protect against DC offset.
With what should i replace them? model number or specs plz.. (specs preferred) thank you
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if soloz2 cam help me with this... or any other member who knows:
Instead of shorting the decoupling caps I replace them with higher quality audio-grade caps. Any cap in the audio path will degrade SQ, but I chose to do this for 2 reasons. 1. upgrading will yeild better SQ then stock and 2. keeping the caps there helps protect against DC offset.
With what should i replace them? model number or specs plz.. (specs preferred) thank you
if you read through the thread this is been discussed previously.


I don't recommend these mods anymore, in fact I recommend not performing the mods because newer cards have come out that are just as good for gaming and the SQ is about on par with a modded card, therefore making it unnecessary to mod a card and chance ruining it. Better to have a card that is just as good with warranty. IMO
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Hi soloz2

Ive read the first 250-300 posts then I jumped to some of the last posts knowing this may not be a viable alternative any longer (except for the DIY aspect), but I did enjoy reading this thread.

I found my extrememusic in my box-o-parts 2 days ago, didnt even know I had it.

Anyway thanks for the good read
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