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i never like the idea of fusing solid caps for soundcards....
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why would you want optical anyway. coax is better
You don't always have a choice.
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You don't always have a choice.
you always have a choice. buy a different processor/decoder.

optical is only better for extremely long runs... and that's impractical for home use. For everything else coax is the way to go. Be sure you get a good cable though that is true 75ohm. most consumer digital coax cables are not
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post #14 of 18
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well you almost contradict yourself here... you'll buy this card over anything that creative makes. The problem here is that the core of the card is made by creative. All it is, is an X-Fi with an upgraded output and power section.
What I meant was the card as a whole not just the chipset. Obviously creatives x-fi chip is great but I would be hard pressed to buy a card made by creative.

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Also, you don't have to be an audiophile to spend $200 on a sound card. I'm sure there are gamers, media buffs, and people who do their own recordings who will willingly spend $200 on the card.
This card is going to clearly be over 200 I think. And while I might have exaggerated that only an audiophile would buy a card that expensive you have to admit paying 200 plus on sound is alot when putting a decently priced system together. Most people would sacrifice sound for a better GPU, CPU or RAM.
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buy a different processor/decoder.
Yeah, I guess that's always an option
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post #16 of 18
come on guys, audiophile uses Onkyo or Juli@ soundcards....

Prelude is mainly for gaming and Movies. but it will perform great on music too.
it's just that i don't believe too much on solid caps in Audio Peripheral.
those who already have X-fi cards, i suggest u mod your card rather than selling your X-fi to get X-fi prelude... doesn't worth the extra bucks.
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come on guys, audiophile uses Onkyo or Juli@ soundcards....
not if you're a gamer too!
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post #18 of 18
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not if you're a gamer too!
i'm soooooo LOOOOLd
u're missing the point bro!
using Juli@ or Onkyo SCs really differs in music.
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