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When it comes to soundcards, the first name to come to mind is perhaps, Creative. Having bought out their main competitor, Aureal [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]Semiconductor[/color][/color], in 2000, Creative has had a virtual monopoly in the market ever since. Few companies have came up to challenge Creative and one of the more notably examples would be Auzentech. Auzentech made its name by producing a line of high quality soundcards based on the C-media 8700 series of [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]chipset[/color][/color]. These were the X-Mystique, X-Meridian and X-plosion and offered great features at a good price-point for the Home Theatre PC market. However, most would realise that this market was limited in size and can be considered niche. To reach out to a wider audience and bring high quality audio to more people, Auzentech has tied-up with Creative and licensed their X-Fi chipset. The result is the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude. Would it be the Prelude to something great to come? Join us as we take the X-Fi Prelude for a session and find out for yourself.


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All in all, I found the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude to be a decent performer. In music listening, the X-Fi Prelude far surpasses the Creative X-Fi [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]Elite [COLOR=blue! important]Pro[/color][/color][/color]. Where the latter was able to induce headaches, Auzentech's X-Fi Prelude remains very listenable.
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old card, but a good one still...
http://techgage.com/article/auzentech_x-fi_prelude/

the cool ting is you can mod it with beffier op amps and make it a way better card (higher fidelity)
http://soundsawesome.wordpress.com/2...d-a-boost-now/

http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh....php?t=1868195
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I just happened to be listening to music via my Prelude and saw this article. My first thought was "Okay, this article is like a year too late." I'll check it out though.
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