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Is the E-Mu better than say the 01:Amp-DAC, or should I go with the E-Mu and a Little Dot MK 2?
The O1 is more of a AMP then a DAC.

The best thing to do is buy a decent sound card eg The Auzentech Prelude.

I can defintely say if you want to hear the bass then get the Corda Areitta.

http://www.meier-audio.homepage.t-on...amplifiers.htm
Edited by Benny99 - 5/15/08 at 7:59pm
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Tube amps add color to the sound more than solid state amps in general, they might be worth a consideration if you want better bass. Singlepower builds very very good tube amps, Aura has one of them, though they are fairly expensive. Check out some of the Darkvoice offerings, though since I don't know much about tubes I can't help you as much as I like on this.
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Tube amps add color to the sound more than solid state amps in general, they might be worth a consideration if you want better bass.
absolutely, 100% wrong. Both SS and Tube amps can color sound, or add a sound signature to music, neither is inherently better or worse than the other. On paper SS may appear to be better with higher slew rates and lower distortion, but it all comes down to the circuit design, quality of components used and the end result. You can have neutral tube amps and neutral ss amps.

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Singlepower builds very very good tube amps, Aura has one of them, though they are fairly expensive. Check out some of the Darkvoice offerings, though since I don't know much about tubes I can't help you as much as I like on this.

Back on topic...

For Movies and Games you'll find better results with a sound card that can provide processing for simulated surround sound. The X-Fi is probably the best for this, and the Auzen is by far the best card equipped with an x-fi chip.

for music you'd be better just getting a high quality USB DAC and using ASIO, but then you don't get the processing for games and movies.

For the best of both get an Auzen and an external DAC so you'll have the SQ a standalone DAC can provide and the processing the Auzen can provide (plus it has DDL so it can encode all your moves on the fly) Then you'd also need a standalone headphone amp.

This can get quite expensive, so you best set a budget...
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absolutely, 100% wrong. Both SS and Tube amps can color sound, or add a sound signature to music, neither is inherently better or worse than the other. On paper SS may appear to be better with higher slew rates and lower distortion, but it all comes down to the circuit design, quality of components used and the end result. You can have neutral tube amps and neutral ss amps.
I don't deny that both SS and tubes can add color, but it is much easier for SS to be neutral. Tubes inherently are less controlled than SS due to various environmental constraints. Most people talk about the warmth of tubes and the rolled off tremble.

Edit: At least that's my impression from reading various sources, reviews, and impressions. The dominant feeling towards tube amps is that they are more musical, more forgiving on the quality of the recording, and warmer. So I guess colored isn't exactly the right word, as both warm and bright are colored. I guess the best way for me to find out is to get a Little Dot some time and compare.
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Ah, I forgot to mention the budget. Well, I don't want to spend more than 200$ on each component, because if I get something like a DAC/Amp system, that would run about 400$ for both. Is the MkIII that much better, or is the II just as well for it's price? Also, are the Beresford DACs worth the hype i've been hearing?
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Does anyone know a respectable site that I can find the E-mu 0404, that ships to Canada? Ebay isn't that much help, and others push the shippping charges.
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Although it says they ship to Canada, when I take it to the checkout, it tells me that the item can't be shipped here. Too bad, because it came with a free gift.
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On another note, my sound is acting a bit odd, and i'm not sure if it's my sound card or not. After about two and a half hours of continuous sound use, it just begins to replay the last two seconds of sound repeatedly. I have to restart my comp just to avoid it. Any ideas?
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Well I meant converting my library as in re-ripping everything into WMA, then Flac format, not converting my current MP3s.

Anyway, out of the three, which would you recommend?
Have you tried OGG Vorbis? Just curious.


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On another note, my sound is acting a bit odd, and i'm not sure if it's my sound card or not. After about two and a half hours of continuous sound use, it just begins to replay the last two seconds of sound repeatedly. I have to restart my comp just to avoid it. Any ideas?
Drivers probably.
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