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Alrighty, uploaded some pictures of my mod to my Live! card. I appologize for the pics as they were taken just now with the card in my case. I didn't even think about taking them when doing the mod, lol. They're attached here and on the first post.

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You know, for some odd reason I really do like the sound of the Live! better than the X-FI. I think I should hurry up and mod my x-fi already so I stop saying this.

What drivers did you use btw?


Edit: Oh also, why not take the next step and shield the card? It will sound even better.
Edited by Manyak - 6/18/08 at 11:29pm
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You know, for some odd reason I really do like the sound of the Live! better than the X-FI. I think I should hurry up and mod my x-fi already so I stop saying this.

What drivers did you use btw?
I just simply used the Daniel K Drivers for the Live! cards. Not the Audigy pack...the ones specifically designed for Live! cards in Vista SP1.
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You know, for some odd reason I really do like the sound of the Live! better than the X-FI. I think I should hurry up and mod my x-fi already so I stop saying this.

What drivers did you use btw?


Edit: Oh also, why not take the next step and shield the card? It will sound even better.
Shield the card? How do I do that, and what does it do? I'm listening....I've got a few dollars I could put to this mod idea. Not tons, maybe $10 tops, lol. But hey...if its something to do physically to my computer, I'm happy for an hour or two, lol.
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Shield the card? How do I do that, and what does it do? I'm listening....I've got a few dollars I could put to this mod idea. Not tons, maybe $10 tops, lol. But hey...if its something to do physically to my computer, I'm happy for an hour or two, lol.
Check out this post.


Its really nothing but covering the top of your card with a wire mesh (or whatever) to block a lot of the interference coming from the rest of your computer. This way the sound quality comes out better.

You can also go ahead and do the entire mod in that thread to a Live! as well if you want.
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Good, so I'm not the only one who is hearing a HUGE difference in these older cards in Vista? I mean the Live! series card sounded just okay in XP. It was a small step up from onboard, that was about it.

But in Vista...this same little, usually freebie, cheapo, sound card REALLY shines quite well compared to onboard. I mean I can't even describe the difference. Just EVERYTHING sounds 10x better...if not more. And I'll reiterate....NO MORE PROCESSOR WHINE! Sorry, that's what made me go to this card in the first place, lol. I just can't believe this cheap little card made THIS much difference!

Heh, yeah I guess the only reason I noticed a difference is because I am a car audio technician. Very keen senses when it comes to sound fidelity. By the way, where can I snag those Daniel_K drivers for my Audigy2? I love how it sounds, but I think I could do better, provided that I can get working software for Vista.
    
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Heh, yeah I guess the only reason I noticed a difference is because I am a car audio technician. Very keen senses when it comes to sound fidelity.
You and me both Well, ok I wasn't exactly a certified technician, but I don't think there was a single person within 20 miles of my house who went anywhere else. Its what I did as a teenager for cash instead of mowing lawns
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Creative LIVE! SB0200!!!!

Long Live old old old school Lives!

I also have an SB0060 with a matching IR drive lol
    
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Heh, yeah I guess the only reason I noticed a difference is because I am a car audio technician. Very keen senses when it comes to sound fidelity. By the way, where can I snag those Daniel_K drivers for my Audigy2? I love how it sounds, but I think I could do better, provided that I can get working software for Vista.
I wish I could tell you. But I honestly don't remember where I found these drivers at! You can get ahold of me on any messenger though...and I can send them your way . I'd upload them here, but I'm afraid those drivers might just be banned or something....I dunno. Just to be safe .
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