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[ZipZoomFly] Asus Xonar D1 Soundcard - $53.00 after MIR

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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10009344


This was a deal I'd seen earlier and I had ZZF autonotify me when they got it back in stock.

It's at $78 before $25 MIR (I think they dropped it a dollar? ) which beats newegg's $89 before $25 MIR.

Newegg's 3-day shipping is 7.69 to where I live, while zzf's shipping is either 7.28 for fedex 5-7 day or 9.98 for fedex 2 day.

Either way it still wins the price war.

(EDIT)
Sorry it's late at night for me and I'm exhausted, link added.

(EDIT2)
Xonar DX also available for $1 less. Read down the page for the difference between the d1 and the dx. Thanks to MikersSU for pointing it out.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...dlist=celebros
Edited by JackArbiter - 12/19/08 at 6:53am
    
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you need links for this kinda stuff.
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Nice deal
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I think this is the PCI-E version. It's about the same price after rebate.

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EDIT: It's the DX, not D1 Sorry. I'm not sure which is supposed to be better.
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That's fine. Aside from the dollar less for the dx there's not too much difference.

The dx is pci-e 1x and requires a 4-pin floppy power cable to operate. The d1 is pci and is powered solely through pci.

I've got 3 pci slots open that are also far away from my gpu, and 2 pci-e right next to my gpu with one about to be covered by a 2-slot gtx 260. The other will impede the fan of the gtx 260. So the d1 is a clear favorite for me.

if you've not got pci slots left then the dx is the clear favorite for you.

According to various sources there is no sound/performance difference between the two.
    
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how good is the creative soundblaster audigy compared to integrated? I have a 5.1 logitech system that I think would benefit from it. Also how much better is the xfi series compared to the audigy?
    
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great deal, if i needed it, i would buy it
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Is that a digital coaxial SPDIF port I see? How much of an improvement would this be from my Gigabyte X38 DQ6 onboard sound? I'm using a digital coaxial SPDIF cable with it to connect it to my mediocre $200 (fairly low end) 1000W 5.1 surround sound system.

Also, how is the software? Can you control the levels a lot? Right now the software with my onboard sound is pretty terrible. I have to choose between several presets like rock, pop, classical, sewer, room, etc and none are just right. I'd love to be able to adjust the different levels like I could on my Abit IP35E. I'd also like to be able to turn up my rear speakers, can the software do that with a coaxial SPDIF cable? I've maxed out the tampering I can do on the receiver end, already turned the front speakers all the way down and the rear ones all the way up on the receiver.

Thanks to any answers to my many questions Sound noob here.
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Is that a digital coaxial SPDIF port I see? How much of an improvement would this be from my Gigabyte X38 DQ6 onboard sound? I'm using a digital coaxial SPDIF cable with it to connect it to my mediocre $200 (fairly low end) 1000W 5.1 surround sound system.

Also, how is the software? Can you control the levels a lot? Right now the software with my onboard sound is pretty terrible. I have to choose between several presets like rock, pop, classical, sewer, room, etc and none are just right. I'd love to be able to adjust the different levels like I could on my Abit IP35E. I'd also like to be able to turn up my rear speakers, can the software do that with a coaxial SPDIF cable? I've maxed out the tampering I can do on the receiver end, already turned the front speakers all the way down and the rear ones all the way up on the receiver.

Thanks to any answers to my many questions Sound noob here.
There's a sound section full of crazy audiophile people who would love to tell you the specifics.

Basically if you've got a 200 buck speaker system you should take a fork and jam it around in your onboard sound jacks in order to prevent you from giving in to "ill just not buy a sound card."

The xonar's got dolby speaker and all sorts of advanced software to do special effects. You even get a program that'll change your voice if you're using a mic. You get everything you want and more, basically.

And it sounds amazingly better than the muddied sound of onboard. Fair warning: once you know what the difference is you'll never allow yourself to go without a good soundcard again.

As for speakers I'm not sure but I believe that can be done with the software. Better ask in the audio forum to be sure.
    
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