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Can you just clarify the need for a dedicated DAC?

I am going to be running RCA from my sound card.
There isn't one. You'll often find in the audio world that many people confuse boutique products with necessary purchases. Your sound card will process just as well as any low-budget DAC.
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There isn't one. You'll often find in the audio world that many people confuse boutique products with necessary purchases. Your sound card will process just as well as any low-budget DAC.
but a carefully purchased DAC will almost always sound better due to a better analog output stage
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post #313 of 3865
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There isn't one. You'll often find in the audio world that many people confuse boutique products with necessary purchases. Your sound card will process just as well as any low-budget DAC.
Cheers.

Would I be right in saying a dedicated DAC may only benefit me if I was to use optical out of my sound card rather than analogue?
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post #314 of 3865
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but a carefully purchased DAC will almost always sound better due to a better analog output stage
This is true - I just thought it worth noting that an external DAC does not inherently always trump the DAC capability built into a PC sound card.

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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Cheers.

Would I be right in saying a dedicated DAC may only benefit me if I was to use optical out of my sound card rather than analogue?
The purpose of a DAC is to convert a digital audio signal to an analog one. If you were using an analog output from your sound card, the digital to analog conversion has already taken place and there would be no purpose to have an external DAC. If you wanted to run optical out, then yes, you would need an external DAC.
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This is true - I just thought it worth noting that an external DAC does not inherently always trump the DAC capability built into a PC sound card.



The purpose of a DAC is to convert a digital audio signal to an analog one. If you were using an analog output from your sound card, the digital to analog conversion has already taken place and there would be no purpose to have an external DAC. If you wanted to run optical out, then yes, you would need an external DAC.
In this case then I won't be getting external DAC as I intend to use the RCA output of my Xonar STX.
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btw guys when are we going to update the member list?
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post #317 of 3865
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In this case then I won't be getting external DAC as I intend to use the RCA output of my Xonar STX.
Prolly your best bet as of now. Once you get addicted with audio equip (lol), you'll want to get be sure that your source is crystal clear and well converted.
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picture time, this is how my speakers are setup. ^^

This one is a tad blurry, but good enough to post... and my cat wanted in the picture. lol
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picture time, this is how my speakers are setup. ^^

This one is a tad blurry, but good enough to post... and my cat wanted in the picture. lol
VE-15 and SAT-6S








AT-8




CLS-15S


CLS-6C


Now here are a couple of subwoofers that are not connected.

HT-10D


SAT-6W


The 10" sub which is not inside the SAT-6W enclosure because it is in need of refoaming. I've been cleaning on it, still working on it.. also waiting for the foam kit to come in.


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post #320 of 3865
Nice kit! Are you a DJ or do you just love extreme volume?

Saying that, them VE-15's look SICK!

When I get my new sub and BR2's. All the grills are coming off and staying off.
Edited by The_Rocker - 3/15/09 at 2:19pm
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