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Well, I have had this sound card for a while and am very pleased with it APART FROM ONE THING!

I can sometimes use the mic input on it, and I sound loud and clear over any in game chat or VOIP program. Then suddenly, out of the blue it will just start 'Stuttering' and sound like someone is turning the mic on and off really really fast.

I beleive this has something to do with the mic sample rates as I have messed about with these and can sometimes sort it out temporarily or at least have some effect on the speed of this 'Stuttering effect'.

My question is, what is making it do this because I am out of ideas?

I have tried various different mic's, tried changing the sample rates etc... I don't know.

I did notice that I can say for example get into a call in skype and it will be fine. Then I might finish on Skype and open Steam and call on there with it being fine.

Then when I go back to skype to make another call, the problem arises.


It would seem like something is changing a certain setting or some option which controls the mic sample rate.

Any ideas guys?

I have tried every prelude driver release so far apart from the very very latest.
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I have been through 3 RMA's with Auzentech on this specific issue and the end result is always the same. The mic will either distort or just completely drop at any given time, there has never been a pattern.

Wish I could help, but I've been in the same boat as you for almost a year now, so your not alone
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I got the same issue with my card, you just have to use an USB mic no big deal
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I got a prelude at launch and had the same issue. I was told it was just a matter of crappy Vista drivers. After I got rid of it there was supposedly a driver release that fixed it.

To get around the issue I just used my integrated audio's microphone input.
    
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This is the PCI version correct?

My Audigy 2ZS did the exact same thing. It was VERY annoying. One second that card was fine the next crappy output from the mic. I think its something to do with the new Vista audio subsystem.
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Well I get around it by using the onboard mic input.

This anoying. I sense an RMA coming up, me buying an ASUS Xonar D2 and selling the new Prelude on ebay.
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You are gonna have lots of issues with the Asus Xonar D2 too specially when you have nVidia chipset. I would say just keep the prelude.
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You are gonna have lots of issues with the Asus Xonar D2 too specially when you have nVidia chipset. I would say just keep the prelude.
What? Enlighten me please
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I actually have a driver that can fix up the mic problem, the driver however isn't available for the public. I would love to send a copy to you but forutunately for me. It is not small I work for a local pc shop and we was selling both the eVGA 780I and the Asus Xonar D2. We had problems such as not getting sound, getting partial sound or getting distorted sound when we have both of them installed for the same machine.
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I actually have a driver that can fix up the mic problem, the driver however isn't available for the public. I would love to send a copy to you but forutunately for me. It is not small I work for a local pc shop and we was selling both the eVGA 780I and the Asus Xonar D2. We had problems such as not getting sound, getting partial sound or getting distorted sound when we have both of them installed for the same machine.
Can you send me some more details and I will perhaps let you upload it to my FTP?
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