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ok so my friend has a problem that i have no clue how to fix. His mother is pretty rich, and she hates how big is v2000 is(8800gtx, e6600, p5k-d, x-fi plat, twin raptors, etc all watercooled) so she is making him get a shuttle (qx9650, dual 4870's, twin veloci raptors, all water cooled). Problem is thus: he is a studio producer and needs audiophile-grade sound setup (he's got a pair of stock dt770's, and his darkvoice 336i got backordered). The shuttle has no room for an audio card. So what should i tell him to do? the shuttle has usb/firewire/coax/fiber outs. but the coax and fiber outs i believe run through the onboard sound.
Crap, that REALLY sucks that there isn't any room for an audio card...

This is all I can really think of....

http://us.creative.com/products/prod...&product=10702
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post #3822 of 38363
not a problem at all. If he's got money benchmark dac1 usb.

all he needs is a USB dac
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post #3823 of 38363
hmm maybe the move to some usb, or firewire external soundcard might be his only option
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post #3824 of 38363
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not a problem at all. If he's got money benchmark dac1 usb.

all he needs is a USB dac
what do you recommend soloz? usb dac is a little out of my knowledge.
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what do you recommend soloz? usb dac is a little out of my knowledge.
EDITrice range for dac is 200-300 max.
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post #3826 of 38363
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what do you recommend soloz? usb dac is a little out of my knowledge.
EDITrice range for dac is 200-300 max.
TPA buffalo with Opus USB module could be done for that, a simple enclosure and a toroid power source. headphones could be driven directly from the Buffalo.
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post #3827 of 38363
Checking the Zu "Oxyfuel" IC's out this weekend:

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They're all copper, versus my usual copper/silver Audio Arts IC-3's.

Way I see it ... since my headphone gear is mid range in regards to the Big Picture(tm) ... I'm sticking with mid range priced cables for now ($100 to $200).

I see no reason to buy 500 dollar IC's for a DAC that costs just a bit more than that.

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Anyway ...

I'll post some thoughts versus my primary IC later this weekend.



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@ soloz: mail me something to compare against my growing collection of RCA's!!


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I'm not going to claim that I'm unbiased... but I've tried a couple different zu cables and they really aren't that good... seems like everything is under a haze...
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I'm not going to claim that I'm unbiased... but I've tried a couple different zu cables and they really aren't that good... seems like everything is under a haze...
My very initial listening impressions (speaking of the OxyFuel IC's, anyway) are turning out the same ...

Sort of muddy or 'blurry' sounding compared to my main IC's.

Sound decent ... but the Audio Arts IC-3's are quite a bit more transparent with better 'edges' on everything ...

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I will say, however ... that the Zu Birth power cord sounds quite a bit better than the Jellyfish cord I got earlier this week.

I'll most likely be sending the Oxyfuels back ...

Gonna be fair and listen most of the weekend, though.

    
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Schubie - I'll get some DX1000/D2000 showdown stuff up hopefully by Monday, there are considerable differences between the two which makes critical listening simple.

I dunno why, but it does not feel like I am going to a meet tomorrow in the slightest. Work has exhausted me to the point that I cannot feel near as excited as I should. Hopefully all will be remedied once I arrive at Stacy's abode...

You guys want another e-tour? I'll be taking pics so if you want the same as last time (see sig), that's no problem. Might shoot a vid too if my sister's camera had got the space.
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