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post #8081 of 38135
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
lol @ soloz but it's the same fro all of us I'm sure. Looking for some advice from you guys on a new soundcard for the next rig I'll be building... I'm specifically looking for a PCI-E card that has a good SPDIF out, and a mic in. thats all I need for now, and the cheaper the card that does this the better. I have a high quality external DAC and amp, so I'm good on all other fronts, just need coxial S/PDIF out.

no flashy lights, no F4t4l1ty
Have you considered a USB converter?
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post #8082 of 38135
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
lol @ soloz but it's the same fro all of us I'm sure. Looking for some advice from you guys on a new soundcard for the next rig I'll be building... I'm specifically looking for a PCI-E card that has a good SPDIF out, and a mic in. thats all I need for now, and the cheaper the card that does this the better. I have a high quality external DAC and amp, so I'm good on all other fronts, just need coxial S/PDIF out.

no flashy lights, no F4t4l1ty
I was under the impression that all optical out was pretty much the same.
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add me i got the ath-ad700 and love them.
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post #8084 of 38135
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Have you considered a USB converter?

well the Havana has USB support, but I like Coaxial S/PDIF as I already have the cable and the card will also be used for front connectors for mic.
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post #8086 of 38135
I picked up one of these 16 gig PDA's (32 gig when using an optional SanDisk card) last week ...

I'm completely blown away by the sound quality.

Really ... it's by far the best PDA I've heard (detail, highs/mids/bass, and especially soundstage/imaging which is just silly bad ass):

...







...

My Shure SE530's have never sounded so good. Even compared to my old Zen Vision: M/XM4 amp combo. No comparison.

The default headphone out/amp on the S:flo 2 is amazing. The line out to an amp is even better.

But perhaps the best thing about this PDA is the dual DACS ... one chip for each channel ... resulting in, literally, gobs of detail/frequency retrieval. It's the first time I've ever used my SE530's without having to EQ them at all.

A devastating PDA ... even with it's interface/OS flaws.

And, speaking of that, there are some.

It's a bit quirky on the software side of things ... bit cumbersome and one must develop "tricks" to circumvent certain flaws ...

But the sound, man ... I mean, it's ridiculous. The sound quality alone, unamp'd even, makes the software glitches very acceptable.

I got in on the 2nd batch pre order ... they are selling them faster than they can make them, but a 3rd batch pre order has already been started.

At 160.00 dollars (for 16 gig built in/32 gig optional via Sandisk model) ... it's just a no brainer ... buy it, you'll like it.

(oh yeah, the video quality/compatibility is stellar as well, even though I don't much watch videos on mine)

Here's a link:

http://mp4nation.net/catalog/index.p...roducts_id=377

...

Please do rock on.

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post #8087 of 38135
Wowzers!... Nice player.
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I've got a set of Equation RP-22X. They sound great with music, or gaming, and they don't break the bank.
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post #8089 of 38135
I'm in!

Sennheiser guy HD238s for when things are quiet and my HD280s for when i want people to go away

With an iphone (I know, but i only carry 1 device most of the time and frankly, it does what i ask of it..the audio quality could be better but i know theres..solutions..for that) or a Denon AVR-2309 receiver
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post #8090 of 38135
My new 12AE6 tubes arrived

There's no sound picked up at all through these, I'm sure they actually sound better than the other pair of 12AE6's aswell, although that may be because I havn't listened to my rig for 3-4 days.

Thanks soloz & beasty
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