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I've never used balanced xlr out.. this will be a treat indeed.
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Looks very interesting indeed.
 
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This thing looks incredible. My only question is, There's a USB and a coaxial input...won't using USB drain off of your CPU a great deal, and won't coaxial deteriorate sound quality if you use a built-in one from the motherboard?

If it deteriorates quality, then you'd need a sound card with coaxial out, and isn't the point of this thing to render a sound card more than irrelevant?
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This thing looks incredible. My only question is, There's a USB and a coaxial input...won't using USB drain off of your CPU a great deal, and won't coaxial deteriorate sound quality if you use a built-in one from the motherboard?

If it deteriorates quality, then you'd need a sound card with coaxial out, and isn't the point of this thing to render a sound card more than irrelevant?
S/PDIF (optical) would be your best option. I've read that USB DACs can incorporate faint line noise, so that would be your cleanest option.

Pretty much all motherboards these days have S/PDIF out, and it's no different coming from the mobo or a card.
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S/PDIF (optical) would be your best option. I've read that USB DACs can incorporate faint line noise, so that would be your cleanest option.

Pretty much all motherboards these days have S/PDIF out, and it's no different coming from the mobo or a card.
So seen here an S/PDIF optical cable would be for the TOSLINK jack?
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So seen here an S/PDIF optical cable would be for the TOSLINK jack?
Right. Toslink and S/PDIF are the same thing.
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Four month necro? And there was another news thread about this somewhere...
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Hmm, wonder what the price point will be.
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Four month necro? And there was another news thread about this somewhere...
This is news to me Interesting product, but I think I'll be happy with my STX for a while
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Deafness anyone? I guarantee you if you listen to headphones amplified you are going to go deaf, and quickly too! First you will get this ringing in your ears, and then after a while it will be persistent, long after you take the headphones off.

Headphones cause deafness, in case you didn't know it...
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