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X-Fi Titanium HD for an audiophile & gamer build woes

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You'll see my components at the sig below. I've connected the Marantz using a stereo RCA to 3.5mm cable to the Xfi's front panel headphone output and the GigaWorks is connected using 5 channel analog cables to the soundcard as usual. I listen to music at entertainment mode with my B&Ws and game on gaming mode with the S700s. Both modes are individually THX calibrated so I don't have to do any adjustments other than changing the modes and turning on/off the devices. I love this setup and have no real complaints whatsoever.

Today I read some reviews about the Titanium HD and got really really excited. It has some features like custom op amps and THD ratio is really at the audiophile level. Plus, it has perfectly operational drivers & software suite right out of the box so that means no more custom driver/software frustration for me. However, the outputs are a bit problematic for my GigaWorks:

This means that I'm unable to connect my GigaWorks unless I get a separate digital receiver & subwoofer.
In fact, I've been thinking about getting a Denon 2311 and selling my 1910. If I buy a Titanium HD, I won't sell my 1910 and use it with my GigaWorks, BUT, as far as I know, EAX Advanced HD 5.0 doesn't work with Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect. So that equals subpar sound in games.

I'm confused...
Edited by Juzam - 3/28/11 at 8:21am
    
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