Originally Posted by Paul17041993
Originally Posted by LunaP
For me the difference is there, 100% volume vs 100% ACM there's something empowering coming from it I just don't know what...or how to explain it D:
I guess the card has a sneaky little power line via the audio cables, possibly the middle contact on the mic cable (used with some microphones that require phantom power), and the ACM has a post-amp as a booster, Id have to look at a dismantled ACM to be sure though...
No it's just a potentiometers for the output, the rest is just an extension cable. Many said, it degrades the sound quality and in most case it would be the quality of the cable shielding and the potentiometers quality as well.