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Do any of the X-Fi soundcards have stereo RCA OUTPUTS

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I've made an FAQ (<a href="http://www.overclock.net/faqs/117219-info-what-options-possible-listening-audio.html#post1342145" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/faqs/117219...ml#post1342145</a>) and me and another user, Le_Loup, are interested in finding out if ANY of the X-FI soundcards have RCA STEREO outputs, i.e. the white and red terminals.<br><br>
I'm of the opinion that they don't and Le_Loup believes there are RCA Stereo outputs...<br><br>
So, please claify for the both of us.<br><br>
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On some models, including the Platinum.<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.asp?Image=29-102-190-15.jpg%2C29-102-190-16.jpg%2C29-102-190-17.jpg%2C29-102-190-18.jpg%2C29-102-190-19.jpg%2C29-102-190-04.jpg%2C29-102-190-20.jpg%2C29-102-190-21.jpg&CurImage=29-102-190-17.jpg&Description=Creative+SOUND+BLASTER+X-Fi+Platinum+7.1+Channels+PCI+Interface+Sound+Card+-+Retail" target="_blank">Clicky</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">On some models, including the Platinum.<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowImage.asp?Image=29-102-190-15.jpg%2C29-102-190-16.jpg%2C29-102-190-17.jpg%2C29-102-190-18.jpg%2C29-102-190-19.jpg%2C29-102-190-04.jpg%2C29-102-190-20.jpg%2C29-102-190-21.jpg&CurImage=29-102-190-17.jpg&Description=Creative+SOUND+BLASTER+X-Fi+Platinum+7.1+Channels+PCI+Interface+Sound+Card+-+Retail" target="_blank">Clicky</a></div>
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Those are inputs, not outputs. Like, if you wanted to record something from an analogue souce. Thanks though.
 

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It would seem the digital plugs do but no RCA, I also checked the Elite Pro and they do not either.<br><br>
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I'm not seeing any on my X-fi Fatality FPS.<br><br>
Theres inputs where I can plug stuff into the bay, but thats it.
 

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You can take the headphone style jack output plug for channels one and two and plug in a jack to RCA converter on ANY X-FI card. Then you set the card for two speaker mode and you are set to use RCA jacks.<br><br>
FYI: RCA is a plug form-factor. The REAL question is: Is the analog output from the X-FI impedence and voltage matched with your average stereo amplifier. Answer: Yes. You just need a form-factor converter.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You can take the headphone style jack output plug for channels one and two and plug in a jack to RCA converter on ANY X-FI card. Then you set the card for two speaker mode and you are set to use RCA jacks.<br><br>
FYI: RCA is a plug form-factor. The REAL question is: Is the analog output from the X-FI impedence and voltage matched with your average stereo amplifier. Answer: Yes. You just need a form-factor converter.</div>
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A converter that doesn't come with the X-Fi I presume. I am familiar with these wires, but they often lead to quality degradation... the cables are badly shielded, and often the quality of the wire is... debatable. Then there's the whole "shortest signal-path" debate which stipulates that the less unnecessairy stuff between your source and your amplification, the better.<br><br>
Unless:<br><br><a href="http://www.chord.co.uk/chordweb/ichord.htm" target="_blank">http://www.chord.co.uk/chordweb/ichord.htm</a><br><br>
Taken from Chord (<a href="http://www.chord.co.uk" target="_blank">www.chord.co.uk</a>)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A converter that doesn't come with the X-Fi I presume. I am familiar with these wires, but they often lead to quality degradation... the cables are badly shielded, and often the quality of the wire is... debatable.<br><br>
Unless:<br><br><a href="http://www.chord.co.uk/chordweb/ichord.htm" target="_blank">http://www.chord.co.uk/chordweb/ichord.htm</a><br><br>
Taken from Chord (<a href="http://www.chord.co.uk" target="_blank">www.chord.co.uk</a>)</div>
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Nice converter cables. If you want maximum range then your stereo better have some cajones <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Nice converter cables. If you want maximum range then your stereo better have some cajones <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Yeah, I don't think those are for your grandmas stereo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> The magazine where I first found out about those said they cost 40+ pounds (like 80 bucks). In any case, most MP3s neuter extreme high and low frequencies...<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Anybody else believe that there are RCA outputs on ANY of the X-Fi cards (other than the possibility FrankenPC described above)?</span><br><br>
I can't help but feel I was getting bashed in my FAQ, potentially for nothing. No hard feelings in any case
 

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they all have RCA output with a simple mini-RCA cable like this hand-braided silver plated copper cable I made<br><br><img alt="" src="http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9092/img239411qa5.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
you can also get cables for about $20 from belkin or monster ($30) They don't sound as good as the cable I made, but for those who dont' know how to make cables they're great deals.<br><br>
You can also use the digital output with a mini-RCA digital coax cable to an external DAC for even better sound. Then your DAC will output RCA or BNC outputs.<br>
the Entech Number Cruncher 203.2 is a great DAC and can be had for $50 or less
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Platinum versions with the Control panel do yes but not the Actual card itself.</div>
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The answer is right here.<br><br>
If your question is: Are there RCA jacks on the back of the card...the answer is not only no, it's, there never have been any. They have always used dongles plugged into the headphone jacks.<br><br>
If your question is, will Creative supply stock RCA jacks with their product? Then YES if you buy the Platinum edition.<br><br>
What kind of answer are you looking for?
 
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