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#144592 - 08/03/06 06:04 PM Re: Do I need an external DAC? [Re: JServ]
ElTorrente Offline
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Registered: 05/21/04
Posts: 54
I would recommend just getting a good sound card.

I recently replaced my old Soundblaster Audigy with an X-Fi (I got the Fatal1ty version because I like games and simulations), and it really sounds great. I go analog out to a receiver, and couldn't be happier with the quality. It also will go coaxial/optical out and has all the bells and whistles you could ever want, and very good quality sound.

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#144593 - 08/03/06 09:44 PM Re: Do I need an external DAC? [Re: ElTorrente]
LHawes Offline
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Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 71
I thought this looked interesting. Meanwhile got a Squeezebox and LOVE it!

http://www.stereo-link.com/cart/home.php

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#144594 - 08/03/06 11:26 PM Re: Do I need an external DAC? [Re: JServ]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Jeff, in my view the problem is the replacement of the AV receiver that you're presently using as a pre/pro. Is there actually a good reason for doing so? As far as the relative DAC possibilities, Alan, among others, has emphasized that DACs are a mature technology and aren't audibly distinguishable although of course small measurable differences still exist. So the answer is no, you don't need an external DAC(also keep in mind that you might be paying more for hot air rather than "quality"in the DACs that you've mentioned).
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#144595 - 08/04/06 11:20 AM Re: Do I need an external DAC? [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 12/25/02
Posts: 556
Loc: Ashburn, VA
I'll sencond what John said about the quality of DAC. The diff. of a $20 and a $400 DAC is imperceptible.
BTW: this one is pretty cool and cheap, also it's external:
TB
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#144596 - 08/10/06 09:38 PM Re: Do I need an external DAC? [Re: JaimeG]
chrono Offline
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Registered: 06/24/03
Posts: 89
Loc: Toronto, ON
I just came across an Onkyo sound card which seems pretty interesting. Maybe worth checking out:

Onkyo SE-150PCI PC Digital Audio Board

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#144597 - 08/11/06 03:43 PM Re: Do I need an external DAC? [Re: chrono]
DrunkenWolf Offline
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Registered: 07/25/06
Posts: 133
Loc: Issaquah, WA
the auzentech xplosion is a great card. It converts direct 3d/eax to DTS and mixes 2 channel to DTS and does a good job. I don't know of any other card that does that, but the onkyo might.

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