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Originally Posted by xeizo View Post

 

If you run ASIO with both drivers...

I have had this card for 6 months and recently moved to the unified drivers. One question has mystified me all this time. What is ASIO and how exactly do you run it?

 

I thought it was only for sound input and not playback? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Originally Posted by lumzi23 View Post

I have had this card for 6 months and recently moved to the unified drivers. One question has mystified me all this time. What is ASIO and how exactly do you run it?

 

I thought it was only for sound input and not playback? Thanks in advance for any info.

the default asio 2.0 will be at 100% volume, so you'll need to control your volume via amp.  if not, you'll need the asio 1.0 addon for the unified drivers.  

and the foobar asio addon (or asio support for your player).  you should be able to pick asio from the output tab in foobar

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Originally Posted by e6600 View Post

the default asio 2.0 will be at 100% volume, so you'll need to control your volume via amp.  if not, you'll need the asio 1.0 addon for the unified drivers.  

and the foobar asio addon (or asio support for your player).  you should be able to pick asio from the output tab in foobar

I still don't get it. Do I need a separate amplifier? I have the wasapi add on for foobar. What is the difference between it and asio?

post #4504 of 4907
Asio 1 - can adjust volume from pc
Asio 2 - volume always at 100% and can't be turned down from pc.
Asio - something to do with playing directly from hardware
Wasapi - bypassing the windows stereo mix (the thing that mixes music, video, games, yYouTube etc).

Wasapi works flawlessly.
Asio has issues with resampling.
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Thank you for your response! I understand better now.

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edit , ignore question  high impedance on the headphones output ins not suitable for my l1 cans.


Edited by andaca - 6/30/13 at 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by Magiv9 View Post

Asio 1 - can adjust volume from pc
Asio 2 - volume always at 100% and can't be turned down from pc.
Asio - something to do with playing directly from hardware
Wasapi - bypassing the windows stereo mix (the thing that mixes music, video, games, yYouTube etc).

Wasapi works flawlessly.
Asio has issues with resampling.


Is there a way to use WASAPI for everything? Not just a plugin for foobar?

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Just changed my opamps for the first time , how are they meant to be seated ? as the 2 in I/V were fully seated (bottom of chip touching base of socket) and the buffer had 3-5 mm between it and the socket !

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by MrFahrenheit View Post


Is there a way to use WASAPI for everything? Not just a plugin for foobar?


No,

WASAPI is just for file playback, having everything else defeats the purpose of it.

The point is to have the file 'play how it was recorded' without having other sounds mixed into it (windows).

 

Just stick to direct sound or at best, use ASIO 1 from xonar unified where you can use both windows direct sound and foorbar asio at the same time (assuming you're using an asus xonar card).

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Just changed my opamps for the first time , how are they meant to be seated ? as the 2 in I/V were fully seated (bottom of chip touching base of socket) and the buffer had 3-5 mm between it and the socket !

 

Thanks

Doesnt anybody know how they should be seated ? or if it makes a difference ?

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Now if you had to change your ST/X  sound card to lesser one , what would it be ? DX , D2  etc

 

I only ask as im still auditioning cards , and wonder what you think the 2nd best card is to the ST/X , as im not yet 100% certain if its for me , but ive yet to try it with new opamps.

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Now if you had to change your ST/X  sound card to lesser one , what would it be ? DX , D2  etc

 

It depends on what features you need. For use as a DAC only, the DX or D2 would be fine, although the DX has no shielding, which may be a problem in some PCs (not in mine, I do not get any interference issues with the Xonar D1; I do not have a high end GPU, though). If you have an external DAC with S/PDIF input and only need the sound card for gaming, then even a Xonar DG or used X-Fi Titanium (not HD) could be enough.

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Originally Posted by stv014 View Post

 

It depends on what features you need. For use as a DAC only, the DX or D2 would be fine, although the DX has no shielding, which may be a problem in some PCs (not in mine, I do not get any interference issues with the Xonar D1; I do not have a high end GPU, though). If you have an external DAC with S/PDIF input and only need the sound card for gaming, then even a Xonar DG or used X-Fi Titanium (not HD) could be enough.

Thanks , it would purely be used for stereo playback through a tube amp and headphones :)

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I've been trying to get info about OP amps Lme49990 but no one seems to know. Let me know hiw it sounds and what OP Amps your changing them with thanks. The easiest way is to see the originals have been seated and when you change them try to seat them accordingly. I've been buying mine from a supplier in which they fit like the originals. Haven't had to trim the pins yet for proper seating.
Edited by foreign - 7/3/13 at 5:50am
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Hello guys, I am waiting Asus Xonar Essence STX for my Grado SR225i? Which drivers i should download from Asus Official web page for STX ? Newest Beta drivers or older normal drivers ? 

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