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post #136 of 445
Do you still intend to release a review Rob? Cheers
post #137 of 445
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Do you still intend to release a review Rob? Cheers
Yes.
post #138 of 445
humm, they've removed the "audio creation mode" ?? it was there on the 7.1 Forte..even the PDF manual only mentions the "entertainment mode", and they've also removed the "bit-matched playback" option, and there's no ASIO drivers either

a friend of mine is trying ASIO4ALL on XP...it does work but all the drivers DSP work on top if it, they shouldn't...and KS gives BSOD's, hah...X-fear crapola at its best again, why am I not surprised
post #139 of 445
KS didnt give me BSOD when I used it in Foobar. But then I not on windows XP.
post #140 of 445
yeah...sucks, I was really hot for this card w/ two AD797BR

ah well **** this, no KS on XP, no audio creation mode, no ASIO drivers, no bitmatched mode = no deal.

I will output optical S/PDIF from the computer using the killer CMI8768 drivers from Dogbert(they're bit-perfect, automatically bit-matched, forbid SRC and support KS/WASAPI/WaveRT) and feed an external DAC/headamp...no groundloop, no more drivers crapola, no more crappy SMPS...I give up on soundcards altogether.
post #141 of 445
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Yes.
okay looking forward to it, thanks!
post #142 of 445
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KS didnt give me BSOD when I used it in Foobar. But then I not on windows XP.
I wouldn't even worry about it. Ignore the trolls.
post #143 of 445
Hi! Owners the answer what VENDOR_ID&DEVICE_ID&SUBSYS_& REV_ has SUBJ ?
post #144 of 445
How does this compare to the Essence ST? I was waiting for ages for a Essence ST PCI-E but in vain, if this comes close ill just get this one

Edit: Also, how does it compare to the Forte? Comparisons to be done purely for music, not gaming.

Thanks
post #145 of 445
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The Bravura 7.1 and the Forte 7.1 share pretty much the same output section except the Bravo can be modified with higher grade opamps.
post #146 of 445
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Been testing this card with a Dual LME49710HA in the Headphone amplifier section sounds great. The stock chip is a LME4972NA, so this is a couple step up the ladder in quality same chip family though. To those wondering if KS work on the Bravura. It works fine, using it right now under XP Sp3 for some testing...great sound!


To those spreading bad information, try testing for yourself before you post some crap about products you do not own and never tested yourself.
post #147 of 445
What's your opinion on how this compares to the ST/X?
A new contender for the throne perhaps?

Thank-you.
post #148 of 445
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They are both great cards but they have different sonic signatures. You have to consider also that they are not in the same price range. The STX/ST is over twice the price of the Bravura 7.1.
post #149 of 445
Oh I didn't realise there was such a huge price difference!...
So technically (if not subjectively) the STX/ST are the superior hi-fi (not gaming acceleration) card?
post #150 of 445
Well, I didn't audition the STX/ST and it would be unfair to comment anything ... but I really really doubt it sounds *that better for twice the price. I believe that Bravura is tremendous value for money. You have 7.1 support (for ST you need H6 daughter-board add-on and that's even more $), if not for 7.1 you can use other channels as normal stereo channels for other duties, excellent headphone amp section, redesigned power circuit (so no more special effects from your PC), better gaming support (some people reported actually very good gaming performance) ... and above all it's tweaking friendly.

With some good opamps it will deliver the warm analog sound signature ... if you fancy this of course. I've swapped the Audiotrak for Bravura and Bravura is still in my HTPC. Go figure!
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