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post #16 of 38
Unless you need the inputs/outputs from the console, you don't need it to use the X-Fi Elite. My X-Fi Elite has been in my HTPC for over three years without the console connected. I use all the analog outs plus the digital out on the card to connect to a Behringer DCX2496 for bass management. The flexjack on the back of the card is an spdif output. You need to select in the drivers that it is for digital output and you also need a mono mini (3.5mm or 1/8") to RCA cable. I actually use a mini to XLR cable since the digital input on the DCX2496 requires an XLR cable.
post #17 of 38
Thread Starter 
so with that you get coaxial on digital out? And bit perfect works through that connection as well? That would solve pretty much everything if that works
post #18 of 38
You mean digital out on Coaxial. Yes bit perfect should work for the digital out provided your card is set up properly.
post #19 of 38
Thread Starter 
Is it the same standard? Does it send a spdif signal out of the digital out on the elite Pro and no proprietory signal for computer speakers or something?

It would work the same as with a standard optical or coaxial out?
post #20 of 38
Yes. Just normal S/pdif. I know you can buy the DDL encoder from CL for about $5, which allows you to pass suround encoded digital to an external unit.
post #21 of 38
Thread Starter 
But super mega awesomnesses.

I do have the DDL encoder pack though I don´t need it now with my new speakers if I get 5.1 analogue outs. That is one area where the Asus performs better though Was some pops and such at times on the elite pro using it but not that much.
post #22 of 38
Yes, well with what you currently have no matter if the bay is borked or not you should be able to get digital output from the card.
post #23 of 38
Since you know everything, perhaps you should start your own audio biz, I'm sure you'll make a fortune by it.

I wonder how would you think if someone post in all the forums with your email and say let's spam this guy because we're not so fond of him...

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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
I'm also in contact with HT.Omega regarding bit-perfect drivers...both them and Asus are fully dependent on C-Media, that supply the DSP and the WHQL windows system drivers

if only they were as productive as Realtek when it comes to drivers, but well...not counting on bit-perfect drivers is my best advice at this point.

if you wanna ask about the H6 availabilty, I can give you the email of the Xonar product manager...who promised me bit-perfect drivers 6 months ago, so yes vaporware to the bone!

C-Media sells specs, but are noobish when it comes to audio drivers..."well, you have sound..what is the problem?"

instead of wasting money on ASIO licensing, they would have been better off building proper drivers in the first place

if you want bit-perfect/bit-matched and rock stable drivers, get a soundcard based on Envy24.
post #24 of 38
well, as we say where I come from: "promises only matter to those who dare listening to them"

I've tried a hell lot of soundcards in the past few years, Asus comes as the worst hands down drivers-wise! they should stick to mobos...

but it's good that ppl like you support them for their non-existent drivers updates and poor designs(lowest quality DIP8 sockets known to man). congrats on your great choices, you're doing great so far...having low expectations has its good sides too
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
well, as we say where I come from "promises only matter to those who dare listening to them"

I've tried a hell lot of soundcards in the past few years, Asus comes as the worst hands down drivers-wise! they should stick to mobos...but even then, Gigabyte crushes them these days w/ their UD3 serie

but it's good that ppl like you support them for their non-existent drivers updates and poor designs(lowest quality DIP8 sockets known to man). congrats on your great choices, you're doing great so far...having low expectations has its good sides too
Hmm, and what are you using a Claro Halo? That is basically a much cheaper version of the STX. Lower quality DAC's opamps, PCB and filters. Same base drivers and chipset.
Not a bad card in their own right but not that much different from the STX.
post #26 of 38
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
But super mega awesomnesses.

I do have the DDL encoder pack though I don´t need it now with my new speakers if I get 5.1 analogue outs. That is one area where the Asus performs better though Was some pops and such at times on the elite pro using it but not that much.
Here is some other infomraiton that you shoudl find useful. Even if your drive is borked you can still acess the signal at the Aud_Ext pin header. That is the long row of pisn the drive bay ribbon cable connects to. This header on teh card allows you to connect to various signals including S/pdif.
So if you want to get fancy and make extra I/O for yourself this will help. There are four S/Pdif outputs (0-3) that you can connect to using these pins!
X-Fi Aud_EXT pin header->LINK

If you need any help let me know.
post #27 of 38
look, it's me biting my tongue:

I've just been confirmed by the Xonar Product Manager that bit-perfect/bit-matched drivers are coming, and the standalone H6 are also shipping
post #28 of 38
Will those drivers also support 88.2 and 176.4 or will these be resampled?
post #29 of 38
did you look up in the CMI8788 datasheet? are these even supported internally?
post #30 of 38
The datasheet doesn't indicate which frequencies are supported. However, if it supports 44.1 I think it would support 88.2 and 176.4. The HT Omega Claro uses the same audio chipset. I asked their customer support if 88.2 and 176.4 was a software or hardware limitation. Here is the reply:

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It is related software issue. But I guess it is not implemented in near future. We’re discussing this sample rate issue now. So I guess it takes some times.
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