|Originally posted by cadobhuk
Thats sad,cause although anyone can use two cards at the same time,wouldnt it be nice to have the highest quality sound in movies as well?
|Originally posted by lan
RME Digi96 doesn't have real DirectSound drivers so no games or watching movies with this card. There's just major stutter with ANY sound that's non ASIO. It's a true pro card.
Well, the PAD's wave-out interface sounds just as good as ASIO when using foobar2000, so I'd assume it would work just fine when playing movies. Remember that the RME has its own drivers that bypass kmixer in wave-out.
I know most software dvd decoders support the wave-out interface. I haven't personally tried it with this card since I deleted all the software DVD players and switched to Dscaler long ago, but I remember building filter graphs in zoomplayer using the wave-out interface (just don't expect multichannel sound). Someone should give it a shot!
Now for something comletely different, I'd like to warn people that I think system matching is very important even with a great card like the RME PAD. Specifically I don't think my HD600 + Gilmore V2 is a good match with the RME, so don't make that system. The Grado sr-225's, however, seem like a good match here. With the HD600 + Gilmore I find the sound very very detailed but way too dry and analytical for my tastes. I like my panasonic rp91 dvd player much better - it's not quite as accurate or detailed as the RME (though these are minor differences that are very difficult to discern), but overall I like the warmer, richer sound it provides with the my hd600's + gilmore.