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post #31 of 180
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Re: Re: WOW!, the RME Digi 96/8 PAD is great!

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Originally posted by boead
How’s the Windows Driver integration?
Well, the DirectSound drivers are emulated, so they can be a bit of a crapshoot from what I hear, though I haven't had any problems yet. The main windows drivers are for wave out.

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Do keyboard volume controls work in applications?
You can configure them to work in applications, like winamp or foobar, but the don't control the overall system volume/mute.

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It doesn’t have more then 2-channel stereo, no sub out.
Yes, only 2-channel out, though you can buy an expansion board that adds 2 or 4 more stereo outputs. There is no sub out/bass management like M-Audio has.


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I like the optical digital outs but the RCA’s on the back (not on the break-out device) are either analog or digital in and out??? They say, “output can be routed to each of the 4 stereo pairs” 4 stereo pairs? I only see 1. They give you a dedicated optical in and out but only one set of RCA’s.
I believe they mean that the output can be routed to the analog, optical, spdif coax, and XLR AES/EBU outputs. Furthermore, those connections are not RCA's, they are two 1/4" stereo jacks, one analog in and one out.


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Nice card. I may sell both my M-Audio Revolution 7.1 and Delta 410 cards and pick up one of these or something similar just for **** and giggles.
I wouldn't recommend that, since there are a lot of "normal" features, like multichannel analog output, and 3d sound support, that the RME doesn't have. I would keep one of those cards, and then try the RME, if you'd like.
post #32 of 180
Good stuff mate. Any chance of an in depth review when you've had chance to listen for a while. I may be in the market for one of these myself in the future, and then that seriously will probably be it for me for a while at least. I have been relentlessly bruising my wallet lately.!!
post #33 of 180
jdsound increased their price to $375
post #34 of 180
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Holy cow! That blows.

Another memeber bought one for a comprable price to JDSound's earlier price here Call the second guy on that page, Derek Snyder, and see if he can still get you the good price, if you're in the market for one.
post #35 of 180
That sucks but it makes the card about the same price like elsewhere.

Iron, you lucked out!
post #36 of 180
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No kidding I lucked out. I was leery at first about getting it, since it was a lot, but I figured the effective discount was worth the risk.
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Originally posted by soleblaze
jdsound increased their price to $375
Crap. Well, it'll probably go on sale again (and there are other possible sources... eBay being one). This is actually good for me, as it reduces the temptation to put a dent in my wallet at a really bad time (holidays).
post #38 of 180
Well poo, I was just about to buy one too. Looks like I'll have to wait a bit as well.
post #39 of 180
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Originally posted by Harrath
Well poo, I was just about to buy one too. Looks like I'll have to wait a bit as well.
Try the suggestion I offered a few posts above, you might still be able to get a good deal if you want it.
post #40 of 180
Well, if you are not happy about the price, just ask for a lower one.
I got the JDsound drop their price from $300 to $275. And I got another retailer gave me an even lower price. All you need to do is ask.
post #41 of 180
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Originally posted by MoLtoSoLo
All you need to do is ask.
Amazingly simple, yet effective.
post #42 of 180
That's amazing MoLtoSoLo.

BTW, don't forget to give us your impressions.
post #43 of 180
Time to test that puppy out with the Grace, K1K, & Muse2. Ah hell, let's throw a Zu HD600 while we're at it.

What? Ety's too? Sure, why not?

-Ed
post #44 of 180
The RME PAD with Monkey's Audio is the real deal folks.

It sounded better than an NEC 602 + smART DI/O and Muse Model 2 DAC.

The internal DAC of the RME PAD is the winner!

Now I have to see if I can get the RME PAD on sale now.

Anyone want to buy my Muse 2 DAC?

-Ed
post #45 of 180
Dang... it looks to me like the RME Digi96/8 PAD is "the" soundcard for high-end PC audio. Not that I have a lot of complaints about my M-Audio Audiophile 24/96... it can sound a little grainy with some music, but with most it sounds awesome.

Hmmm, I'll probably look into this again early next year... after-xmas sales might dredge something up. As far as asking for better deals... what's up with that? "Hi there... some place once had the Digi96/8 PAD for $275 awhile ago, can you sell it to me for that price?" WTF? Are we talking bartering or selling here? Almost nobody sells stuff that way.
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