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post #16 of 83
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

wait, there are 2 types of digital?  I was thinking of the one that uses fiber optic... what's the differences between the 2?

S/PDIF is optical and coaxial.

coaxial looks the same as RCA.

post #17 of 83
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so, would the audio pass through the titanium (96kHz), and give me full 192kHz going to my DAC, if the file was encoded in 192kHz?

post #18 of 83
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oh, and also, I'll be using windows 8

post #19 of 83
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will that xfi work with windows 8?

post #20 of 83

Really depends on if Creative Labs even comes up with drivers that support the SB Titanium (non-HD) in Win 8.

Ask on the Creative Labs SoundBlaster forum.

http://forums.creative.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6

post #21 of 83
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oh, and what about the 92kHz thing???


Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 9/8/12 at 4:32pm
post #22 of 83
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ok, they do have beta drivers, whats the difference between the titanium, and the titanium fatal1ty edition?

post #23 of 83

Fatal1ty has more XRAM and is shielded. The shielding is irrelevant if you're not using analogue ports(also unneeded if the slots next to it aren't occupied), and I don't think XRAM makes a big difference, as most computers have plenty of RAM to spare anyways...


Edited by chewy4 - 9/8/12 at 5:23pm
post #24 of 83
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the non fatality also has hdmi, and front panel ports, and i have 16 gigs of ram, so no problem there

post #25 of 83
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Will it improve my surround sound system? (don't have it yet)

 

And people still haven't told me if i will get full 24/192kHz going out to my DAC

post #26 of 83
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Sorry if i came off rude in the post above

post #27 of 83
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Will it improve my surround sound system? (don't have it yet)

 

And people still haven't told me if i will get full 24/192kHz going out to my DAC

I believe 96Khz is fine for most audio, but i have no idea on the 192Khz pass thru.

post #28 of 83

I don't see any 192 KHz options for either S/PDIF or analog output on my X-Fi cards, so I wouldn't be able to test that.

 

On the other hand, I don't have any DACs with 192 KHz support, either...or even 96 Khz, for that matter. The SU-DH1 topped out at 88.2 KHz of all things.

 

I honestly don't think you're losing too much by only having 96 KHz output, due to the limits of human hearing. (It's even said that 192 KHz tends to introduce more audio artifacts in practice than anything.)

post #29 of 83

96Khz is more than fine, you'll have trouble finding anything above 48Khz. Most music is at 44.1, that's the most you'll get from a CD. 48Khz is used for games and movies, and I don't know what anything above that is used for. And from my understanding of what the sampling rate means, nothing about 40Khz even matters as it's outside the human spectrum of hearing. I guess your dog might appreciate it though? 

 

I also have no idea if that would work though... I would think it would be capable of it seeing as putting it into the optical out of your mobo would allow you to get that, but I have no idea how the double DAC thing works.

post #30 of 83
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ok, thanks for responding guys

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