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post #16 of 260
Just hook it up with an adaptor. Radioshack sells them for about $4 a pair, or you can buy "better" ones online.
post #17 of 260
Perhaps I'm easily convinced, but I think I want this card, too!

Just how difficult is it to get it to work with your system, though? Are there any particular system incompatibilities listed? (Such as, it doesn't like AMD based systems, or it won't work with XX CD drive, or...?

Also, where are some good places to buy this? (Good price, etc..)
post #18 of 260
Great so my RME PAD is officially worthless.
(Unmodded too) (And I didn't even get it for the real cheap price... $310 shipped)
post #19 of 260
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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
I cannot get this thing to run RMAA properly to save my life, good god this interface is so freaking annoying if you're trying to do anything other than listen to music, and even for that it can be trying!
Welcome to the studio Deal with the complications.

You can only RMAA up to 48khz. There's no WDM support any sampling rates higher than that.

[QUOTE=taylor]But now you've got a problem - who would buy a modded RME PAD when the EMU 1212M blows it away? QUOTE]

If you need WDM support @ 96khz.

If you need GSIF drivers.

. I think the Emu resamples WAV and Directsound. Only way I can test is to send a DTS WAV to my receiver and see if it can decode or not.

--Lan
post #20 of 260
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Originally Posted by Ph34rful
Great so my RME PAD is officially worthless.
(Unmodded too) (And I didn't even get it for the real cheap price... $310 shipped)
Man,that IS cheap.AFAR RME costs around $500 everywhere outside JDsound.com Or did it get cheaper in general?Now,give me the link to the store selling EMU for 199 somebody and i'll buy it right away.Oh,before I do,is it bright like unmodded RME,or warm like modded one?
post #21 of 260
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Originally Posted by cadobhuk
Man,that IS cheap.AFAR RME costs around $500 everywhere outside JDsound.com Or did it get cheaper in general?Now,give me the link to the store selling EMU for 199 somebody and i'll buy it right away.Oh,before I do,is it bright like unmodded RME,or warm like modded one?
At one point you could get the RME for like $260 shipped.
post #22 of 260
http://media.zzounds.com/media/brand...b1b5e5683b.jpg
What are those outputs,L and R?Two separate outs for left and right,like with RCA,but they look big as if they were 1/4.How would i connect my Zu Pivot to it?I dont understand,im noob im sorry.
post #23 of 260
Those are 1/4" balanced mono outs. So there are 2, 1 for left and another for right.

Use a 1/4" TS male to RCA female adaptor to "give" yourself RCA jacks and use your regular RCA-RCA interconnects as normal.
post #24 of 260
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by taylor
But now you've got a problem - who would buy a modded RME PAD when the EMU 1212M blows it away? If the modded one is significantly better, you'd have to be selling the RME PAD for <$150 for anyone to want and pick it up.
I know . But there are always the fools on ebay


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Originally Posted by taylor
What is the analouge daughterboard like? Does it require an extra PCI connector, or is it just a board with a bracket that connects to the main unit via a cable?
It is just a bracket that connects to the main card, using what looks to me like a 40-pin IDE cable. I wonder if using an 80 bin would cut down on inter-channel crosstalk?


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Originally Posted by cybertron
Are you listening to mp3's from your computer or what is the actual source of the music? I have 119gb worth of mp3's and i am wanting to pickup this card, but only if its going to sound better than my on-board sound, while still playing the same mp3's. mind you i dont expect anything better from my 128k encoded mp3s but i would hope my 192, 256, 320 would sound slightly better. i'm just tired of crackling when i start doing lots of HD accessing.
I listen to mainly lossless files, but I have a lot of MP3's as well, and this card makes good MP3's sound better, and the flaws of bad MP3's are apparent, but they will be with almost any decent soundcard (i.e. I could even notice the artifacts on my old GTXP), the difference is that the non-flawed parts of your MP3's will sound better. Also, this card is almost silent, with a noise floor far lower than that of the RME, and even with my amp cranked all the way I don't hear any parts of my system, nor have I had any problems with sound crackling or anything under heavy HDD access, SCSI or IDE.

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Originally Posted by Distroyed
Meh.

How would one hook such a card up to an unabalanced amp?
You get two 1/4" mono TS to RCA adapters, then hook up your normal RCA IC's. Or mod it to have unbalanced output like the RME, as I'm going to to to this card for Sduibek.
post #25 of 260
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph34rful
Great so my RME PAD is officially worthless.
(Unmodded too) (And I didn't even get it for the real cheap price... $310 shipped)
I wouldn't say worthless, it is still the second best soundcard I've heard, and with the bypass mod it sounds pretty close to the EMU. Just be glad you're not a PC gamer who has to wince every time a new video card comes out that makes his $500 three-month old one obsolete,
post #26 of 260
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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
Or mod it to have unbalanced output like the RME, as I'm going to to to this card for Sduibek.
Why would you do this? Using dual mono would have separate grounds and better channel separation.
post #27 of 260
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lan
Why would you do this? Using dual mono would have separate grounds and better channel separation.
It appears to me that the grounds are just tied to the overall ground of the daughterboard, so they aren't really seperate. Besides, unless you have a balanced amp, they aren't seperate in the amp either, so I don't think you lose anything here.
post #28 of 260
I like keeping things separate. And in this case I'd leave the jack stock in the possibility I'd later upgrade to some balanced amp.

What do you hope on gaining?
post #29 of 260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ph34rful
Great so my RME PAD is officially worthless.
(Unmodded too) (And I didn't even get it for the real cheap price... $310 shipped)
What... do you live and die on the opinions of others?

Do you like the sound of your RME PAD? Then what's preventing you from keeping? Be your own person, stop jumping every time someone says "jump."

Sorry... this kind of response just sort of makes my gut rumble.
post #30 of 260
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fewtch
What... do you live and die on the opinions of others?

Do you like the sound of your RME PAD? Then what's preventing you from keeping? Be your own person, stop jumping every time someone says "jump."
That is what I was trying to say. The RME sounds pretty damn good, this card is just better (not lightyears ahead, but compared to the stock RME it is a pretty big jump, a moderate improvement over the bypass modded one).
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