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M audio revo too bright?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I am just getting really tired of the sound of the revo, and its kinda fatiguing, maybe too bright for my choice. I am also a little disappointed with the tranperancy. I dont find it a lot more transperant than my sblive 5.1 card. Why is it so

Should i sell it and get a better card?
post #2 of 8
Get an emu 1212m. It is quite a bit better. I find the cards such as Revo and stuff in it's class to sound about the same.

I don't agree with Revo being close to SBLive though. Are you using a good interconnect?
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by lan
Get an emu 1212m. It is quite a bit better. I find the cards such as Revo and stuff in it's class to sound about the same.

I don't agree with Revo being close to SBLive though. Are you using a good interconnect?

maybe it's your Philips HP 890 ... I almost had a headache the first time I heard them .... it was my friends. anyway I would desribe for you in detail how they sounded just that I'm not to good with words in describing sounds.

Ic's could also be your problem just like Ian said... first time I made one it was to bright for my taste.
Only at my third try using the same set of cables with a slight different configuration I could achive something that was to me a balance sound without too much emphasizing on the highs or lows.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well not really, this is a generic IC comparable to something brought from the radioshack store. costing 7$.
post #5 of 8
You should figure out what's up with your IC. It could makes things easy or hard to distinguish between sources.

I don't know what a modded Revo sounds like so I can't comment on that.
post #6 of 8
the stock revo sound is indeed quite bright and plasticky. Compared to my cd player, the revo sounds like guitars are made of plastic, steel strings sound like nylon, etc.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Maybe i guess i was a little hasty ,
the sound of the revo is good afterall, the harshness was due to the fact that i removed the sponge padding inside the drivers and was giving a very harsh sound, probably due to the fact that it was not filtering certain noises, or i am not sure why, and i forgot to put the pads back inside. That was causing the harshness. The sound indeed is quite nice.
post #8 of 8
Also, don't make the mistake of upsampling to 88.2khz on this card. It makes any brightness worse and platickey sounding. I switched back to 96khz and things are much better than before, much closer to my cd player, though still deficient in some ways.
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