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post #31 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by SportaJoe
I try and find the best cost to performance ratio with this hobby.
You can't find a better one than the Chaintech.
post #32 of 89
Foobar 2000/Revo 7.1/DIY IC's using Belden 89259/Marantz 2220b/Audio-Technica A900 with Zu Mobius cable

No software EQ, however I do use the tone controls on the 2220b to boost the bass a bit (I am a basshead). I'll only use the 2220b Loudness button if a recording has lifeless dynamic range (the original CD release of Jethro Tull's "A" album comes to mind).
post #33 of 89
Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 >> Bolder Digital Cable >> Art DI/O (Stancor PSU) >> 1/4" to RCA Headphile CPU Series Silver >> Gilmore Lite >> Grado SR225

Mostly happy, but the DI/O has some distortion in a few recordings I've got (in the form of static) that doesn't show up in any other system I own. Also, there's a clicking noise at a very specific tone - this only shows up on maybe 1 album out of 50 I've got, but it really stands out when it happens because everything else sounds great.

I'm curious as to how a Chaintech AV-710>>unknown Toslink>>AOS Piccolo>> unknown IC>>Gilmore>>Grado combo would compare to an Art DI/O with the smArt mod...
post #34 of 89
Hercules Game Theater XP --> Klipsch ProMedia 4.1
Hercules Game Theater XP --> Sony MDR-7509
Hercules Game Theater XP --> X86 IC --> X86 Pimeta --> Stock cable --> Sennheiser HD-580

No, I am not happy. The GTXP is just not a good source, although it is fine for playing games.
post #35 of 89
My PC rig is my pride and joy, i'm actually pleasently suprised at just what a PC can offer me;

250 Gig SATA HD packed with .wav files >> M-audio audiophile with upgraded opamp >> Chord the sold IC >> larocco PPA >> HD650/225/sr60/RS1/triports.

Really happy with my "editing suite". I can mix and match tracks, play about with em and when im done, rip a cd and play on my Cyrus CD player. What more could i want?
post #36 of 89
Wow I haven't posted in such a long time! Here's mine.
Terratec EWX 24/96>>Outlaw Audio Toslink>>Bel Canto DAC1>>Outlaw Audio PCA>>Headroom Little More Power>>Sennheiser HD600

I'm very satisfied with my setup, the next upgrade I make will probably be upgrading my LMP to a LMP Premium.
post #37 of 89
Current:
Dell Inspiron 8200 -> Audigy 2 NX -> Grado SR-60

Old desktop:
SB Live Value -> FPS2000
post #38 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachary80
Hercules Game Theater XP --> Klipsch ProMedia 4.1
Hercules Game Theater XP --> Sony MDR-7509
Hercules Game Theater XP --> X86 IC --> X86 Pimeta --> Stock cable --> Sennheiser HD-580

No, I am not happy. The GTXP is just not a good source, although it is fine for playing games.
You may want to consider 2 soundcards in one system if you play games heavily yet you want the best for music playback.
post #39 of 89
M Audio revo ( with AD8620 opamps on all channels) -> cheap cables ->Custom amplifier based on rohit balkishan's design / w regulated linear power supply , class A basis -> Philips HP 890

Resampler set to 192 khz on 32 bit output.

Sounds very good !
and very satisfied with the sound. Although looking forward to get the EMU 1212M soon.
post #40 of 89
soundblaster audigy2 >> linux-2.6.5-1 >> ALSA >> FLAC >> Airhead amp >> Beyerdynamic DT831

I'm quite pleased with ALSA and Linux's support for FLAC, but new headphones (Grados or CD3000's probably) and an amp are definately on the horizon. I'm also seriously looking into getting a new sound card, possibly the RME DIGI96/8 PAD.
post #41 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by yeeyy
You may want to consider 2 soundcards in one system if you play games heavily yet you want the best for music playback.
I have considered it, but for now it is not my top priority. I normally listen though my standalone CDP anyway, so I would upgrade it next, then move the old one to my computer

Another alternative I am considering is a DAC.....



edit: Also, the computer is too loud for quiet hd580 listening
post #42 of 89
Using SPDIF out on Asus P4C800 Motherboard mounted in a Antec Sonata case with Zalman passive VGA and low noise CPU cooler. Very quiet. Digital output goes into a Boulder modded Smart DIO and then to a AVA T7 preamp. Tape ouputs go to both a Moth Si2A3 and a Fisher 400x. I'm using Senn 600 and a CD3000. Pretty pleased with the sound.
post #43 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by donovansmith
I won't use the equalizer in foobar since it distorts the sound noticably.

That's a result of your cpu not being powerful enough. Try switching to waveout; that solved my problem (the only reason to use asio with a card that doesnt go through the kmixer is for low latency recording - takes up a lot of power to maintain that low latency, which is worthless to us). If that doesnt work you can try lowering the resampling.
post #44 of 89

My Computer Audio

foobar2000 (MP3/CD/Flac) -> Transit USB -> Etymotic ER4P

This setup sounds quite good, certainly better than the built in audio on my Thinkpad T20 (talk about noise, I could hear the CD spinning up through the headphones). Still playing with settings and such. One of these days I'll hook it to my home theater using the optical out, just because I can!

Scott

PS- Now I just wish I could get it to work with Linux!
post #45 of 89
foobar2000 -> Chaintech AV710 -> generic extension -> HD280

I think HD280 is actually the weakest link in this setup. But, it will do for now, since the 280 does have enough isolation that I don't hear the computer fans at all.
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