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Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by sduibek, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Sduibek
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  2. Daroid
    Impressive how much they had done to review the card, always nice to see that they care for what they review, BUT:

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    Some users will be irritated by the impossibility of using the E-MU card for games and DVDs. The only solution would be to install a second sound card. We used a USB sound card, but it should be possible to get a Creative Audigy card (such as the Audigy 2 ZS to stay at the same level of quality) and an E-MU card to work side-by-side.



    (http://www6.tomshardware.com/video/2...u_1820-16.html)

    Makes me think that the reviewer just said to hell with RMAA and all the "studio work" they have done, when they think the ZS is even "at the same level of quality". That's blasphemy. [​IMG]
     
  3. ooheadsoo
    Nice! Good heads up!
     
  4. Jasper994 Contributor
    Two things
    1) Why didn't they test the card at 96khz and 192khz
    2) Why didn't they mention that the 1212m uses the same converter as the 1820m and not the lower grade one that the 1820 uses and why on earth weren't they testing the m models to begin with?!?
     
  5. cadobhuk
    They were testing it with G750 multimedia speakers... [​IMG]
     
  6. yeeyy
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    Originally Posted by Jasper994
    Two things
    1) Why didn't they test the card at 96khz and 192khz
    2) Why didn't they mention that the 1212m uses the same converter as the 1820m and not the lower grade one that the 1820 uses and why on earth weren't they testing the m models to begin with?!?




    1. They are using WDM driver.
    2. May be they forgot/don't know/don't bother.
     
  7. Jasper994 Contributor
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    Originally Posted by yeeyy
    1. They are using WDM driver.
    2. May be they forgot/don't know/don't bother.





    You're probably right, but those were meant more as rhetorical questions that were intended to suggest the lack of knowledge and concern when it comes to high quality audio from the average non-audiophile.
     
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  9. Edwood
    Yeah, I rely on Tom's Hardware's reviews for everything.......[​IMG]

    -Ed
     
  10. Distroyed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Daroid
    Makes me think that the reviewer just said to hell with RMAA and all the "studio work" they have done, when they think the ZS is even "at the same level of quality". That's blasphemy. [​IMG]




    Ie, Audigy2 for games provides the quality that the Emu's do for music.
     
  11. ooheadsoo
    Damn...who cares what speakers they used to audition the card with? They hardly said a thing about the sound quality anyway, which is completely subjective. Their big thing was the measurements.
     
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  14. alexm
    Another review maybe worth having a look at:
    DigitLife

    funny how creative regional offices are sending 1820 cards to review sites and not the better performing (in measures, and hopefully subjective listening) 1212m/1820m
     
  15. ooheadsoo
    That's because the 1820 has the functionality that a pro is looking for without paying that premium for the better dac. Many people don't care all that much for budget oriented projects. My friend, for example picked up an 1820 because he didn't want to pay for the m version on something so insubstantial. Functionality is king for him and many others.
     

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