Creative SoundBlasterX AE-9
Aug 28, 2021 at 12:27 PM Post #136 of 139

enb141

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I can see now why people are wary of Creative products. Unfortunately, their Quality Control needs improvement. I just had my 2nd defective AE-9 in the span of 8 months. Basically, the left channel literally just shorts out and no sound except static comes out of it. I fear these cards just aren't designed to actually handle op-amps other than the stock ones, despite them marketing that they're fully swappable.
What op amps are you using? for how long?
 
Aug 28, 2021 at 1:23 PM Post #137 of 139

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Sparkos op-amps. Used them for months. It's not the op-amps, it's the card itself. Last time this happened, the left channel went out no matter what op-amps I used. I think the card just can't handle a real op-amp over time.

When I returned the first card, they literally sent me a replacement right away, so I'm guessing they're aware of this QC issue.
 

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