Curiosity: Mac's line out vs Audiophile 2496
Mar 28, 2006 at 4:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1

giovanni

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Interesting, I have been doing some A/B'g of the two, using my MPX3, which has two inputs. I have HD580.

I have a monster nothing Y cable connected the the mac's line out and a set of i/c from the card (PCI).

I sort of expected some improvements using the 2496, but I perceive nearly no differences so far. In fact, I can tell the line-out sound is more prominent in the lows, but impossible for me at this point to say whether it is better (more accurate) or just more whoompy.

Anyhow, I guess not so interesting, just thought I'd see if there would be any reaction to the above. I only got the card to be able to have digital out of my mac (w/o getting yet another A/X), to feed a DAC that I don't have yet.

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gio
 

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