How good is my Advance Ac97 Audio soundcard?
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I never gave it some thought to use my computer as a source when building my computer. I just happened to get and Advance AC97 Audio soundcard with 5.1 surround and optical out. Is this worth keeping if i plan on adding a Micro Dac and headamp Ae-1?

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Mind mentioning what kind of sound chip(s) it uses?
 
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It's absolutely rubbish. As I understand it the ac97 is a codec on a chip and is only used for on-board motherboard sound now. You only have to spend money on a m-audio audiophile or emu 0404 and you'll notice a *huge* difference in sound quality.
 
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I Don't understand why a better sound card is necessary if only using the optical out. What would be the best choice of soundcards to be used with a Micro Dac and Ae-1 then since mine is crap?

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IIRC, that's an onboard soundcard (chip) that has lots of hiss...
 
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I Don't understand why a better sound card is necessary if only using the optical out. What would be the best choice of soundcards to be used with a Micro Dac and Ae-1 then since mine is crap?

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Do!



$25 for the Chaintech AV710 do ya?
 
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