How good is my Advance Ac97 Audio soundcard?
Jul 16, 2005 at 12:10 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

Mr Do

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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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Jul 16, 2005 at 11:42 PM Post #3 of 7

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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.
 
Jul 17, 2005 at 12:47 AM Post #6 of 7

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Do
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!



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