Need advice for external sound card - for monitor speakers ?
May 10, 2012 at 4:06 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

hknymz

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Hi i need to advice for ext. soundcards for stereo speakers? and i want to know - can i use head amp for monitor speakers? for example Fiio E9 ?
 
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May 10, 2012 at 4:12 AM Post #2 of 6

proton007

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Creative X-Fi Titanium or Asus Xonar.
Your monitor speakers have a built in amp. So you don't need to use any amp before that. Just use the line out from the sound card into the monitors.
 
May 10, 2012 at 4:26 AM Post #3 of 6

hknymz

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My setup like this: onkyo HT-R340 5.1 receiver, wharfadale diamond 9.6 and media pc, i prefer listening music mostly time, i dont have too much bugdet, what i can do for better stereo performance, also i have xmeridian 2G sound card with LME49720HA opamp and connected multichannel to the receiver.
 
May 10, 2012 at 4:56 AM Post #4 of 6

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Your setup is pretty good already. I wouldn't make a lot of changes, maybe you can try doing some software EQ and VST plugins (changes in soundstage, depth etc)  to make your music sound more realistic. That'll produce the biggest change, more than any dac/amp.
 
May 10, 2012 at 5:15 AM Post #6 of 6

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Have you heard about the TB Isone? http://www.toneboosters.com/tb-isone/ 
Works with Foobar with the VST adapter: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Foobar2000:Components/VST_adapter
Also give some thought to room acoustics, they play an important role.
 

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