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You thinik this card is any good? built in amp looks nice.

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- High quality 24bit 192kHz A/DC; 123dB Dynamic range
- High quality 24bit 192kHz D/AC; 106dB Dynamic range
- Analog 2In/6Out;+4dBu bal 1/4" 2ch In/+4dBu 1/4" 3stereo Out
- 24bit 96kHz Optical digital out
- Headphone amp
- Supports Multiple cards in one computer system
- Full Duplex;Simultaneous Record/Playback
- Uses 32bit PCI slot; PCI Bus-Mastering support
- Supports multiple Sampling Rates :
- 16, 22, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz
- Supports the EWDM driver: Multiple MME, Multiple Direct sound,
- ASIO 2.0 and GigaStudio support
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http://www.esi-pro.com/viewProduct.php?pid=4&page=1
 
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had this card.. best ADC available, same as E-MU 1212m/1820m, DAC is 6ch the same as on M-Audio Revo 7.1.. good drivers and such, the headphone amp is crap.. good drivers as always at ESI, not worth it's retail price these days when you can have better card for the same or even less money..
 
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Wasn't that the card with TL082 opamps?
 
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not anymore for me of course
but yes, some revisions used TL082, some NJM4580.. better than NE5532 either way..
 
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What did you replace them with

Pictures would be nice
 
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The caps on this thing look microscopic....will that effect bass?
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Glassman
not anymore for me of course
but yes, some revisions used TL082, some NJM4580.. better than NE5532 either way..



How was the power rail decoupling done on the cards you've heard with 5532s? Asking beecause I read that this opamp wants direct rail-to-rail decoupling and will sound like dog poo when decoupling each rail to ground individually, as it's usually done with other opamps (and works fine there).
 
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I don't know anyone (manufacturer) using rail to rail bypasses on opamps.. WT192X is not a great platform for modding efforts, better look for something else if you're interested in outputs only..
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Glassman
I don't know anyone (manufacturer) using rail to rail bypasses on opamps.


Well, then I'm not surprised that 5532s don't do very well there (provided what I read is right, of course). They can't be *that* bad per se if even the highly acclaimed Benchmark DAC1 uses them - looks like correct implementation is the key.
 
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