Who here has a Terratec EWX 24/96?
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If you do, do you use the analog outs > amp or do you use optical out > external dac > amp? If you use an external dac which one do you use?
 
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I've got the M-Audio Audiophile 24/96, which is similar in many ways (except it has SPDIF out rather than optical)... the DAC on the card is identical to the Terratec. I use the analog outputs to an amp (and am pleased enough with the SQ).

pbirkett has the Terratec, and I believe he uses the analog outs on his card.
 
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I use the Terratec with the analog outs.
 
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I have one and also use the analogue outs. Sounds good to these ears, considering its cost, especially in 24-bit 96KHz mode.
 
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I use an AOS Piccolo DAC with my Terratec EWX 2496. The 2496 was a very nice step up from my previous Audigy 2 soundcard. Using the Piccolo DAC is a worthwhile step up from using the analog audio out from the 2496. Take a look at the rigs in my sig for the details of how I use the Piccolo.
 
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I use an AOS Piccolo DAC with my Terratec EWX 2496. The 2496 was a very nice step up from my previous Audigy 2 soundcard. Using the Piccolo DAC is a worthwhile step up from using the analog audio out from the 2496. Take a look at the rigs in my sig for the details of how I use the Piccolo.


Purely out of curiosity, what improvements do you hear with the AOS DAC over the analog outs --> amp?
 
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Purely out of curiosity, what improvements do you hear with the AOS DAC over the analog outs --> amp?


Tighter bass, more detail and translucence in tone throughout the acoustic spectrum, better separation of voices, more coherence in the presentation of the spatial aspect of the sound.
 
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Tighter bass, more detail and translucence in tone throughout the acoustic spectrum, better separation of voices, more coherence in the presentation of the spatial aspect of the sound.



Sounds like the smae kind of advantages that the EMU has
 
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