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  1. It is possible, that's why they put digital...

    It is possible, that's why they put digital connections on the back of CD drives and on soundcards internally.

    If you uncheck the "enable digital playback" box or whatever it says under the device...
  2. It depends on the source material to be encoded. ...

    It depends on the source material to be encoded. Each codec has its strengths and weaknesses. For example, where one might have problems with material that has a very wide dynamic range another...
  3. Delta DiO 2496 Digital Soundcard...

    Delta DiO 2496 Digital Soundcard

    Magnepan Magneplanar MG 12 quasi-ribbon planar magnetic dipole loudspeakers

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    Then I'll have to extend my comment... I've never...

    Then I'll have to extend my comment... I've never seen a set of Bose speakers that had passable blah blah, because I've never seen any other than those I've heard.

    -edit: Oh, WAIT! I remember...
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    You're joking right? I've never heard a Bose set...

    You're joking right? I've never heard a Bose set of speakers that had passable imaging and presence. Ack.

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    ack... Bose, cough... puke, ack ...

    ack... Bose, cough... puke, ack

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    Izomorph, Are you talking about the Klipsch...

    Izomorph,

    Are you talking about the Klipsch Pro-Media speakers, or some of their home theater lines? The Pro-Media's (2.1, 4.1, and 5.1) that people talk generally are referring to here are...
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    I probably wouldn't switch unless you're having...

    I probably wouldn't switch unless you're having problems with the SBLive! currently. Most people like the Santa Cruz because it sounds at least as good as the SBLive cards, but without the...
  9. Here's a link...

    Here's a link to a site that offers the Delta DiO 2496 for $199 US. There's also a DiO 2448 that's less expensive, and most people prefer the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 over the M-Audio Delta cards...
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    inggie, The biggest audible difference between...

    inggie,

    The biggest audible difference between soundcards is due to the quality of their DACs (digital to analog converters). The SB Audigy has decent DACs, as well as the Santa Cruz. There are...
  11. Using WinME at the moment... partially because...

    Using WinME at the moment... partially because I've read of more success with the Delta's drivers under 9x than NT/2k/XP. Should work fine for both though. ASAPI in win2k is kinda flaky, so that's...
  12. M-Audio Delta DiO 2496 is a sweet card

    Nice card for the $$$.

    I compiled a single 650 MB (~60 min) track from various snippets of track from all sorts of music - classical, piano, rock, metal, jazz, live concerts, vocal - added 10...
  13. S/PDIF = Sony/Phillips Digital Interface. It's...

    S/PDIF = Sony/Phillips Digital Interface.

    It's a digital connection... like Toslink Optical.

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    If the buzz is heard through a pair of...

    If the buzz is heard through a pair of headphones, it's unlikely that it's ground loop oriented, unless the interference was coming in from an outside source which had noise caused by the loop.
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    Could be an IRQ conflict, which unfortunately I'm...

    Could be an IRQ conflict, which unfortunately I'm not that good at trouble shooting. Someone should be along shortly to help you out. http://discussions.hardwarecentral.com/wink.gif
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  16. Sounds like another ground loop. Does it adjust...

    Sounds like another ground loop. Does it adjust with the volume control, or is it pretty much constand volume?

    Check out this thread for a previous discussion on getting rid of the hum.
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  17. Seems no one really knows. Creative's specs say...

    Seems no one really knows. Creative's specs say that it has 24bit playback, but certain key people at Creative have said that is certainly not the case.

    Moot point for me though, since it...
  18. Should work fine, except that the SBLive! cards...

    Should work fine, except that the SBLive! cards might add digital dithering to incoming digital signals on recording. It probably adds dither to the digital outputs, but I'm not sure about the...
  19. Use the S/PDIF connector, since it's digital, and...

    Use the S/PDIF connector, since it's digital, and will use the DAC's on your soundcard. The other one is analog and uses the CD-Rom's DAC's which are typically pretty ****ty.

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    Plugging a cord into another outlet isn't...

    Plugging a cord into another outlet isn't difficult, and $14 is not expensive.

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    It's not a problem with Via chipsets... Via...

    It's not a problem with Via chipsets... Via implemented the spec correctly, Creative did not. It just so happens that Via chipsets are more sensitive to Creatives problem than Intel's... not unusual...
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    I'm guessing that hum is a medium bass pitch? ...

    I'm guessing that hum is a medium bass pitch? Probably 60Hz?

    Right... that's ground loop hum, and not that uncommon when using several components interconnected (in your case, PC and reciever). ...
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    SPDIF will certainly be superior, though...

    SPDIF will certainly be superior, though depending on the quality of your soundcard and speakers you may not be able to hear the difference. Using the analog input means the CD-Rom's DAC's are doing...
  24. In my system (KT133A, SBLive 5.1) the PCI slot...

    In my system (KT133A, SBLive 5.1) the PCI slot used is critical. In one slot, it crackles and pops horribly no matter what 4in1's or creative drivers are used. In another slot, the sound is...
  25. Bah, that blows. That's borderline false...

    Bah, that blows. That's borderline false advertising, since the box has 24bit playback plastered all over it. I knew there was a reason I shelled out the dough for a professional card.
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