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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by wilders, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. wilders

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    I've basically read back over the last years posts on SPDIF out to an external amp, and am still a little confused.....

    I have a Soundblaster 4.1 soundcard which has SPDIF socket which I can connect to my amp, but want good quality sound.

    I am prepared to buy the MAudio 410 card but only if the quality is noticably better. Is there really a difference in sound quality? There seem to be so many differing opinions.....

    I only will be using this for movies so is there really a difference in sound quality from the different spdif sockets?

    Thanks in advance....
     
  2. Greg Hook

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    Hi

    I have just recently been in the same position as you.

    All I have is a soundblaster live value sound card (probably a few models down from yours) with an s/pdif output.

    I was quite prepared to buy a new soundcard but thought I would give it a go anyway, so I tried this out last week and was amazed first of all that it worked and also the quality of it.

    I have it going into my Denon 3802 amp and could not tell the difference between the sound through the s/pdif output or the sound directly from my standalone DVD player to the amp.

    Try it out and see what you think.

    Cheers
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