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Best soundcard for sp/dif only

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Rob, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Rob

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    Hi Folks,

    I know there are many threads regarding soundcards, but I can't find a definitive answer :rolleyes:

    I'm putting together another HTPC, and need advice. I want the best sound I can get, but as I'll only be using the coaxial out I don't want to waste money on a good analogue stage. I don't have a particular budget as such, just want as good as is possible over sp/dif. Is there much between any of them in this regard?

    Thanks for any advice. :smashin:
     
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    me? I am in the bits are bits camp, so any spdif out is fine... but some others do argue that bits arent bits.
     
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    I use my onboard NForce2 for most stuff and have a Chaintech AV710 for music so I get bit-perfect out :) Bit-perfect makes a big difference to me, everything is that bit clearer but maybe it's my brain just wanting to believe ;) Definitely bit-perfect too as my amp says it's 44.1KHz.
     
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    Thanks for the replys. :) Seems like the opinion is that most cards are simelar if just using digital out. I'd be interested if anybody has had any different experiences.

    Cheers Rob.
     

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