HDA Mystique 7.1 (Dolby Digital Live Soundcard)

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  1. RiGoRmOrTiS

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    So who else has this card now? it's nice to finally be able to encode dolby digital 5.1 on the fly without hanging onto old nvidia motherboards and soundstorm :)

    Just interested in how the card is performing for other people, didn't see any posts so assumed people were to busy playing with their cards :)
     
  2. betamac

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    Where can you buy this card?

    I am looking for onboard dolby digital encoding so i can get 5.1 in games, Onboard sound is great via SPDIF but to get 5.1 in games you need to use Analogue outputs (which i cant as i am using my Analogue inputs on AMP) or onboard encoding with Soundstorm (not available on nforce 4)

    So defo would consider this
     
  3. RiGoRmOrTiS

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    yup the card is working a treat... you should get one too :)
     
  4. betamac

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    where did you buy from?

    EDIT put a bid on ebay :)
     
  5. RiGoRmOrTiS

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    the guy selling it on ebay is actually the company itself, guess they thought why bother going through the hassle of releasing a product in another market when you can make twice the cash just selling them on ebay! :) you'll love the card.. not only is it a PCI solution for Dolby Digital Live Encoding but I'm sure the sound quality is way better than the chip on nforce boards.
     
  6. Kaz

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    could I use this to capture stereo TV and emulate Prologic II by passing a signal as good as Prologic II in a DD5.1 format to my Amp?
    (my amp doesn't have PL2)
     
  7. RiGoRmOrTiS

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    it has some Spatial surround emulation in it, so you can take stereo signal and try to fill the 5.1 channels, ain't found the options yet. once it fills those channels it will of course encode it into DD5.1 don't think it will take it as pro-logic exactly... but it should sound pretty good.
     
  8. VintageMark

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    Hi...

    Just got mine installed in the PC this morning...

    All working very nicely so far....

    Mark.
     
  9. Paul D

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    Yep, got mine!
    Will post back after a really good play around.

    I need to see how well it converts WMV-HD 5.1 to DD5.1 etc.

    Just a shame nVidia didn't think there was a market for SoundStorm 1-2 :rolleyes:

    You have to bid via e-bay, but delivery only takes 4 days from Korea!

    Click here for X-Mystique website

    Ps,
    I paid £50 inc delivery, but Parcel Force added £14.99!(Customs+costs etc)
    Still a bargain, but something you need to know!

    Specs:-
    ▷ C-Media CMI8768/PCI-8ch+ PCI chipset (8CH audio single chip with Dolby Digital Live Real-Time Contents Encoder, The World First Dolby Digital Live support PCI audio chipset)
    ▷ 8CH codec embedded PCI audio single chip
    ▷ Full-duplex 8CH 24bit/96kHz DAC / 2CH 16bit/48kHz ADC
    ▷ Integrated S/PDIF Input/Output supports 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz samplerate and 16/24bits resolution

    2. System Interface

    ▷ PCI Rev. 2.2 compliant with 32bit PCI bus mastering modes
    ▷ Two S/PDIF Input for CD_SPDIF Input (S/PDIF-IN #1) , Digital I/O(SPDIF_EXT) Input (S/PDIF-IN #2)
    ▷ Built-in earphone buffer at Front Output (32Ohm Loading)
    ▷ External EEPROM Interface for Sub-Vendor/Sub-Device ID using custom driver
    ▷ 16Pin MIDI_IO Header for supporting MPU-401 MIDI UART Port
    ▷ Four high perfomance OPAMP for Output control, Two high perfomance OPAMP for MIC Input - increase gain level and improve SNR
    ▷ Onboard TOSLINK transmitter for up to 24bit/96kHz Optical Digital Output, Gold Plated RCA connetor for Coaxial Digital Output
    ▷12Pin SPDIF_EXT Header for using HDA Digital I/O extension board (Optional) - COAXIAL, OPTICAL Digital Input function enables
    ▷ C-Media Xear 3D 7.1 Virtual Speaker SHIFTER technology
    ▷ Sensaura CRL3D HRTF 3D positional sound enhancement with multi-drive 7.1, EnvironmentFX, ZoomFX, MacroFX, etc.
    ▷ DirectSound 3D HW acceleration
    ▷ A3D™ 1.0 , EAX™ 1.0, 2.0 (powered by Sensaura), HRTF-based 3D Positional Audio (C3DX™), Direct Sound™ 3D SW
    ▷ Unique Karaoke functionality : Mic Echo, Key-shifting, Vocal Cancellation
    ▷ Special feature for Winamp broadcasting , VOIP, Onling-games, Online messenger application : Magic Voice , Support Stereo-MIX recording mode for Winamp Broadcasting
    ▷ 10-band Equalizer with 12 preset modes; 27 global environment effects
    ▷ Support 7.1Ch playback for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows ME, Windows 98 SE (Microsoft DirectX 8.1 or higher is required)

    1. Supports Dolby Digital Live Real-Time Contents Encoder / The World First Dolby Digital Live Certificated PCI Audio Board

    2. Supports the latest DTS-ES, DD-EX sound (6.1/7.1) playback (also including Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 playback) with Software Decoding Application like as PowerDVD, WinDVD

    3. Supports 44.1 kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz S/PDIF Output through both Coaxial RCA and Optical Toslink

    4. Onboard COAXIAL RCA output connector, OPTICAL Toslink trasmitter for high quality Digital Output

    5. Supports 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz S/PDIF Input with HDA X-10 Digital Input extension board (Optional) [Digital I/O (SPDIF-IN #2)]
    ** Optional Products - Buy seperately !

    6. Supports CD S/PDIF Input (SPDIF-IN #1) - CD/SPDIF Input bypass available

    7. Adopt large capacity regulators and 6pcs of DUAL DIP TYPE OPAMP. Over 2.5Vrms full scale 7.1ch outputs

    8. Anti-Pop control Circuit with high quality audio muting tansistors

    9. 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter by C-Media Xear 3D technology

    10. Support Stereo MIX recording option and Mic Echo which makes the best environment for Winmap broadcasting and other VOIP application

    11. Support Karaoke features such as Echo, Magic Voice, Vocal Cancelation, and Key Control

    12. Stable WDM driver for Windows 98SE/ME/Win2000/Server2003/XP

    3. System Requirements

    Intel Pentium III 800MHz CPU or equivalent CPU
    Motherboard with above level CPU support
    At least 256MB of RAM
    One available PCI 2.1 or higher spec compliant PCI slot
    Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/Server2003/XP operating system with DirectX 9.0a
    Hardisc Drive supporting UDMA 66/100 and 5400rpm
    Active 2ch speakers / Headphone or 5.1ch/7.1ch Speakers with powered amplifier
     
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    Could you not ask them to mark down the value to under £18?
     
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    I have ordered 4 from the manufacturer through EBAY

    i will be selling the other 3 for about £60 - £65 delivered depending on what customs etc stick on.

    I thought i might as well get 4 while he was doing a Dutch auction (To get his ratings up), as now he only does a BUY now auction at $85 which would work out at about £75 with delivery and customs.

    If anyone is interested in one let me know

    Will post my findings on this card when it arrives :)
     
  12. Paul D

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    Just a quick question...

    When i first installed the drivers, and selected SPDIF DD5.1 (48khz) etc. I'm sure my Amp showed DD5.1 all the time even when no sound was playing.

    After a little play around with some WMV-HD9 files and altering between 96khz/44.1khz etc, i noticed the Amp receives PCM with no sound and switches to DD5.1 when there is a sound.

    This leads to a slight delay in the sound and can miss the very start of the sound file etc.

    I have reloaded the driver, but this made no difference.

    So, does your card output DD5.1 all the time?(i'm sure it should)

    Ps
    (TIP!)
    I had to inform Windows that i had 5.1 speakers (default is two in Sound control), before it would allow WMA(HD)5.1 to be converted to DD5.1 properly.
     
  13. rhinoman

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    So is this the way to finally ditch the processor and allow sky+ spdif into the card and encode to multiple analogue outs in 5.1?
     
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    I would say no as Soundstorm couldnt do it through SPdif. The only SPdif on this card is high level (TTL level) SPdif from a cdrom.
     
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    What if you buy the addon board? which has 2 SPDIF inputs? as well as Coaxial Input
     
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    just got mine with the hope that I could feed in a stereo TV input and have it encode to DD.

    But how do you get it to playback the "line in"?
    How do you get windows to for that matter? I can only record line in with the recorder accessory.
     
  17. Logan09

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    I got this card about a month ago from Overclockers.co.uk when it was in their special offers, and have been very impressed. It's mainly going to be used for my home cinema set up when I move out of my folks house, but I've tested the DDL 5.1 output on my parents system and it sounds brilliant.

    Even standard 2 channel stuff sounds better than my old Audigy 2ZS 7.1. Music sounds much clearer and more real. Definitely one to buy!
     
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    I will be buying one for my HTPC and be using it with logitech Z-5500 speakers
     
  19. NaTT

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    'eye that's where I got mine from, not on offer when I ordered but they delayed over where to send it to, by the time they dispatched it, it was on offer again so I asked for the difference back and got it! Try phoning them though :mad: you'll never ger through!

    It does sound much better than my MSI's on board s/pdif. outputing at 44.1Khz makes it almost as good as my sperate CD/DVD player, but I still think it has a slight edge....

    anyway the Qs still there, howdya take an analogue input and use it in windows "live"?
     
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    I got one of these but I think I was a bit silly and bought it unnecessarily. I'm outputting my HTPC to my amp which has Dolby PLII processing, which is doing the same thing as the Dolby Live isn't it? Turning a 2 channel sound into 5.1? Passthru isn't really a concern for me either as I use a standalone DVD player for watching movies and my TV won't accept the res needed for games so I guess I'll just have to sit on this until I get a better TV.
     
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    I'd thought someone would have tried this...
     

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