RME 9632 / Winamp

Molly

Standard Member
What is the best output plug-in for winamp using ape files and a RME 9632 in analog?

Are there any settings I should be choosing to get the very best out of the soundcard and software?
 

Jeff

Distinguished Member
Use WinAMP 3 and disable direct sound. This will give you bit perfect sound, you can prove this by playing DTS CD's.

As for Ape, unless disk space is an issue, I would keep the files in wav format, that way you don't need to mess with plugins.
 

Molly

Standard Member
I'm using Xlobby to build a multizone system so I can't use winamp 3. The software only allows for winamp 2.91 or 5.

The system sounds good but I wanted to check I had it set for its maximum performance.
 

Jeff

Distinguished Member
The only way to be sure is to try a DTS CD, if it works, everything is fine, if it doesn't, something is altering the sound.
 

Madders

Active Member
I always found Winamp 2.91 or 5 to be better/more user friendly than Winamp 3. Saying that, I use Foobar2000!! :)

Cheers,

Steve
 

Branxx

Standard Member
RME drivers have only one setting an are not really integrated with Windows. That is bad in some aspects but good fromSQ point as there is no mixer issue. Irrstective of what settings you choose DTS CD via SPDIF will play correctly.

However, I think using the analogue out is the real gain with this card.
 

Jeff

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by Branxx
Irrstective of what settings you choose DTS CD via SPDIF will play correctly.


This isn't my experience Branxx, I couldn't get DTS CD's to play at all with WinAMP 5. In Winamp 3 you have to disable direct sound.
 

Madders

Active Member
Nice to see your still around Branxx, I hope all is well :)

I haven't really had any experience playing DTS cd's so can only comment on the userfriendlyness of the Winamp software. I do agree that the analogue playback quality of the RME cards is superb!

Steve
 

cameronl

Active Member
hi there, I too have a 9632 and am in the process of making a multi-zone/multi-source sound server. If you do find out a software combination that gives you the best sound then please post :)

thanks

CaM
 

Branxx

Standard Member
Jeff,

I never tried WinAmp, but with JRiver Media Centre there is nothing I can do to preving it from playing DTC CD/files correctly. It just does it. I am encoding them as WMA lossless.

There maybe some plug-ins in WinAmp that are altering the sound path.

madders,

I just was not very active in last couple of months as I was concetrating on the new job and a rather complex personal project that I will be wrtting about when all bit come into place. Otherwise all is well.
 

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