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Sonica Theater going back, need an alternative

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by RadEd, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. RadEd

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    After much frustration I'm sending the Sonica Theater 7.1 USB soundcard back, I tried everything I could think of but it refuses to output a digital signal to my amp.

    So now I need a replacement, what cards can do DTS and preferably coaxial digital out?

    thanks.
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Does it need to be USB?

    Otherwise the obvious alternative would be the Revolution 7.1 PCI version.

    For USB there are a couple of options, like the Creative Extigy or a small box made by Abit. Don't know where to find an Abit box from, i'll look around.
     
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    I'd rather have PCI now but I'm wary about going for another M-Audio product.

    As far as I know the Creative cards don't support DTS, I'll check into it though.
     
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    I think I'll try the Xitel Pro HiFi-Link from http://www.discountdiscs.co.uk/ (thanks for the link Nathan!) :)

    It's a nice package with all those 30ft cables :D

    Thanks a lot for the info guys! :smashin:
     
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    Remove the image, Spectre might ban you..
     
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    An obvious choice if you also want high-end audio quality is to use RME DIGI96/8. It can be had for approx £160. Other alternative is STAudio DSP24 Value+ for £130.

    Improtant thing with both cards is their driver technology that avoid Windows kmixer that has significant impact on sound quality. Also, both support ASIO mode.

    they are both good but RME is significat audiophile quality product.
     

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