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  1. Mark Nguyen

    Mark Nguyen Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, need some advice from the experts. [​IMG]
    I am thinking of getting the Radeon 9000 pro 128MB card and the M-Audio 2496. I have 2 questions.
    1) is the extra money for the 9700pro or 9500 necessary? Any noticeable increased in performance?
    2) Are there any audio card out there that have a Digital Opitcal output with the same spec as the 2496? I like the 2496 BUT it only has the Digital Coaxial out, and I would need to get a cable for like $70 to go from Coaxial to Optical into my receiver since I only have Optical in on the receiver.
    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Nope. The MIA from Echo has optical- but I have never tested them with DD/DTS passthrough- so have no idea how well (or if) they will work.

    -Vince
     
  3. Mark Nguyen

    Mark Nguyen Stunt Coordinator

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    Vince, thanks.
    It sounds like I will go with the 9000pro and have to get the $70 coaxial to optical cable for the 2496. [​IMG]
    Mark
     

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