Motherboard with TUBE audio ouput???

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  1. Shawn C

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    Yeah ive seen that.. pretty cool [​IMG]
     
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    ...pretty expensive too, I heard.
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks this gimmick is a really bad idea? [​IMG]
     
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    I think it's a cool idea, but it could have been better implemented. First of all, they used a subpar DAC on the motherboard. Next, the tube section eats up a lot of real estate that could have made for at least 2 more PCI slots. Lastly, there's the issue of heat and noise inside the PC case. A better solution IMHO would be an external DAC/tube stage that hooks up to the motherboard via USB or SPDIF.

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    It's probably made for the HTPC people that don't need alot of expandibility. Three PCI slots aint bad since it's got built-in 5.1 sound on the MB.
     
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    Its a gimmick that has no real world uses. What will they think of next?!
     
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