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soundcard help!!! 7.1? only getting a pcm signal

Discussion in 'Computers' started by VirPRO, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. VirPRO

    VirPRO Auditioning

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    hey, i just hooked up a new motherboard (asus k8v-se(deluxe))

    the sound on my htpc sucks (some static too) now and the software is horrible
    my system is an onkyo ht-s770 except i replaced the sub with an apex amp and an idmax12 (car audio sub)

    the signal is always PCM even though i'm using the optical & coax outs (maybe they're simply analog outs???)

    when i had my abit nforce2 board the sound was amazing and the software (soundstorm) was great

    i loved the equalizer and the volume controls for each speaker as well as the crossover for the sub

    anyway, i need advice
    i think i should get a soundcard
    my system is 6.1, i figure i shound get a 7.1 soundcard considering i've never seen a 6.1 card before

    the software needs to be good and have good controls and have DIGITAL optical or coax (or whatever else my receiver can input digatally-- spdif???) i put a link up to the ht-s770 on onkyo's site, but htf won't let me post links...

    thanks!
     
  2. WayneO

    WayneO Supporting Actor

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    FYI: SPDIF(sony/phillips digital interface) is "digital coaxial".

    I'd recommend the M-Audio Revolution 7.1 which is what I use with my HTPC, awesome sound. Since I'm not into using eq's and sound fields, etc., I'm not sure what features the software has with it, I could check later if really needed to know.
     
  3. VirPRO

    VirPRO Auditioning

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    thanks, if u could check on the software that would be great

    anyone else?
     
  4. VirPRO

    VirPRO Auditioning

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    someone help!
    i've been hearing good things about Chaintech AV-710 and the E-MU 0404 and 1212...

    any ideas guys?
     
  5. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    For purely digital out go with the cheap Envy-24HTS Chaintech, it should be all you need. For analog AND digital out go with a Revolution or Audiotrak Prodigy.

    Can I ask why did you go from nForce2 to VIA??? Doesn't nForce3 have the same neat onboard audio?
     
  6. JohanD

    JohanD Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a chaintech and it works great for DVD's using the optical output.
     

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