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  • What computer sound card do you use.

    What comptuer soundcard or other device are you using to get hooked up to the Gizmo?

    Thanks
    engtaz

    I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

  • #2
    The one on my mother board...... :embarass:

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    • #3
      X-Fi Xtreme Gamer

      Are you asking so that you get some ideas of what to purchase? If so, I would probably now get the ASUS Xonar Essence STX.

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      • #4
        I just use a stereo Y cable off my soundcard. Doesn't sound that bad with my NHT Superzeros. I love the Gizmo, just wished it didn't blink when turned off. That being said, I never turn it off.
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        • #5
          Is there a reasonably priced soundcard with analogue outs for easy stereo speaker hookup ?
          Time waits for no man.

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          • #6
            Great question Jethro.
            engtaz

            I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

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            • #7
              I was using a M-Audio Revolution 5.1 card with my HTPC a while back. The analog out sounded really nice, better than using the S/PDIF output and having the Pioneer receiver do the conversion. I still have the card but it's not installed in any PC right now.
              Jeremy Gillow
              Gear | Prev Gear | Movies | Music

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              • #8
                Originally posted by engtaz
                What comptuer soundcard or other device are you using to get hooked up to the Gizmo?

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                I was thinking the same thing Engatz for the same reason. I was looking on NewEgg and they seem to have alot of 5.1 and 7.1 soundcards. Then I remembered that I have a USB DAC 707, hooked it up from computers USB and analogue outs to an old school 2-channel denon receiver to a pair of ref .5's... OMG I should have done this months ago. Sweet sound for a computer. I'll probably hook up my old mirage powered sub tomorrow for some low end.

                Anyhow... if your willing to spend a little over $100, the DAC 707 is pretty good sounding for what it is and versatile. Kind of funny I was looking for the same thing as you yesterday... and realized I had a better solution tucked away in a drawer :rock: Maybe a sound card would sound better though... I'm not sure how that all works.
                Time waits for no man.

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                • #9
                  That DAC is sweet. I would like to spend less. That is another option. What other DAC are recommended. My sound card right now has optical outs but USB is and option also.
                  engtaz

                  I love how music can brighten up a bad day.

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                  • #10
                    M-Audio Audiophile 2496

                    Two channel analog audio out to the Gizmo. I'm looking to get one for my current build.

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                    • #11
                      http://www.studica.com/products/shop...tpriceid=30671

                      80 bucks new

                      http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used

                      60 bucks used

                      Most reviews say its really good for 2 channel, just add an amp and some speakers.
                      Good recommendation dude :yes:
                      Time waits for no man.

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                      • #12
                        ? move to "Electronics" Sub-forum?

                        Originally posted by engtaz
                        What comptuer soundcard or other device are you using to get hooked up to the Gizmo?

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                        Good question, but why is this under "Product Announcements" and not Electronics?

                        Mike
                        HT Gear (AVS Link)
                        Rk: MA WR-37-32
                        Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                        Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                        Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                        Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                        BR: Oppo BDP-103
                        Gm: 360 Pro
                        LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                        S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                        Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                        Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                        Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                        TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by engtaz
                          What comptuer soundcard or other device are you using to get hooked up to the Gizmo?

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                          I am not using it with Gizmo, but I do use an external (USB) sound card from creative. It used to sell for about $40-45.
                          Ref1,Ref100,RS850,450,RSC200 Sig,ELT525M,MFW-15,UFW10,AVR987/X-amps,LMC-1/LPA1,SB3,P-3A,PS3,HDA3, Gizmo v1.0, SP3 MK II.

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                          • #14
                            I've been looking into the same question. In the passed few months I have picked up a SP3 and Ref 1's but still don't have anything to drive them in my office. I also have a Gizmo / 525 setup next to this one. I'm dying to compare the 2 setups using the computer as my source.

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