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kennedyb4
post Jun 8 2002, 18:03
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Hello. I started this discussion with Pio and he suggested it would be a good hardware thread.

The questions were this..

1 My computer is hooked up to my Yamaha surround amp via the SPDIF output on my SBLive soundcard. I know this is not really a great soundcard otherwise, but does the quality of the soundcard have as much or any effect when using SPDIF?


2 Also, the DAC in my Yamaha is a 20 bit but I dont know if it would be considered good quality or not. Can you comment on this, or offer advice on an outboard DAC?

3 Would a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz make a significant difference?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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kennedyb4
post Jun 8 2002, 23:05
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Thanks for your response.

I may get a new soundcard, but not because of its onboard DAC. My computer station is about 15 feet away from the receiver so I want to run SPDIF out to it to avoid the signal problems associated with a fifteen foot run.

I suspect your right, that the onboard Yamaha DAC is decent quality.

What I need is a soundcard that will pass on the output of my decoded Lame files to the amp DAC unaltered.

Does anyone know if the Turtle Beach Santa Cruz resamples its SPDIF out as well? I read that it is also a 48KHz resampling card as well, but I am not sure if this applies to the SPDIF output.

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- kennedyb4   SPDIF OUT and DACs   Jun 8 2002, 18:03
- - Uosdwis R. Dewoh   Hello! 1. As far as I know, the SBLive family of ...   Jun 8 2002, 19:33
- - kennedyb4   Thanks for your response. I may get a new soundca...   Jun 8 2002, 23:05
- - Annuka   QUOTE Originally posted by kennedyb4 1 My comput...   Jun 9 2002, 01:23
- - Pio2001   Here's what I answered first to KennedyB4's privat...   Jun 10 2002, 01:20
- - kennedyb4   Whoa. Nice thread. Those guys are scary:D Bottom...   Jun 10 2002, 04:52
- - adriel   There are several interesting things about the SB ...   Jun 12 2002, 03:44
- - Pio2001   Blind listening test between different resampling ...   Jun 12 2002, 11:47
- - Annuka   QUOTE Originally posted by Pio2001 Blind listenin...   Jun 12 2002, 11:59
- - kennedyb4   I swapped out my spdif cable ( rca unsheilded chea...   Jun 12 2002, 12:43
- - spoon   Are you able to upgrade your ears to appreciate th...   Jun 12 2002, 13:16
- - fewtch   How about recording, then software-upsampling (usi...   Jun 12 2002, 13:36
- - kennedyb4   There are a few members interested in a 48khz upsa...   Jun 12 2002, 13:48
- - Case   QUOTE Originally posted by kennedyb4 There are a ...   Jun 12 2002, 13:53
- - PoisonDan   QUOTE Originally posted by kennedyb4 Does anyone ...   Jun 12 2002, 13:55
- - fewtch   QUOTE Originally posted by kennedyb4 There are a ...   Jun 12 2002, 14:09
- - adriel   I can't hear the difference between a Live upsampl...   Jun 12 2002, 18:48
- - Pio2001   QUOTE Originally posted by Annuka The links to th...   Jun 12 2002, 18:49


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