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Creative SB Audigy 2 vs Realtek ALC889 (Onboard)
fake1337
post Sep 13 2012, 23:56
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Hello.

So I have an old Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 laying around and I'm currently using my onboard Realtek ALC889. Now people in general seem to think that a dedicated sound card is always better than onboard sound, but the Audigy 2 is much older than the onboard sound. Which one of these would give the best sound?

My speakers are the Corsair SP2500, in other words rather decent (I guess?).
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hlloyge
post Sep 14 2012, 11:03
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Only thing I noticed is louder output form dedicated sound card vs. onboard. I guess that is because so-called line out isn't very specific about the output levels, at least when it comes to consumer audio.
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post Sep 14 2012, 15:38
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QUOTE (hlloyge @ Sep 14 2012, 06:03) *
Only thing I noticed is louder output form dedicated sound card vs. onboard. I guess that is because so-called line out isn't very specific about the output levels, at least when it comes to consumer audio.


I've never seen a PC whose on-board sound didn't follow the AC97 spec which is 1 volt RMS max.

OTOH a lot of add-ons run to a higher standard - namely 2 volts. That is 6 dB louder which can really bring out the detail and warmth if 1 volt is kinda marginal in your situation.
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- fake1337   Creative SB Audigy 2 vs Realtek ALC889 (Onboard)   Sep 13 2012, 23:56
- - DVDdoug   QUOTE Now people in general seem to think that a d...   Sep 14 2012, 00:31
- - punkrockdude   First of all, using these built-in converters I al...   Sep 14 2012, 00:34
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (punkrockdude @ Sep 13 2012, 19:34)...   Sep 14 2012, 07:43
|- - punkrockdude   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Sep 14 2012, 08...   Sep 15 2012, 16:23
|- - saratoga   QUOTE (punkrockdude @ Sep 15 2012, 11:23)...   Sep 16 2012, 00:24
|- - punkrockdude   QUOTE (saratoga @ Sep 16 2012, 01:24) QUO...   Sep 16 2012, 10:04
|- - westgroveg   QUOTE (punkrockdude @ Sep 16 2012, 22:04)...   Sep 16 2012, 10:21
- - dhromed   When I destroyed my onboard and got a separate car...   Sep 14 2012, 08:43
- - hlloyge   Only thing I noticed is louder output form dedicat...   Sep 14 2012, 11:03
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (hlloyge @ Sep 14 2012, 06:03) Only...   Sep 14 2012, 15:38
- - zima   Almost a decade ago I did have a setup where heari...   Sep 14 2012, 12:35
- - SoNic67   QUOTE (fake1337 @ Sep 13 2012, 18:56) Hel...   Sep 15 2012, 00:31
- - _if   The way I got around this question is by using my ...   Sep 15 2012, 22:03
- - nagual   QUOTE (fake1337 @ Sep 13 2012, 23:56) Hel...   Sep 15 2012, 23:21
- - krafty   I had to employ an ALC889 chip, which is considere...   Sep 16 2012, 02:17
- - IgorC   104 dB is a theoretical maximum. Now the final pe...   Sep 16 2012, 03:02
- - bennetng   Creative's Audigy and X-Fi cards have higher o...   Sep 16 2012, 08:04
- - westgroveg   I have an X-Fi and ALWAYS end up with a mid/high e...   Sep 16 2012, 10:13


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