Jun 17, Posts: Fri Apr 16, 4: About Us We are specialists in hard to find and legacy computer, laptop and server bits. The Audigy 2 as I recall really wasn’t that special in the sound-department, and with the revamped sound-architecture in Windows 7, much of the reason for using Creatives products with the accompanying POS drivers went out the window. My new Mac Pro emits hum from my speakers. Thu Apr 15, 1:

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Creative Audigy 2 ZS: FireWire questions

My Mac Mini does not, fjrewire the price difference. The SE is a low-profile PCI card in the Audigy family, and still has many unsold units at online retailers unlike the other Audigy cards. I’ve never been completely happy with my onboard sound of the last three boards I bought. Since my questions involve three different issues, I am making three different posts.

The lack of proper EQ for me was the biggest reason I couldnt use onboard. IIRC there were just eq profiles to choose from theater, gaming etc and they all sounded equally bad.

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The ASIO and break out box features were an attempt to tap into the “home studio” market, with a mainstream product. Its a matter of preference. If your motherboard is newer than 7 years old, none whatsoever.


Unable to run bit version of ASIO software.

I know Creative has a bad rep around here for a reasonbut I’ve personally never had any problems with drivers zzs sound quality with mine.

And the noise is audiggy something of mine “fucking up” as its obviously occurring with some other folks. Wed Apr 14, Aug 16, Posts: With these cards only one of the mic, line in, or AUX sources may be unmuted at a time.

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Computer powers off in sleep mode Here on Ars, my informal assessment is that most computer users most of the time don’t seem to mind their on-board audio chip quality level, so those who have problems with their on-board sound quality either have “golden ears” caution: Sep 18, Posts: It is possible that the same card was sold in different markets firewirre different names, that perhaps the cards were sold with one name for a while and later it was changed or it’s possible they could even be slightly different cards.

The time now is The one thing I wonder is it helps with internal noise.


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Having it installed hurts nothing. You can help by adding to it. Aside from possible faulty components, there’s really no reason to go with a dedicated sound card anymore unless you have a very high quality setup. Nov 16, Posts: I mentioned audigt noise issue because other posters brought it up.

I know both of the devices you’re describing intimately, and I listen on both decent bookshelves and very good headphones. With Creative ALchemy, you can:. Does it require anything special? While I firewjre that the stuff about flatness is silly, having hiss on some systems is perfectly reasonable, particularly if he tried headphones.

The culprit might be poor handling of “ground. Tried them all but always went back to the card. We have thousands of items in stock with hundreds of more items constantly being added to our store. I too also experienced the noise issue so I have no interested in going onboard. This page was last edited on 2 Februaryat