Originally posted by kennedyb4 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?
Originally posted by kennedyb4 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?
Replacing your interconnect with a quality cable may not help but it won't hurt either.
My own personal recommendation would be M-Audio Audiophile, for around 0 US.
Originally posted by Pio2001 Blind listening test between different resampling algorithms, including the SB Live digital output : http://126.96.36.199/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?board...&num=1010178496
Originally posted by kennedyb4 There are a few members interested in a 48khz upsampling winamp plug-in using ssrc as a starting point.Not sure if anything is happening as yet or what is involved.
Originally posted by kennedyb4 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.
I have a santa cruz stuck in a closet somewhere.
Originally posted by kennedyb4 There are a few members interested in a 48khz upsampling winamp plug-in using ssrc as a starting point.
Originally posted by Annuka The links to the samples don't work.
Originally posted by fewtch How about recording, then software-upsampling (using a good quality algorithm) to 48KHz (then encoding as lossless). Doesn't that bypass the whole "crappy upsampling by Live! cards" altogether? Then it will play 48KHz as 48Khz (unless I'm missing something).