Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Wed Aug 11 18:08:23 UTC 2010

I finally got my s/pdif output on my motherboard working and find the
audio audibly cleaner than previous attempts with various analogue
solutions. My desktop speakers have a digital input, so any noise,
etc. would be the fault of that, not the computer. ??

What I'm wondering: Is digital out via the MB about as good as it
gets? I'm thinking that I could get an expensive <insert name of card>
pci card ... but why? Any signal (digital or analogue), no matter how
clean, it puts out can't be better can it than the digital straight
out of the MB? So, then it is up to the outboard gear? I fear I'm
missing a lot in my knowledge.

**** Listen to my CD at http://www.mellowood.ca/music/cedars ****
Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
EMAIL: bob at mellowood.ca
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