Auzentech X-Meridian Discussion Thread Part 2

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by WildStyle, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. anthony

    anthony Maha Guru

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    i have the same issue
     
  2. N0sferatU

    N0sferatU Ancient Guru

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    plus it was a HUGE pain in the ass to remove the new driver (at least for me). I'm fine again now on the old driver :cool:
     
  3. Coolchris

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    Works great in Vista 32. Mixer now available. Dunno what Gamergod has a beef about, cause it works perfect in Vista on my system...sorry but thats my experience.
     
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    care to elaborate on "full mixer" in Vista? I haven't played with it much on Vista.
     

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    You don't get 5.1 sound in most of your games. Why is that meridian users insist on bull****ting?

    Here are the games I have installed

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    Only 3 of those work in 5.1:

    Company of Heroes
    Test Drive Unlimited
    Outrun 2006


    So please, stop the bull****!
     
  6. Coolchris

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    Who the **** is bull****ting Pal? Did I mention 5.1 surround in Games? Did you originally mention that 5.1 in Games was your problem? Answer to both: NO.
    I dont think the Meridian was made exclusively for gaming; thus only limited EAX support, unlike the Prelude or Xfi.

    On my system the new drivers work great.
    To answer Nos's question. Mixer tab is now available in the Xear 3D whereas the other drivers for Vista did not have this.
     
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    If a 7.1 soundcard produces 2 channel sound, then it is not working fine is it? Therefore you are bull****ting as you have not tested it properly.
     
  8. Coolchris

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    Bollocks mate. I have a 7.1 reciever..Onkyo 605...and have used the 7.1 surround test in the Vista sound settings. Each speaker as indicated comes out properly. So..dont tell me I have not tested my own system! If you cannot get YOUR system to work, dont assume that eveyone else's system is as fooked up as yours!!

    If you do these tests and get sound out of all your speakers, then its the games isnt it?
     
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    GAMES, is what I am talking about. I can easily test 7.1 in the sound settings and it does indeed work. However the removal of HAL means that games end up in a psuedo surround sound. It is not a true surround sound

    read here http://home.nestor.minsk.by/game/news/2007/02/1903.html

    The majority of newer games use openal, therefore I will get surround sound in games with an x-fi. It is the lack of openal support that is crippling the meridian.
     
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    Like I said..the Meridian aint a dedicated Games card. It was never intended to be. It seems you made the wrong purchase. You probably need the Prelude or Xfi..whatever.

    Originally you blamed the drivers..thats why I defended them. Now you finally admit that its the Gaming end of the stick. You did not mention this whatsoever originally, only after this silly banter that you seem to have altered your perspective.
    Anyway, enough of this guff. Hope you get whatever you want sorted. Playing word ping pong aint gonna help!
     
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    N0sferatU where did you get the older drivers? or are you using the ones that came on the CD?
     
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    Same here but I'm on vista 64, I have 11 games installed which I get 5.1 in. I put my ear to each of my speakers and test my games etc. And hear 5.1 I have no upmixing settings set.Yet some how he fiqures I lying.

    If I didnt then, why would I be getting 5.1 in serious Sam2 and my 11 games. He has me shaking my head at him,thinking if he cant do it then every one esle that is must be lying.
     
  13. Gamergod

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    Anything that uses directsound hardware acceleration for multi channel sound will not work in multi channel in vista. HAL is missing, hence all games that do not use software based sound WILL fall back to 2 channel sound.

    Why do you think creative made alchemy?

    Read this

    http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/759/759538p1.html

     
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    I had them laying around :)

    I always keep old drivers around just in case :cool:
     
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    The 11 games I get 5.1 in, Has software accelerating with 5.1 support. what part of that do you not understand. I know all about that already.

    You dont need hardware accelerating for games which let you do 5.1 in software acceleratings.

    I getting sick of people telling me what my hardware can and cant do. Because they have games which doesnt do it for them and feel. "I might not have his game but if i cant do it in my games, then he cant do it in any of his games no matter what" Thats what you basicy saying.

    The games you listed in your picture are Direct sound hardware /open AL only. They will not work in 5.1 in software accel and need the hal.

    The 11 games I list dont need the hardware Hal to do 5.1 they will do it in software accel. But it not like your gonna understand any way,your too stubborn.

    Tell Serious Sam 2 it not suppose to be doing 5.1, heck tell freelancher that and the other 9 of my games which are doing it.

    Go on thinking all you want i sick of this. I just gonna go and enjoy my 11 games in 5.1 that i have installed, and sit here and hear the ships in freelancer zip behind me on my speakers and all around me.

    then dodge headless monsters as they run to my side and then behind me. and let you go on your mayhem . I thought Donnie was the most annoying person, I was dead wrong.
     
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    The new X-Meridian Vista drivers work really great for DTS-CDs. All you need is audio filter that
    can pass the DTS audio to the surround receiver and a media player ohter then Windows Media
    Player. I use media player classic and AC3Filter and it plays flawless. You don't need to make
    sure it's set exactly right or make sure the volumes are set a max any more. All you need is to
    make sure the the DTS and the 44.1khz is selected in the Digital Output Properties in Windows
    audio properties and your media player is set to Digital Output. You don't need to change
    anything in the Xear3D to make it play ether.
     
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    hey, sup G3D!

    XMeridian + LME49860 = sound godiva lol

    a lot of u know this already from ROBSCIX/LM4562

    a couple of days ago i upgraded from OPA2134 to the LME49860 opamps and im still in shock as im going through my music, hddvd = wow, havent had the chance to play any games yet but i cant wait

    the OPA2134 sound great aswell they sound different but i still likem, will be adding OPA2227 to the opamp collection soon

    by wed/thur ill be getting some LT1364 opamps to try out ill seet how these will fare against LME49860
     
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    Hey NapalmV5!

    Glad you've discovered the awesomeness that is opamp rolling :D

    The 4562/LME49860 are something else eh? ;)

    I just swapped out a M.otorola opamp in my amplifier for the quad version of the 4562... it's niiice.

    :)
     
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    opamp rolling.. lol yeh thanx to some ROBSCIX opamp fueling i cant stop now..

    i was googling for opamps thats how i found this thread..


    today i got the LT1364 opamps - oh snap!!

    from my limited, short time.. my take on the 3,

    LME49860: holy music!
    LT1364: dvd/hddvd
    OPA2134: everything sounds better vs the stock opamps

    thats using the same soft/hard settings and without adjusting EQ

    this coming from a guy that just upgraded to OPA2134 a month ago and ever since xmeridian first available thought that opamp upgrade is not worth it, boy was i wrong..

    ROBSCIX/others - u guys will probably place the LT1364 somehere between the OPAxxxx and LM4562, idk, if u guys wanna try the LT1364 u wont be disappointed but u guys are better reviewers on opamps :)

    next week ill have another xmeridian so itll be easier to ear bench the opamps

    edit: i went back and forth between the 3 sets that i got and its interesting how the 3 produce their own distinct sounds, i plug in the burr browns i pick up new sounds, i plug in the nationals a bunch of new sounds unheard before, i plug in the intersils there it goes again, different sounds

    so far i like all 3

    gotta get some good cans, which do you guys highly recommend?
     
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