Final Auzen X-FI Prelude Production Pics!

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by ROBSCIX, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. vf

    vf Ancient Guru

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    It was already delayed though, says on their website end of June, then changed to end of July, no we are in August. :)
     
  2. ROBSCIX

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    RELAX, everybody, everywhere says they are shipping. It takes a while to move product around the world. Be patient they are coming soon.
     
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    umeng2002 Maha Guru

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    If the DACs in the Prelude are better than in the z5500, you might as well just use the analog outputs and let your computer to the DD or DTS decode. Which might not be too big of a stretch to imagine. Personally the Wolfson DAC on my $23 av-710 is better than the one in my receiver. A/B test consistently show this and frankly I cannot ID the DAC (or maybe codec) in my receiver even after taking the damn thing apart.
     
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    Dolby Digital or DTS has always a 16Bit/48kHz source (exception DD/DTS CD with 16Bit/44.1kHz and DD Radio with 16Bit/32kHz).
    All newer soundcards reachs a better analog output quality, than with DD or DTS is at all possible. Particularly since at the active soundset nothing must be driven by the soundcard.
     

  5. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    That is not really such a big deal when you consider most if not ALL current gaming audio is 16/48 or 16/44.1 -that is still DAT and CD quality respectively.
    Alot of other people are buying this card for the future HDMI X-tension board that will add high resolution digital output options to the card.

    I have absolutely NO idea what you last sentence meant, can you explain?
     
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    Just thought you guys should know (I haven't checked the site in a few days, missed it until now)

    Projected Release date: Within days
    Date of estimate: August 2, 2007
    More info: With production underway, shipping is imminent.


    Auzentech's Prelude page
     
  7. Ryu5uzaku

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    found this card from finland for 189€ mmm very tempting since i fell in love with digital after using my onboard which is actually very good for my surprise but still use x-fi with headphones but god... i need money so i can get myself prelude :p
     
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    I had just contacted one of the online E-tailers and they say they aren't getting any for another week. :/
     
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    anyone know when guru3d will be reviewing this card?
     
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    Have you seen an ExtremeMusic (latest Rev.) - has a very similar design, even the chip heatsink locks the same, of course the output is different. :p
     

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    I hope they come out with a revision that supports DisplayPort, would be nice.
     
  12. ROBSCIX

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    What is "DisplayPort"? If your referring to a proprietary name for a HDMI Audio/Video connector, then it is in the works.
     
  13. most leftist 69

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    if only so many audio files weren't so damn lossy.

    if pc games went up to 18 GB (minimum hd space) in the next 8 months, i'd be pretty damn happy.

    it's not going to happen though.
     
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    It's basically exactly like HDMI, but open source, and doesn't have an Audio/Video requirement. So basically if I choose, I can just use it for audio out, or use Auzentechs video/audio out card and do both.

    Although, HDMI works too.
     
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    You mean this month. It has obviously been delayed again. Most probably just to have good availability when it finally does become available.
     
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    Here's a High Quality pick whit out heatsink:

    [​IMG]

    ;)
     
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    No, I mean it was also dated 31st of last month to be released, which has now been pushed to end of this month again.
    3 push backs now, suppose I can't complain though if they are fixing stuff. I just hope its not 2/3 months worth of delays for shipping though.

    AXS, fix that pic please. :) Its annoying to scroll 2 mile because of your image.
     
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    It's not mine, wish it was - that would mean I own that card. :p
     
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    Actually, that Pic belongs to me.... I don't own the card;)
     

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