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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [8]

21 Feb 2015   #1141
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Linnemeyerhere:
No argument from me! Below is a crappy pic of my Pro-Ject RPM 9.2 Evo on a Ground It Deluxe plinth from my main system. 60lbs of analog bliss! Cartridge is an Ortofon Cadenza Black and phono preamp is a Manley Labs Chinook. Also attached a 200x microscope view of the stylus on the Cadenza Black. I use a digital microscope to help set the SRA (Stylus Rake Angle). Diamonds maybe a girl’s best friend but not when they are a Nude Shibata tip on a Boron cantilever!!

Layback Bear:
I actually wanted to sleeve my own – thought it would be a fun project. But I stumbled across pre-built at a local computer shop for the cheap…couldn’t resist. I’ll take on the project another day.

Shinigami8671:
Huge improvements in sound can be had when using a separate DAC/Amplifier. Doesn’t have to be as “hi end” as what I have. The Asus Essence STX is an amazing 2 channel PCIe sound card that has a pretty damn good headphone amp built in. The Teac external DAC I am using is acting as my sound card. Connected via Asynchronous USB which allows PCM sampling up to 24bit @ 384 khz and DSD sampling up to 5.6 mhz. It does have a heaphone out connection but that doesn’t hold a candle to the big Bryston headphone amplifier. Bryston is world renowned for their hi-end amplifiers. And they are CANADIAN EH!!




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21 Feb 2015   #1142
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

society misfit

Sleeveing is not a enjoyable thing to do. I do it on small stuff like fans and lights. \
For big harnesses buying them is the only way to go.

Just try something like extending the length of a fan harness a foot or so and sleeve it and use heat shrink on the ends. It's a pain to do and takes a lot of time. At least in my opinion.
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21 Feb 2015   #1143
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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society misfit

Sleeveing is not a enjoyable thing to do. I do it on small stuff like fans and lights. \
For big harnesses buying them is the only way to go.

Just try something like extending the length of a fan harness a foot or so and sleeve it and use heat shrink on the ends. It's a pain to do and takes a lot of time. At least in my opinion.
Thx! I’ve sleeved audio cables in the past – kinda enjoyed! You get that sense of accomplishment! But will admit an audio cable is no task compared to a 24 pin atx connection. Besides, I can almost guarantee the sleeving I want to use cannot be found on pre-built computer cables. Looking at the red and black sleeve.

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21 Feb 2015   #1144
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Society Misfit, that is a great, clean looking build. Congratulations, very well done.
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21 Feb 2015   #1145
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Sleeveing is not a enjoyable thing to do. I do it on small stuff like fans and lights. \
For big harnesses buying them is the only way to go...
Coward!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...Just try something like extending the length of a fan harness a foot or so and sleeve it and use heat shrink on the ends. It's a pain to do and takes a lot of time. At least in my opinion.
You are correct; it is a royal pain in the ahem. But, the results are so worth it.
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22 Feb 2015   #1146
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That was fast Ali, good job
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22 Feb 2015   #1147
shinigami8671

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by society misfit View Post
Shinigami8671:
Huge improvements in sound can be had when using a separate DAC/Amplifier. Doesn’t have to be as “hi end” as what I have. The Asus Essence STX is an amazing 2 channel PCIe sound card that has a pretty damn good headphone amp built in. The Teac external DAC I am using is acting as my sound card. Connected via Asynchronous USB which allows PCM sampling up to 24bit @ 384 khz and DSD sampling up to 5.6 mhz. It does have a heaphone out connection but that doesn’t hold a candle to the big Bryston headphone amplifier. Bryston is world renowned for their hi-end amplifiers. And they are CANADIAN EH!!
So from what I understand, I SHOULD get a separate sound card? lol
Its definitely a high priority now! Thanks for such a detailed reply misfit
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That was fast Ali, good job
Well I did have my eye on it for a while now, so had to jump on the chance.
Next planned upgrades are GTX 970 and 4th gen i7 hopefully.
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22 Feb 2015   #1148
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Come on get this....

EVGA - Articles - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+

4th Gen cpu means a whole new board
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22 Feb 2015   #1149
shinigami8671

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Come on get this....

EVGA - Articles - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N ACX 2.0+

4th Gen cpu means a whole new board
You know, I actually can afford it at the price range, of around around $560~ but when it is delivered to me, it will cost about 140-150$ more at least, at around $700 minimum. So its not affordable
Yes actually I've got the whole thing planned out. If I can sell out my current setup (without PSU and case), I can easily buy 4th gen i7, a good board, GTX 970 AND 16 gigs of ram with about 100$ from my pocket.
So fingers crossed, and hope it all goes according to plan
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22 Feb 2015   #1150
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shinigami8671 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by society misfit View Post
Shinigami8671:
Huge improvements in sound can be had when using a separate DAC/Amplifier. Doesn’t have to be as “hi end” as what I have. The Asus Essence STX is an amazing 2 channel PCIe sound card that has a pretty damn good headphone amp built in. The Teac external DAC I am using is acting as my sound card. Connected via Asynchronous USB which allows PCM sampling up to 24bit @ 384 khz and DSD sampling up to 5.6 mhz. It does have a heaphone out connection but that doesn’t hold a candle to the big Bryston headphone amplifier. Bryston is world renowned for their hi-end amplifiers. And they are CANADIAN EH!!
So from what I understand, I SHOULD get a separate sound card? lol
Its definitely a high priority now! Thanks for such a detailed reply misfit ...
Maybe or maybe not. Many of the newer MOBOs have onboard sound that is as good as you can get from most separate sound cards (only the very best will have better sound and very few new ones are coming out anymore). My MOBO is an older Sandy Bridge-e board and it has pretty good onboard sound. I did benefit from a high end 2.0 sound card (Asus Xonar Essence STX) fed into a 2.1 system (Corsair SP 2500; the card and speakers act like they were made for each other) but not by a huge amount. While my system isn't exactly the world's greatest, it's compact (two small satellites that I wall mounted, a big sub/amp that fits in the knee hole of my desk, and a control pod that sets on my desk), doesn't require a bunch of external components hogging space I don't have, and is plenty good enough for my main music source (ripped CDs) and my old ears (anything over 8k is simply not there for me).

The only way anyone can really tell if they need a sound card or not is to get one and try it. I bought mine locally so I would have plenty of time to evaluate it within the 30 day return envelope. It was enough of an improvement for me to justify its expense and losing a PCI-e slot. Not everyone will have that experience. There is a newer version of the STX that has a version capable of up to 7.1 that is out now (though it's a little hard to find) that supposedly sounds better but I just can't justify the expense for it.
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