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howpet December 27, 2011 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 583868)
opamps is a very subjective thing just as audio is.

your best to find the opamps in question and then google peoples thoughts

I"m jumping the gun.
Best to wait and see or hear the cards when they arrive
And reviews do have a lot of sway with me ...Thxs All

ilya December 27, 2011 08:40 PM

IMO, unless you really want to spend the dime and get into audio, don't bother.

Opamps in electronics merely amplify voltage. In the case of audio, they increase gain - which in theory should increase the number of details heard. (not to be confused with increased volume, although the signal will typically be louder) How much depends on what opamp and the differential inputs.

Changing the opamps will not necessarily improve the sound. Most of the time it merely changes how the sound is "coloured." The differences can be incredibly minuscule or quite noticeable.

howpet December 27, 2011 08:49 PM

The differences can be incredibly minuscule or quite noticeable.

And thus I'm guessing money spent on amps might better spent on an overall better card
unless you have the best of the best and want to improve on it.


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