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Old August 5, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Default How good is the HT Omega Striker 7.1?

Hey all, I want to know how good this omega strike card is?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=22973&vpn=STRIKER%5F7%2E1&manufactur e=HT%20Omega[/URL]
I just ordered it and want to make sure its a good sound card before its to late to cancel. I ordered this one cause it had Coaxle out which is what this surround sound system I have in my closet has and looks like a good item
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Old August 5, 2008, 04:32 PM
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I don't have any experience with the Strike so I don't know about its sound quality, but I have the HT Omega Claro and I can say that HT Omega provides amazing support and their drivers WORK. I previously had a Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio and Xtreme Music. The drivers for this are a much better layout, and I've had no problem with them (Vista x64, XP 32 and XP 64).
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Old August 5, 2008, 05:10 PM
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The striker is not that great of a card, but great for it's cost. Only slightly better than on-board sound.
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Old August 5, 2008, 06:06 PM
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big advantage for me ove ron-board though is coaxle out.

Can you recomend me any around the $70-$80 markt hat can do coaxle out and work well?
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That card. That's actually why I bought it, so to be able to pass thorugh DVD sounds to my amp. After that I went X-Fi, had driver issues, and now have Xonar D2X, both of which are a bit more than waht you are looking to spend, but I'd recommend holding out until you could afford prelude, usually on sale @ ncix for like 139, or something along those lines.
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Old August 6, 2008, 07:04 AM
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thanks,t hats what i decided to do acctually lol.

I decided to hold out on ordering some WC parts untill next month and bought myself the Prelude instead. The alchemy program offers support for my old games I play like WoW and guild wars and new games like COD4 already support surround sound apperently.
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Old August 6, 2008, 08:14 AM
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ht omega striker is a great card for gaming and works very well but due to its age and the fact better cards are out like the Xonar.. I'd say go for that one.
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Old August 6, 2008, 09:28 AM
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I picked the Prelude over the Xonar because of price. NCIX had the prelude on sale for $145+$20 MIR and $5 shipping, even before the MIR it was like $30 cheaper than the Xonar.

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Old August 6, 2008, 11:08 AM
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..and so, how do you like the Prelude?
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Old August 6, 2008, 11:11 AM
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I don't think he's got it yet...
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