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    The Extigy doesn't have a CMSS setting as far as I can see, but it DOES have a button on the unit itself that enables it. The Playcenter (for mp3s) has an EAX button for effects but I'm not using it. I set the bass/treble to max on the mixer which sounds pretty much like I want it. Although I would really like a true eq somehow.
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    As you can see above that picture.. I state that is from my desktop machine running an Audigy 2 ZS....

    But the Audigy 2 NX has the same screen.. it's just lacking the middle option CMSS 2.
    (and no THX)

    So since the Extigy is all hardware.. u can't control what kinda CMSS it is? Well that's bunk!

    hmm... must.. be... some.. way...
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    And yea.. I'm running all the current Creative drivers... and SP2...
    I didn't answer that.. cause that screen is not because of drivers.. but card...
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    Concerning the EQ - Doesn't WMP 10 have a built in 10-channel? If it is configured by loading it in straight, closing, then running Frodo, won't Frodo use those settings?

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    Yes, Frodo basically uses whatever wmp is setup for, I guess, because I use DFX for wmp and it comes up in Frodo too. Don't know how I lived before DFX although it takes an extra 30% of cpu (same that the wmp eq does but the eq doesn't provide half the impact that dfx does).

    However, none of this comes into play for external sources like XM. I'm just glad the Exitgy has a bass/treble that work so well on everything.
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    does anyone know of the audigy pcmcia version pprocesses the line-in and allows 6 channel output? Someone mentioned it did, but no one confirmed.

    If it isn't, is the only option the extigy?

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    And I have a question, is anyone using optical in from the XMDirect and optical out to a processer or digital amp?
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    Since this thread isn't totally dead yet and has alot of bearing on many carPC sound systems, I thought I'd throw in this link. This is a Flash demo on the Extigy from Creative's site.

    http://www.soundblaster.com/product....asp#easeofuse2
    (hmm...on the preview screen it doesn't show this link right. not sure if it will work, but here it is again "http://www.soundblaster.com/products/extigy/tour.asp#easeofuse2")

    Especially check out the 5 slides under the Multi-Channel Performance section. While the Creative CSRs don't seem to know jack, the demo clearly says that users can experience ALL of their audio in 5.1 using CMSS, including stereo input. Further, it says the system smartly switches between CMSS and true Dolby Digital 5.1 depending on the input. Even better, it says the CMSS mixing occurs in real-time, such as game-playing.

    I've wrestled with digital 5.1 outputs and DTS processors for about 12 hours now. I really think this is the answer (for many of us). If this turns out to be as great as I think it will be, I will be upgrading my home system to this as well.

    Thanks a ton Cletis and Wysocki for your input in this thread. It's made my 12 hours (errr day ).

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    anytime, haha

    Good find on the flash demo!

    P.S. I'm parting out my setup and have an Extigy for sale in case you are interested.

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    Are you serious? Gah! I just bought one refurbished on Ebay from Creative.

    I know the Extigy docs say it has a built-in amp, but are you running the outputs to another amp to boost the signal more or is the Extigy volume level good enough?

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