I've been using centrafuse for a few months now and havent been able to get the sound
right coming out of it. I have a pretty big system with gold connectors
all the way through and a sound blaster audigy nx soundcard so its not the hardware
In centrafuse the sound seems very flat lacks loads of depth. I have tried correcting this with the eq, but this does not help much, and using a lot of eq correction induces clipping and distortion in the sound. I was sure that pcs sounded better than this so I tried playing a bunch of mp3s with a flat eq on both centrafuse and the only other music
player on my system:intervideo dvd.
With the dvd player, the sound was soooo much better - it had loads of bass, depth, kick and was much warmer. I then tweaked it with the sound blaster eq and it sounded even better, better than my old top of-the-range pioneer head unit
. So i then tried flattening the eq on centrafuse and making sure normalisation was left off and leaving the sound blaster eq as it had been... And the sound went back to being flat and tinny.
This really bugs me because i love centrafuse - its by far the best frontend and i really dont want to use anything else! Why could this be happening? Is it the decoder? If so, can it be changed? Also does anyone else experience this?
Any answer/comments would be much appreciated!