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    Hi,

    I have converted my H701 to accept coaxial digital signal and it works great w/ soundblaster soundcards but NOT w/ the onboard s/pdif coaxial out on my Epia CN m/b, the same output works w/ my reciever at home, but not the H701.. Is there different (digital) ways to send s/pdif over coaxial? And can I do something about it?

    Best regards L

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    are you using the latest drivers?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by scott_fx View Post
      are you using the latest drivers?
      I use 7.00b, I'll do a full re install of windows today to see if it helps.

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      • #4
        Stupid question, how do you control the volume when using the digital connection? Can you use the computer's volume controls?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sonneboz View Post
          Stupid question, how do you control the volume when using the digital connection? Can you use the computer's volume controls?
          the master volume slider is ignored on most of cards in s/pdif mode, but wave works... we should find or write a small background program that links the wave slider to master and the mute checkboxs, so when the vol +/-/mute buttons are pushed, they moves the wave slider too...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by sonneboz View Post
            Stupid question, how do you control the volume when using the digital connection? Can you use the computer's volume controls?
            Yes you can use it, but I don't, I use the volume knob on my H701 to maximize SNR.

            A full reinstall of windows did not help. I'm stuck w/ my bulky SB X-fi card for now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FPeter View Post
              the master volume slider is ignored on most of cards in s/pdif mode, but wave works... we should find or write a small background program that links the wave slider to master and the mute checkboxs, so when the vol +/-/mute buttons are pushed, they moves the wave slider too...

              My X-fi does not ignore the Master vol in spdif mode, unless I use Bit perfect + audio creation mode settings in the drivers. Then almost EVERYTHING is bypassed, just the way I want it

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DrLove View Post
                My X-fi does not ignore the Master vol in spdif mode, unless I use Bit perfect + audio creation mode settings in the drivers. Then almost EVERYTHING is bypassed, just the way I want it
                yes, most of creative cards are exceptions in this part, they controls the volume via master slider
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                • #9
                  are you following these steps?
                  http://www.mini-itx.com/hardware/ac3/
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                  Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
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                  Transflective Xenarc

                  My Car Pc Install
                  My Boat Pc worklog

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by scott_fx View Post
                    are you following these steps?
                    http://www.mini-itx.com/hardware/ac3/
                    I don't have problem w/ AC3, I have problem w/ all sound from the digital out on my m/b. The jumper is in the right pos and all software is ok. Is there a way to controll sample freq and bit depth on the integrated soundcard?

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                    • #11
                      Is it possible to control the H701 through the computer? I just want good sound and optical out into the H701 then to my amps sounds like the best way to go.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ethan537 View Post
                        Is it possible to control the H701 through the computer? I just want good sound and optical out into the H701 then to my amps sounds like the best way to go.
                        I guess it's possible, afaik the buttons on the C701 is "only" a resistor grid and shouldn't be to hard to control via a PC, but the display is another story I'm curently looking in to how to control the volume from another position, need too hack the cable C701->H701 and insert an extra encoder (like a potentiometer but different), thats all I need for now.

                        I have converted one of the optical toslink in on the H701 to an coaxial digital (just removed the optical circuit) Both the soundcard and the H701 are using electrical (coaxial) data internaly and by removing the coaxial->optical->coaxial conversions I get better sound. But it looks like the "new" coaxial in don't like dirty spdif like from my epia board, X-fi works fine in bit perfect mode.

                        Sorry for my bad eng, don't care for spelling right now I'm from Sweden (IKEA)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DrLove View Post
                          I guess it's possible, afaik the buttons on the C701 is "only" a resistor grid and shouldn't be to hard to control via a PC, but the display is another story I'm curently looking in to how to control the volume from another position, need too hack the cable C701->H701 and insert an extra encoder (like a potentiometer but different), thats all I need for now.

                          Sorry for my bad eng, don't care for spelling right now I'm from Sweden (IKEA)
                          Dr. L, if you figure out how to add an encoder, please show us how. I've seriously considered the H701 and C701 combo, but I want to use the C701 to control the volume, while I don't have a good place to mount the C701. I would love to be able to mount an encoder somewhere to control just the volume portion of the C701/H701 combo.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pockets View Post
                            Dr. L, if you figure out how to add an encoder, please show us how. I've seriously considered the H701 and C701 combo, but I want to use the C701 to control the volume, while I don't have a good place to mount the C701. I would love to be able to mount an encoder somewhere to control just the volume portion of the C701/H701 combo.
                            I will solve it, soon. Don't now how but I really want to move the volume knob. I'll post the solution when I'm done.

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