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    Constant Bitrate Phythorian's Avatar
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    Audigy NX sounds like crap

    Just bought the Audigy NX, and I was expecting a lot of it because I wasn't very pleased with the onboard sound of my Via Epia M10000.

    The thing is, it sounds REALLY BAD!!! I've tried a lot of settings but nothing really convinced me.

    With or without CMSS,EAX different speaker setups, I've installed AC3filter, and a lot more but it won't sound any good. The onboard audio from the Epia is way better then this.

    So my question is, what are your settings with the Audigy??

    I know every install is different, but maybe I looked over something essential...



    My goal was to produce a nice 5.1 sound and use the dolby processor for DVD. But even with good stereo sound mixed up with CMSS will please me!

    So who has the golden tip for me?!!



    And yes, I did but nothing really helped me yet!

    p.s.
    I connected the audigy to the 6channel direct input from my Home Cinema System, but will be connected to a 6 channel amp in the car. My home PC (Athlon64 with terratec space7.1) sounds awesome on the same system, using the same cables, on the same input, so that's not it...

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    What USB ports are you using? Make sure they are 2.0. Also the cable from the PC to the Audigy is 2.0 compliant. Do not share it with anything give it its own line, no hubs. Update the drivers as well.

    Without the USB 2.0 connection right it sounds like crap, all distorted at low volume.

    Sounds to me it could be you have a USB 1.0 cable or port.
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    In case you are unsure, right click on your "My Computer", "Properties", "Hardware" tab, and then you can see your USB if it is 1.0 or 2.0 and also I think you can see form the audigy if its hooked through 1.0 or 2.0

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    I was gonna suggest you make sure your using USB 2.0.. but they beat me....

    My other suggestion would be to go into the settings and set the audigy to work at the
    higher bit rates... as it is defaulted to a lower setting when installed.

    Make sure your volume on ur pc is set to around 75% to get the right output
    to feed into ur home amp... volume too low or too high will just make distortion.



    I used my audigy on my desktop pc awhile before I had suv ready for it... so I know it
    sounded good inside also... (and it was being played thru Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1's )
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    Keep messing with it, once you have it set up correctly you will know because it puts the on board audio to shame!
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    Thx's for your comments,
    The USB was correct, I was getting so frustrated that completly formatted my windows partition and installed everything new. (should've done that before, it was becoming a mess, and the pc is a lot faster now.

    And as a bonus: The Audigy worked Perfect

    Now I know what crappy sound is: The onboard audio!!
    But I still don't know what the problem was


    Are you guys using AC3filter or not?

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    I use AC3Filter in my truck cause my lappy is JUST too slow for dvd software decoding
    and the audigy digital decode. (all over usb).
    So AC3Filter allows me to just squeak by playing a dvd in 5.1
    Also it's nice because you can set your individual level gains to keep the volume equal
    to that of mp3's (used to be so quiet compared to music)

    Also, if I remember correctly, I used AC3Filter to allow me to get 5.1 out of FrodoPlayer.
    Otherwise, I had to use PowerDVD to get it to output 5.1 which sucked... (I like the integration)
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