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Great Sound, But....... 02/13/2009
Quality of Manufacture
Ease of Installation
No Setting for 2.1
I bought this card for my work system. I have M-Audio BX5a near-field monitors and a Polk SW-10 subwoofer, the latter recently purchased on sale from Newegg. Installation was a no-brainer. The sound in stereo 2 channel is fabulous -- huge improvement from the "upgraded" Creative sound card shipped with my HP PC. In terms of parts quality, it's the nicest looking sound card Ihat I have ever seen, by a mile.
However the subwoofer output is not powered unless you use 7.1 mode, which reduces the volume. I have e-mailed HT support and asked them to upgrade the driver to provide a dedicated 2.1 setting. That's my only complaint. If you only have two channels or if you have 5.1 or 7.1, no problem.
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