Question about SPDIF and Optical I/O quality

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  1. DallasStar

    DallasStar Junior

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    Since SPDIF and Optical outputs are digital, does that mean that the soundcard has no bearing on the quality of the sound, and that the quality of sound produced by speakers whose signal is digital is dependent only on the quality of the reciever/decoder? Thanks for any help. I've been trying to decide whether buying a better soundcard is worth it or not, considering I already have a perfectly functional optical out port on my current soundcard.
     
  2. classic_leon

    classic_leon New Member

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    Almost like that you said. The sound quality which we usually talk about is analog signal, that's for human being(including animals). How big it's good depends on sound card, but digital signal unless the sound card is really a kind of "bad". But if you have a good sound card, it can control the types of optical output-96KHz/48KHz, and so on.
     
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    it also depends on any processing done to the signal on the soundcard before it is sent to the outputs
     

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