SB Audigy Rx (EMU chipset) compatibility?

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  1. goontron

    goontron New Member

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    My SB audigy 2 is acting flakey so i need a new sound card and was looking at a SB Audigy Rx. one of the things i really like is the front panel header.
    P# according to the microcenter site: 70SB155000001
    it has an EMU sound processor, Is it compatible?
     
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    Okay, after some tests here's what we found out:

    Most if not all analog ins/outs seem to be working, although no p17v of course. I couldn't try the digital out as we didn't have the necessary hardware, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work.

    However, we encountered this bug, which we were never able to resolve.

    I don't know whether it's specific to the one machine I could try it on, or if most/all Audigy Rx have this same bug. If it was specific to that machine, then the Audigy Rx is at least partially supported by kX.
     
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    I've also bought an RX card and I was very surprized to have it working with the KX driver.
    They are the best audio drivers ever made. Period.
    So far, I've tested the SPDIF output, that works, but could not get AC3/DTS passthrough to work.
    The analog outputs are also working
    There is no Wave HQ, but I've read somwhere that is does not have the P16V chip, it has the P17V, that could be the reason.
    I've used the 3552, not the 3553.
    I did not have issues with cracking, even with the default buffer values.

    Mainboard: MSI H270 Tomahawk and I5-6600K CPU, Windows 10 64 bit.
     
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    kX drivers work with a PCI-e card? That's the best news I've heard in a long time. Now I can finally ditch my old Live card and get a new RX and not have to go looking for PCI slots anymore. Has anyone checked if Asio recording works as it should?
     
  6. imperia

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    Great news indeed. Can you show the RX card you are using please. Maybe link to the shop you got it from?
     
  7. peate

    peate Active Member

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    This is the only one I think.

    https://us.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-audigy-rx

    Amazon deal: https://www.amazon.ca/Creative-Technology-SB1550-Blaster-Audigy/dp/B00EO6X7PG

    Price is in Canadian $$. U.S. it's around 55 bucks. I'm waiting on my new tower and then I'm ordering it. It'll be nice going back to kX. Too bad I'll have to get used to that ugly default skin. lol
     
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    How is it going. Did you get the card? Is it working? Why you have to use the default skin?
     
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    Nah! I never got the tower, was given a desktop instead, very powerful but no space for a sound card, sadly. I don't do much multi track recording anymore, so it's not a big deal. Onboard sound is not bad.
     

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