I'm in the process of building a 2 ch. stereo music only which will be hooked up to my computers sound card.. so I can use the the CD burner or DVD player as a CD player.
The sound card is hooked up to a Yamaha integrated amp i just got. I have a pair of RT1000i's hooked up to the amp.
My question here is I am hearing things from my CD's I've never heard before. It's amazingly clear, defined, and very impressive. I"m hearing much more background vocals,... instruments sound slightly different.. but better... more accurate.
Is all this new stuff i'm hearing coming from the new but used amp? Or is it coming from the sound card or the way a computer processes music from a CD instead of how a stereo component processes it?
I can't stop listening to CD's now.. damn, something good is going on here. :p
BTW the sound card is a MP3 Audigy 5.1, one of the first ones that came out.. two or three years ago.
Maybe i need to check my settings on the sound card.. maybe i have some weird tweak going on.. the Creative sound cards have lots of software tweaks you can do to them.
I"m stunned by the sounds i'm hearing.
FYI: the computer is a Dell P4 1.7gig, 512MB Rambus memory (RDRAM) Win XP.. nothing unusual about it.