quote: Auzentech, Razer and high-end Creative cards address these problems and should be better than average Joe's $400 receiver.
quote: but please dont tell me creative is putting more expensive parts in their soundcards then most audio companies put in their receivers
quote: If you want amazing analogue sound that will blow your digital sound away, you will be paying many times more than a creative card will ever sell for.
quote: The DACs on the sound card are just at a greater distance from the power amps than the receiver's own are, that's what is supposed to make the analog outputs worse than a compressed 18-bit max signal through a single wire.
quote: if you have crappy analogue speakers system...