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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Suggest you not try.

    Creative soundcards are notorious on eating up system resources - IRQ/DMA interrupts etc. Bound to cause problems.
    I tot it should be the otherway round?? The sound processor will free up more CPU resources? That's why serious gamer usually use expensive soundcard like Creative etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    I tot it should be the otherway round?? The sound processor will free up more CPU resources? That's why serious gamer usually use expensive soundcard like Creative etc?
    Go to any computer with a creative audigy/X-fi .. you'll be shocked at how many IRQs & DMA it eats up. Not to mention interrupts within the OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Go to any computer with a creative audigy/X-fi .. you'll be shocked at how many IRQs & DMA it eats up. Not to mention interrupts within the OS.
    But that should not slow down the PC I believe

    Check out what the author comment on the soundcard section http://www.sharkyextreme.com/guides/...721_3666936__5

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    Support creative! If not who else will? hahaha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    But that should not slow down the PC I believe

    Check out what the author comment on the soundcard section http://www.sharkyextreme.com/guides/...721_3666936__5
    Yeap .. i'm aware. I'm using that feature card on the above URL, but higher speced.

    What i'm putting across is if you're the type that has alot of expansion cards - beware.

    Frankly soundcard wise, alot to choose from especially Azuntech that offers DTS encoding now.

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    I recently bought this for my iPod to listen in the bedroom:

    http://www.altecmm.com/product_detai...ountry_code=sg

    I'm no audiophile, but for S$215:
    - Great sound compared to far more expensive Bose Companion 3
    - Second input for additional audio devices, so other than iMac, you can plug into Xbox, TV etc.
    - Idiot proof controls for the wired controller, plus wireless remote control
    - Available in white to match the lingerie

    You might not like:
    - Somewhat dated design
    - Large sub
    - 2.1 system ... so only 2 speakers

    Some reviews:
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=73
    http://www.nextgenelectronics.com/almx5021.shtml

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    Sounds like a good pair to audition I currently own an ageing set of ACS 48's (discontinued in 2001) and maybe its time for an upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84 View Post
    Sounds like a good pair to audition I currently own an ageing set of ACS 48's (discontinued in 2001) and maybe its time for an upgrade
    Sadly your ACS 48 will sound better. I've got 2 friends who bought the 641/621.

    1 listen - they were disappointed at the MX5021. Especially my friend who owns the 641.

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    Haha really ar? I guess it really is subjective then. I need to autinio them in a quiet place to see if its realyl worth spending the $$ i guess. Hard to find a pair that can beat the altecs (cept maybe klipsh)
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84 View Post
    Haha really ar? I guess it really is subjective then. I need to autinio them in a quiet place to see if its realyl worth spending the $$ i guess. Hard to find a pair that can beat the altecs (cept maybe klipsh)
    IMO klipsch GMX series CMI. Their obsoleted promedias are no where to be found - these are still the best.

    But frankly - which place is QUIET enough for you to test?

    The MX5021 somehow lacks mid-range/clarity for the satellites. The older 621/641 OTOH has a 2 way design with a bigger cabinet (not the flat plasticky one the 5021 has)

    Suggest if you want to truely replace your ACS 48, spend abit more - Aego M. You can audition them @ City Electronics SLS. Or - Behringer MS40 ($260 from Hung Bros - sadly they don't have any set for you to audition)

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    Ohh ok thanks Arg BBB has struck
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