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Setting up a new desktop for listening and need advice on whether to install an Asus essence St card or go with a USB external device. I know nothing about this other than I love my music.

 

The answer may depend on whether this is to go through your main system or not.

The latest (expensive) version of these cards even use a TCXO ( Temperature Controlled Xtal Oscillator) for further improved results.

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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The answer may depend on whether this is to go through your main system or not.

The latest (expensive) version of these cards even use a TCXO ( Temperature Controlled Xtal Oscillator) for further improved results.

 

This would be stand alone. Powered 2.0 speakers connected to a sound card

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This would be stand alone. Powered 2.0 speakers connected to a sound card

 

In that case I would go with the Essence card if you can afford it. It will result in less clutter too.

 

How a Digital Audio file sounds, or a Digital Video file looks, is governed to a large extent by the Power Supply area. All that Identical Checksums gives is the possibility of REGENERATING the file to close to that of the original file.

PROFILE UPDATED 13-11-2020

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