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E-MU 0202 Sound Quality

Postby Sellars » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:42 pm

Hi, i am new to the forums and don't know a huge amount about sound, so i was wondering if someone could help me with something. I was just wanting to know, does a (modern) computer's sound card hold back the sound quality if you have a decent pair of speakers? aka. 'Bottlenecking' them? I have the onboard sound on an ASRock P55 Deluxe and an E-MU 0202 Audio Interface, i usually use the E-MU over the onboard sound. I was just wondering whether getting a decent speaker upgrade (~£100-200) would be worthwhile on that interface (or the motherboard). Will either of them give me the most out of a new pair of speakers? Or would i see more of a benefit with a better sound card too/instead? (Current speakers are Logitech Z 323, thinking of maybe getting a big upgrade sometime in the next few months or something.

Thanks in advance for any help i may receive :)
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Re: E-MU 0202 Sound Quality

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:44 pm

Welcome to the SOS Forums Sellars! 8-)

I suspect upgrading your loudspeakers and installing a little acoustic treatment will enhance your current sound far more than upgrading that Emu 0202 audio interface.

I don’t know those Logitech speakers, so I can’t offer any specific advice. However, they look tiny, so I suspect any pair of active loudspeakers designed for musicians will offer a more natural bass end :beamup:


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Re: E-MU 0202 Sound Quality

Postby Sellars » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:24 pm

Yeah i thought that would be the case. These logitech speakers are really very good for the price but theyre still £50 speakers and i listen to a lot of music.

Are there any speakers that you would suggest for me as a good upgrade?

- ~£100-200 (Or wherever the sweet spot is to get good bang for my buck. ie. No real budget as it's going to be a few months.)
- Something simple that i can just plug into the mains and jack into my PC
- For general PC use. From most to least important: Music, Audio recording/editing/monitoring/mixing etc., Games, Movies/TV
- Prefer 2:1 but would consider other setups.
- I'm sure there are more paramaters/criteria that i have missed so if so, please let me know and i will provide more information.

Thank you :)
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Re: E-MU 0202 Sound Quality

Postby Sellars » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:43 pm

Hey, thanks for the reply. To be honest the recording stuff isn't too important so don't worry about that. I probably didn't need to mention it. I would prefer to just get some speakers that sound good.
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Re: E-MU 0202 Sound Quality

Postby Pete Kaine » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:23 am

Sellars wrote:
Are there any speakers that you would suggest for me as a good upgrade?

Proberly blows the top out of your budget range but for media 2.1's I'm a fan of the Blue Sky EXO MKII's. Well less of a fan since my house mate bought them and positioned them in the room below my own mixing position but still mightly impressive.
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