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Tom Jackson
Best speakers for the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium card
on Sep 1, 2011 at 1:02:22 pm

We recently brought a new HP Z800 Workstation, 2 3.46 Processors, 48 GB of RAM, plus 5.5 TB of added storage and Windows 7.

We have the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound card.

We are a video production studio running Premiere Pro 5.5. We do mostly corporate videos with not a lot of sound design but occasionally we get a little deep. We usually output to the web or DVD.

I have a fairly unlimited budget but really would rather save a few dollars if we will not be taking advantage of it.

My questions are as follows:

Which audio output should we run our sound monitors from; Optical S/PDIF Out or should we go Analog?

If we go analog or digital what monitors should we use? (I know this highly opinionated question but if you can list a suggestion or two it would be nice)

Any other suggestions would be great.

Thanks for the help.

Tom


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Eric Toline
Re: Best speakers for the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium card
on Sep 1, 2011 at 6:35:19 pm

Assuming you're talking about active/powered speakers, there are not many that can accept a S/pdif feed. An analog feed is fine. As for choices, there are more choices than Heinz has pickles. Look at JBL, Genelec, Tannoy, Mackie, KRK, M-Audio. Your local Guitar Center or Sam Ash music shop is a good place to start.

Eric


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Richard Crowley
Re: Best speakers for the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium card
on Sep 2, 2011 at 6:26:11 am

Note very carefully that Mr. Toline did NOT mention any of the "computer speaker" brands. Nor did he recommend shopping for speakers in a place where computer stuff is sold. It is safe to say that there are NO "computer speakers" that are worth a diddle. Look at those powered speakers sold for home studio monitoring, etc.


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Tom Jackson
Re: Best speakers for the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium card
on Sep 6, 2011 at 2:56:10 pm

I realize I did not want "computer" speakers. I was actually more concerned about the digital out of the card but figure I would throw the speaker question in since I was here.
Thanks for the reply's I will update once final purchase is made.


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