Sound Card vs. Onboard sound

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  1. 1999TL

    1999TL New Member

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    I have an Asus P6T motherboard.

    I'm using these old/discountinued speakers: http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/products/promedia-ultra-5-1-overview/

    Hell but they're still kicking strong.

    Anyways, I'm getting distortion when I turn the volume up. I hear some whining that I never noticed b4(semi new comp). Now that I'm writing this, I guess the smarter thing be would to hook it up to my laptop that I was using b4 and see if I get distortion first. I'll do that later.

    Do you guys think that I will get less distortion with a dedicated sound card? Or, the distortion is coming from the internal speaker amp and i'm SOL either way?
     
  2. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    I'd test it on your laptop first... Speakers have wear and that shouldn't take but a couple minutes to check.

    My old Sony speakers were great for the first 2 years or so, then they started to distort at high volumes... then they were just distorted all the time.

    (I don't bother with computer speakers anymore, home audio stuff only)
     
  3. crontab

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    i had distortion/cracking/poor quality with my onboard, especially to the front panel.

    got a decent sound card and now all sounds from my box are crystal clear.
     
  4. 1999TL

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    Nice. Im hoping its the onboard.
     

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