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2019/11/02 11:14:39 (permalink)
Hi guys let me introduce my self im a audiophile nooby i do own lot of audio gear and I always want to hear the details in everything from music to gameplay I'm a play player in siege so audio meant a lot in gaming too so lets get to it
 
  • What equipment did you use?
  • Burso Audio Play,Burson Audio Playmate,,Schiit jotunheim Balanced Dac,Mayflower ARC,Mayflower O2/ODAC,Creative Zxr,Asus Strix Raid Dlx,Fostex HP-A4BL,Asus xonar phoebus
  • Beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO, Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO,Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro, Beyerdynamic DT 880 Chrome Edition,Audeze El-8 open Back,Audeze LCD-2, Sennheiser HD600, Sennheiser HD58x jubliee,Sennheiser HD6xx
  • How you did you test the card?
  • side by side with Class A DAC AMP
  • i love music and games for music since im form india i love classic now MUSES opamps comes into play it make instruments are in front to my eyes and ears and Burson Audio V6V,V6c since i had to remove the EMI shield to use it NOTE:V5i dont require to remove the emi shield if you want back cover go get one from COLDZERO.EU
  • What did you enjoy the most about the EVGA NU Audio Card?
  • Independent volume with integrated power level for both speaker and headphone
  • very good dac chip AKM 4493 https://www.akm.com/global/en/products/audio/audio-dac/ak4493eq/ and swappable opamp and i do own lot of opamp from Muses 01,02 to Burson V5i,V6V,V6C Burr-Browns,NEC,
  • MIC TEST https://www.dropbox.com/s/iaf1qsquqsi8ely/MIC%20TEST.m4a?dl=0
  • What improvements would you like to see?
  • Software level need hell lot of improvement especially 3d sound its crap and please EVGA dont integrate Nahimic Audio from my perspective in hardware level is very good dont ruin the software level 
  • After NU Audio Driver Release v0.2.1.2   Nahimic Audio Works as described good job EVGA but i always like stereo with open back headphone 
  • What was your overall impression?
  • Best sound card i had ever seen period good work EVGA and AUDIO NOTE
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    Duranta123
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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 02:21:51 (permalink)
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    • i love music and games for music since im form india i love classic now MUSES opamps comes into play it make instruments are in front to my eyes and ears and Burson Audio V6V,V6c since i had to remove the EMI shield to use it NOTE:V5i dont require to remove the emi shield if you want back cover go get one from COLDZERO.EU



    Which op-amp did you like the most with this card? Muses or Burson?
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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 02:24:58 (permalink)
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    startekselva
    • i love music and games for music since im form india i love classic now MUSES opamps comes into play it make instruments are in front to my eyes and ears and Burson Audio V6V,V6c since i had to remove the EMI shield to use it NOTE:V5i dont require to remove the emi shield if you want back cover go get one from COLDZERO.EU



    Which op-amp did you like the most with this card? Muses or Burson?


    right now im using MUSES 02 previously used MUSES 01 i use Burson with my playmate

     



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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 03:27:31 (permalink)
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    • i love music and games for music since im form india i love classic now MUSES opamps comes into play it make instruments are in front to my eyes and ears and Burson Audio V6V,V6c since i had to remove the EMI shield to use it NOTE:V5i dont require to remove the emi shield if you want back cover go get one from COLDZERO.EU



    Which op-amp did you like the most with this card? Muses or Burson?


    right now im using MUSES 02 previously used MUSES 01 i use Burson with my playmate


    Thanks. How much improvements did you notice with the Muses compared to original/default op-amp? Worth rolling?
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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 04:08:55 (permalink)
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    • i love music and games for music since im form india i love classic now MUSES opamps comes into play it make instruments are in front to my eyes and ears and Burson Audio V6V,V6c since i had to remove the EMI shield to use it NOTE:V5i dont require to remove the emi shield if you want back cover go get one from COLDZERO.EU



    Which op-amp did you like the most with this card? Muses or Burson?


    right now im using MUSES 02 previously used MUSES 01 i use Burson with my playmate


    Thanks. How much improvements did you notice with the Muses compared to original/default op-amp? Worth rolling?


    sound stage improved a lot but bass reduced and now i can hear sub bass

     



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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 09:23:50 (permalink)
    if you want crisp treble and mid bass wide sound stage then go with
    OPA2134PA
    http://www.ti.com/product/OPA2134

     



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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 10:44:34 (permalink)
    startekselva
    if you want crisp treble and mid bass wide sound stage then go with




    Thanks for your suggestion. I like rich engaging vocal and mid-range warmth. Any suggestion? Are Muses suitable for that?
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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 18:10:48 (permalink)
    Then go for muses 02 and please do buy for genuine seller lot of fake muses circling the market I prefer Mouser.com,digikey.com

     



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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/03 20:49:35 (permalink)
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    Then go for muses 02 and please do buy for genuine seller lot of fake muses circling the market I prefer Mouser.com,digikey.com

    Okay bro. Thanks a lot.
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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/04 02:46:56 (permalink)
    That is a different shroud on the NU Audio. First time I have seen that one but got to say it does look nice. Maybe it's an international version of the card that is different then the silver metal I am used to seeing.

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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/04 03:19:31 (permalink)
    No mate it's custom designed backplate from coldzero.eu
    https://www.coldzero.eu/evga-sound-cards/
    If you need one order from their website

     



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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/04 03:19:31 (permalink)
    No mate it's custom designed backplate from coldzero.eu
    https://www.coldzero.eu/evga-sound-cards/
    If you need one order from their website

     



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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/05 07:19:47 (permalink)
    A great feature of the EVGA NU Audio card is the capability for future upgrades and
    modification by swapping op-amps, sometimes referred to as 'OP-Amp Rolling'. For this
    we have provided two sockets, U613 and U564,
    However, the AD8056 op-amp is a very specialized IC and has a maximum operating voltage
    of 6V (symmetrical +6V, -6V), which means it can only operate in the 5V environment of the
    Line amplifier, which is socket U613.
    Socket voltage specification:
    • U613: +5V, -5V symmetrical, three stage regulated
    • U564: +14.5V, -14.5V symmetrical, two stage regulated
    Remember, the AD8056 op-amp will be damaged or destroyed if it is placed in the U564 socket!
    TIP: Although sockets are provided for 'OP-Amp Rolling' not all op-amps will work satisfactorily
    or provide better audio quality. EVGA and Audio Note will endeavor to help wherever possible,
    but we cannot guarantee against poor performance or damage caused by swapping op-amps
    Muses 01operates at 9v +or - symmetric the sound card can't fully utilize its potential so muses 02 is perfect fit
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    Re: SOUND CARD PERFECTED BY EVGA AND AUDIO NOTE 2019/11/13 10:22:08 (permalink)
    startekselva
    if you want crisp treble and mid bass wide sound stage then go with
    OPA2134PA
    http://www.ti.com/product/OPA2134


    Thanks for this tip. i think that is the sound which i prefer..
     
    But i have and question for replacement. In this thread i asked about the both op-amp. The finding was:
     
    EVGATech_LeeM
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    @jll544: Thanks for the clarification. 
     
    So that means for me, if i want to "modify" the sound with an different op-amp, then i can do it:
     
    - for the headphone output at 2 positions (AD8056+OPA275) 
    - and for line-out "only" at 1 postion = AD8056
     
    So that is very helpful for me and my questions, which i have post in the "Op-Amps Question" thread , because i asked which op-amp i can use to change instead of OPA275 (i use headphone only). In this thread "EVGATech_LeeM" have posted some op-amps to change AD8056. So now i can begin with the AD8056 ....


    I'll see if I can get you a little more detailed answer, but yes, you can modify the headphone through both op-amps. 


     
    I hear to 100% with headphone. What do you think, which op-amp position (AD8056/U613 or the OPA275/U564 ) i should prefer to change, to put in the OPA2134PA  or maybe an Burson Vxy ? 
     
    Do you have an technical explanation where it makes more sense for replacing (U613 or U564) ? 
     
    Thanks !
     
     
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