But do not be too hard on the current version of the drivers, as many problems will be fixed in future releases. Universal drivers always have funny bugs. We also come to a conclusion that power filtering is implemented better in the E-MUm and Juli , which do not use advertised technologies. As for now, the Audigy2 Value and the Audigy4 supporting the As for today, we’ll speak about Prodigy HD2. Approximation of sound quality and price is not a good idea for professional cards. Today we’re going to review a Hi-End sound card.

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But sometimes automation works, and the card switches to the sample rate specified in the control panel.

These noises are most likely caused by non-optimal layout of the ground. So you can listen to either DAC or line in. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

The situation is not that bad compared to other cards – for example, the Revolution5. The most important requirement to a comparison is instant switching between signal sources. If a tested device does not have a similar ground connector, it won’t be able to suppress noises completely.

But you may come across games, which have problems with detecting hardware acceleration. The most difficult problem will be to choose a noiseless PSU for your low-profile PC case, because they have non-standard dimensions.


AUDIOTRAK Prodigy Hd2 Advance De Sound Card

A low-profile audiotrrak is included into the bundle. Approximation of sound quality and price is not a good idea for professional cards. It may be a tad simplified. The E-MUm has a special ground screw on the external unit to flush all noises down to the ground, by-passing analog inputs.

Prodigy HD2

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: It happens a lot. We noticed no differences between the cards with our monitors. We can mention only Creative multimedia cards with KX-Project drivers that offer a similar professional level. They were persistently making all-purpose cards for games and home theaters with budget components. However, manufacturers have been deaf to the appeal up to recently. So if a game supports a non X-Fi card, you should take it as a bonus, something like compatibility with games that offer cut-down features and poor quality.

The card comes with two cables: New drivers always have some bugs in them. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy to find Audiotrak Prodigy HD2 in stores, even though its official shipments have already started.

Audiotrak Prodigy HD2 Gold Sound Card

Otherwise, you’ll see an error message. So does it really make sense to hunt after higher quality in hardly noticeable nuances?


However, enabling this option does not always guarantee that you’ll have no cut. What concerns games, the card fares in between high quality sound processing in the X-Fi and no 3D audio support in the E-MUm.

It’s installed in High-End equipment, both professional and consumer. To fill the empty space in the Main tabbed page, the developers moved QSound options there and destroyed the “audiophile look” with its “no-processing concept”. You can safely install Audiotrak Prodigy HD2.

It will take time to change it to something more adequate.

Sandy Bridge Trying out the new method. Besides, the analog input can be activated only when the sound card is not used by any program.

Audiotrak Prodigy HD2 is a high end audio playback solution for audiophile users.

So the card will do fine not only for home projects, it also offers some professional bonuses.