Originally posted by gnolloI was having a look at the RME website (soundcards).
I was looking at the digi96pa.
As you can see below, the drivers of the RME seem to support Asio native in the driver properties window.
I really would like ASIO over SPDIF as that is how I am currently playing my music via MCE. Can anyone confirm that using the digi96 pad you could bypass the kmixer using the Asio functionality of the driver, giving a more accurate and musical passthrough?
You cannot use ASIO in MCE, since MCE uses WMP and WMP does not support ASIO. Nevertheless, you can get bit perfect through MCE, here is how, straight from an email I got from RME:
"The Kmixer is active, Volume and EQ settings inside the WMP can not be
"bypassed", these take place before the signal is passed on to the
driver. So moving the volume slider in WMP will in fact change the
But if the maximum volume setting in WMP is precisely 0 dB with no
the volume at all, and if no EQ is applied, audio should by all means
A quick experiment with a test tone seems to confirm this (using WMP
the volume fader at max, the test tone generated in Cool Edit (a sine
-1.4 dBFS) plays back at precisely -1.4 dBFS in WMP (measured with
That may not *guarantee* total bit accuracy yet (more detailed testing
required), but it does seem to be the case indeed. If not, it would be
BTW, RME is worth every penny (I use it for analog stereo out only, fed throught a passive NHT volume control to a Class A stereo amp and it sounds fantastic).