Philips PSC724 Ultimate Edge

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Side-By-Side Result Comparison

 

Side-By-Side Comparison
The hard numbers, up close and personal...

 

Philips PSC724 Ultimate Edge - Summary

Test

SB Audigy 2 ZS 16/48

SB Audigy 2 ZS 24/48

Ultimate Edge 16/48

Ultimate Edge 24/48

 Frequency Response (40Hz to 15kHz), dB: +0.03, -0.08 +0.09, -0.13 +0.03, -0.10 +0.03, -0.10
 Noise Level, dB (A): -95.6 -97.6 -86.1 -86.4
 Dynamic Range, dB (A): 94.8 96.4 85.1 85.4
 THD, %: 0.0064 0.0064 0.036 0.037
 IMD, %: 0.0081 0.0077 0.056 0.055
 Stereo Crosstalk, dB: -86.8 -87.3 -63.7 -63.7
 General Performance: Very good Excellent Good Good

 

     

Frequency Response

Noise Level

Dynamic Range

     

THD + Noise (at -3 dB FS)

Intermodulation Distortion

Stereo Crosstalk

Due to the large amount charts in the previous pages, we have taken the two most common bit/kHz rates (16/48 & 24/48) and combined them into one set of easy to read visuals. The results from the Audigy 2 are displayed in both white and green, while the Ultimate Edge is in teal and purple.

Since the results have already been discussed on a previous page, there is no sense in us rehashing them again.  However, in reference to the graphs above, you can clearly see the difference in sound quality produced by both cards.  In most cases, the closer the plotted line is to the bottom of the graph, the better.

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