Terratec DMX 6Fire 24/96 vs. Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum

Terratec DMX 6Fire 24/96: The Rack

The DMX 6Fire 24/96 comes with a 5.25" internal rack, which gives it an attractive metallic gray color. The design of its golden connectors and two-color potentiometers makes it look very professional. The rack is connected to the card via an internal cable, the same as an IDE layer. Furthermore, no extra power supply is required, unlike the Audigy Platinum rack. When you open the DMX 6Fire 24/96, you will notice that is has very few components; the AKM converters are on the card and not in the rack. This is a rather unimportant detail, given that this is an internal model and will suffer from the same magnetic interference as the other internal components of your PC.

The DMX 6Fire 24/96 rack has several types of connections. On the right is the digital section, containing the Midi IO with S/PDIF coaxial and optical IOs. The middle section has the mike input and headphone output, both with potentiometers to adjust mike gain and headphone volume. Note that the card comes with two jack-to-mini-jack adapters. On the left are the analog inputs/ outputs, i.e., the front Line In, phono input, and front Line Out.