I am using GS with the SB AWE 64 Gold and the analog outs of the card plugged into an ordinary stereo amplifier.
I am not too unhappy with the sound-quality except that when many samples are played at a time dynamics decrease, which means for example that a heavy percussion hit does not sound so very heavy anymore in relation to the rest of the music.
I was wondering if this effect is normal as samples add up or if this could SIGNIFICANTLY be improved by using the 20bit SP/DIF output of the AWE64 connected to an external D/A-Device ? Any experiences ?