ASUS - COMPONENTS 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card - XONAR DX

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Dolby Home Theater Technologies & Richest Gaming Audio - Effects For Best Pc Audio Upgrade

Complete Dolby Home Theater technologies: Inheriting from D2 and D2X; Xonar DX also provides complete valuable Dolby Home Theater technologies for games and all home entertainments:

  • Dolby Digital Live: Real-time 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound encoders
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIx: Converts stereo or 5.1 sounds to seamless 7.1 surround sound field
  • Dolby Headphone: Delivers a realistic and spacious 2-to-5.1 surround or 3D positional sound field over any set of stereo headphones
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker: Simulates a highly realistic 5.1-speaker surround sound listening environment from as few as two speakers.
  • Supports latest DS3D GX 2.0 for gaming on Vista & XP: DS3D GX 2.0 not only revives EAX and DirectSound effects in games on Windows Vista as GX 1.0; but also incorporates Dolby Home Theater Technologies (Dolby Virtual Speaker; Dolby Headphone; Dolby Digital Live; Dolby PrologicIIX) to provide best gaming audio experience: Innovative Vocal makes gaming and online chat more lively and attractive
  • VocalFX is an innovative voice processing technology to let your voice get into the realistic game landscape (VoiceEX) or to emulate the background scenes in online chat (ChatEX). It also allows you to change your voice pitch to disguise who you are (Magic Voice). These features dramatically increase the fun for voice communication on PC.
  • Delivers about 35 times cleaner audio quality (116dB SNR) than most motherboard audio (85dB SNR): The noise on Xonar DX audio card is only 1/35 (2.8%) of the noise level from most motherboard onboard audio. In addition; Xonar DX also produces as little as 1/32 (-105dB) of the total harmonics distortion from motherboard audio does (-75dB).

System Requirements

  • One PCI Express 1.0 (or higher) compatible slot for the audio card
  • One available 4-pin power cable from PC's power supply unit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista(32/64bit)/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005
  • Intel Pentium4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU
  • >256 MB DRAM system memory
  • >60 MB available HDD space for driver installation package
  • CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation
  • High-quality headphones; powered analog speakers; or a Dolby Digital or DTS decoder; to enjoy the ultra-high fidelity sounds of the card

Product Features:

  • Powered by complete Dolby Home Theater technologies
  • Supports latest DS3D GX 2.0 for gaming on Vista & XP
  • Vocal voice processing technologies to make gaming and online chat more lively and attractive
  • Delivers ~35 times cleaner audio quality (116dB SNR) than most motherboard audio (85dB SNR)


Audio Performance

  • Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 116dB for front-out; 112dB for other channels dB
  • Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 112 dB
  • Output THD+N at 1kHz: 0.00056% (-105dB) for Front-out
  • Input THD+N at 1kHz: 0.0004% (-108dB) for Line-in
  • Frequency Response (-3dB; 24-bit/96kHz input): <10Hz to 48KHz
  • Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage
  • 2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p)

Main Chipset

  • Audio Processor: ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
  • 24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: Cirrus-Logic CS4398 for Front-Out (120dB SNR; Max. 192kHz/24bit); Cirrus-Logic CS4362A for other 6 channels (114dB SNR; Max. 192kHz/24bit
  • 24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs: Cirrus-Logic CS5361 (114dB SNR; Max. 192kHz/24bit)

I/O Ports

  • Analog Output Jack: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz 16/24bit; Dolby Digital; DTS
  • Analog Input Jack: 3.50mm mini jack (Shared by Line-In/Mic-In)
  • Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner): Supports 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @16/24bit with very low latency
  • Digital S/PDIF Output: High-bandwidth TOS-Link optical transmitter (shared with Line-In/Mic-In jack) supports 192KHz/24bit

Driver Features

  • Operation System: Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005
  • Dolby Technologies: Dolby Digital Live; Dolby Digital Live encodes any audio signal on; PC in real-time to Dolby Digital (AC3) 5.1 surround sounds to your home theater environment through one single S/PDIF connection
  • Dolby Headphone: Dolby Headphone technology allows users to listen to music; watch movies; or play games with the dramatic 5.1-channel surround or realistic 3D spacious effects through any set of stereo headphones.
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker: Dolby Virtual Speaker technology simulates a highly realistic 5.1 speaker surround sound listening environment from as few as two speakers.
  • Dolby Pro-Logic IIx: Dolby Pro-Logic II is the well-known technology to process any native stereo or 5.1-channel audio into a 6.1- or 7.1 channel output; creating a seamless; natural surround sound field.
  • Smart Volume Normalizer: Smart Volume Normalizer; Normalizes the volume of all audio sources into a constant level and also enhances your 3D sound listening range and advantages in gaming
  • Xear 3DVirtual Speaker Shifter: Virtual 7.1 speaker positioning
  • Magic Voice: Xonar D1 provides Vocal; the latest vocal effect technologies for gaming and VoIP; including: -VoiceEX: produces vivid environmental reverberation for your voice in EAX games -ChatEX: emulates different background environment effects when you chat online -Magic Voice: changes your voice pitch to different types (Monster/Cartoon…) for disguising your real voice or just for fun in online chatting
  • Karaoke Functions: Music Key-Shifting and Microphone Echo effects like professional Karaoke machine
  • Flex Bass: Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system
  • 3D Sound Engines/APIs: Vista: DirectSound3D GX 2.5; DirectSound HW; DirectSound SW; A3D1.0; Open AL generic modes; 128 3D sounds processing capability
  • XP: DirectSound2.5 SW; A3D1.0; Open AL generic modes; 128 3D sounds processing capability
  • DS3D GX2.0: DS3D GX 2.5 gaming sound effects and DirectSound 3D hardware enhanced functions on Windows Vista (DirectX/DirectSound 3D compatible)

Bundled Software Utility

  • Right Mark Audio Analyzer 6.0.6: Easy but powerful software intended for testing the quality of audio equipment's
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