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Asus Xonar DX PCI-E 7.1 Ch
DS3D GX 2.0 Dolby Home Theatre Xonar-DX
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Product Code: SOASXO-DX
Manufacturers Website: www.asus.com.au
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Asus Xonar DX PCI-E 7.1 Ch
Dolby Home Theater Technologies & Richest Gaming Audio Effects for best PC audio upgrade
- Powered by complete Dolby Home Theater technologies
- Supports latest DS3D GX 2.0 for gaming on Vista & XP
- VocalFX 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)
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 soundfield
Delivers a realistic and spacious 2-to-5.1 surround or 3D positional soundfield 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 VocalFX 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).
XonarTM DX 7.1 Channel PCI Express Audio Card
Driver CD (including Portable Music ProcessorTM Lite and RMAA V6.0.6 utilities)
S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adaptors *1
Quick Start Guide
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® Pentium®4 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
| 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):
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*1 for Front-Out (120dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit), Cirrus-Logic CS4362A*1 for other 6 channels (114dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit
24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs:
Cirrus-Logic CS5361* 1 (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 *1 (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:|
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 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 soundfield.
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 3D™ Virtual Speaker Shifter:
Virtual 7.1 speaker positioning
Xonar D1 provides VocalFX, 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
Music Key-Shifting and Microphone Echo effects like professional Karaoke machine
Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system
3D Sound Engines/APIs:
Vista: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
XP: DirectSound2.5 SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
DS3D GX 2.5 gaming sound effects and DirectSound 3D hardware enhanced functions on Windows Vista. (DirectX/DirectSound 3D compatible)
| Bundled Software Utility||RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.6:|
Easy but powerful software intended for testing the quality of audio equipments
| Accessories|| 1 x S/PDIF optical adaptors|
1 x Low-profile Bracket
| Size (Width x Height)|| 68.9 x 167.64mm |
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