ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI Express Sound Card - XONAR DX

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Sound card will not load in Vista64 with NVIDIA SLI. Tried updates,even took it to a computer shop and had the experts try,no luck. Paper work sounds good,but it will not work... Also returned 2 of these as I thought first card was defective and reordered.

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Sound card will not load in Vista64 with NVIDIA SLI. Tried updates,even took it to a computer shop and had the experts try,no luck. Paper work sounds good,but it will not work... Also returned 2 of these as I thought first card was defective and reordered.

-Monk quote

will not work in Vista64 and SLI

by Monk on 1/26/2009

Sound card will not load in Vista64 with NVIDIA SLI. Tried updates,even took it to a computer shop and had the experts try,no luck. Paper work sounds good,but it will not work... Also returned 2 of these as I thought first card was defective and reordered. Read More

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by Monk on 1/26/2009

Sound card will not load in Vista64 with NVIDIA SLI. Tried updates,even took it to a computer shop and had the experts try,no luck. Paper work sounds good,but it will not work... Also returned 2 of these as I thought first card was defective and reordered. Read More

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Product Overview

The Xonar DX is capable of delivering 35 times cleaner audio quality with 116dB SNR in comparison to most motherboard onboard audio with only 85dB SNR. While noise is unavoidable, the Xonar DX dramatically reduces the amount of background noise, and it is this distinction that allows the Xonar DX to produce as little as 1/32 (-105dB) of the total harmonics distortion versus traditional motherboard audio (-75dB). As most onboard audio only provide 80~86 dB SNR audio quality, background noises are easily heard while listening to music or playing games. By adopting the CirrusLogics CS4398 audio DAC (120dB SNR & 117dB THD+N) that is often used in Hi-Fi devices, the Xonar DX provides at least 30% better quality sounds than the average onboard audio.

With the new audio architecture in Vista, users will sometimes be unable to achieve multi-channel sounds, DirectSound; and EAX 5.0 sound effects in EAX 5.0 Titled PC games. With the ASUS Xonar DX, all these problems will be solved. With support for the innovative DS3D GX 2.0 technology, the Xonar DX automatically supports the latest EAX and DirectSound HW after installation without the need to search for additional drivers or OpenAL – as most games are DS3D/DirectX compatible.

VocalFX is an innovative voice processing technology for users’ voices to enter into the realistic gaming landscape (VoiceEX), or to emulate the background scenes in online chats (ChatEX). It also allows them to disguise their voice pitches (Magic Voice). With all these features, users will have boundless entertainment while utilizing voice communications on the PC.

Besides delivering impressive audio quality, the Xonar DX, like other members of the Xonar family of audio devices, is also packed with multiple sound technologies from Dolby to deliver outstanding entertainment experiences. These include Dolby Digital Live, which converts PC or game audio content into Dolby Digital in real-time; Dolby Headphone, which creates a surround sound listening experience when using any set of headphones; Dolby Virtual Speaker, which delivers a vibrant surround sound listening experience from stereo speakers and Dolby Pro Logic® IIx, which creates up to 7.1-channel surround sounds from stereo or 5.1 sources.

Specifications

Manufacturer ASUS Networking
Mfg Part# XONAR DX
SKU 207955060
UPC 610839034253
UPC 14 00610839034253
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Features
Interfaces/Ports 4 x 3.5mm Mini Jack Audio Line Out / 1 x 3.5mm Mini Jack Audio Line In / 1 x 4-pin Auxiliary Input Jack Audio Header / 1 x Headphone Jack Audio Header / 1 x Microphone In Audio Header
Manufacturer Part Number XONAR DX
Product Line Xonar
Product Name Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI Express Sound Card
Manufacturer Website Address usa.asus.com
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
Product Type Sound Board
Package Contents Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI Express Sound Card Driver CD S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adaptors Quick Start Guide
Sound Channels 7.1
Audio Processor ASUS AV100
Host Interface PCI Express
Tech Specs
Audio Performance
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 116 dB for Front-out; 112dB for other channels
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 112dB
Output Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (-3dB): 0.00056% (-105dB) for Front-out
Input Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (-3dB): 0.0004% (-108dB) for Line-in
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz format): <10Hz to 48KHz
Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage: 2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p)
Bus Compatibility
PCI Express Rev.1.0a specification compatible
Max. full 2.5Gbps bandwidth per direction and optimized latency for high-definition audio processing
Compatible with X1, X4, X8, X16 PCI Express slots
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)
Sample Rate and Resolution
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit, Dolby Digital, DTS

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