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ASUS PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card XONAR_DX/XD/A/90-YAA060-1UAN00Z

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  • 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)
  • Audio Processor: ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit);
  • 24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: 1x Cirrus-Logic CS4398 for Front-Out(120dB SNR, Max.192kHz/24bit), 1x Cirrus-Logic;
  • CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation; High-quality headphones, powered analog speakers,
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Asus
  • Model: XONAR_DX/XD/A / 90-YAA060-1UAN00Z
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Audio Output Mode: #N/A

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 6.6 x 2 inches ; 15.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00198DM2K
  • Item model number: XONAR_DX/XD/A / 90-YAA060-1UAN00Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Asus Xonar DX PCI-Express x1 7.1 Channel Sound Card,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 or 64bit) or XP(32 or 64bit) or MCE2005 , Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU,CS4362A for other 6 channels , 24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs , 1x Cirrus-Logic CS5361 (114dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit) .

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Customer Reviews

Works great,very easy to install.
B. Smith
Great sound card, first PCExpress sound card that I've owned and it was worth the money.
C. Smallwood
A sound card is leaps and bounds better quality than using on board sound.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Ed TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 26, 2010
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My computer hasn't been upgraded much since I built it a few years ago. When I built it, I decided to go with integrated network adapters and audio. My aBit motherboard's onboard audio was a reasonably good Realtek HD audio chip so I was content to stick with it rather than buying a discrete audio card, like I'd done in all of my previous builds. I decided the convenience of having integrated components was worth the small sacrifice in quality.

About a year ago, I started using headphones heavily on my PC and became dissatisfied with the noisy onboard audio. I thought the best way to resolve this was to get an external USB DAC/headphone amp. While I got amazing sound, it wasn't quite as convenient as I expected it to be and decided a discrete audio card was probably my best choice. I settled on the Asus Xonar DX PCI Express card.

PROS:
- Stellar 116 dB SNR for front audio ports (112 dB for rear)
- Front panel header
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Dolby Headphone support
- Low profile bracket included in addition to regular height
- Great sound quality via a pair of Cirrus Logic DAC's

CONS:
- Requires floppy-style Molex 4-pin connector for power
- Does not autodetect headphone insertion
- Software-based EAX 5.0 support

I badly wanted to get an ASUS Xonar Essence STX Card, or comparable card with a built-in headphone amp and very high quality DAC. Unfortunately, I found it hard to justify parting with $200.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By B. Smith on November 15, 2009
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Works great,very easy to install. I have Windows 7 (64 bit), so I needed to install the Vista 64 divers (The driver/utility disc that came with the card). Please read the manual before installing, because it has the words "need to connect the power for card to work" on the second page...of course I didn't read the manual when I made my first attempt to install the card...so I learn about that later after reading the manual.
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35 of 43 people found the following review helpful By M. Tabor on April 18, 2008
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The gauntlet has been thrown down! The Xonar DX literately kicks the snot out of Creative and the X-Fi chip. I bought this card as an Upgrade from my X-Fi Extreme Audio <exactly the same as the fatality but minus the on board ram, which is why i think they discontinued it> For my HTPC after reading the sound room reviews on several websites. I paired these up with my Gigaworks S750's and the heavens opened!!!! I could not believe the dynamic range difference and the depth and clarity of the audio! First up was Era, The Mass <a DTS album> and i heard nuances in the music i had never heard before and the sound was pure as gold. To be fair i tossed in a Mannheim Steamroller Christmas cd <standard audio> and again, dynamic crystal clear sound digitally reprocessed by the on board Dolby pro logic II. Now I have been Playing all of my Nightwish DTS albums and The Metallica Black DVD-A album rediscovering my whole library. I tossed in my old card again just for an on the spot comparison and it sounded flat and stale. Hands down i would say that Asus is the new ruler in PC audio and Creative is going to have to get off its fat butt and try to keep up. If you can afford it i would go with the Xonar D2X it has the DDA and well as the DTS on the fly encoding for piping out to your Home Theater Speakers if you so desire, as well as a higher quality DAC, a bunch of extra cabling and an EM shield over the card. I hope to buy a D2X in the next year and put this Bad boy in my gaming PC, forever retiring Creative. Hail to the New King, Baby!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Don-Doncow on January 12, 2010
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Pros:
Very good sound!
Reasonably priced.

Cons:
Limited input connectivity (only one input, shared with mike AND SPDIF output!).

Limited software functionality. Control center not very intuitive and I feel somewhat limited (I am used to Creative Labs which usually include more utilities and other goodies).

Instructions, basic. No clear and detailed information on features and settings just the basic 'turn on, turn off' instructions (even in the downloaded manual).

Caveat! The sound card requires an external power connection (same used on floppy disks), not a big deal, just inconvenient! An adapter comes included in the package though...
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Mertins Pappa on August 16, 2008
There are three reasons of why I bought this card: 1. Reviews overall stated it was very good, 2. It emulates effects up to EAX 5.0 just as if it was a Creative product and 3. it's not a Creative product.
The thing is... that after getting the card, I realized that I was having some sound issues, like sounds being off and some speakers not being properly used (5.1 system). Did some research, and apparently, it's EAX emulator (called DS3D GX) doesn't really work as I expected. Very few games run great with it, most don't. Issues disappear completely when turning this feature off. So, I have to turn off the main reason I bought it in the first place. Not happy about that.
The only reason I'm not returning the card and it's not getting a 1 star review, is because even with this DS3D off, sound quality is amazing, gaming or music. And then, there's the chance that it will be fixed someday (apparently ASUS does have a great support attitude).
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