ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCI-E1 SPDIF Sound Card 124DB SNR w/ Headphone AMP
Choosing only the best components and finest design, Xonar Essence STX achieves unprecedented 124 dB SNR, 64 times clear than on-board solutions, bringing top-o-the shelf audio experience for audiophiles.
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|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 II: Dolby Pro-Logic II is the well-known technology to process any native stereo or 5.1-channel audio into up to 6.1 channel output, creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield.
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 Essence STX 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, A3D1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
XP: DirectSound2.5 SW, A3D1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
|Audio Chipset||ASUS AV100|
|SNR||118 dB Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio |
124dB for Front-out
110dB for Headphone-out dB
|SPDIF Out||High-bandwidth Coaxial/TOS-Link combo port supports 192KHz/24bit|
|Other Ports||Aux-In (4-pin header on the card) |
Front-Panel Header: Shared by Headphone out / 2 channels out / Microphone in
S/PDIF Header: Connects to compatiable graphic cards for HDMI output
|Operating Systems Supported||Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005|
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Complete Customer Care Package
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- 1 Year Global Warranty (estimated $100 value, FREE)
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- Two way free shipping
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- Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
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