Feel enemies crawling behind you and hear voices echo in dungeons with Xonar's immersive GX2.5 audio engine. Enable latest EAX gaming audio, and restores surround gaming in Windows Vista without additional software. The design once only seen on hi-end audio equipment is now presented in Xonar DS. Swappable OPamp socket allows you to customize your sound solderlessly and create your favorite listening experience with ease.
Photo 1 of 3
Photos may not resemble actual product and are purely for illustration purposes
Bring the Hi-Fi spirit to your Music, Movie and Games
Immersive Gaming Audio
Feel enemies crawling behind you and hear voices echo in dungeons with Xonar’s immersive GX2.5 audio engine. Enable latest EAX gaming audio, and restores surround gaming in Windows Vista without additional software.
192k/24bit True PC Hi-Fi Enjoyment
Xonar DS’s 192kHz/24bit playback support let you enjoy all music files converted at highest quality without any sample rate downgrade.
Bring the Hi-Fi Theater to your desktop
Consisting of DTS Neo: PC™ and DTS Interactive™ technologies, DTS Connect brings the world’s most welcomed Hi-Fi surround sound to your PC and turns it into a powerful multi-media center and game console.
Surrounded all the time - DTS Neo: PC™ Converts any stereo signals into 7.1 channel – get the most out of your multi-channel speaker setup!
World's most welcomed surround audio at your service - DTS Interactive™ Turns every audio into sensational 7.1 DTS Digital surround via S/PDIF output – feed your AV receiver the best surround sound available!!
The Spirit of Hi-Fi System
Tune up your own sound with ease – Swappable OPamp socket The design once only seen on hi-end audio equipment is now presented in Xonar DS. Swappable OPamp socket allows you to customize your sound solderlessly and create your favorite listening experience with ease.
Best Flexibility and Connectivity
Auto-detect front-panel Intel HDA compatible front-panel header automatically switches output from back-panel to front once plugged in.
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): Up to 107 dB Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted): 100 dB Output THD+N at 1kHz: Up to 0.0017% (-95dB) Input THD+N at 1kHz: Up to 0.0017% (-95dB) Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input): <10Hz to 48kHz Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage 1 Vrms (3Vp-p) Sample Rate Conversion Quality: Almost lossless, high-fidelity floating-point filters, with: -140dB THD+N (typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit) 145dB Dynamic Range (typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit)
Audio Processor: ASUS AV200 High-Performance Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit) 24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: Wolfson WM8776* 1 (108dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit) / Wolfson WM8766*1 (103dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit) 24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs: Wolfson WM8776* 1 (102dB SNR, Max. 96kHz/24bit)
Sample Rate and Resolution
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit for all channels Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96KHz @ 16/24bit S/PDIF Digital Output: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA-Pro ASIO 2.0 Driver Support: 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
Analog Output Jack: 3.50mm mini jack *4 (Front/Side/Center-Subwoofer/Back) Analog Input Jack: 3.50mm mini jack *1 (Line-In/Mic-In) Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner): Aux-In (4-pin header on the card) Digital S/PDIF Output: High-bandwidth Optical Connector supports 192KHz/24bit (shared with Back surround output jack) Front-Panel Header: Intel HDA front-panel compatible and supports HP jack-detection and automatically switch audio output from back-panel to front S/PDIF Header: Additional SPDIF-out header for connecting graphics card with HDMI audio output
Operation System: Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005 DTS® Technologies: DTS® Connect (DTS Interactive Encoder and DTS Neo:PC) for both XP and Vista -DTS Interactive encodes any 3D gaming audio into true-to-live 5.1 DTS Digital Surround sound experience -DTS Neo:PC could expand any stereo music to 7.1 surround sounds 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: Adjustable virtual 7.1-speaker positioning Karaoke Functions: Music Pitch-Shifting, Vocal Cancellation, and Microphone Echo effects with Stereo Mix recording (Wave and Mic-in) for online Karaoke or online DJ applications FlexBass™: Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system Other Effects: 10-band Equalier/27 Environment Effects 3D Sound Engines/APIs: Vista: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability XP: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability 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
Bundled Software Utility
1 x S/PDIF optical adaptors 1 x Low-profile Bracket
Video Cards: All ASUS VGA cards purchased after January 1st, 2001 will carry 3 year warranty services from purchase date. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed. For more details, please visit support.asus.com.
Sound Cards: All ASUS audio cards carry 3 year warranty services from purchase date. ASUS product warranty is based on the serial number printed. For more details, please visit support.asus.com.
ASUS LCD Monitors: ASUS LCD monitors carry a 7 day DOA warranty, and 3 years limited manufacturer warranty from purchase date. For details on DOA (dead on arrival), bright/dark dot warranty, please visit support.asus.com.
Asus EEE Pads: Asus EEE Pads carry a 1 year limited warranty from purchase date. For technical support, please call the service hotline at 1-888-678-3688.
ASUS Notebook Service Center in Toronto, Canada.
For ASUS branded notebooks (not including Eee products and Built-on ASUS):
Complete Customer Care Package
One of the industry’s most complete customer care packages offers a level of coverage that adds to the price of competing products:
1 Year Global Warranty (estimated $100 value, FREE)
30-Day Flawless Display Guarantee: If you discover one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel at no cost.
Two way free shipping
24/7 tech support: 1-888-678-3688
You have extra protection when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada. ASUS will fix it or replace it for you at no charge during the first year after purchase in the event of damage from accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire.
Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost