Since Asus decison-makers and Asus’ direct competitors, like HTOmega are probably reading these comments, here are three suggestions for future products: Six Suites for Viola Solo. What I think is happening is this: Anyway, after hooking up this asus bad boy, i was blown away by the worldly difference in sound that it made. The Xonar Essence ST is capable of achieving an industry-leading dB SNR Signal-to-Noise Ratio in signal clarity and offers a built-in headphone amplifier to obtain the best performance out of any available pair of headphones.

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As well as the attention paid to the power supply, ASUS makes much of what they call “Hyper-grounding,” which minimizes noise that might degrade the analog output signal. Roon Labs Roon v. Ignore the USB comment above. The sound is a little more smoother and less harsh to my ears.

Thx for your attn.! What should I say? For my part I have never had a problem with either playing resolutions of Extracting Music from your PC.


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If you don’t believe me, try for yourself. Joan Baez In Concert, Part 2. The advantage of the Shuttle PCs is that they are dead quiet acoustically, meaning that I could place the PC in my equipment rack and use short interconnects to the preamp.

Bonus Recording of November Asus Xonar Submitted by Andrei on April 16, – 3: Recording of January All specifications are subject to change without notice.

How the Future Would Be. Skip to main content. Setting the output on the card to PCM khz and I’m all set. I don’t go for marketing of oligonucleotides injected into titanium mono-filament cables jacketed with carbon nano-fibre woven kevlar bulletproof sleeves.

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Cary Audio SLI integrated amplifier. Audacity is one of those freeware programs that are just outstanding. Although almost all the components used, other than the electrolytic caps, are surface-mount types, the four output-stage op-amp chips are socketed 8-pin types, to allow the owner to experiment with other pin-compatible chips.


That way, the analog circuitry benefits from being maximally isolated from the noisy ground on the PC’s motherboard. Multi-channel Upgradable Essence ST is designed to allow full 7.

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Bonus Recording of December Overall the Asus Xonar ST eclipses it by a tad. Cables Submitted by Shalmaneser on October 26, – 3: You are working with prime equipment here. In fact there is a workaround.

Leave this field blank. Most advanced sound card I have ever encountered.

Sound Quality Submitted by Andrei on May 11, – 4: I agree the sound quality is really good.