Asus Xonar sound cards - DG,DX and STX

PristineNote

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Asus Xonar soundcards . In stock - entry level Xonar DG ,Value for money - Xonar DX along with The audiophiles favourite Xonar Essence STX and Essence ST .
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Asus Xonar Essence DG - The bang for buck entry level sound card which has won mumerous industry standard awards and postivie reviews worldwide
Product Link : http://www.asus.com/...Cards/Xonar_DG/
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-- Built-in Headphone AMP
-- Powers up every sound detail in gaming
-- 3 gain modes for different usage scenarios
- Dolby® Headphone for an immersive 5.1 surround imaging
- GX2.5 for realistic 3D audio effects
Complete Specifications : http://www.asus.com/...#specifications
Reviews :
http://www.bit-tech....nar-dg-review/1
http://www.techradar...g-717199/review
http://www.overclock...nar_dg_review/1
BUY HERE : http://www.proaudiohome.com/ASUS-Xonar-Essence-DG
Asus Xonar DX-Dolby Home Theater Technologies & Richest Gaming Audio Effects for best PC audio upgrade
Product Link : http://www.asus.com/...Cards/Xonar_DX/
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- Powered by complete Dolby Home Theater technologies
- Supports latest DS3D GX 2.0 for gaming on Vista & XP
- VocalFX voice processing technologies to make gaming and online chat more lively and attractive
- Delivers ~35 times cleaner audio quality (116dB SNR) than most motherboard audio (85dB SNR)
Complete Specifications : http://www.asus.com/...#specifications
Reviews :
http://www.techencla...iew-125339.html
http://www.bit-tech....ess-soundcard/1
http://techreport.com/articles.x/14500
BUY HERE : http://www.proaudiohome.com/ASUS-Xonar-Essence-DX
Asus Xonar Essence STX - The best you can get .
Product Link : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Multimedia - ASUS Xonar Essence STX
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124 dB SNR / Headphone Amp card for Audiophiles!
- Industry-leading 124dB SNR
- Built-in headphone amp drives every available headphone with <0.001% distortion
- Nichicon "Fine Gold" capacitors offer great dynamic performance
- Perfectly shielded EMI-free analog output path
- Customize your sound color effortlessly via swappable OPAmp socket
Reviews :
CK Presents: Asus Essence STX review: A Comprehensive Look [Pics, not 56k friendly!] - Head-Fi.org Community
ASUS Xonar Essence ST/STX soundcards | Stereophile.com
Two in One: Asus Xonar Essence STX Sound Card Review - X-bit labs
ASUS Xonar Essence STX soundcard review
BUY HERE : http://www.proaudiohome.com/ASUS-Xonar-Essence-STX
Asus Xonar Essence ST-World's first Precision Clock Tuning for Revolutionary PC Hi-Fi audio
Product Link : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Multimedia - ASUS Xonar Essence ST
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- Industry-leading 124dB SNR
- Built-in headphone amp drives every available headphone with <0.001% distortion
- Nichicon "Fine Gold" capacitors offer great dynamic performance
- Perfectly shielded EMI-free analog output path
- Customize your sound color effortlessly via swappable OPAmp socket.
Precision clock tuning for perfect audio
Xonar Essence ST is the world’s first audio card to focus on precision clock tuning to minimize audio jitter. The result is extensive musical details and lively sound image presented for revolutionary experience.
Multi-channel Upgradable
Essence ST is designed to allow full 7.1 surround enjoyment with future upgrade. The high fidelity Xonar H6 multi-channel extension board sold separately in the future provides 120dB signal-to-noise ratio, offering the ultimate surround sound quality ever in the market.
Reviews :
Asus Xonar Essence ST Soundcard Review « Overclockers Tech
ASUS Xonar Essence ST DeLuxe review
BUY HERE : http://www.proaudiohome.com/ASUS-Xonar-Essence-ST
 

titana

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^^you need to correct the label for Essence ST ..marked as STX

have tried the STX ..nice cards
 

PristineNote

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titana said:
^^you need to correct the label for Essence ST ..marked as STX

have tried the STX ..nice cards

Thank you for pointing out the typo . Post corrected. The STX is indeed a very good source and I myself use it in my speaker setup .The other source being the Maverick D1 , driving the K702s and other headphones on testing .
OverlorD said:
2 STX's different prices?

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One is the STX and other is the ST. Corrections made :).
 

PristineNote

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^ We currently do not have the Xonar DX in stock but are trying to work out a good deal from Rashi Peripherals (importer and distri of Asus Xonar sound cards ) .
 

suf

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z5500 is 5.1. These are primarily for headphones and will output 5.1 through optical only but you will need the daughter card for 5.1 analog.
 

PristineNote

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For 5.1 analogue support on the ST , one needs to purchase the daughter board separately. In case your Z5500 has digital in or optical in, it would be supported via the Optical and Digital out of the ST/STX.
 

PristineNote

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We are currently out of stock on the Xonar STX and ST . New stock will be arriving shortly. We will also have Xonar DX and DG soundcards .
 

PristineNote

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^ We haven't tested the cards yet but looking at the reviews the DG has got a very good rating on most websites and is suggested as a lot more Value for money entry level card than its competitors . We couldn't find any comparisons with the DX as such and also DX is technically a much better card and caters to a different segment altogether. Regarding the headphone driving power of the DG , we will have to wait for some feedback from users about how powerful the in-built amp is . But given the price of DG , we are sure its the best card one can get for the money.

As per the update from the distributor the ETA for the cards is as follows :

Xonar DG and DX - 7-10 days max.

Essence ST and STX - 3-4 weeks.
 

PristineNote

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^ There seems to be very low or almost no demand for the Audiophile grade cards and maybe that is why Asus/Rashi isn't getting them in plenty .Last time also we were the only one's stocking the card after we bought the cards stocked by another dealer who couldn't sell it .

Anyways we will keep you updated and try to get them here as soon as possible.
 
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