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ASUS Xonar DS Sound Card

B&H # ASXDS Mfr # XONAR DS
You Pay: $46.29
Mail-in Rebate: -$10.00 (see details)
Offer Ends: APR 30 '14
Price after Rebate: $36.29
Product Highlights
  • PCI Interface
  • 192k/24-bit Audio
  • Analog & Digital Surround Sound
  • Windows Compatibility

The Xonar DS Sound Card from ASUS is a PCI sound card, compatible with Windows computer systems. The card delivers high-fidelity 192k/24-bit audio output, perfect for music, movies, and games. It features standard analog output ports for connection to analog surround sound systems. It ships with an adapter that allows you to output digital audio to a receiver via optical S/PDIF.

Bring the Hi-Fi Spirit to Your Music, Movie, and Games
Feel enemies crawling behind you and hear voices echo in dungeons with Xonar's immersive GX2.5 audio engine. It enables EAX gaming audio, and restores surround gaming in Windows Vista without additional software.
192k/24-bit True PC Hi-Fi Enjoyment
The Xonar DS's 192kHz/24-bit 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!
Tune up Your Own Sound with Ease -- Swappable OPamp socket
The design once only seen on high-end audio equipment is now presented in Xonar DS. A swappable OPamp socket allows you to customize your sound without soldering and create your favorite listening experience with ease.
Auto-Detect Front-Panel
Intel HDA compatible front-panel header automatically switches output from back-panel to front once plugged in.
Performance
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Output (A-Weighted): 107dB
Input: (A-Weighted): 100dB
Crosstalk Not Specified by Manufacturer
THD + Noise Output: ≤0.0017% (-95dB)
Input: ≤0.0017% (-95dB)
Frequency Response <10Hz to 48kHz at -3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input
Channel Playback 7.1
Conversion Almost lossless, high-fidelity floating-point filters, with:
-140dB THD+N (Typical value for 44.1kHz to >48kHz, 24-bit)
145dB Dynamic Range (Typical value for 44.1kHz to >48kHz, 24-bit)
Recording 44.1/48/96kHz at 16/24-bit
S/PDIF Output Optical via included adapter
Voltage Input/Output Full-Scale Voltage: 1Vrms (3Vp-p)
Chipset Audio Processor: ASUS AV66 High-Performance Sound Processor (Max. 192kHz/24-bit)
24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: Wolfson WM8776* 1 (108dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24-bit) / Wolfson WM8766* 1 (103dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24-bit)
24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs: Wolfson WM8776* 1 (102dB SNR, Max. 96kHz/24-bit)
Sample Rates Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1/48/96/192kHz at 16/24-bit for all channels
Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1/48/96kHz at 16/24-bit
S/PDIF Digital Output: 44.1/48/96/192kHz at 16/24-bit, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA-Pro
ASIO 2.0 Driver Support: 44.1/48/96/192kHz at 16/24-bit
Driver 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-life 5.1 DTS Digital Surround sound experience
DTS Neo:PC could expand any stereo music to 7.1 surround sound

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 Equalizer/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, etc...) for disguising your real voice or just for fun in online chatting
Input/Output Connectors
Audio 4x 1/8" (3.5mm) Out
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) In
1x 4-Pin Header Aux-In (On Card)
1x Digital S/PDIF (Shared with Rear Surround Output Jack)
1x Front-Panel Header (On Card)
1x S/PDIF Header (On Card)
MIDI None
General
Compliant Standards Not Specified by Manufacturer
System Requirements Operating System: Windows XP, XP Media Center Edition 2005, Vista, 7
Hardware: PCI slot
Dimensions 2.5 x 6.6" (6.4 x 16.8cm)
ASUS Xonar DS Sound Card
  • S/PDIF Optical Adapter
  • Low-Profile Bracket
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
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