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Asus Xonar Essence ST PCI Audiophile Sound Card, Optical/Dolby Pro Logic II with Built in Headphone Amp Retail
£149.99 Inc VAT    £124.99 Ex VAT
Product Name: Asus Xonar Essence ST PCI Audiophile Sound Card, Optical/Dolby Pro Logic II with Built in Headphone Amp Retail
Manufacturer: ASUS
Part Number: 90-YAA0E0-0UAN00Z
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Asus Xonar Essence ST PCI Audiophile Sound Card, Optical/Dolby Pro Logic II with Built in Headphone Amp Retail

World's first Precision Clock Tuning for Revolutionary PC Hi-Fi audio
- PCI Connection soundcard
- Industry-leading 124dB SNR
- Nichicon "Fine Gold" capacitors offer great dynamic performance
- Perfectly shielded EMI-free analog output path
- 1x audio line-out RCA x 2, 1x headphones output
- SPDIF optical output
- Customize your sound color effortlessly via swappable OPAmp socket
- Built in Headphone Amp rives every available headphone with <0.001% distortion

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.
Specification
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):
124dB for Front-out,117dB for Headphone-out (600ohms) dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):
118 dB
Output THD+N at 1kHz:
0.0003% (-110dB) for Front-out, 0.001% (-100dB) for Headphone-out
Input THD+N at 1kHz:
0.0002% (-113dB) for Line-in
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/192kHz input):
<10Hz to 90KHz
Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage
2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p)
PCI:
PCI v2.2 or above bus compatible
Audio Processor:
ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources:
Texas Instruments PCM1792A*1 for Front-Out (127dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs:
Cirrus-Logic CS5381* 1 (120dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
High Fidelity Headphone Amplifier:
Texas Instruments 6120A2*1 (120dB SNR, 100dB THD+N @ Vcc±12V, RL=600Ù, f=1kHz)
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution:
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution:
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output:
4.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit, Dolby Digital
ASIO 2.0 Driver Support:
Supports 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @16/24bit with very low latency
Analog Output Jack:
RCA jack *2 (Front R / Front L), 6.30mm jack*1 (Headphone out)
Analog Input Jack:
6.30mm jack *1 (Shared by Line-In/Mic-In)
Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner):
ux-In (4-pin header on the card)
Digital S/PDIF Output:
High-bandwidth Coaxial/TOS-Link combo port supports 192KHz/24bit
Front-Panel Header:
Shared by Headphone out / 2 channels out /
Microphone in
S/PDIF Header:
Connects to compatiable graphic cards for HDMI output
Operation System:
Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005
Dolby® Technologies:
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?:
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
Karaoke Functions:
Music Key-Shifting and Microphone Echo effects like professional Karaoke machine
FlexBass?:
Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system
3D Sound Engines/APIs:
Vista: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability

XP: DirectSound2.5 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

General

Device Type Sound card
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Interface Type PCI
Processor / Memory

Signal Processor ASUS AV100
Audio Output

Sound Output Mode Stereo
DAC Data Width 24-bit
Sample Rate 44.1 kHz (min) - 192 kHz (max)
Signal-To-Noise Ratio 124 dB
Response Bandwidth 10 - 90000 Hz
Features Karaoke, built-in Dolby Pro Logic II decoder, Dolby Headphone technology, Dolby Virtual Speaker technology, Magic Voice, Smart Volume Normalizer, FlexBass, Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter, VocalFX
Compliant Standards DirectSound, A3D 1.0, OpenAL, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, DirectSound3D GX 2.5, Dolby Pro Logic II
Audio Modes Playback : 24-bit 192 kHz - 124 dB ¦ Record : 24-bit 192 kHz - 118 dB
Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x audio - line-out - RCA x 2 ¦ 1 x headphones - output ¦ 1 x audio - line-in/microphone ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - 4 PIN MPC ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output - RCA
Compatible Slots 1 x PCI
Miscellaneous

Cables Included 1 x audio (optical) adapter
Software / System Requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Microsoft Windows Vista

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