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Asus Xonar Essence STX PCI-E Audiophile Sound Card, Optical/Dolby Pro Logic II with Built in Headphone Amp
£139.19 Inc VAT    £115.99 Ex VAT
Product Name: Asus Xonar Essence STX PCI-E Audiophile Sound Card, Optical/Dolby Pro Logic II with Built in Headphone Amp
Manufacturer: ASUS
Part Number: 90-YAA0C0-0UAN00Z
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Asus Xonar Essence STX PCI-E Audiophile Sound Card, Optical/Dolby Pro Logic II with Built in Headphone Amp

- PCI-Express connection
- 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


Asus Xonar STX Features
- 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

Story behind the Masterpiece
Thousands of years ago, our ancestors crystallized their knowledge of the materials and music into the Chime of Tiger, one of the first audio masterpiece in human history. Gold-plated on the EMI shield, the Chime of Tiger totem not only represents Asus Xonar team?s new footnote in audio innovation, but also mankind's endless pursuit of the Essence of Sound.

Industry-leading 124dB SNR (Signal-to-Noise Ratio)
Choosing only the best components and finest design, Asus Xonar Essence STX achieves unprecedented 124 dB SNR ? 64 times clear than on-board solutions, bringing top-o-the shelf audio experience for audiophiles.

Built-in headphone amp
A high-quality TI TPA6120A2 headphone driver supports headphones up to 600ohms of impendence with lower than 0.001% distortion. Drive your headphones as intended without additional amplification.

Hyper-Grounding circuitry design
This exclusive ASUS technique utilizes multi-layer PCB design to separate signal and noise, ensuring only the cleanest signals are passed to sensitive components.

Perfectly sealed analog output path
EMI and shielding seals all analog output signals perfectly from noise, offering distortion-free audio enjoyment.

Nichicon "Fine Gold" professional audio capacitors
Using state-of-the-art etching technology, Nichicon "Fine Gold" capacitors deliver rich bass and crystal-clear high frequencies.

Swappable OPA Sockets
Tune up your unique sound - OPAMP sockets allow simple, solder-less alteration for user-preferred sound color.

Package Contents
Asus Xonar Essence STX 2 Channel PCI Express Audio Card
RCA to 3.5mm Y cable
6.3mm to 3.5mm adaptor
S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adaptors *1
Driver CD
Quick Start Guide
Audio Precision test report

General

Device Type Sound card
Enclosure Type Plug-in card
Interface Type PCI Express x1
Processor / Memory

Signal Processor ASUS AV100
Audio Output

Sound Output Mode Stereo
DAC Data Width 24-bit
Sample Rate 192 kHz (max)
Signal-To-Noise Ratio 124 dB
Response Bandwidth 10 - 90000 Hz
Features Karaoke, Dolby Headphone technology, Dolby Virtual Speaker technology, Magic Voice, Smart Volume Normalizer, FlexBass, Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter
Compliant Standards DirectSound, A3D 1.0, OpenAL, Dolby Digital Live, EAX 5.0, Dolby Pro Logic II
Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x audio - line-out - RCA x 2 ¦ 1 x headphones - output - phone stereo 6.3 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - phone stereo 6.3 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - 4 PIN MPC ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output - RCA ¦ On supplied cable : 1 x audio - SPDIF output - TOSLINK
Compatible Slots 1 x PCI Express x1
Miscellaneous

Cables Included 2 x audio adaptor ¦ 1 x audio (digital) adapter
Software / System Requirements

Software Drivers & Utilities
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits)

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