Asus announce PCIe Xonar D2X and external U1
The Xonar U1 features eye-catching industrial design, a convenient user interface and total compatibility with both PCs and notebooks. It’s an external USB audio device that improves the laptop or PC?s underachieving audio by first eliminating electromagnetic interference (EMI) and noisy DC circuits inside the PC chassis. It then utilizes the high quality DAC (digital to analog convertor) to bring about crisp, clear music or gaming audio in the original flavor that was meant to be heard. The Xonar U1 provides a huge boost to PC gamers by supporting EAX and DirectSound HW acceleration for best gaming experience in Windows VISTA and XP… The ASUS Xonar D2X also features a signal- to-noise ratio (SNR) of 118 dB for both audio in and out ? reaching the maximum limit of audio quality on most PC platforms. Unlike generic audio cards in the market that provide the highest SNR to only the front stereo outputs, the Xonar D2X is able to deliver 118 dB quality audio for all 7.1 channels.