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ASUS Xonar D2X

Posted September 14, 2009 by Jake in PC Audio







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Features & Specifications

Below are a listing of the features for the ASUS Xonar D2X:

Operation System
Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005

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 IIx
Dolby Pro-Logic II is the well-known technology to process any native stereo or 5.1-channel audio into a 6.1- or 7.1- channel output, creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield.

DTS® Connect Technologies
DTS® Connect contains DTS Interactive Encoder and DTS Neo:PC technologies. DTS Interactive encodes any sound on PC to “DTS 5.1 Surround” high bitrate digital stream to your home theater through S/PDIF connection. DTS Neo:PC can convert stereo audio into 5.1 or 7.1-channel high-fidelity surround sounds.

DirectSound3D Game EXtensions 1.0 (DS3D GX)
DS3D GX 1.0 supports EAX gaming sound effects and DirectSound 3D hardware enhanced functions on Windows Vista. (DirectX/DirectSound 3D compatible)

Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC)
Provides advanced Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) for best voice conferencing quality in VOIP applications or online gaming

Smart Volume NormalizerTM
Normalizes the volume of all audio sources into a constant level and also enhances your 3D sound listening range and advantages in gaming

Magic VoiceTM
Modifies and disguises the sound tone of your voice for VOIP and online chat applications

Karaoke Functions
Music Key-Shifting and Microphone Echo effects

Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system for small or large speakers

Xear 3D™ Virtual Speaker Shifter
Virtual 7.1 speaker positioning and shifting to adjust the optimum soundfield for your speaker placement

Other Effects
10-band Equalier/27 Environment Effects
3D Gaming Sound Engines/APIs
Vista: DirectSound3D® GX 1.0, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
XP: EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability

Below are the specfications of the ASUS Xonar D2X:

Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):  Up to 118 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):  Up to 118 dB
Output Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (A-Weighted):  Up to 0.0004% (-108dB)
Input Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (A-Weighted) :  Up to 0.0004% (-108dB)
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input ):  <10Hz to 46kHz Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage:  2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p)
Sample Rate Conversion Quality:  Almost lossless, high-fidelity floating-point filters, with:
-140dB THD+N (typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit)
-145dB Dynamic Range (typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit

Main Chipset:
Audio Processor:  ASUS AV200 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources:  TI Burr-Brown PCM1796 *4 (123dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs:  Cirrus-Logic CS5381* 1 (120dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)

Sample Rate and Resolution:
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:  44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA-Pro
S/PDIF Digital Input:  44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
ASIO 2.0 Driver Support:  44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit

I/O Ports:
Analog Output Jack:  3.50mm mini jack *4 (Front/Side/Center-Subwoofer/Back)
Analog Input Jack:  3.50mm mini jack *2 (Line-In/Mic-In)
Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner):  CD-In, Aux-In (4-pin header on the card)
Digital S/PDIF Output:  Coaxial and High-bandwidth Optical Combo Connector Supports 192KHz/24bit
Digital S/PDIF Input:  Coaxial and High-bandwidth Optical Combo Connector Supports 192KHz/24bit
MIDI Ports:  Additional MPU-401 MIDI I/O bracket and converter cable

Bundled Software Utility:
Portable Music Processor utility
Converts digital music content or CD audio into regular MP3/WMA files with Dolby Headphone, Dolby Virtual Speaker (w/ Pro-Logic II), and Smart Volume Normalization processing (Windows Media Player 10 or above is required)

Professional Audio Creation and Editing Utility
Ableton Live 6 Lite; Cakewalk Production Plus Pack (SONAR LE, Dimension LE, and Project5 LE)

PowerDVD 7.0
7.1-ch DVD player with Dolby Digital decoder

MCE Software Kit
Software kit with 10-ft GUI for Windows Media Center Edition

RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.0.5
Easy but powerful software intended for testing the quality of audio equipments

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