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Asus Xonar DS PCI 7.1 Soundcard

Asus Xonar DS PCI 7.1 Soundcard

  • - 192k/24bit True PC Hi-Fi Enjoyment

QuickFind code: 166836

Manufacturer ID: 90-YAA0F0-0UAN00Z

Asus Xonar DS PCI 7.1 Soundcard Product Description

Bring the Hi-Fi spirit to your Music, Movie and Games

Immersive Gaming Audio
Feel enemies crawling behind you and hear voices echo in dungeons with Xonar’s immersive GX2.5 audio engine. Enable latest EAX gaming audio, and restores surround gaming in Windows Vista without additional software.
 
192k/24bit True PC Hi-Fi Enjoyment
Xonar DS’s 192kHz/24bit 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!!
 
The Spirit of Hi-Fi System
Tune up your own sound with ease – Swappable OPamp socket
The design once only seen on hi-end audio equipment is now presented in Xonar DS. Swappable OPamp socket allows you to customize your sound solderlessly and create your favorite listening experience with ease.
 
Best Flexibility and Connectivity
Auto-detect front-panel
Intel HDA compatible front-panel header automatically switches output from back-panel to front once plugged in.
 

Specifications
Audio Performance 
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):
Up to 107 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):
100 dB
Output THD+N at 1kHz:
Up to 0.0017% (-95dB)
Input THD+N at 1kHz:
Up to 0.0017% (-95dB)
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input):
<10Hz to 48kHz
Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage
1 Vrms (3Vp-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-Performance Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources:
Wolfson WM8776* 1 (108dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit) / Wolfson WM8766*1 (103dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs:
Wolfson WM8776* 1 (102dB SNR, Max. 96kHz/24bit)

Sample Rate and Resolution
 
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution:
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit for all channels
Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution:
44.1K/48K/96KHz @ 16/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output:
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA-Pro
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 *1 (Line-In/Mic-In)
Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner):
Aux-In (4-pin header on the card)
Digital S/PDIF Output:
High-bandwidth Optical Connector supports 192KHz/24bit (shared with Back surround output jack)
Front-Panel Header:
Intel HDA front-panel compatible and supports HP jack-detection and automatically switch audio output from back-panel to front
S/PDIF Header:
Additional SPDIF-out header for connecting graphics card with HDMI audio output

Driver Features 
Operation System:
Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005
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-live 5.1 DTS Digital Surround sound experience
-DTS Neo:PC could expand any stereo music to 7.1 surround sounds
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 Equalier/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

Asus Xonar DS PCI 7.1 Soundcard Product Reviews

Asus Xonar DS Sound Board - PCI - 24 bit - Internal reviews collected by Reevoo

Features
7.5
Sound quality
8.0
Compatibility
7.3
Value for money
8.3
Overall rating
7.6
Scores 7.6 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
4 out of 10

anthony

manchester GB
+
Competitive price
Easy to install
I could only get about 40% of the volume my old cheapo soundcard produced, so I couldn't really evaluate the sound quality.

I searched the software setup to improve the volume but got nowhere.
Confirmed purchase: 02 September 2013
9 out of 10

Matt

Dukinfield GB
+
Great sound
Great price
Ease of installation
Great software, allowing complex manipulation of sound and speaker settings. Sounds great through my creative 7.1 speaker set
none really!
Confirmed purchase: 16 October 2012
8 out of 10

chris

glasgow GB
+
all good points from me, i have an Asrock Extreme 7 which has great onboard sound but i wanted to get a cheap audio card that would give me great audio and take some strain off the motherboard and this done exactly that.

ingame i hear more clearer, Voip is more clearer and also my my DJ soft/hardware have gained in volume and clearer quality.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 19 April 2012
9 out of 10

James

weymouth GB
+
Amazing for the money, had mine for a while now and I haven't had any problems so far. The audio centre is superb and the sound quality is crisp and near to perfect.
To be honest I can't think of any bad points about this product.
Confirmed purchase: 06 March 2012

Technical Specification

Manufacturer ID: 90-YAA0F0-0UAN00Z

Downloads

Documentation relating to this product is available in PDF format.

General

Device TypeSound card
Enclosure TypePlug-in card
Interface TypePCI

Processor / Memory

Signal ProcessorASUS AV200
Signal ProcessorASUS AV66

Audio Output

Sound Output ModeStereo/FourPoint
Sound Output Mode7.1 channel surround
DAC Data Width24-bit
Sample Rate44.1 kHz (min) - 192 kHz (max)
Signal-To-Noise Ratio107 dB
Response Bandwidth10 - 48000 Hz
FeaturesKaraoke, 10 band EQ, EAX 2.0, EAX, DTS Interactive, Magic Voice, Smart Volume Normalizer, FlexBass, Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter, VocalFX
FeaturesKaraoke, EAX 2.0, EAX, Magic Voice, Smart Volume Normalizer, FlexBass, Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter, VocalFX
Compliant StandardsDirectSound, DirectSound3D, EAX 2.0, EAX 1.0, A3D 1.0, DTS Connect, DTS Neo:PC
Compliant StandardsDirectSound, EAX 2.0, EAX 1.0, A3D 1.0, OpenAL, DirectSound3D GX 2.5, DTS Connect, DTS Neo:PC
Audio ModesPlayback : 24-bit 192 kHz - 107 dB ¦ Record : 24-bit 96 kHz - 100 dB

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out (side surround) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out (back surround) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out (centre/subwoofer) - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-in/microphone - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
Interfaces1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out (side surround) - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out (back surround) - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out (centre/subwoofer) - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-in/microphone - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x audio - SPDIF output - TOSLINK ¦ 1 x audio - line-In - 4 PIN MPC
Compatible Slots1 x PCI

Software / System Requirements

OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions)
OS RequiredMicrosoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Microsoft Windows Vista

Miscellaneous

Included AccessoriesLow-profile bracket
Cables Included1 x audio (optical) adapter

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