asus-xonar-essence-stx-sound-card

124 DB SNR / HEADPHONE AMP CARD FOR AUDIOPHILES!

– 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

124 dB SNR / Headphone Amp card for Audiophiles

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 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, 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.

High quality DAC
The Burr-Brown PCM 1792A Digital-to-Analog Convertor (DAC) converts signals at 127dB signal-to-noise ratio.

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
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

System Requirements
One PCI Express 1.0 (or higher) compatible slot for the audio card
Microsoft® Windows® Vista(32/64bit)/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005
Intel® Pentium®4 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU
>256 MB DRAM system memory
>60 MB available HDD space for driver installation package
CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation
High-quality headphones, powered analog speakers, or a Dolby Digital decoder, to enjoy the ultra-high fidelity sounds of the card

ASUS ASUS ROG XONAR PHOEBUS SOUND CARD

COMMAND YOUR WAY TO VICTORY WITH EXCLUSIVE ROG COMMAND TECHNOLOGY

  • ROG Command technology effectively reduces up to 50% of environmental noise
  • Embrace exceptional sound quality for the win with 118dB SNR clarity and a headphone amplifier
  • Control box within easy reach for instant volume tuning and headset connections
  • Sonic Studio provides complete control over loads of sound technologies
  • Realistic surround and enhanced sound thanks to Dolby® Home Theater V4 and the GX 3.0 game audio engine
    Product Image

ASUS XONAR DGX SOUND CARD

PCI EXPRESS 5.1-CHANNEL GAMING AUDIO CARD

   Built-in Headphone AMP to power up every sound detail in gaming
   3 headphone AMP gain modes for different usage scenarios – VOIP, pro-gaming, exciter
   Dolby® Headphone technology for an immersive 5.1 surround experience
   ASUS exclusive GX2.5 gaming audio engine for realistic 3D audio effects

 

HEAR ALL, DOMINATE ALL!

Optimized for immersive gaming action through precision audio
The Xonar DGX audio card combines Dolby® Headphone 5.1 high definition surround with the ASUS-exclusive GX 2.5 gaming audio engine and an on-board headphone amplifier. These result in accurate and deep audio that brings every nuance and sound across fully, making the new Xonar DGX 5.1 an ideal audio card for gamers who want to remain totally aware of their play environments.

 

BUILT-IN HEADPHONE AMP

POWERS UP EVERY SOUND DETAIL IN GAMING


 

3 HEADPHONE AMP GAIN MODES FOR DIFFERENT USAGE SCENARIOS

The Xonar DGX uses three modes to cater to different usage scenarios: voice, pro-gaming, and exciter modes. Sound positioning helps gamers become better informed of environments and thus more competitive, especially in multiplayer first person shooters.

VOIP mode: dedicated to chat and headsets, providing clear voice and music enjoyment.
Pro-gaming mode: adds extra sound dynamics in higher frequencies for enhanced audio positioning.
Exciter mode: get immersed in gameplay and embraced by powerful bass with a fuller soundfield.

 

DOLBY® HEADPHONE TECHNOLOGY FOR AN IMMERSIVE 5.1-CHANNEL SURROUND EXPERIENCE

The Xonar DGX 5.1 uses Dolby® Headphone technology to level up your stereo headphones to surround sound brilliance.

 

GX 2.5 FOR REALISTIC 3D GAMING AUDIO EFFECTS

The exclusive ASUS GX 2.5 gaming audio engine on the Xonar DGX 5.1 allows up to 128 different sound effects simultaneously for a realistic 3D audio environment. It also offers full compatibility with the latest version of EAX®.

 

AUTOMATIC JACK-SENSING FRONT-PANEL OUTPUT

The Intel® HDA-compatible front-panel header automatically switches output between the back and the front of the case once speakers/headphones are plugged in. Never again will you be bothered by the need to change connection settings manually!