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ASUS Xonar Essence ST 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Audio Card

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The ASUS Xonar Essence ST is a PCI audio card is the world’s first audio card to focus on precision clock tuning to minimize audio jitter. The result is extensive musical details and lively sound image that presents a revolutionary experience. Equipping the Xonar Essence ST with the best components and the finest design, the ST delivers a top-of-the-line audio experience with a 124 dB SNR rating. With a built-in headphone amp that can power headphones up to 600 ohms and 6.3 mm headphone jacks, the STX makes a perfect pair with high-end headphones.

  • newegg High Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) A high SNR rating means less unwanted noise. Therefore the audio is cleaner which translates to better sound quality. The Xonar ST achieves a 124 dB SNR rating for crystal clear audio.
  • newegg Built-in Headphone Amp A high-quality TI TPA6120A2 headphone amp supports headphones up to 600 ohms of impedance with lower than 0.001% distortion. This allows users to drive their headphones as intended without additional amplification.
  • newegg EMI Shield EMI shielding seals the RCA/headphone signals from noise and offers distortion-free audio.
  • newegg 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.
  • newegg 6.3 mm Headphone and Mic Jacks The 6.3 mm headphone jacks offers compatibility with high-end headphones. An adapter is included for the usage of headphones with 3.5 mm connectors.
  • newegg Upgradeable Op-amp The Xonar Essence ST can be upgraded with the Xonar Op-amp Upgrade Kit for a blend of natural sound and enhanced quality.

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Model

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Brand
ASUS
Model
Xonar Essence ST

Audio core

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Audio Chipset
ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor
Sample Rate
192KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
124dB for Front-out,117dB for Headphone-out (600ohms) dB
Hardware Decode
DTS

Ports

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Line In
Yes
Line Out
Front R / Front L, Headphone out
SPDIF In
Essence ST
SPDIF Out
High-bandwidth Coaxial/TOS-Link combo port
MIC In
Yes
CD/Aux In
Yes

Details

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Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005

Features

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

Smart Volume Normalizer:
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:
Virtual 7.1 speaker positioning

Karaoke Functions:
Music Key-Shifting and Microphone Echo effects like professional Karaoke machine

FlexBass:
Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system

3D Sound Engines/APIs:
Vista: DirectSound3D GX 2.5, DirectSound HW, DirectSound SW, A3D 1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
XP: DirectSound2.5 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 -Magic Voice: changes your voice pitch to different types (Monster/Cartoon…) for disguising your real voice or just for fun in online chatting

Plug Standards

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Electrical Outlet Plug Type
Sound Board
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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