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ASUS MIO-AUDIO 888 MIO Sound Card - OEM

  • MIO-AUDIO 888
  • Chipset: RealTek ALC888, 8 channels azalia audio codecs
  • Interface: ASUS MIO Interface
  • Bracket I/O Ports:
  • S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
  • 6-jacks 8 channel audio I/O
  • Internal I/O C
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Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
MIO-AUDIO 888

Type

Type
Audio Card

Spec

Specifications
Chipset: RealTek ALC888, 8 channels azalia audio codecs

Interface: ASUS MIO Interface

Bracket I/O Ports:
S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
6-jacks 8 channel audio I/O

Internal I/O Connectors:
Azalia audio front panel connector
CD audio in

Audio Functions:
Multi-Streaming
Jack Sensing and Enumeration
Jack Retasking

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Orson C.
  • 9/19/2012 9:35:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSo close to packing this for an RMA

Pros: It works with the ASUS server board via MIO expansion slot.

Cons: It is the only sound card that works with the ASUS MIO expansion slot.

Other Thoughts: I got this because this is only sound option compatible with an ASUS server board that I commited my money to. I've read the reviews and decided to jump in even with the warnings. Yes, they are true. The bracket for the board was an afterthought. I could not successfully jerry rig the bracket to fit with the chassis without hardware.

The drivers also couldn't install since I was on windows 7 64-bit. I'm getting stereo outputs from the existing windows 7 driver but don't expect extensive support for what is obviously a boutique card.

ASUS needs to sell these at lower price premium.

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  • Richard m.
  • 4/13/2012 3:40:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWont work

Pros: none

Cons: Everything. Installed it and I cannot get computer to even reconize it. Its like it isn't even there. I tried everything and tried it over and over. If you can help please do.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/11/2012 10:25:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood sound, poor physical implementation

Pros: Good quality sound, many connection options (digital and analog.) Inexpensive.

Cons: Before I purchased this, I read around the 'net that this adapter had mounting issues: it supposedly didn't sit in the slot correctly. I muttered to myself that must be impossible; this is a bog-standard PCIe adapater card, of which millions must be produced every year.

Well, unfortunately, those reviews are correct! Somehow, Asus didn't get the physical implementation of this card right. It fits into the designated PCIe slot okay, and the connectors poke out the back properly. But the card remains cocked at a slight angle when fully seated. My case has tool-less slot clamps, and it will not close with this adapter in the slot because the card won't go fully down into the slot.

Other Thoughts: This is a tiny, lightweight adapter. I don't seem to be having any trouble leaving in the slot without either a screw or the tool-less clamp holding it down. Still, this has to be a trivial problem to fix, and Asus should fix it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2011 7:10:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSound Card

Pros: Its a sound card for the server.
It was free.
Has plenty of connectors.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This came as part of a combo deal when i purchased my server board. I had not planned on using a sound card in my server but now that I have it, I can use it to install a sound system in the house.
Thanks Newegg, this obviously part of your master plan to get me to purchase more stuff from you... My wife is convienced it will work.. I think she is right.

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  • Stephen F.
  • 5/31/2011 6:40:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCauses lots of boot config issues

Pros: Cheap and does not use a PCI slot

Cons: Causes random boot and BIOS issues with ASUS Z8NA-D6C even though it was made to be paired with this board.

Other Thoughts: Took a few months and a few support calls before realizing that this card caused all the boot issues I noticed on my ASUS Z8NA-D6C board

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  • Michael C.
  • 12/28/2010 6:59:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice paired with KGPE-D16 board

Pros: I'm using this as my audio device on an ASUS KGPE-D16 AMD Opteron motherboard. Put it in slot 1 (the MIO slot) to avoid losing a PCIe slot.

Cons: Well, it's a basic HD/Azalia board. It does what it claims to do at a great price.

Other Thoughts: Don't expect flashy packaging. It's an OEM part. You'll get a cardboard box with pink bubble wrap. Don't forget to hook up your HD front panel connector to the header. Download the driver from the ASUS website. It works fine under Windows 7 64-bit.

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  • Patrick C.
  • 11/4/2010 8:20:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good

Pros: does what it's designed to do

Cons: doesn't sit properly in the PCIe opening

Other Thoughts: The only complaint I have is that it doesn't sit flush against the opening in the back of my case which prevents me from securing it with the screw. It seems like it's more the fault of the card than the case. All my other PCIe cards sit flush. It prevents access to one of the outputs but it's not one I need so it's fine. Other than that it's great. I expected sound when I bought it and I've got sound.

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  • Donald B.
  • 5/6/2010 9:02:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot bad sound

Pros: It worked without any problem at all Win 7 set up the drivers. I am very satisfied.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I used it to put sound on my KGPE-D16 motherboard. Not very expensive and does the job fine.

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  • James E.
  • 4/30/2010 4:06:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine, sound quality is high

Pros: I have this installed on a Asus P7F-E board, running Linux Slackware64-current. The card seems to work the way it is designed to work. It is supported in mainline Linux with ALSA using the Intel HD Audio and RealTek codec modules. I only have stereo speakers and a headset with mic. I use the coax S/PDIF output at 48KHz/16-bit for all sound playing and the sound quality is high. A headset is connected to the front panel front mic/headset jacks and it has worked well for skype.

I have also tried the analog line output for regular stereo playback. The sound quality is good, but sounds a little bit duller and less sharp and dynamic than the digital output.

Cons: Unless I am mistaken, this kind of audio card doesn't do "hardware mixing" when playing multiple audio applications at the same time. It depends on a software layer or the driver to mix sound. This is not a problem at all when running audio applications that access the "default" ALSA device. Some audio applications, notably Sun Java and applications that use OSS, will access the audio card using a lower level hardware interface and they take exclusive access control of the audio playback. I simply avoid OSS applications, and with Java, you can disable Java sound by renaming libjsound.so-backup and libjsoundalsa.so-backup so they can't load.

Older cards like SoundBlaster Live! do hardware mixing and don't have these issues trying to mix audio of apps using OSS or ALSA in any type of access to the card. But, those old cards have lower sound quality I think.

Other Thoughts: The mixer controls for the Intel HD Audio in KDE4 are simple and well labeled. For using a headset, you set the input source to Front Mic and the Digital (capture) slider to the 0db (middle) position for using a front panel headset.

The card works better for me in Linux with some module options for modprobe:
options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dig
options snd-hda-intel bdl_pos_adj=16
options snd-hda-intel position_fix=2
These options fix a few issues like:
Shows surround 6 or 8 channel setup selector in the mixer.
Remove warning: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
And, force the driver to use DMA pointer method, io-mapped position buffer.

I'm sure on Windows using this card is simply plug and play. Linux is always a bit more complicated.

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  • Steven H.
  • 2/26/2010 6:25:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine

Pros: The card works fine installed on a Z8NA-D6 motherboard running under Ubuntu 9.10 Server. It sounds good with my Advent 370 speakers.

Cons: The manufacturer box is huge for such a little board.

Other Thoughts: Documentation is not shipped with this card. I cannot find it on ASUS website or anywhere else.

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