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.
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.
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.
EMI Shield EMI shielding seals the RCA/headphone signals from noise and offers distortion-free audio.
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.
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.
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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