The ASUS Xonar D2 is a 7.1 channel PCI audio card that provides unprecedented sound quality on the PC platform with a 118 dB SNR rating and integrates multiple sound-enhancing technologies from Dolby and DTS to transform your PC into a high-quality digital home media center.
Besides delivering impressive audio quality, the Xonar D2 is packed with multiple sound technologies from Dolby and DTS to deliver outstanding entertainment experiences. These include Dolby Digital Live(Real-time conversion of PC or game audio content into Dolby Digital), Dolby Pro-Logic IIx (Converts stereo or 5.1 sounds to a seamless 7.1 surround sound field), Dolby Virtual Speaker (Simulates a highly realistic 5.1 speaker surround sound listening environment from as few as 2 speakers), Dolby Headphone (Creates a surround sound listening experience from any set of headphones), DTS Connect (Includes DTS Interactive and DTS Neo:PC technologies), DTS Interactive(Real-time AC-3 encoding) and DTS Neo:PC (stereo to multi-channel expander).
ASUS designed GX2.5 to simulate EAX game effects and makes them available on Windows Vista/7 PCs. GX2.5 will automatically emulate the latest EAX technologies without additional software.
- 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 D2 achieves a 118 dB SNR rating for all 7.1 channels for clear audio in games, movies, and music.
- EMI ShieldThe EMI shield protects the audio path for extreme audio clarity without any interference.
- Dolby and DTS TechnologiesThe Xonar D2 supports a rich set of Dolby and DTS features in order to enhance PC audio with surround sound – turning your PC into a high-quality digital home media center.
- GX2.5GX2.5 automatically emulates the latest EAX technology – up to EAX5.0, to offer advanced environmental audio effects. While enhancing the feeling of actually being in the game, GX2.5 also improves on directional audio information.