The ASUS Xonar DS is a PCI sound card with a 107 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), which provides audio that is 10 times cleaner than onboard audio. With the support of DTS Connect and GX2.5, the Xonar DS provides rich audio effects in games and theater quality audio in movies.
DTS Connect consists of two technologies: DTS Neo:PC and DTS Interactive. DTS Neo:PC converts any stereo signal into 7.1 channels so users can get the most out of their multi-channel speaker setup. DTS Interactive converts audio into sensational 7.1 DTS Digital Surround via the S/PDIF output and streams to an AV receiver for the best surround sound available.
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 DS achieves a 107 dB SNR rating for clear audio in games, movies, and music.
- DTS ConnectConsisting of DTS Neo:PC and DTS Interactive technologies, DTS Connect brings the world’s most welcomed Hi-fi surround sound to your PC and turns it into a powerful multi-media center and game console.
- 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.
- Upgradeable Op-ampThe Xonar DS can be upgraded with the Xonar Op-amp Upgrade Kit for a blend of natural sound and enhanced quality.