Joined on 07/08/04
Perfect for my setup
Pros: - Optical Output that doesn't interfere with my primary speaker setup - Excellent Sound Quality - Works in Win 7 64-bit - Great price for a Card with DTS Encoding
Cons: - Lack of Dolby Digital output (not an issue for me, but might be for some)
Overall Review: My computer is upstairs in my Den with a 2.1 channel speaker set and also connected to my HT downstairs with a set of z-5500's. Quick change in the Xonar software and I can swap on the fly between the two outputs. Ran a 25' Optical Cable to the HT, set the Xonar Audio Center to SPDIF - DTS Interactive 6-channel with HiFi enabled. Works perfect. Just make sure that the audio playback device is the Xonar speakers and not SPDIF output or it will only transmit 2 channels. Tested a few AVIs/MKVs and Games. Everything seems to be separated into the proper speaker channels.