ASUS today announced Essence STX II and Essence STX II 7.1, two new Hi-Fi-grade sound cards designed to delight audiophiles with 124dB signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) clarity, 600ohm-headphone amplifier and high precision TCXO clock source.
ASUS today announced Xonar U7 Echelon Edition, a compact 7.1-channel USB sound card that retains the high audio quality of the award-winning Xonar U7 and adds the military-inspired digital camouflage pattern that is unique to the Echelon range. It includes Sonic Radar for in-game sound visualization, Sonic Studio Pro to control every audio feature and Perfect Voice input-noise-reduction technology for crystal-clear in-game communication.
ASUS Xonar D-KARAX is a professional-grade PCI-Express sound card with 96kHz/24-bit playback, 7.1 audio channels and a 106dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio). The Cirrus Logic CS47028C DSP (digital signal processor) allows studio-grade vocal effects such as high- and low-pass filters, voice equalization, reverb and compression to be applied in real time to create a professional performance environment.
ASUS today announced Essence III, a USB digital-to-analog (DAC) converter with a fully balanced design and the latest Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback designed for those who demand the purest audio quality and listening flexibility. High-precision clocks and asynchronous USB virtually eliminate jitter, while separate printed-circuit boards ensure crystal-clear audio. Remote-controlled stepped attenuators allow output levels to be set with great precision.