Asus Essence STX II 7.1

Asus Essence STX II 7.1

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  • Industry-leading 124dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) audio quality inherited from the revolutionary and widely-acclaimed Xonar Essence ST/STX.
  • Ultra-low jitter with premium TCXO clock source.
  • Clean and consistent power supply thanks to high-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulators and WIMA® capacitors for uncompromising sound.
  • Top-notch headphone amplifier supports up to 600ohm-headphone impedance with additional gain for in-ear monitors (IEMs).

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Four years after the debut of Essence STX — the long-term holder of the number-one position in Head-Fi's Sound Cards segment, as voted by highly-satisfied users globally — ASUS remains committed to delivering ever better high-end sound cards to delight the most demanding audiophiles. Drawing on years of experience in developing Essence One, Essence STU and Essence III, Essence STX II delivers meticulous design, quintessential performance and profound musicality — elements that shape the spirit of the whole Essence Hi-Fi series.

Essence STX II delivers industry-leading 124dB SNR audio clarity, a much-envied quality inherited from the revolutionary and widely-acclaimed Essence STX sound card — and up to 64 times (64X) better than typical onboard audio hardware. Headphone output reaches a fantastic 120dB SNR.

A high-precision clock is crucial to audiophiles. Integrated circuits are susceptible to heat and temperature changes, which is why Essence STX II includes a premium temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) clock source. It is an ultra-accurate timing technology that ensures ultra-low jitter.

Essence STX II uses a dedicated four-pin Molex power connection rather than drawing power from the expansion slot like other cards, and that means a cleaner supply of electricity. Optimized power delivery is further assured with high-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulators — unprecedented in the audio-card industry. As well, audiophile-appreciated WIMA® capacitors deliver balanced sound.

The profound musicality that Essence listeners expect is encapsulated by celebrated MUSES 8920 and MUSES 8820 op-amps, which deliver true-to-life tonality and spacious sound imaging.

Exclusive to Essence STX II 7.1 is a multichannel daughterboard that delivers true 7.1-channel surround with high-fidelity 120dB SNR outputs. This easy-to-fit daughterboard slides into a slot adjacent to Essence STX II 7.1, so installation couldn’t be more convenient.

Each channel is fully customizable with nine swappable op-amp sockets — giving audiophiles complete freedom to create the perfect surround-sound experience for their ears and listening environment.

Highlights...

* Industry-leading 124dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) audio quality inherited from the revolutionary and widely-acclaimed Xonar Essence ST/STX.
* Ultra-low jitter with premium TCXO clock source.
*Clean and consistent power supply thanks to high-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulators and WIMA capacitors for uncompromising sound.
* Top-notch headphone amplifier supports up to 600ohm-headphone impedance with additional gain for in-ear monitors (IEMs).
* Exclusive op-amp swap kit includes three op-amps and tool for easy tone tuning.
* Celebrated MUSES op-amps deliver true-to-life musicality.
* Ultra-fidelity (120dB SNR) 7.1-channel output via the exclusive daughterboard.

Bus PCI Express
Chipset ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
Digital-to-analog Converter TI Bur-Brown PCM1792A
Audio Performance
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio 124 dB
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio 120 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio 118 dB
Output THD+N @ 1kHz (Front-out) >0.0003 %(-110 dB)
Output THD+N at 1kHz (Headphone-out) >0.001 %(-100 dB)
Frequency Response 10 Hz hasta 90 KHz
Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage Line output (RCA, 3.5) : 2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p)
Headphone output : 7 Vrms ( Vp-p)
Connectivity
Analog Output 1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") Headphone out
8 x RCA (Un-Balanced)
Analog Input 1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)
Digital 1 x S/PDIF out (1 x Coaxial)
1 x Front-Panel Header
Otras características
Operating System Windows® 8.1 32bits/64bits
Windows 7 32bits/64bits
Windows 8 32bits/64bits
Windows XP 32bits/64bits
Accessories Op-amp swap kit x 1
3.5mm-to-RCA cable x 1
6.3mm-to-3.5mm adapter x 1
S/PDIF adapter x 1
Driver CD x 1
Quick start guide x 1
Dimensions 168 x 107 mm ( L x W )

Four years after the debut of Essence STX — the long-term holder of the number-one position in Head-Fi's Sound Cards segment, as voted by highly-satisfied users globally — ASUS remains committed to delivering ever better high-end sound cards to delight the most demanding audiophiles. Drawing on years of experience in developing Essence One, Essence STU and Essence III, Essence STX II delivers meticulous design, quintessential performance and profound musicality — elements that shape the spirit of the whole Essence Hi-Fi series.

Essence STX II delivers industry-leading 124dB SNR audio clarity, a much-envied quality inherited from the revolutionary and widely-acclaimed Essence STX sound card — and up to 64 times (64X) better than typical onboard audio hardware. Headphone output reaches a fantastic 120dB SNR.

A high-precision clock is crucial to audiophiles. Integrated circuits are susceptible to heat and temperature changes, which is why Essence STX II includes a premium temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) clock source. It is an ultra-accurate timing technology that ensures ultra-low jitter.

Essence STX II uses a dedicated four-pin Molex power connection rather than drawing power from the expansion slot like other cards, and that means a cleaner supply of electricity. Optimized power delivery is further assured with high-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulators — unprecedented in the audio-card industry. As well, audiophile-appreciated WIMA® capacitors deliver balanced sound.

The profound musicality that Essence listeners expect is encapsulated by celebrated MUSES 8920 and MUSES 8820 op-amps, which deliver true-to-life tonality and spacious sound imaging.

Exclusive to Essence STX II 7.1 is a multichannel daughterboard that delivers true 7.1-channel surround with high-fidelity 120dB SNR outputs. This easy-to-fit daughterboard slides into a slot adjacent to Essence STX II 7.1, so installation couldn’t be more convenient.

Each channel is fully customizable with nine swappable op-amp sockets — giving audiophiles complete freedom to create the perfect surround-sound experience for their ears and listening environment.

Highlights...

* Industry-leading 124dB SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) audio quality inherited from the revolutionary and widely-acclaimed Xonar Essence ST/STX.
* Ultra-low jitter with premium TCXO clock source.
*Clean and consistent power supply thanks to high-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulators and WIMA capacitors for uncompromising sound.
* Top-notch headphone amplifier supports up to 600ohm-headphone impedance with additional gain for in-ear monitors (IEMs).
* Exclusive op-amp swap kit includes three op-amps and tool for easy tone tuning.
* Celebrated MUSES op-amps deliver true-to-life musicality.
* Ultra-fidelity (120dB SNR) 7.1-channel output via the exclusive daughterboard.

Bus PCI Express
Chipset ASUS AV100 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 192KHz/24bit)
Digital-to-analog Converter TI Bur-Brown PCM1792A
Audio Performance
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio 124 dB
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio 120 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio 118 dB
Output THD+N @ 1kHz (Front-out) >0.0003 %(-110 dB)
Output THD+N at 1kHz (Headphone-out) >0.001 %(-100 dB)
Frequency Response 10 Hz hasta 90 KHz
Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage Line output (RCA, 3.5) : 2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p)
Headphone output : 7 Vrms ( Vp-p)
Connectivity
Analog Output 1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") Headphone out
8 x RCA (Un-Balanced)
Analog Input 1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)
Digital 1 x S/PDIF out (1 x Coaxial)
1 x Front-Panel Header
Otras características
Operating System Windows® 8.1 32bits/64bits
Windows 7 32bits/64bits
Windows 8 32bits/64bits
Windows XP 32bits/64bits
Accessories Op-amp swap kit x 1
3.5mm-to-RCA cable x 1
6.3mm-to-3.5mm adapter x 1
S/PDIF adapter x 1
Driver CD x 1
Quick start guide x 1
Dimensions 168 x 107 mm ( L x W )