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Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Asus
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS (From Asus)



Audio Performance


Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):
105 dB
Input Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted):
103 dB
Output THD+N at 1kHz:
0.0025% (-92dB)
Input THD+N at 1kHz:
0.0022% (-93dB)
Frequency Response
(-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input): <10Hz to 48kHz
Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage
1Vrms (3Vp-p)


Bus Compatibility


PCI: PCI v2.2 or above bus compatible


Main Chipset


High Fidelity Headphone Amplifier: Optimized for 32~150O
Audio Processor: C-Media CMI8786 High-Definition Sound Processor (Max. 96KHz/24bit)
24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources: Cirrus Logic CS4245*1 (104dB DNR, Max. 192KHz/24bit) / Cirrus Logic CS4361*1 (103dB DNR, Max. 192KHz/24bit)
24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs: Cirrus Logic CS4245*1 (104dB DNR, Max. 192KHz/24bit)


Sample Rate and Resolution


Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution:
44.1K/48K/96KHz @ 16/24bit for all channels
Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution: 44.1K/48K/96KHz @ 16/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output: 44.1K/48K/96KHz @ 16/24bit, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA-Pro
ASIO 2.0 Driver Support: 44.1K/48K/96KHz @ 16/24bit


I/O Ports


Analog Output Jack: 3.50mm mini jack *3 (Front/Side/Center-Subwoofer)
Analog Input Jack: 3.50mm mini jack *1 (Line-In/Mic-In)
Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner): Aux-In (4-pin header on the card)
Digital S/PDIF Output: High-bandwidth Optical Connector supports 96KHz/24bit -additional SPDIF-out header for HDMI audio output
Front-Panel Header: Supports headphone jack-detection, automatically switch audio output from back-panel to front


Driver Features


VocalFX™:


The latest vocal effect technologies for gaming and VoIP, including:


- VoiceEX: produces vivid environmental reverberation for your voice in EAX games
- ChatEX: emulates different background environment effects when you chat online
- Magic Voice: changes your voice pitch to different types (Monster/Cartoon…) for disguising your real voice or just for fun in online chatting Operation System:
Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005


Dolby® Technologies:


Dolby Headphone: technology allows users to listen to music, watch movies, or play games with the dramatic 5.1-channel surround or realistic 3D spacious effects through any set of stereo headphones.


Smart Volume Normalizer™:


Normalizes the volume of all audio sources into a constant level and also enhances your 3D sound listening range and advantages in gaming


Xear 3D™ Virtual Speaker Shifter:


Adjustable virtual 7.1-speaker positioning


Magic Voice™:


Changes your voice pitch to different types (Monster/Cartoon…) for disguising your real voice or just for fun in online chatting


Karaoke Functions:


Music Pitch-Shifting, Vocal Cancellation, and Microphone Echo effects with Stereo Mix recording (Wave and Mic-in) for online Karaoke or online DJ applications


FlexBass™:


Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system


Other Effects:


10-band Equalier/27 Environment Effects


3D Sound Engines/APIs:


7: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability Vista: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
XP: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, EAX®2.0&1.0, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability


DS3D GX2.0:


DS3D GX 2.5 supports EAX gaming sound effects and DirectSound 3D hardware enhanced functions on Windows 7/Vista. (DirectX/DirectSound 3D compatible)


When the specs of Xonar DG are compared against other cards in the Xonar line, it comes up a little short. When the low cost is taken into consideration though, the Xonar DG actually has a lot to give, for instance, the card supports headphones all the way up to 150 ohms - pretty impressive.

 

 


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