ASUS Xonar D-KARAX Sound Card

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS today announced Xonar D-KARAX, a professional-grade sound card designed for singing enthusiasts that like to sing and share their songs online. Designed by leading music-industry engineers, Xonar...

    ASUS Xonar D-KARAX Sound Card
     
  2. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    ASUS may well be my only choice for my next PC, since Creative dropped 7.1 and have only 5.1 on the newest cards.
     
  3. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Does this mean the Phoebus will get a new driver?
     
  4. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    hopefully phoebus hardware wise is very good, software wise could use BIG improvement. i check their forum daily and new driver is ready, they should post it soon. but in Asus terms not sure if soon is soon enough for us...
     

  5. vazup

    vazup Master Guru

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    So it doesnt have a built in amp for headphones?
     
  6. warezme

    warezme Master Guru

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    Cirrus Logic was never an audio chip I would consider as a quality audio chip. Has something changed?
     
  7. icedman

    icedman Maha Guru

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    are these sound cards still an improvement over the new soundcor or whatever its called on new mobos? and if so is it a huge difference?
     
  8. NiColaoS

    NiColaoS Master Guru

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    Yeah, sound cards... I'm yet to see one with proper driver support like Realtek.

    Especially ASUS is notoriously bad, almost like Creative. Back then I bought the most expensive one -for the time- and while the hardware still working flawlesly, no proper drivers after the first year.

    Now I'm more than fine with onboard ALC889 which is decent and have it connected with my Z5500 via Optical SPDIF for movies/music and Direct 3.5mm for 5.1 in Games.

    The only thing I miss is the ability to have CMSS3D Surround but Copy... Like Stereo x2 ( which my Z5500 have it ) + Center.
     
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  9. Ch0plol

    Ch0plol Member Guru

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    Too bad ASUS' driver support for their soundcards is nonexistent. Thank god for the guy who makes the "UNI Xonar" drivers.
     
  10. moab600

    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    onboard is crap compared to good sound card, but asus don't support their high end sound card. hmm even motherboard they support light years better.
     

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    Very true thankgod for the UNi xonar drivers.I think i'l never buy a asus soundcard again their driver support is....but the hardware is ok
     
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    peshkohacka Member Guru

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