This is a new soundcard that will be coming to market, I found some spec's so I figured I would post them for the forum. Based on these spec's this is a very impressive sound card, impressive indeed. Note this thread contains the name X-Purity as the original Board carried this name. THe X-MEridian is aimproved design of this original unreleased prototype. Hardware specs: The Auzentech X-Meridian * The C-Media Oxygen HD CMI8788 Audio Processor is the heart of the AUZEN X-MERIDIAN 7.1. * 4 pcs 24-bit/192kHz AK4396VF (120dB-part spec.) DACs for 7.1channel output. (24-bit/192kHz in 7.1channel playback) * 1 pc 24-bit/192kHz AK5385VF(114dB-part spec.) ADC input (24-bit/192kHz recording) * 1 pc CMI9780 AC'97 2.3 CODEC for AUX input, CD input, MIC input (16bit/48kHz playback/recording) * Integrated up to 192k/24-bit S/PDIF transmitter for 44.1kHz,48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz SPDIF output. * Supports onboard high grade special COAX+OPTIC combo type transmitter module for up to 192kHz SPDIF out. * Integrated up to 192k/24-bit S/PDIF receiver for 44.1kHz,48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz SPDIF input. * Supports onboard high grade special COAX+OPTIC combo type receiver module for up to 192kHz SPDIF input. * Standard 10PIN Front Panel Audio supports connectivity for stereo audio output and a microphone input from most new chassis. (All 7.1channel analog output muted by jack connection sense of front panel headphone out / Dual MIC input available by back panel mic input and front panel mic input) * DTS® Interactive - A real-time 5.1 channel encoder. * DTS® Neo : PC - An upmix matrix technology. * Dolby® Digital Live (DDL) - A real-time 5.1 channel encoding. * Dolby® ProLogic IIx surround processor spreading stereo audio into 7.1 channel surround sound. * Dolby® Headphone technology, conveying 5.1 surround and 3D gaming audio over stereo headphones. * Dolby® Virtual Speaker solution, bringing amazing virtual surround sound fields via general two speakers. * C-Media FlexBass™ - LFE channel crossover frequency setable from range 50 to 250Hz in Small speaker mode and Small/Large speaker selectable. * C-Media Magic Voice™, popular feature for disguising your tone in online chatting. * C-Media Xear 3D™ 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter technology. * C-Media’s unique Karaoke functions: Microphone Echo, Key-shifting. * Individual 10-band EQ for each channel,.27 global reverberation environments. * Supports most industrial standards of 3D sound for PC gaming, including EAX™ 1.0 & 2.0, A3D™ 1.0, and DirectSound™. * Swappable DIP type OPAMP controlled preamp out circuit (4pcs output control OPAMP IC with DIY socket) * Surface mount type OPAMP controlled preamp input circuit (2pcs input control OPAMP for ADC and 1pc MIC input gain control) * 5Vrms (Differential DAC output with gain adjustment / approximately full swing from +/- 8V dual power supply) * Proper OPAMP control circuit (large capacity 1A +8V, -8V, dual power supply circuit) for high quality audio quality, prevent audio distortion at high volume level. * Upgrade Extension available (Extra 6.35mm MIC / Extra Digital I/O sold separately) * Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows® 98SE / ME / 2000 Service Pack 3(SP3) / XP Service Pack 1(SP1) / Server 2003 SP1/ XP Media Center Edition 2005 (MCE) / XP x64 Edition. Pending Release is the Auzentech X-Tension Board for use with the X-Meridian * Extra COAX + OPTIC Combo S/PDIF Input (Up to 24-bit/192khz support) * Extra COAX + OPTIC Combo S/PDIF Output (Up to 24-bit/192khz support) * 3.5mm minijack MIDI IN / MIDI OUT with 2pcs special 3.5mm miniplug-5-pin standard DIN jack cables * S/PDIF DIN(Gold Plated 9-pin MINI DIN jack) for 8CH Pure PCM Ouput - all channels up to 24bit/192kHz support. Compatible with Creative Lab's Digital DIN 6CH PCM SPDIF Input connection. * 6.35mm TRS jack MIC Input - 6.35mm plug type mic (compatible with TRS/TS plug) and 5V power jumper allows you to supply auxiliary MIC power, if needed. (Move the jumper cap from open to pins 1-2). o 4-pin-4-pin shield wire connection required between onboard's 4-pin EXT_MIC connector and extension board's 4-pin EXT_MIC connetor. o Triple MIC input available - back panel, front panel(FP_AUDIO), extension board's extra 6.35mm TRS jack MIC input * Compatible with Creative Lab's Digital DIN 6CH PCM SPDIF Input connection This info was taken directly from the Azuntech site. http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/x-meridian.php Link contains picture gallery of both X-Meridian card and X-Tension Board. As this thread has been evolving it has gotten quite long, So I will try and keep relavent infoarmation on this page. I will also post links to reviews here SO: http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/auzentech_xmeridian/index.shtml http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/sound/XMeridian/page4.htm http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/11/23/review_auzentech_x-meridian/ http://www.thinkcomputers.org/index.php?x=reviews&id=532 http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews/auzentech/index.php http://www.elitebastards.com/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=282&Itemid=27 Of course the Guru3D Review http://www.guru3d.com/article/sound/399/ Coming Soon! Upgrading your X-Meridian Opamps to increase sound quality!!