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ASUS ESSENCE STX II Essence STX II PCIe Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier

ASUS ESSENCE STX II Essence STX II PCIe Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: ESSENCE STX II
  • Part #: AUDASU2876433
  • UPC:886227682638
  • Wireless Technology:N/A
  • Sound Mode:Stereo
  • SNR Ratio:N/A
  • Interface:PCI-Express
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Features

Redefine your PC audio with the Asus Essence STX II Hi-Fi Sound Card.

The Essence STX II is a PCIe x1 solution engineered for audiophiles and audio purists who demand top-notch sound from their desktops. Built on the acclaimed Essence STX, it takes the legendary audio quality to a new level with an industry-leading 124 dB SNR, an ultra-low jitter clock source, a consistent power supply, and celebrated MUSES op-amps. The built-in premium headphone amplifier supports up to 600ohm-headphone impedance with additional gain for in-ear monitors (IEMs). For customizable listening, this card is armed with swappable sockets and three additional op-amps for quick, easy sound adjustment. The Essence STX II also supports Dolby Home Theater technologies for an elevated, evolved PC audio experience.


 
Industry-leading 124DB SNR

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 better than typical onboard audio hardware. The headphone output reaches a fantastic 120dB SNR.

 

Premium-quality Clock Source And Power Supply

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. An optimized power delivery is further ensured with high-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulators - unprecedented in the audio-card industry. In addition, audiophile-appreciated WIMA capacitors deliver balanced sound.

 

Celebrated Muses OP-AMPS

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.

 

Impeccable Headphone Amplification

The built-in headphone amplifier supports up to 600ohm impedance - so audiophiles can plug in the finest high-impedance headphones to enjoy the pure quality delivered by Essence STX II. Asus engineers have furnished Essence STX II with an additional gain control designed especially for high-sensitivity IEM headphones, allowing musicians and audio purists to use earpieces that channel audio output straight to the ear canal - isolating ambient noise for listening that requires undisturbed concentration.

 

Easily Adjust The Sound For Your Ears

Essence STX II benefits from swappable op-amp sockets that allow users to create different timbres and tonal combinations. This card even comes with a swap kit that includes three additional op-amps - two Texas Instruments LME49720s and one MUSES 8820 - and a clamp tool that makes it easy to remove the op-amp microchips.

 

Advanced Surround Sound With Instant Encoding

Essence STX II benefits from Dolby Home Theater technologies that turn your PC into a true home-theater system - boosting all your entertainment audio. Dolby Digital Live reproduces Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound, immersing players in exciting and realistic entertainment experiences with high-quality surround that puts you at the center of the action. Dolby Virtual Speaker reshapes two-channel and 5.1-channel stereo content into virtual surround sound even with just two speakers, reproducing the dynamic, enveloping environment of a 5.1-speaker home theater system. Dolby Pro Logic II transforms high-quality stereo sound into rich and realistic 5.1-channel surround that completely changes your audio perception. Dolby Headphone simulates spectacular surround for personal audio by using powerful digital signal processing. It delivers up to 7.1-channel surround over any headphones for more vibrant and spacious listening.

Specifications

Audio Chipset
ASUS AV100

Sample Rate
192KHz

Digital Audio
24-bit

SNR
124dB

Encode
Dolby Digital Live
Dolby Virtual Speaker
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Headphone

Ports
Line In

1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)

Line Out
2 x RCA (Un-Balanced)
1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") Headphone out

SPDIF Out
1 x Coaxial

MIC In
1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)

Other Ports
1 x Front-Panel Header

Interface
PCI Express x1

Operating Systems Supported
- Windows 8.1, 32bit/64bit
- Windows 8, 32bit/64bit
- Windows 7, 32bit/64bit
- Windows XP, 32bit/64bit

Features
- 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

Dimensions
4.21" x 6.61" ( H x D )

Weight
1.72

Package Contents
- Essence STX II x 1
- 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

Manufacturer Part No: ESSENCE STX II Brand: ASUS Product Type: -
UPC 886227682638 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.718 kg
PB Part No: AUDASU2876433 Product Model: ESSENCE STX II

Warranty: 36 months local warranty *
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ASUS ESSENCE STX II Essence STX II PCIe Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier

  • Brand: ASUS
  • MPN: ESSENCE STX II
  • Part #: AUDASU2876433
  • UPC:886227682638
PB Tech price: $340.87 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$392.00 Including GST
Date Created: 00:33, 26-06-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/AUDASU2876433/ASUS-ESSENCE-STX-II-Essence-STX-II-PCIe-Sound-Card
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Features

Redefine your PC audio with the Asus Essence STX II Hi-Fi Sound Card.

The Essence STX II is a PCIe x1 solution engineered for audiophiles and audio purists who demand top-notch sound from their desktops. Built on the acclaimed Essence STX, it takes the legendary audio quality to a new level with an industry-leading 124 dB SNR, an ultra-low jitter clock source, a consistent power supply, and celebrated MUSES op-amps. The built-in premium headphone amplifier supports up to 600ohm-headphone impedance with additional gain for in-ear monitors (IEMs). For customizable listening, this card is armed with swappable sockets and three additional op-amps for quick, easy sound adjustment. The Essence STX II also supports Dolby Home Theater technologies for an elevated, evolved PC audio experience.


 
Industry-leading 124DB SNR

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 better than typical onboard audio hardware. The headphone output reaches a fantastic 120dB SNR.

 

Premium-quality Clock Source And Power Supply

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. An optimized power delivery is further ensured with high-fidelity low-dropout (LDO) regulators - unprecedented in the audio-card industry. In addition, audiophile-appreciated WIMA capacitors deliver balanced sound.

 

Celebrated Muses OP-AMPS

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.

 

Impeccable Headphone Amplification

The built-in headphone amplifier supports up to 600ohm impedance - so audiophiles can plug in the finest high-impedance headphones to enjoy the pure quality delivered by Essence STX II. Asus engineers have furnished Essence STX II with an additional gain control designed especially for high-sensitivity IEM headphones, allowing musicians and audio purists to use earpieces that channel audio output straight to the ear canal - isolating ambient noise for listening that requires undisturbed concentration.

 

Easily Adjust The Sound For Your Ears

Essence STX II benefits from swappable op-amp sockets that allow users to create different timbres and tonal combinations. This card even comes with a swap kit that includes three additional op-amps - two Texas Instruments LME49720s and one MUSES 8820 - and a clamp tool that makes it easy to remove the op-amp microchips.

 

Advanced Surround Sound With Instant Encoding

Essence STX II benefits from Dolby Home Theater technologies that turn your PC into a true home-theater system - boosting all your entertainment audio. Dolby Digital Live reproduces Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound, immersing players in exciting and realistic entertainment experiences with high-quality surround that puts you at the center of the action. Dolby Virtual Speaker reshapes two-channel and 5.1-channel stereo content into virtual surround sound even with just two speakers, reproducing the dynamic, enveloping environment of a 5.1-speaker home theater system. Dolby Pro Logic II transforms high-quality stereo sound into rich and realistic 5.1-channel surround that completely changes your audio perception. Dolby Headphone simulates spectacular surround for personal audio by using powerful digital signal processing. It delivers up to 7.1-channel surround over any headphones for more vibrant and spacious listening.

Specifications

Audio Chipset
ASUS AV100

Sample Rate
192KHz

Digital Audio
24-bit

SNR
124dB

Encode
Dolby Digital Live
Dolby Virtual Speaker
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Headphone

Ports
Line In

1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)

Line Out
2 x RCA (Un-Balanced)
1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") Headphone out

SPDIF Out
1 x Coaxial

MIC In
1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") (Line-in/ Mic-in combo)

Other Ports
1 x Front-Panel Header

Interface
PCI Express x1

Operating Systems Supported
- Windows 8.1, 32bit/64bit
- Windows 8, 32bit/64bit
- Windows 7, 32bit/64bit
- Windows XP, 32bit/64bit

Features
- 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

Dimensions
4.21" x 6.61" ( H x D )

Weight
1.72

Package Contents
- Essence STX II x 1
- 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

Date Created: 00:33, 26-06-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/AUDASU2876433/ASUS-ESSENCE-STX-II-Essence-STX-II-PCIe-Sound-Card
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