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ooooh, a new soundcard from auzentech (HDA)

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by james.miller, 29 May 2006.

  1. james.miller

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    introducing the X-purity (they like the X- prefix dont they? lol)

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    X-Purity™ Hardware features

    * PCI 2.2 interface with bus mastering and burst modes.
    * Only one 24.576MHz oscillator adopted.
    * 4 synchronous I2S output data stream pairs for using high performance DACs(24bit/192kHz).
    * Four AKM AK4396 DACs adopted - 24bit/192kHz 120dB DAC.
    * Programmable hardware channel routing mechanism–reliable signal routing available.
    * 4 synchronous I2S input data stream pairs for using high performance ADCs (24bit/192kHz).
    * One AKM AK5385 ADC adopted - 24bit/192kHz 114dB ADC.
    * AC97 codec supports AUX input ,CD input, MIC input.
    * All I2S I/O pairs support 32-bit PCM data transfer and adjustable sample rate up to 192KHz.
    * Integrated up to 192k/24-bit S/PDIF transmitter for 44.1kHz,48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz SPDIF output.
    * Supports onboard high grade TOSLINK (Optical) transmitter module for 192kHz SPDIF out.
    * Supports onboard high grade TOSLINK (Optical) receiver module.
    * Supports onboard CD SPDIF (Coaxial) input.
    * S/PDIF IN selection supports switching between optical input and CD SPDIF input connections.
    * Standard 10PIN Front Panel Audio supports connectivity for stereo audio output and a microphone input from most new chassis.


    X-Purity™ Software Features

    * DTS® Interactive – A real-time 5.1 channel encoder that takes any 2 or more channels and encodes them into DTS bit stream.
    * DTS® Neo:pC - An up mix matrix that turns any 2 channel audio into 7.1 channel surround sound.
    * Dolby® Digital Live (DDL) - A real-time 5.1 channel encoding bit stream to facilitate the connection with CE AV receiver.
    * Dolby® ProLogic IIx surround processor spreading stereo audio into 7.1 channel surround sound.
    * Renowned Dolby® Headphone technology, conveying 5.1 surround and 3D gaming audio over stereo headphones.
    * The latest Dolby® Virtual Speaker solution, bringing amazing virtual surround sound fields via general two speakers.
    * C-Media FlexBass™ – LFE channel crossover frequency settable 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™
    * Supports 7.1 CH digital audio playback for WinXP 64, WinXP, Win 2000 (Microsoft® DirectX V.9.0 above is required).



    looks like a serious little card. An explosion with bells on, basically. Better dac's, higher quality components and crucially for some people, an adjustable LFE crossover. Nice to see the standard 10 pin header on there for front panel connectors aswell [​IMG] I'm looking forward to this one, i need an excuse to upgrade my x-mystique:)
     
    Last edited: 29 May 2006
  2. tom_nieto

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    It still doesn't have phono outputs! Saying that though, I'm sure someone will make some kind of PCI blanking plate with multichannel phono outputs on it. I know my old housemate bodged a stereo one and it did good things for the sound output on his SB live.
     
  3. james.miller

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    that's easy peasy that, i'd concider doing that with the card myself. This looks the most serious card from hda yet, im suprised more people arent taking an interest
     
  4. DRZ

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    If there is an external version, I will be giving this card some consideration!