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Hardware Asus Xonar DX

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 26 May 2008.

  1. Tim S

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    Some pics of the card installed would have been nice.
     
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    Sure thing, I'll take a few later :)
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Excellent, i was getting sick of listening to my network card via my on board sound through my headphones! I saw this months ago but it wasn't released, good review, thanks for reminding me.
     
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    No problem. I can't say if it works under Linux though (your sig) - check Asus' driver site. For the money though, it pisses over onboard sound!
     
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    Thats a good point, i'm sure the good folks at alsa will get on it quickly enough but i might just hold off for a couple of more months, its more for my xp gaming box than anything else but it would irk me if i couldn't use it when i dual booted.

    Creative weren't exactly quick off the mark with x-fi support either and tbh i'm not sure how good it is now. This seems like an ideal card for a low cost low size myth box so hopefully asus will get support for it quickish.

    Edit: How quickly does google index this site? This post just showed up in a search for xonar alsa!
     
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    asus are a really nice company.....
     
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    Looks like a great bargain card

    Does the Vista x64 support mean that it's bigger brother (the D2), is also now a contender for some Vista loving? I want a card for bitstream Coax out to my AMP instead of onboard and that looks like a good contender...
     
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    Newbies will probably want to wait for a new release of their distro of choice, every one else will probably have to compile alsa from source but support is there (don't ask to what level)
    Alsa Support Page
     
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    Definitely looking in to buying one of these for my new machine.
    What is up with Asus these days? They seem to be cranking out great product after great product all across the board.
     
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    Yea, the drivers get updated top to bottom.
     
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    Excellent thanks Bindi, great review as usual :)
     
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    Revewing a soundcard without Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon?

    Blasphemy.
     
  14. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    I would expect it would work under linux as the chipset it uses is suported by the alsa project. As quite alot of people on bit-tech use linux have bit-tech considered running at least a compatibility check for hardware reveiws?
     
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    once they are in stock here in nz, i know what i am buying! :D
     
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    I know Linux about as much as I know about how to launch a rocket into space.
     
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    Its easy, burny stuff in the bottom, stick match onto burny stuff and remember to point it upwards :)

    I don't really think a compatibility test is really necessary, a ten minute search will give you its linux compatibility.
     
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    Sounds like a great card to me - loving the review Bindi. It'll be high on the list when/if I fancy a sound upgrade tbh. Proper EAX support is a boon, because although it might be on its way out, it's still nice to have. :)
     
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    It's not "proper" - for all we know (speculatively speaking here) Creative could introduce a security flag in future EAX games that look for Creative drivers etc. Or, Asus support could just be broken - we did have to wait a couple of weeks for a Bioshock patch, however it was just weeks rather than months++
     
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    Sake why not have the 'good' spdif connector as standard and provide an adapter for 3.5mm :< I take it that port can be used with good ole' copper plugs for something too?
     
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