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A Review On: ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express Interface Sound Card

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Pros: Cheap, Linux friendly, PCI Express X1

Cons: Requires floppy connector, rather unstable inside motherboard.

I shall be short. Tech specs are not bad. Or at least were not bad, when card came out. Dobly Surround 7.1

It had bells and whistles, like hardware accelerated 3D sound  extensions. Digital output.

It has 24kbit and sample rate of whooping  192000, which is pretty cool.


I bought it because at time i didn't have spare PCI slot on my PC, which did the trick. I was tired of bad USB cards that didnt work under Linux. I got advice from Kernel Dev list, suggesting this one here.

It does not have hardware mixer in it, so dmix under Linux is necessary evil.

Since it's PCI-E X1 - it needed extra power, which was taken from floppy power cable. So before buying it  -check if you have one.


It doesn't seem to be very stable inside of MoBo.


Apart from that, I am happy owner of it for a few years now.


If it survives for a while  - I wont bother thinking about buying new sound card. But survival may be problem here...


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