haha yeah I'm clueless....thanks for showing me the light
simple test, again...
-set the samplerate at 48KHz and open a youtube video
-simultaneously, open a 24/96 FLAC in foobar/ASIO
my M-Audio ASIO drivers will give an error msg, saying they can't set the hardware samplerate to 96Khz...I'm forced to close youtube to get my 24/96 FLAC working in ASIO
the Asus STX will play! it will downsample to 48KHz, ANY stream is resampled at the locked samplerate set in the drivers(there's no "auto" rate, that's the problem!)...it's clearly explained 3 TIMES in the manual(maybe it's time you read it ), it's even a known issue on the D2 as well. there's a thread about that on AVS.
I suggest you play around w/ more professional cards(like Echo/M-Audio/RME/etc... ), these will never resample under ANY cirmcumstance...and as you know resampling increases the THD/THD+N rates
anyway, even w/ sloppy resampling this card is great...just a bit of whining to the Asus techsupport might improve it one last step further.