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post #31 of 3011

Interesting, might pick this up and try the balanced outs with my KGSS. If it's not good I'll just send it back. Any news on the release date?

post #32 of 3011

I love how nobody can ever answer that question..


 

post #33 of 3011
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Originally Posted by WaveRider69 View Post

I love how nobody can ever answer that question..


 


There is no concrete date yet....  That is basically why you got no answer. 

 

post #34 of 3011

It isn't much, but this is the answer I got from ASUS:

 

Dear Mr. Dykstra,

... I don't have the product release information at this time yet. Normally it will take around 4 - 8 weeks for the newly announced product to be available.

Thank you,

Aaron L
ASUS Product Support Team 

 

...so, conceivably, we could see it by April or May.

post #35 of 3011

Anybody have any new info on this Asus Xonar One?

post #36 of 3011
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Originally Posted by Waqar View Post

Anybody have any new info on this Asus Xonar One?



Still no news around..

 

post #37 of 3011
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post

So it's nice if you come from an even more crummy internal soundcard, which would explain all the raving on computer websites...but it doesn't hold a candle to a proper audiophile rig. And it does videogames very poorly, as been thoroughly tested by many ppl: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/multimedia/display/asus-xonar-essence-stx_6.html#sect0

[:bien]

 

I have Essence STX in my main box and I'm wondering what the upgrade path would be. Can you please enlighten me on what is your definition of the "proper audiophile rig"?

 

I mean no offense, I'm just not super happy with how STX sounds (with rolled opamps, PIMETA and HD 580s) and would like to know what I can upgrade to.
 

 


Edited by ColdFlame - 4/8/11 at 12:14am
post #38 of 3011

A good start would be giving out real info.  The upsampling listed is oversampling.  The amp given is the buffer.  The wallwart has no voltage information.  It is nice looking though ;)

post #39 of 3011

 

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...

I mean no offense, I'm just not super happy with how STX sounds (with rolled opamps, PIMETA and HD 580s) and would like to know what I can upgrade to.


You can start by replacing the STX with an an external DAC.  I think that will make you much happier.

 

PIMETA uses BUF634, right?  How many are you using?


Edited by Mad Max - 4/8/11 at 11:16am
post #40 of 3011

Any updates on release date/pricing?  Is there speculation that the prices on the Essence STX/ST will drop when the Essence One is released?





 

post #41 of 3011

There are no updates on the release date or pricing as of today, but I'd expect it to hit before summer.
 

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Any updates on release date/pricing?  Is there speculation that the prices on the Essence STX/ST will drop when the Essence One is released?





 



 

 

post #42 of 3011

any news?

post #43 of 3011

 New card from Asus? Very interesting.

post #44 of 3011

People have been anticipating gear using the TI PCM1795 dac chip for a long time.


Edited by Dynobot - 5/21/11 at 9:50am
post #45 of 3011

I'm afraid that there are still no news regarding the release date of the One.

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