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Xonar Essence ST adapter for PCIe, thoughts?

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I've been wondering, since it finally seems PCI is disappearing from high end motherboards, it probably won't be long until it's a rare feature on all motherboards in general, how will I be able to use my Xonar ST?

 

Would it be possible to use a PCI to PCIe adapter (these exist), without any audio/quality loss or other problems? Or is the only option to go with a Xonar STX?

post #2 of 5

There are many types of adapters for such tasks. 

You can still use your ST.

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So the audio quality won't be affected by the added components and connections?

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It is not optimal but it can be done.

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Originally Posted by naike View Post

I've been wondering, since it finally seems PCI is disappearing from high end motherboards, it probably won't be long until it's a rare feature on all motherboards in general, how will I be able to use my Xonar ST?

 

Would it be possible to use a PCI to PCIe adapter (these exist), without any audio/quality loss or other problems? Or is the only option to go with a Xonar STX?

I would say sell off the ST and buy the STX, the cards are 90% the same.

And swap the op-amps on the STX, I use the AD797BR op-amps.

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