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Old 12-25-2007, 07:49 PM   #16
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Here's just a quick update on this card and how much it flat-out rocks. For Christmas, I received a set of Beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones, the 2005-revision 250-ohm version. I was told by Head-Fi members that I was pretty much looking at an external headphone amplifier to drive these. However, the Xonar's line out has so much voltage on tap (5vpp) that I'm able to drive the super-high-resistance Beyers to painful levels.

(By comparison, the Ultrasone HFI-700 headphones I reviewed were only 75-ohm cans. Also, listening to your headphones loudly is an almost certain recipe for long-term hearing damage, as your ears listen for distortion to determine if music is 'loud', but headphones don't distort until you get to ear-bleeding levels.)
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:38 PM   #17
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I just installed my Xonar today. This card is so far superior to the X-FI Prelude it is not funny. The best part is NO CREATIVE DRIVERS!!! This card sounds amazing and just nlows the X-FI out of the water in my opinion.
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Where can you buy the xonar dx2 in the usa? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:38 PM   #19
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It looks like the retailers should be receiving them in good quantities soon. I'll check with ASUS to see if they have a general idea of when this will happen and report back here.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:48 PM   #20
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http://www.ncixus.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=xonar

My beloved NCIX also has a US site. They are the Newegg of the North!!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:40 PM   #21
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http://www.ncixus.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=xonar

My beloved NCIX also has a US site. They are the Newegg of the North!!!
NCIX has the D2 only, while the Unregistered poster is looking for the D2X (PCI-e version). I've sent off an e-mail and will post here once I get a response.
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I found newegg will carry the dx2 but they are currently not in stock but I am now on the notify list...
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:17 PM   #23
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According to ASUS, Newegg should have the D2X in stock within the next few days.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:49 AM   #24
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Wow what a great review. This baby was available in my country (Indonesia) about 2 or 3 months ago or perhaps longer. Considering it's price I had to know the real ability of this baby, since I was planning to upgrade my Creative Audigy 2 ZS.

BTW is my speakers Altec Lansing MX5021 could match this baby? Thanks
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:14 AM   #25
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hi,
i just bought my new sexy asus xonar d2 on PCI.. and was sadly dissapointed to find out that it didnt have any spot to put my standard atx case front panel headphone and microphone jack in it.. because on my onboard sound i had my 2.1 speakers in the back and my headphones in the front.. it was really convenient because my 2.1 had external volume control...

i was hoping to get better quality sound with this new sound.. but the daunting task of changing the back plug from headphones to 2.1 everytime someelse wants to hear.

please if you know any way to get both working @ the same time i would really appreciate it.. ANYTHING!!
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Great review. Answered a lot of questions. And THANK YOU for all the details, it was NOT too long of an article. I will get one soon.
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I have two of these in my car...
I'm running AudioMulch for active crossover network, delay, EQ control, ect...
They output into a pair of TRU T4.65 amps and into 2 pairs of Pioneer Premiere PRS two-ways...(that's 8 channels). Another pair for sub-out (single 10" Aurasound) and another pair of outputs to a pair of dash mounted VU meters....

The quality of sound and tuning options are outrageous! Easily the best sounding car setup I've owned!
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #28
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Wow, am I alone in saying that we want to see pics? That sounds like a sweet setup!
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:30 PM   #29
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Wow, um..."Unregistered". I really hope we can see some photos of your system, and your implementation of the hardware, since it's definitely outside the norm, and I'd say it even stretches the 'lunatic fringe' category somewhat.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:26 AM   #30
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Well... it makes a perverse sense. If yer going to spend a few grand on audio equipment for your car, you might as well include a computer or two with good sound cards to make it sound its best.

Never heard of anyone doing this before, but suddenly I have to wonder why not... it makes sense.
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