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    Xonar Soundcard - range line up question...

    So, I find myself in a situation where the drivers supporting my aged SB Audigy keep needing to be reinstalled every 48 hours in order to get any sound. I'm guessing the card is finally starting to die so would like to bin it off and get something new. The Xonar cards appeal since they're new software as well (in case it's a software issue that's causing the problem).

    However, the range is a little confusing. I want to get a new card tomorrow from OcUK because they're pretty much a stones throw away, but I'm concerned that what they're selling is potential several age generations worth of cards and I don't know which is the newest. The Xonar website isn't much help either...

    So in a nutshell - for ~£50 which is the newest/best Xonar?

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    Re: Xonar Soundcard - range line up question...

    I'm using an Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI in my media machine, taking the optical output to a DAC via a toslink to Coax coverter and it really does sound very good indeed. It's used for playing FLAC files and films and the DAC output is taken to a stereo setup.

    Also available in PCI Express flavour in case you're short of PCI slots. In my gaming machine I'm using an ageing Auzentech Prelude PCI card which is based around a Creative X-Fi chip and of the two setups I prefer the Asus DG/DAC

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    Re: Xonar Soundcard - range line up question...

    For that much:
    PCI= Xonar D1
    PCI-E= Xonar DX

    They should both be around the same price and they have the same spec. The only difference is the PCI-E one needs a FDD power input because it hasnt got a PCI to PCI-E power converter chip on it and supposedly gives cleaner power.

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    Re: Xonar Soundcard - range line up question...

    I'd be going for a PCI variant. D1 it is then, ta

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=11&subcat=

    ^ That yeah?

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    Re: Xonar Soundcard - range line up question...

    Yep that would be it. I have a DX and love it had a DG before but this completely destroys it. One note though I would get the Asus Xonar Uni Drivers from the following link

    http://brainbit.wordpress.com/2010/0...ified-drivers/

    I use the low latency version seems the best of the lot. Only thing is you have to manually change to front panel but it more than makes up for it in ease of use, compatibility and low latency.

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