ASUS Xonar Essence ST/STX soundcards Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Specifications: Soundcards compatible with PCI (ST) and PCI Express (STX) personal computers. Windows operating systems supported: XP, Vista, 7. Sample rates supported: 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz. Bit depths supported: 16, 24. Dolby Digital and DTS decoding supported. Analog outputs: line on RCA, headphones on ¼" jack. Analog inputs: line/microphone on ¼" jack. Digital output: electrical and optical S/PDIF on RCA jack with coaxial TosLink driver. Maximum output level: 2V, line output. Headphone output level & impedance: optimized for headphones with impedances of 32–600 ohms. Frequency response: <10Hz–90kHz, –3dB (96kHz sampling). THD at –3dB: 0.0003%, line out; 0.001%, headphone out. Signal/noise: 124dBA, line out; 110dBA, headphone out. A/D input S/N: 118dBA. A/D input THD at –3dBFS: 00002%.
Serial Number Of Units Reviewed: 93COAI098346 (ST), 93COAI019499 (STX).
Price: $199.95 (each). Approximate number of dealers: >150 on-line dealers.
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 11259, Taiwan. US distributor: ASUS Computer International, 44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538. Tel: (812) 282-2787 (support). Fax: (510) 608-4555. Web:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
US distributor: ASUS Computer International
44370 Nobel Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
(812) 282-2787