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Xonar DGX
PCIE 5.1 & Headphone Amp Audio Card
User manual

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    Xonar DGX PCIE 5.1 & Headphone Amp Audio Card User manual...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ..................1 Package contents .............. 1 System requirements ............1 Specifications summary ............. 2 Xonar DGX card layout ..............3 Installing the hardware ..............5 Installing software ................6 Connecting speakers and peripherals .......... 7 Connecting digital speaker systems (Home Theater) ..7 Connecting stereo headphones .........

  • Page 4: Notices

    You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. If you require assistance please call ASUS Customer Service 1300 2787 88 or visit us at http://support.asus.com...

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Trademarks Xonar and ASUS logo are trademarks of ASUSTek Computer Inc. “Dolby” and “Dolby Digital Live”, “Dolby Pro Logic IIx”, “Dolby Virtual Speaker”, “Dolby Headphone” are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. EAX and A3D are trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd.

  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction Package contents • ASUS Xonar DGX PCIE audio card • Low Profile Bracket x1 • Support CD x1 • Quick Start Guide x1 System requirements • One PCIE 1.0 (or higher) compatible slot for the audio card • Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7(32/64bit)

  • Page 8: Specifications Summary

    Virtual Surround is only for Speaker > audio config 2.0 and headphones > audio config 2.0. ASIO 2.0 Driver Support: Supports 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @16/24bit with very low latency Accessories Accessories -Low-profile bracket * Specifications are subject to change without notice. ASUS Xonar DGX...

  • Page 9: Xonar Dgx Card Layout

    Xonar DGX card layout Audio ports ASUS Xonar DGX...

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    (To monitor your TV tuner card’s audio from this Aux-In, you Aux Input Header must enable the “monitor” function for Aux-In in the Xonar DGX Audio Center’s recording mixer.) Connects to the supported graphics card with HDMI. S/PDIF Out header ASUS Xonar DGX...

  • Page 11: Installing The Hardware

    Touch the metal back or side panel of the computer to avoid static electricity. Remove the chassis cover. Remove the metal bracket from an available PCIE slot for the Xonar DGX audio card. Carefully insert the audio card into the PCIE slot. Ensure the audio card sits properly in place.

  • Page 12: Installing Software

    Ensure that you have installed the audio card driver before installing the Xonar DGX driver. Otherwise, driver installation error may occur. After you have installed the Xonar DGX card, turn on your computer. Windows automatically detects the audio card and searches for device ®...

  • Page 13: Connecting Speakers And Peripherals

    Connecting speakers and peripherals Connecting digital speaker systems (Home Theater) The Xonar DGX makes playback through your home theater system possible, creating an immersive and impressive cinema surround sound experience. A single digital cable connection can carry high-quality digital audio from any of your PC audio sources to any digital speakers or AV Receivers.

  • Page 14: Connecting Stereo Headphones

    Connecting stereo headphones 5.2.1 Connecting Stereo Headphones Item Description Front Out/Headphone The Front Out jack has a built-in high-quality amplifier to Jack drive headphones. Connect your stereo headphones directly to this jack. ASUS Xonar DGX...

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    Connect the front-channel 3.5mm plug of your 5.1 headphone into this jack. Side Surround Out Connect the surround-channel 3.5mm plug of your 5.1 headphone into this jack. Center/Subwoofer Out Connect the Center/Bass-channel 3.5mm plug of your 5.1 headphone into this jack. ASUS Xonar DGX...

  • Page 16: Connecting Analog Speaker Systems

    Connects to the “left surround” and “right surround” input ports of the analog amplifier with the mini-jack to RCA cable. Center/Subwoofer Connects to the “Center” and “subwoofer” input ports of the analog amplifier with the mini-jack to RCA cable. ASUS Xonar DGX...

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    5.3.2 Connecting 2 channel speakers 2 Speakers Item Description Front Out/Headphone Connect the 2 speaker set’s 3.5mm plug into this Front Out Jack jack. ASUS Xonar DGX...

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    4 Speakers Item Description Front Out Connects to the Front input port of the 4 speakers with the mini-jack cable. Side Surround Out Connects to the Surround input port of the 4 speakers with the mini-jack cable. ASUS Xonar DGX...

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    Connects to the Front input port of the 5.1 speakers with the mini-jack cable. Side Surround Out Connects to the Surround input port of the 5.1 speakers with the mini-jack cable. Center/Subwoofer Connects to the Center/Subwoofer input port of the 5.1 speakers with the mini-jack cable. ASUS Xonar DGX...

  • Page 20: Connecting Microphone

    Connect the microphone’s 3.5mm plug into this Mic-In jack Jack for voice communication, recording, or karaoke. Headphone Jack The Front Out jack has a built-in high-quality amplifier to drive headphones. Connect your stereo headphones directly to this jack. ASUS Xonar DGX...

  • Page 21: Connecting Line-in Audio Sources

    Line In Item Description Line Input Jack Connect the 3.5mm plug of the CD/MP3 Player or any other Line level analog audio sources into this Line-In jack for sound recording (See the “Mixer” section of the driver guide). ASUS Xonar DGX...

  • Page 22: Software Utilities

    Software Utilities Sonic Studio overview Sonic Studio comes with advanced sound algorithms and virtual surround effects to enhance your gaming and entertainment experience. For more details about using Sonic Studio, refer to the Sonic Studio manual. ASUS Xonar DGX...

  • Page 23: Troubleshooting And Faqs

    Go to the sound and audio device of Windows Control Panel to check if the playback default device is set to Xonar DGX Audio Device, instead of other onboard AC97 or HDA codec device. If it’s not, please set it to Xonar DGX Audio Device and restart your applications.

  • Page 24: [faq]

    Q1: Does the Xonar DGX support Windows 7/Vista? Answer: Yes, the Xonar DGX driver package does support Windows 7/Vista 32/64 bit and most key features are available. In addition, Xonar DGX supports unique DS3D GX on Windows 7/Vista, which can recover DirectSound 3D hardware and EAX gaming sound effects on Windows 7/Vista for a lot of existing DirectX games.

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    Answer: Dolby is the ONLY brand and technology recognized by the CE industry and available on a wide range of audio equipment. Xonar DGX includes the feature to make your PC a powerful media and entertainment center. Q3: Does the Xonar DGX support EAX on Vista?

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    Wave In / SPDIF-In is selected as the default recording device. If you don’t want to hear the analog input sounds at that situation, simply turn off “monitoring” function on other analog input devices. ASUS Xonar DGX...

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