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1.
Introduction
1.1
Package Contents
Xonar
Phoebus 7. Channel PCI Express Audio Card
TM
Phoebus Control Box
Driver CD
S/PDIF TOSLINK optical adaptor x
ATX 4P-to- 6P Power Cable x
Quick Start Guide
1.2
System Requirements
One PCI Express .0 (or higher) compatible slot for the audio card
• 6-pin peripheral power cable connector from your computer's power supply
unit (PSU)
Microsoft
Windows
®
Intel
Pentium
®
®
More than 256 MB system memory
More than 60 MB available storage space for driver installation
CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation
High-quality headphones, powered analog speakers, or a Dolby Digital
decoder, to enjoy the audio card's high fidelity
Vista/Win 7 (32/64bit) / XP(32/64bit) / MCE2005
®
4 .4GHz or AMD Athlon 400 CPU or faster CPU
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    More than 256 MB system memory • More than 60 MB available storage space for driver installation • CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation • High-quality headphones, powered analog speakers, or a Dolby Digital decoder, to enjoy the audio card’s high fidelity ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Cirrus-Logic CS538*  (20dB SNR, Max. 92kHz/ Inputs 24bit) Sample Rate and Resolution Analog Playback Sample Rate and 44.K/48K/88.2K/96K/76.4K/92KHz @ 6/24bit Resolution Analog Recording Sample Rate 44.K/48K/88.2K/96K/76.4K/92KHz @ 6/24bit and Resolution S/PDIF Digital Output 44.K/48K/88.2K/96K/76.4K/92KHz @ 6/24bit, Dolby Digital (continued on the next page) ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Professional Bass Management / Enhancement system Xear 3D Virtual Speaker Shifter Virtual 7. speaker positioning Other Effects 0-band Equalier / 27 Environment Effects ASIO 2.0 Driver Support: Supports 44.K/48K/88.2K/96K/76.4K/92KHz @6/24bit with very low latency *Specifications are subject to change without notice. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 4: Audio Processing Card View

    About Hardware 2.1 Xonar Phoebus Audio Processing Card Mic in HP out Box link Line in Front Ctr / Sbw Rear Side / SPDIF out ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Aux-In, you must enable the “monitor” function for Aux-In in the Xonar Audio Center software’s recording mixer.) Connects to the graphics card with HDMI support. S/PDIF Out Header Connects to the 6-pin power cable of your power supply Power connector unit. PCI Express Bus Inserts into the PCI Express slot on your motherboard. Golden Fingers ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    PCI Express slot. Make sure it’s completely inserted into the PCI Express slot. (Warning! Do not force the audio card into the slot. Make sure that the gold pins of the card's PCI Express connector are aligned with the motherboard’s PCI Express connector before you insert the card into the PCI Express slot. If it does not fit properly, gently remove it and try again.) ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Connect the power cable of your power supply to the power connector on the Xonar Phoebus audio card. The PCI Express high-quality audio card requires additional power from your computer. If the power cable is not connected properly, the audio card will not work at all. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Using this setup, you can even turn on sound effects such as Pro-Logic IIx to expand the stereo TV audio to 5. or 7. channel surround sound. TV audio on your PC will become even better than on your TV set! ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. Click the Change or Remove Programs button. Select each program you would like to remove, and then click the Add/ Remove (or Change/Remove) button. In the InstallShield Wizard dialog box, select the Remove option. Restart your computer when prompted. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 10: Reinstalling Software

    4.2.2 Reinstalling Software To reinstall the Xonar Phoebus card driver: Before reinstalling any software, it’s recommended to uninstall the existing software first. After finishing the uninstallation of the software, please follow the installation process again to reinstall the same or updated software. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Phoebus Control Box into this Mic-In port for voice communication, recording or karaoke. The headphone port has a built-in high-quality amplifier Headphone Port to drive headphones. Connect the Phoebus Control box directly to this port. Box Link Port Connect the Phoebus Control box directly to this port. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    5.1.2 Connecting Phoebus Box with external headphone and microphone Headphone Out Mic In Item Description Connect headphone to headphone port on Phoebus Headphone Port Control box Microphone Input Port Connect microphone’s 3.5mm plug to Phoebus Control Box Mic-In port. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    AV Receivers. Mic In Headphone Out Box Link Line In Front Center / Sub Rear SPDIF / Side Item Description Plug the optical TOSLINK adapter into the S/PDIF-Out Optical adapter connector. Connect your decoder’s S/PDIF-In port to the optical Optical cable adapter with the TOSLINK optical cable. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    C onnecting stereo headphones Connecting stereo hadphones Mic in HP out Box link Line in Front Ctr / Sbw Rear Side / SPDIF out Item Description Headphone Out Port The Headphone Out Port has a built-in high-quality amplifier to drive headphones. Please connect your stereo headphones directly to this jack. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Connect the front-channel 3.5mm plug of your 5. Front Out headphones into this jack. Back Surround Out Connects to the Back Surround input port with the mini- jack cable. Center/Subwoofer Connect the Center/Bass-channel 3.5mm plug of your 5. headphone into this jack. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Connects to the “left front” and “right front” input ports of the analog amplifier with the mini-jack to RCA cable. Back Surround Out Connects to the Back Surround input port with the mini-jack cable. Center/Subwoofer Connects to the “Center” and “subwoofer” input ports of the analog amplifier with the mini-jack to RCA cable. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    5.4.2 Connecting 2/2.1 Channel Speakers 2 Speakers Mic in HP out Box link AUDIO INPUTS Line in Front Ctr / Sbw Rear Side / SPDIF out Item Description Connect the 2 channel speaker set’s 3.5mm plug into Front Out Port this Front Out jack. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Ctr / Sbw Rear Side / SPDIF out Item Description Connects to the Front input port of the 4/4. speakers Front Out with the mini-jack cable. Connects to the Back Surround input port with the mini- Back Surround Out jack cable. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Connects to the Front input port of the 5. speakers with Front Out the mini-jack cable. Back Surround Out Connects to the Back Surround input port with the mini- jack cable. Center/Subwoofer Connects to the Center/Subwoofer input port of the 5. speakers with the mini-jack cable.. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Connects to the Surround input port of the 7. speakers with the mini-jack cable. Connects to the Back Surround input port of the 7. Back Surround Out speakers with the mini-jack cable. Connects to the Center/Subwoofer input port of the 7. Center/Subwoofer speakers with the mini-jack cable. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 21

    Front Ctr / Sbw Rear Side / SPDIF out MP3 Player 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. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    To open the pop-up menu: Double-click the left button of the mouse on the Device icon. Left-click the mouse on the Device icon. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    3D sound listening range and advantages in gaming. Volume Adjust Click to increase or decrease volume. Click to mute or unmute a device. Mute / Unmute SonarMax Click to enable SonarMax with amplified 3D/2D sounds. Click to enable GX 2.0. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.1.3 Profile Panel This profile panel for sound effect contails a preset mode and a user-defined mode. Item Description Profile Mode Click to select the presets in profile mode. Adjust specific sound effects (EQ, EM etc…) settings and Add Profile click “+” to create a user-defined mode. Click to delete a user-defined mode. Delete Profile Click to switch between the Profile panel and Audio Status Switch Button Panel. 6.2 Speaker Function Introduction Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 26: Function Introduction

    ® Function Introduction • The following items will be replaced by Dolby ® Home Theater V4 under ® Windows 7 Operating System. - 7. Virtual Speaker Shifter - 0-Band Equalizer ® • Refer to Dolby’s official manual for Dolby Home Theater V4 functions. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Master – Adjust the volume level for all channels. Front - Adjust the volume level for the front channel. Left/ Right Channel Click to lock the left / right channel to sync L/R channel. Lock Mute / Un-mute Click to mute or ummute all channels. dB Input Area Key in a dB value in this field to set the volume level. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    This function allows you to set the speaker numbers (stereo, quadraphonic, 5. surround, 7. surround). Item Description LFE / Center Channel When enabled, the function can swap the audio stream Swap between Center/LFE. (Available for 5. and above) When enabled, the function allows the stereo to have the Surround Max benefits of multi-surround effects. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 29

    76.4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 76K 92 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 92K 6bit - set the playback bit depth to 6bit Bit Depth button 24bit - set the playback bit depth to 24bit ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Manual Mode List. Click trash to delete settings. Preset mode Select a preset mode for equalizer that is designed accordingly. There are 2 preset modes such as Bass, Treble, Live, Rock, Jazz, etc. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Click on the check box to enable / disable Environment Environment Effect enable/disable switch Effect. Click on an Environment Effect button or drop the dropdown Environment Effect mode list to choose an Environment Effect. Room Size Change the Room Size icon to simulate a larger or smaller space. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Use the pointer to click and drag to move the location of Manual Shifting (Free Moving Mode) individual virtual speakers. Use mouse to rotate the virtual speakers on the screen Manually Rotation Mode manually. Auto Rotation Mode The virtual speakers rotate clockwise or counterclockwise slowly. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 33

    When the speaker size is set to small, you can hear the sound resonance more obvious and reverberation from subwoofer. Speaker Diagram You can also check the speaker size from this home theater diagram. Cut Off Frequency The cut off range of low frequency is from 50Hz to 250Hz. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 34

    Use the slide bar to change the key level. It provides the vocal removing function for any stereo music Vocal Fading content (eg. Mp3, WMA and CD). Use the slide bar to change the vocal fading level. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Speaker enable/ multichannel effects on stereo. Click the checkbox to enable disable switch or disable it. Surround Max Click the checkbox to enable or disenable the Surround Max. Change to simulate a larger or smaller space. Sound Field Expansion & Speaker Angle ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.3 Headphone Function Introduction Function Introduction Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    ® Function Introduction • The following items will be replaced by Dolby ® Home Theater V4 under ® Windows 7 Operating System. - 7. Virtual Speaker Shifter - 0-Band Equalizer ® • Refer to Dolby’s official manual for Dolby Home Theater V4 functions. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 38

    Click the lock/ unlock button to lock / unlock the left channel Left/ Right Channel Lock and right channel to sync L/R channel. Key in a dB value in this text box to set the volume level. dB Input Area Click this button to enable / disable the mute function Mute / Un-mute ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.3.3 Headphone Settings Function Introduction You can set the gain setting based on your headphone impedance. Item Description Normal Gain 0dB for < 64 ohms High Gain 6dB for 64 ~50 ohms Extra High Gain 2dB for > ohms ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 40

    76.4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 76K 92 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 92K Bit Depth button 6bit - set the playback bit depth to 6bit 24bit - set the playback bit depth to 24bit ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    The new setting will appear in the Manual Mode List. Click trash to delete settings. Preset mode Select a preset mode for equalizer that is designed accordingly. There are 2 preset modes, such as Bass, Treble, Live, Rock, Jazz and so on. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Click on this check box to enable / disable the Environment Environment Effect enable/disable switch Effects. Environment Effect Click on an Environment effect button or drop the dropdown mode list to choose an Environment effect. Room Size Change the “Room Size” to simulate a larger or smaller space. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Use the pointer to click and drag to move the location of Manual Shifting (Free Moving Mode) individual virtual headphones. Use the mouse to rotate the virtual speakers on the screen Manually Rotation Mode manually. Auto Rotation Mode The virtual speakers rotate clockwise or counterclockwise slowly. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Use the slide bar to change the key level. It provides the vocal removing function for any stereo music Vocal Fading content (eg. Mp3, WMA and CD). Use the slide bar to change the vocal fading level. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Click the check box to enable disable switch or disable it. Surround Max Click the check box to enable or disenable the Surround Max. Room Size Change the “Room Size” to simulate a larger or smaller space. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.4 S/PDIF Function Introduction Function Introduction Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Click the lock/ unlock button to lock / unlock the left channel Left/ Right Channel Lock and right channel to sync L/R channel. Key in a dB value in this text box to set the volume level. dB Input Area Mute / Un-mute Click the button to enable / disable the mute function. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    76.4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 76K 92 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 92K Bit Depth button 6bit - set the playback bit depth to 6bit 24bit - set the playback bit depth to 24bit ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    The new setting will appear in the Manual Mode List. Click trash to delete settings. Preset mode Select a preset mode for equalizer that is designed accordingly. There are 2 preset modes, such as Bass, Treble, Live, Rock, Jazz and so on. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Click on this check box to enable / disable the Environment enable/disable switch Effects. Click on an Environment Effect button or drop the dropdown Environment Effect mode list to choose an Environment Effect. Change the “Room Size” to simulate a larger or smaller Room Size space. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Use the pointer to click and drag to move the location of Moving Mode) individual virtual headphones. Use the mouse to rotate the virtual speakers on the screen Manually Rotation Mode manually. The virtual speakers rotate clockwise or counterclockwise Auto Rotation Mode slowly. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Use the slide bar to change the key level. It provides the vocal removing function for any stereo music Vocal Fading content (eg. Mp3, WMA and CD). Use the slide bar to change the vocal fading level. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.5 Microphone Function Introduction Function Introduction Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Adjust the volume level of all channels. Volume Control bar dB Input Area Key in a dB value in this text box to set the volume level. Mute / Un-mute Click the button to enable / disable the mute function. Click the checkbox to enable monitoring. Monitor ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 92 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 92K Bit Depth button 6bit - set the playback bit depth to 6bit 24bit - set the playback bit depth to 24bit ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 56

    Xear SingFX Function Introduction The Xear SingFX function provides two features for karaoke applications. Item Description Microphone Echo Click the check box to enable / disable the Microphone Echo function. Use the slide bar to adjust the echo level. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    “Magic Voice” effects to simulate funny voices. Choose one type of voice only at one time. Item Description Click this check box to enable / disable the Microphone Xear Magic Voice Magic Voice function. Click to choose a magic voice mode. Magic Voice mode (Monster/Carton/Male/ Female) ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 58

    Function Introduction Beam Forming function is available only when the Control Box is connected to the audio card without any other external microphones. Item Description Click the check box to enable / disable the Beam Forming Beaming Forming function. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Function Introduction ENC is available only when the Control Box is connected to the audio card with an external microphones. Item Description Click the check box to enable / disable the Environmental Environmental Noise Cancellation Noise Cancellation function. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.5.7 Microphone Boost Function Introduction Item Description Drag the slide bar to boost microphone volume and Microphone Boost sensitivity ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.6 Line-in Device Function Introduction Function Introduction Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    L/R channel. Key in a dB value intthis text box to set the volume level. dB Input Area Click the button to enable / disable the mute function. Mute / Un-mute Monitor Click the checkbox to enable monitoring. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    76.4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 76K 92 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 92K Bit Depth button 6bit - set the playback bit depth to 6bit 24bit - set the playback bit depth to 24bit ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6.7 Aux-in Device Function Introduction Function Introduction Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    L/R channel. dB Input Area Key in a dB value in this text box to set the volume level. Click the button to enable / disable the mute function. Mute / Un-mute Click the checkbox to enable monitoring. Monitor ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 92 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 92K Bit Depth button 6bit - set the playback bit depth to 6bit 24bit - set the playback bit depth to 24bit ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    Sound Recorder: Click the Sound Recorder item to open the Windows Sound recorder. Multimedia Properties: Launch the Multimedia Properties page of Windows OS to select the working sample rate & bit rate. () Select the Speakers device and then click the properties button. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 68

    (2) UI Transparent: Adjust the UI vision of transparent. (3) Show System Tray Icon: Check Show System Tray Icon box to show the Xear Audio center icon in the system tray. Exit: Click Exit to exit the tray Icon from the system tray. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 69

    6-pin power plug into the Xonar Phoebus power connector. If you did not plug the internal power, the Xonar Phoebus audio center will remind you a warning message and won’t allow your operation when you double click the Xonar Phoebus audio center icon in the system tray. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    6. I can’t hear the TV tuner audio from my speakers Instructions: (). If you are using a traditional TV tuner card which has analog audio output, please connect it to the Aux-In header on the audio card ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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    XBOX360, PS3, and Wii. Dolby can provide the best gaming sound experience and compatibility with home theater or TV systems. (2). Dolby Headphone is the best 3D sound positioning, spatial modeling and 5.-channel virtualization technology for regular stereo headphones and speakers. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

  • Page 72

    PDIF, the Xonar Phoebus audio card will always deliver 2 channel PCM data through the S/PDIF output port. To attain the 5. channel surround sound, you can select DDO, which allows the Xonar Phoebus to deliver 5. surround sound for DVD movies, and even stereo music. ASUS Xonar Phoebus...

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