Download Drivers: Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3/Deluxe Audio
Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3/Deluxe Audio Driver
The was the first sound chip since NVIDIA's SoundStorm which Asus renamed the chip the AV and had it anchor their Xonar lineup of cards. The first is the lower budget HDAV Slim, which was reviewed here. Audio card setting when playing back Blu-ray disc (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master) under XP? update/03/ LOAD MORE. The movie industry is dumb. This is the conclusion I've reached after spending two weeks with Asus' Xonar HDAV Deluxe, a product that.
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Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3/Deluxe Audio Driver
Let's face it, if you're going to buy an external sound card, you want it to do something more than your existing onboard sound can provide, and the HDAV1.
And so do most of its competitors. What makes the HDAV1. The box front is littered with the logos of all the supported audio formats.
However, thanks to the arcane and as-yet unimplemented encryption requirements of HDCP and PAP, no existing graphics cards are up to this task. Even with the HDAV1.
If this seems to limit the usefulness of the card, too bad. The movie industry has decreed through licensing agreements that thou shalt not be able to use movie players that they did not specifically approve.
Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Given these restrictions, we have to question whether buying an HDAV1. Luckily, the card also does what an audio card is supposed to do, namely, provide high quality analogue audio from whatever digital signal it is fed.
Asus has put considerable effort into the analogue side of the card, especially Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3/Deluxe Audio Deluxe version which features a daughterboard that enables full 8-channel audio with high quality RCA-style connectors the basic version only supports analogue in stereo. They go so far as to name the manufacturer and model number of the DAC, ADC, and op-amp chips used in the card's analogue section.
Xonar HDAV Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
The op-amps are even replaceable"for preferred analog sound color". Asus also lists comprehensive audio specifications including signal-to-noise ratio, total harmonic distortion THDand frequency response. The card also includes a video processor called Asus Splendid HD. Exactly what it does is a little unclear, but it is claimed to "increase color performance and enhance edges" at no CPU cost.
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This is apparently an automatic process, so what it actually does under the hood is anybody's guess. It also provides yet another set of sliders for manual adjustment of brightness, contrast, etc.
Most serious users will probably elect to turn it off on the grounds that less signal processing is generally Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3/Deluxe Audio. The second, and perhaps more exciting, is the product we are looking at today. When the original CMI cards were released, quite a few were based on a reference design. Asus added a lot of bells and whistles to what the original design can do. The biggest addition to this card is the ability to input and output a protected signal over HDMI 1.
The less expensive HDAV 1.
The card is well protected in a plastic anti-static box. The addition of the Splendid HD chip is obviously not the only thing differentiating this product from its cheaper brethren. The daughtercard features its own DACs and OPAMPS, so in theory the analog audio should be very clear from these outputs because they are well away from most sources of electrical noise on the main board. Up to Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3/Deluxe Audio channel LPCM at 24 bit and KHz is supported, which will likely be the default audio setting for most computer usage.
If a user so desires, they can set the soundcard to encode PC audio in either DD 5. For overall audio quality in a PC setting though, I would highly recommend sticking with the 8 channel LPCM at the highest Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3/Deluxe Audio and sample rate that the receiver can handle.