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Home theater enthusiasts turned to Sony's PlayStation 3 entertainment gaming console for Blu-ray playback, but at the start, even Sony couldn't nail it properly. Even now, Asus Xonar HDAV1.3Deluxe Audio audio cannot be sent out to your amplifier for encoding - it still controlled by the PS3.


Sure, there are standalone Blu-ray players out on the market that are able to bitstream, but they are expensive and only do one thing. Enter the Home Theater PC world and you have an enlarging market of consumers wanting to build their own systems, that not only playback Blu-ray movies, but of course, also do a whole lot more in their lounge rooms. Up until now, it has been impossible to bitstream audio from Blu-ray discs to your amplifier. Sometime in September this year, the cards finally went on sale, but audio enthusiasts were left disappointed, as the card could send out Asus Xonar HDAV1.3Deluxe Audio LPCM signal, but not via bitstream.

They got to work and continually developed the product with a series of driver updates, which eventually led to the Xonar Asus Xonar HDAV1.3Deluxe Audio. Creative has many headphones suited to different needs, but for the audio enthusiast, this set is the best Creative has to offer. They may be smaller than the Aurvana DJ set, but they are so much more precise, and really are in a different league Asus Xonar HDAV1.3Deluxe Audio. The magic happens in the bio-cellulose diaphragm, which allows a much wider frequency response than what the DJ set is capable of. The audio range starts at a low 10Hz and reaches an impressive 10kHz maximum.

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They may not be as loud as some would like, but they are for precision and they deliver the purest sound in the entire Creative product line-up. Everything else simply pales by comparison.

Not only does the set sound fantastic, but it is arguably the most comfortable set I have ever used. The set also looks great in its stylish, classy glossy black finish.

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The audio cable is quite short, but Creative has included a 1. 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.

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 Asus Xonar HDAV1.3Deluxe Audio into the analogue side of the card, especially the 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. The op-amps are even replaceable"for preferred analog sound color".

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Asus also lists comprehensive audio specifications including signal-to-noise ratio, total harmonic distortion THDand Asus Xonar HDAV1.3Deluxe Audio response. The card also includes a video processor Asus Xonar HDAV1.3Deluxe Audio 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. 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.

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Most serious users will probably elect to turn it off on the grounds that less signal processing is generally better. Audio card setting when playing back Blu-ray disc (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master) under XP?

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