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    Default Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card

    Besides being famous for its motherboards, the Republic of Gamers team at ASUS also dabbled in gaming accessories like keyboards, mice and headsets (ROG Vulcan)


    The ROG Xonar Pheobus (god of music and light) is a standalone product rated at 118db SNR at its regular outputs and has a dedicated amplifier for driving up to 300ohm headphones. Also included in the package is a volume control/wire extender for gaming headsets


    Back of the PCB


    We noticed that the Pheobus has an unusual amount of ports at its I/O panel (from top: headset connectors, power for the volume control, line-in, 5.1 audio amd SPDIF-out)


    After removing the metal shroud, the layout is fairly crowded and components doen't look too different from the usual Xonar offerings. One notable inclusion is a 6-pin PCIe power connector (probably for the amplifer), which is not normally used for audio applications


    High quality gold plated jacks are used at the I/O panel


    Over at the bottom right, we can see the C-Media DSP which is normally used on the other high end boards like Xonar STX


    Elsewhere on the board we found a Realtek ALC889 codec, which we guess handles the headphone output and microphone input


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    Default Re: Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card

    That's bitchin' to say the least. But it would be wasted on me and my crappy hearing. (too long on Aircraft flightlines)

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    Default Re: Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card

    very nice wan't one
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    Default Re: Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card

    What, no price available yet ?

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    Default Re: Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card

    I'm looking at the Asus STX currently since I don't have any PCI slots for the Omega Claro Halo, if this performs better and has swappable opamps it'll be an instant buy.
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    Default Re: Asus ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card

    Well. NOW that's just one more thing ill have to get.

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