The receiver should then show that it is actively decoding the HD audio streams. There are no connections to a daughtboard or break-out box. If you only going to use it on a TV with stereospeakers or headphones you probably will be satisfied with on-board audio. The first thing a user should know is to download the latest drivers from Asus for installing this card. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. Bitstream for the Masses?

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It does not appear to be able to handle anything above that, such as x Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony.

Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim PCI Soundcard

Great review, like to see u get ur hands on a mobo with ALCa, like a Gigabyte flavor, just to see how u like it in comparison. A large picture of the card is present along with a bright blue label detailing the DTS and Dolby technologies included for the card. The receiver should then show that it is actively decoding the HD audio hvav. Not a whole lot of padding in there, but the box is thick enough hdsv absorb shock when needed. The Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer is a recent addition to the very popular X-Fi family, but for its very affordable price, is it worthy of investment if you’re an “xtreme” hrav That means it theoretically can pull 25 watts at most.


Asus have provided the basics needed to use the HDAV 1.

Asus Xonar HDAV Slim Review |

Bitstream for the Masses? Yeah it gets half a point but I don’t think a full point is warranted. With no analogue outputs, this PCI 13.

card is designed for just one thing – sending high-definition audio to an AV receiver. These cards are a lot more affordable than the HD series, and the HD certainly looks to be hitting the sweet spot for both playback of video and audio. Good to see that the pass-thru is not molested. Now that EAX is on the wane, are Creative’s cards still the best bet for gamers?

Just an FYI and tbh I can’t believe it worked first time myself. These are big cards with heavy power consumption while under load.

Asus Xonar HDAV Slim PCI Soundcard | Packaging & Appearance | Audio | OC3D Review

The card also features a combo digital coax and optical port, but I question the usage due to the HDMI output already present. Home Reviews News Forums. The sound card 1. does not require an external power source, and gets all of its power through the PCI slot.

The bundle is very complete when considering the usage.

Happily it appears as though Asus did a nice job with components for the front panel audio. A decent package even when sitting on a retail shelf, the card is sure to stand out and will give you all the information you need when deciding whether to purchase the card.


Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? I does not require external power, and has the ability to drive headphones nicely with the front 13 connector top right.

Seeing the HD audio light show up on the receiver is a good experience for anyone.

Asus HDAV 1.3 Slim Review: Bitstream for the Masses?

Cardboard protects the delicate card inside the package and a compartment below the card houses the cables and bundle included. This allows the protected passthrough of HD audio.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums. Got a thread to post in it’s own right which may come sometime sunday, but: Might be my next addition to the HTPC The card features Asus’s AV that we’ve seen on other digital cards from Asus.

Latest News Latest Videos. It is also a fully functional sound card for any other Again, software compatibility for the full functionality is currently missing. Opinions will vary depending on what type of media is played back, but at any rate ASIO 2.

The contents are fair, and it has everything a user needs to get their HTPC set up with this card.