ASUS Reveals Xonar HDAV1.3 Series Sound Cards

ASUS Reveals Xonar HDAV1.3 Series Sound Cards with World's First Dolby TrueHD Bit-Stream Feature for the New Blu-ray Era

Xonar HDAV1.3 Series are the Only Audio Solution to Set All HTPCs Blu-ray-ready with Embedded ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre

Taipei, Taiwan, December 31, 2008 – Following the success of becoming the world’s first sound cards to be equipped with the next generation DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital Plus bitstream on the PC platform, the ASUS Xonar HDAV1.3 Series once again moves to the forefront as the world’s first and only solution to offer Dolby TrueHD audio bitstream on the PC platform. A powerful combination comprising of C-Media’s custom-made AV200 audio processor and ArcSoft’s TotalMedia Theatre software player lets users be the first to enjoy Dolby TrueHD’s lossless compression rate of 24bit/192KHz over to their AV receivers. This breakthrough in the emerging Blu-ray era was unprecedented before the release of the Xonar HDAV1.3.

Working closely together with C-Media and ArcSoft to create the world’s first premium audio solution, ASUS hopes to not only address consumer audio needs, but also to showcase its outstanding R&D capabilities.

"Ever since Blu-ray technology was announced in the market, there has never been a solution capable of bringing lossless digital audio formats to users on the PC," said George Tang, ArcSoft Vice President and General Manager of Video and Home Entertainment Group.

"Even some BD players and PS3 could not output bitstreams of Dolby TrueHD and other High-Bit-Rate audio so far, and we are glad to be the first inventors to implement the Protected Audio Playback System (PAPS) on PC platforms and fulfill the Full-HD AV entertainment desires for vast PC users," said Jason Liang, C-Media senior manager of System Business Division. "We are pleased to work with ASUS and ArcSoft to make this product happen."

ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 – The Sound Card of the Blu-Ray Era
The ASUS Xonar HDAV 1.3 is the world’s only solution capable of providing bit-to-bit exact lossless Blu-Ray audio output—without any downsampling to DVD quality—allowing users to enjoy next generation audio enhancements such as DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus on the PC. Furthermore, the Xonar HDAV 1.3 also supports most Video Graphics Cards on the market, allowing delivery of both video and audio outputs through a single HDMI cable.

Via:  ASUS
tanka12345 5 years ago

Great card! I've heard good things about the Xonar series, although they're too expensive.

bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

[quote user="tanka12345"]

Great card! I've heard good things about the Xonar series, although they're too expensive.


Yeah, but if you are spending money on a great sound system that is still a drop in the bucket.


FaceTheSlayer 5 years ago

C-media is unreliable company, they don't even offer drivers for their products because of expiration of Sensaura license

amdcrankitup 5 years ago

I would love to have one of these but Im still working on getting me a good high end quad core Intel processor,motherboard and at least,at least a 9800 video card!!! Im going to try again this summer to get these so I can catch up with you Big Dogs HA HA cause yall are my Hero,s.Never be able to catch up with RAID unless he gets bored with one of his and sells it to me cheap!!! HA HA just kidding Raid but you the Man along with several others here! But I am redoing that RED computer that I posted on here and I,ve got some wicked looking ideas for it and I thing all of you will be impressed with it! No parts for the inside yet but I,ll finish the outside Mods first and see what ya,ll think.

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