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Asus Xonar Essence One Muese edition External Sound Card



Asus Xonar Essence One Muese edition External Sound Card

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Asus Xonar Essence One Muese edition External Sound Card


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Asus Xonar Essence One Muese edition - MUSES 01 Op-Amps with oxygen-free copper interconnects , ASD ( Advanced Symmetry Die-bonding ) Technology , USB digital-to-analog converter , 8x symmetrical upsampling and 120dB SNR , built-in 600ohms headphone amp , balanced XLR output
 , 2x dedicated volume control knobs for speaker + headphone , 24bit 192KHz , analog + optical + toslink digital input

Product Range Features (Actual Product Features May Differ)

The latest MUSES Edition improves on Xonar Essence One, winner of a 2012 CES Innovations Award in the audio component category. Xonar engineers and product managers continuously aim to improve sound quality, resulting in Xonar Essence One Plus Edition launching in June 2012 with an Op-Amp DIY kit, which allows customers to easily tune sound to their preference. The third Xonar Essence One offering, Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition maintains this pursuit of sound excellence, integrating some of the best audio components in the industry. 


  • Powered by six top-notch MUSES 01 Op-Amp for crystal clear and spacious sound
  • MUSES 01 is the first ever oxygen-free copper interconnect and custom layout Op-Amp for truthful sound reproduction
  • 8x symmetrical upsampling technology for ultra-low sound distortion
  • Dedicated 600ohm headphone amplifier for clearest detail
  • Ultra-high 120dB SNR for purest sound

Product Range Specifications (Actual Product Specifications May Differ)

  • Audio Performance
    Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) (Front-out) :
    120 dB
    Output THD+N at 1kHz (Front-out) :
    >0.000316 %(-110 dB)
    Frequency Response (-3dB, 24bit/192KHz input) :
    10 Hz to 48 KHz
    Output/Input Full-Scale Voltage :
    Balanced Output : 4 Vrms ( Vp-p)
    Unbalanced Output : 2 Vrms ( Vp-p)
    Headphone : 7 Vrms ( Vp-p)
  • Bus Compatibility
  • Chipset
    Audio Processor :C-Media CM6631 High-Definition Sound Processor
  • Sample Rate and Resolution
    Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution :
    44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
    S/PDIF Digital Input :
    44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit
    ASIO Driver Support :
    44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit with very low latency
    Upsampling capability :
    Up to 352.8 kHz (44.1K 88.2K 176.4KkHz input) or 384 kHz (48K/96K/192KkHz input), 32bit
  • Connectivity
    Analog Output
    1 x 6.3 mm jack (1/4") Headphone out
    2 x RCA (Un-Balanced)
    2 x XLR (Balanced)
    2 x S/PDIF in (1 x Optical (Toslink)/1 x Coaxial)
  • Accessories
    Driver CD x 1
    6.3mm to 3.5mm stereo adapter x 1
    Audio Precision (AP) test report x 1
    USB cable x 1
    Power cord x 1
  • Dimensions
    261.33 x 230 x 60.65 mm ( L x W x H )
  • Note
    ● S/PDFI Receiver: AKM 4113
    ● DSP: ADI ADSP-21261
    ● D-A Converter for Analog Inputs: TI PCM1795
    ● Power Input Jack: IEC AC Inlet
    ● Volume controller: Balanced Output: Quad Units Taper B Potentiometer; Headphone Output: Quad Units Taper B Potentiometer
    ● Voltage Selector: AC 115V/223V Slide Switch

    Operational amplifier:
    ● Balanced/ Un-balanced I/V:4 x MUSES 01
    ● Balanced/ Un-balanced LFP: 2 x MUSES 01
    ● Balanced/ Un-balanced Buffer: 3 x LM4562NA
    ● Headphone: 2 x LME49600

    ● Crystal clock: 12MHz For USB; 24.576MHz For S/PDIF
    ● Oscillator: 45.1584MHz (for 44.1KHz sample rate); 49.152MHz (For 48KHz sample rate)

    LED Indicator:
    ● One color LED: Ø3mm Lamp LED Blue color
    ● 2 color LED: Ø3mm Lamp LED Multi color(Blue and Red)

    MAC OS X support:
    The Essence One supports Mac OS X 10.8 or later version without any driver needed.

    MUSES is a TRADEMARK of New Japan Radio, Co., Ltd.


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