Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything

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It should be noted that, long as the specification table below is, it does not actually mention all of the various audio formats that can be decoded or passed through the HDAV1.3 — probably because this is the responsibility of ArcSoft's Total Media Theatre software that is bundled with the card (other software decoders exist for most of these formats). Based on the logos on the box, its decoding abilities include:

  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-HD
  • DTS
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Digital

As mentioned, it also supports HDMI1.3 with HDCP, as well as PAPs with AACS compliance. In case you didn't want to decode that gobbledygook of marketing acronyms, it basically means it plays all audio formats currently in use by the movie industry.

Asus HDAV1.3 Deluxe Specifications
(from the product web page)
Audio Performance
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted)
Up to 120 dB for all channels dB

Output THD+N at 1kHz
Up to 0.0004% (-108dB)

Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input)
<10Hz to 46kHz

Sample Rate Conversion Quality
Almost lossless, using high-fidelity floating-point filters
- 140dB THD+N
(typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit)
- 145dB Dynamic Range
(typical value for 44.1K->48KHz, 24bit)
Bus Compatibility
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
- Compliant with HDMI v1.3a industrial standard
- HDCP 1.2 compatible
- DVI 1.0 compatible
Main Chipset
Audio Processor
ASUS AV200 High-Definition Sound Processor
(Max. 192KHz/24bit)

24-bit D-A Converter of Digital Sources
TI Burr-Brown PCM1796 x 4
(123dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)

24-bit A-D Converter for Analog Inputs
Cirrus-Logic CS5381 x 1
(120dB SNR, Max. 192kHz/24bit)
Video Specification

Video Resolution
DTV Resolutions:
480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i up to 1080p
PC Resolutions:
graphics, Sgraphics, XGA, SXGA, UXGA

Enhanced Splendid HD Modes
Photo, Video, Gaming modes selectable
(Gaming mode requires ASUS graphics card)

Color Depth
Supports higher 24, 30, 36, 48-bit/per pixel color depths
(RGB or YCbCr)

Color Range
Supports broader xvYCC color space standard

Sample Rate and Resolution
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit

Analog Recording Sample Rate and Resolution
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit

S/PDIF Digital Output
Dolby Digital, DTs, WMA-Pro

S/PDIF Digital Input
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit

ASIO 2.0 Driver Support
44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16/24bit
I/O Ports Analog Output Jacks
RCA jack x 8

Analog Input Jack
Line-In/Mic-In 3.50mm mini jack x 1

Other line-level analog input (for CD-IN/TV Tuner)
CD-In, Aux-In (4-pin header on the card)

Digital S/PDIF Output
Coaxial and High-bandwidth Optical Combo Connector
Supports 192KHz/24bit

Digital S/PDIF Input
Coaxial and High-bandwidth Optical Combo Connector
Supports 192KHz/24bit (Shared with Line/Mic In)

HDMI Input/Output
HDMI1.3 - In Type A x 1
HDMI1.3 - Out Type A x 1
Driver Features Operation System
Windows Vista/XP(32/64bit)/MCE2005

Dolby® Digital Live
Dolby Digital Live encodes any audio signal on PC in real-time to Dolby Digital (AC3) 5.1 surround sounds to your home theater environment through one single S/PDIF connection

Dolby® Headphone
Dolby Headphone technology allows users to listen to music, watch movies, or play games with the dramatic 5.1-channel surround or realistic 3D spacious effects through any set of stereo headphones

Dolby® Virtual Speaker
Dolby Virtual Speaker technology simulates a highly realistic 5.1-speaker surround sound listening environment from as few as two speakers.

Dolby® Pro-Logic IIx
Dolby Pro-Logic II is the well-known technology to process any native stereo or 5.1-channel audio into a 6.1- or 7.1- channel output, creating a seamless, natural surround sound field.

DTS® Connect
(contains DTSInteractive Encoder and DTSNeo:PC)
DTS Interactive encodes any sound on PC to “DTS5.1 Surround” high bitrate digital stream to your home theater through S/PDIF connection. DTS Neo:PC can convert stereo audio into 5.1 or 7.1-channel high-fidelity surround sounds.

Smart Volume Normalizer™
Normalizes the volume of all audio sources into a constant level and also enhances your 3D sound listening range and advantages in gaming

Xear 3D™ Virtual Speaker Shifter
Virtual 7.1 speaker positioning and shifting to adjust the optimum soundfield for your speaker placement

Magic Voice™
Modifies and disguises the sound tone of your voice for VOIP and online chat applications

Karaoke Functions
Music Key-Shifting and Microphone Echo effects

Professional Bass Management/Enhancement system for small or large speakers

Other Effects
- 10-band Equalizer
- 27 Environment Effects

3D Sound Engines/APIs
Vista: DirectSound3D® GX 2.5, DirectSound® HW, DirectSound SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability
XP: DirectSound2.5 SW, A3D®1.0, OpenAL generic modes, 128 3D sounds processing capability

DirectX 9.0 or above required for 7.1ch output

Splendid HD Video Enhancements
Proprietary Splendid video engine increases color performance and enhance edges for a more brilliant and crispy image

Bundled Software Utility ArcSoft Total Media Player
Supports playback of all three Blu-ray disc video formats: High Definition MPEG-2, AVC, and VC1's well as all kinds of other High Definition (HD) content: WMV HD, Quicktime HD, DivX HD, and H.264 HD
4 x 3.5mm-to-RCA adaptor cable (8ch)
2 x S/PDIF optical adaptors
1 x DVI-to-HDMI cable
1 x H6 Extension Board Cable


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