ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card User Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus Sound Card User Manual PDF

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5... 1 Connecting to Phoebus Control Box ... 11 5... 2 Connecting Digital Speaker Systems (Home Theater) ... 13 5... 3 Connecting stereo headphones ... 14 5... 4 Connecting Analog Speaker Systems ... 16 5... 5 Connecting Microphone ... 21 5... 6 Connecting Line-In audio sources ... 21

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Contents 6... 5 Microphone Function Introduction ... 53 6... 6 Line-in Device Function Introduction ... 61 6... 7 Aux-in Device Function Introduction ... 64 6... 8 Information Page Introduction ... 67 6... 9 Tray Icon Function Introduction ... 67

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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules... These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation... This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications... However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation... If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna... Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver... Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the

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Trademarks Xonar and ASUS logo are trademarks of ASUSTek Computer Inc... Dolby and Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories... DTS and DTS CONNECT, DTS Interactive, DTS Neo: PC are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc... EAX and A3D are trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd... Microsoft, DirectSound3D, Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation... Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated... ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media

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unit (PSU) Microsoft Windows 10 / 8... 1 / 8 / 7 (32/64bit) / XP(32/64bit) / Vista / MCE2005 Intel Pentium 4 1... 4GHz or AMD Athlon 1400 CPU or faster CPU More than 256 MB system memory More than 60 MB available storage space for driver installation CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) for software installation High-quality headphones, powered analog speakers, or a Dolby Digital

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Texas Instruments PCM1796 * 1 for Front-Out (123dB SNR, Max... 192kHz/24bit) Cirrus-Logic CS4362A * 1 for other 6 channels (114dB SNR, Max... 192kHz/24bit)

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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...

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2... About Hardware 2... 1 Xonar Phoebus Audio Processing Card

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4-pin header... Usually connects to the Analog Audio output of TV tuner card or other sound source inside your PC system... (To monitor your TV tuner cards audio from this Aux-In, you must enable the monitor function for Aux-In in the Xonar Audio Center softwares recording mixer... )

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1... Face the bracket of the Xonar Phoebus audio card toward the back panel of your computer and insert the audio card gently into an available PCI Express slot... Make sure its completely inserted into the PCI Express slot... (Warning! Do not force the audio card into the slot... Make sure that the gold pins of the card's PCI Express connector are aligned with the motherboards PCI Express connector before you insert the card into the PCI Express slot... If it does not fit properly, gently remove it and try again... )

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The PCI Express high-quality audio card requires additional power from your computer... If the power cable is not connected properly, the audio card will not work at all...

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For optimum TV audio quality, Xonar uses ADC recording to digitize the signal and loops it back to DAC playback... Please select Aux-In as the recording source in the Xonar Audio Centers recording mixer and enable the monitoring button to pass this signal to the audio output... Using this setup, you can even turn on sound effects such as Pro-Logic IIx to expand the stereo TV audio to 5... 1 or 7... 1 channel surround sound... TV audio on your PC will become even better than on your TV set!

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1... Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel... 2... Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon... 3... Click the Change or Remove Programs button... 4... Select each program you would like to remove, and then click the Add/

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2... After finishing the uninstallation of the software, please follow the installation process again to reinstall the same or updated software...

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1 Microphone Input Port Connect the microphones 3... 5mm plug from the Phoebus Control Box into this Mic-In port for voice communication, recording or karaoke...

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2 Microphone Input Port Connect microphones 3... 5mm plug to Phoebus Control Box Mic-In port...

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Xonar Phoebus makes playback through your home theater system possible, creating an impressive surround sound experience... A single digital cable connection can carry high-quality digital audio from any of your PC audio sources to any digital speakers or AV Receivers...

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1 Headphone Out Port The Headphone Out Port has a built-in high-quality amplifier to drive headphones... Please connect your stereo headphones directly to this jack...

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1 Front Out Connect the front-channel 3... 5mm plug of your 5... 1 headphones into this jack...

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3 Center/Subwoofer Connects to the Center and subwoofer input ports of the analog amplifier with the mini-jack to RCA cable...

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1 Front Out Port Connect the 2 channel speaker sets 3... 5mm plug into this Front Out jack...

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1 Front Out Connects to the Front input port of the 4/4... 1 speakers with the mini-jack cable...

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3 Center/Subwoofer Connects to the Center/Subwoofer input port of the 5... 1 speakers with the mini-jack cable...

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4 Center/Subwoofer Connects to the Center/Subwoofer input port of the 7... 1 speakers with the mini-jack cable...

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1 Line Input Jack Connect the 3... 5mm plug of the CD/MP3 Player or any other Line level analog audio sources into this Line-In jack for sound recording...

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1... After finishing the driver installation and rebooting your computer, you will find the Xonar Phoebus Audio Centers icon in the system tray on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen... Double click this icon to open the Xonar Audio Center utility...

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Indicates the playback sound effect status... Abbreviation of Sound effect: EQ: Equalizer EM: Environment Effects VSS: 7... 1 Virtual Speaker Shifter FB: Flex Bass II KS: Xear SingFX for key shifting VF: Xear SingFX for vocal fading XS: Xear Surround

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2 Add Profile Adjust specific sound effects (EQ, EM etc) settings and click + to create a user-defined mode...

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The following items will be replaced by Dolby Home Theater V4 under Windows 7 Operating System... - 7... 1 Virtual Speaker Shifter - 10-Band Equalizer Refer to Dolbys official manual for Dolby Home Theater V4 functions...

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1 Volume Control bar Master Adjust the volume level for all channels... Front - Adjust the volume level for the front channel...

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2 Surround Max When enabled, the function allows the stereo to have the benefits of multi-surround effects...

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1 Sample Rate button 44... 1 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 44... 1K 48 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 48K 88... 2 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 88... 2K 96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 176... 4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 176K 192 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 192K

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3 Manual mode Change the gain setting for each band, key in a name in the input field and then click save to add your new setting... New setting will appear in the Manual Mode List... Click trash to delete settings...

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This function provides 28 special environment emulations for different sound reflections and revweberation...

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Click on the check box to enable / disable 7... 1 Virtual Speaker to simulate the speaker direction and distance...

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This function allows you to increase / decrease the LFE strength... This function would cut the low frequency band (50~250Hz) of stereo music content (eg... Mp3,WMA, CD Audio) and transfer to subwoofer or each speaker...

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2 Vocal Fading It provides the vocal removing function for any stereo music content (eg... Mp3, WMA and CD)... Use the slide bar to change the vocal fading level...

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The Xear Surround Speaker allows you to enjoy the multichannel effects on stereo... Click the checkbox to enable or disable it...

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Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu...

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The following items will be replaced by Dolby Home Theater V4 under Windows 7 Operating System... - 7... 1 Virtual Speaker Shifter - 10-Band Equalizer Refer to Dolbys official manual for Dolby Home Theater V4 functions...

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Click the lock/ unlock button to lock / unlock the left channel and right channel to sync L/R channel...

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You can set the gain setting based on your headphone impedance...

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1 Sample Rate button 44... 1 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 44... 1K 48 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 48K 88... 2 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 88... 2K 96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 176... 4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 176K 192 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 192K

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3 Manual mode Change the gain setting for each band and key in a name in the input field, and then click save to add your new setting... The new setting will appear in the Manual Mode List... Click trash to delete settings...

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This function provides 28 special environment emulations for you to enjoy different sound reflection and reverberation...

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The 7... 1 Virtual Speaker simulates the speaker direction and distance... Click the check box to enable / disable it...

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2 Vocal Fading It provides the vocal removing function for any stereo music content (eg... Mp3, WMA and CD)... Use the slide bar to change the vocal fading level...

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The Xear Surround Headphone allows you to enjoy multichannel effects on stereo... Click the check box to enable or disable it...

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Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu...

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Click the lock/ unlock button to lock / unlock the left channel and right channel to sync L/R channel...

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1 Sample Rate button 44... 1 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 44... 1K 48 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 48K 88... 2 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 88... 2K 96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 176... 4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 176K 192 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 192K

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3 Manual mode Change the gain setting for each band and key in a name in the input field, and then click save to add your new setting... The new setting will appear in the Manual Mode List... Click trash to delete settings...

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This function provides 28 special environment emulations for you to enjoy different sound reflection and reverberation...

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The 7... 1 Virtual Speaker simulates the speaker direction and distance... Click the check box to enable / disable it...

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2 Vocal Fading It provides the vocal removing function for any stereo music content (eg... Mp3, WMA and CD)... Use the slide bar to change the vocal fading level...

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Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu...

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2 dB Input Area Key in a dB value in this text box to set the volume level...

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1 Sample Rate button 44... 1 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 44... 1K 48 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 48K 96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 192 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 192K

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1 Microphone Echo Click the check box to enable / disable the Microphone Echo function... Use the slide bar to adjust the echo level...

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While talking to your friends online (eg... Messenger, VOIP, online game applications), use the Magic Voice effects to simulate funny voices...

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Beam Forming function is available only when the Control Box is connected to the audio card without any other external microphones...

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ENC is available only when the Control Box is connected to the audio card with an external microphones...

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1 Microphone Boost Drag the slide bar to boost microphone volume and sensitivity

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Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu...

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Click the lock/ unlock button to lock / unlock the left channel and right channel to sync L/R channel...

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1 Sample Rate button 44... 1 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 44... 1K 48 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 48K 88... 2 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 88... 2K 96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 176... 4 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 176K 192 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 192K

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Click the device icon on the right side to open the pop-up menu...

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Click the lock/ unlock button to lock / unlock the left channel and right channel to sync L/R channel...

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1 Sample Rate button 44... 1 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 44... 1K 48 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 48K 96 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 96K 192 KHz - set the playback sample rate to 192K

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This page lists the driver information and the technologies trademark logo... You can get both hardware/software details and legal information references here...

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(1) Language Select: Change the UI language... (2) UI Transparent: Adjust the UI vision of transparent... (3) Show System Tray Icon: Check Show System Tray Icon box to show

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(1)... The Xonar Phoebus PCI Express audio card needs the power cable to supply additional power in addition to the basic PCI Express bus power... Please double check you have plugged the small 6-pin power plug into the Xonar Phoebus power connector... If you did not plug the internal power, the Xonar Phoebus audio center will remind you a warning message and wont allow your operation when you double click the Xonar Phoebus audio center icon in the system tray...

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(5)... Please go to the sound and audio device of Windows Control Panel to check if the playback default device is set to Xonar Phoebus Audio Device, instead of other onboard AC97 or HDA codec device... If its not, please set it to Xonar Phoebus Audio Device and restart your applications...

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Answer: Yes, the Xonar Phoebus driver package does support Windows Vista / Win 7 32/64 bit and most key features are available... In addition, the Xonar Phoebus supports unique GX on Windows Vista / Win 7, which can recover DirectSound 3D hardware and EAX gaming sound effects on Vista / Win 7 for a lot of existing DirectX games...

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Answer: The S/PDIF protocol specification (IEC-60958) can only carry 2-channel PCM data or non-PCM AC3/DTS data... So, when a user selects PCM output for S/ PDIF, the Xonar Phoebus audio card will always deliver 2 channel PCM data through the S/PDIF output port... To attain the 5... 1 channel surround sound, you can select DDO, which allows the Xonar Phoebus to deliver 5... 1 surround sound for DVD movies, and even stereo music...

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