ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus
Part Number: SND-XONARPHOEBUS
Release Date: 2012-05-05
Ex VAT: £120.55
Command your way to victory with exclusive ROG Command technology
- ROG Command technology effectively reduces up to 50% of environmental noise
- Embrace exceptional sound quality for the win with 118dB SNR clarity and a headphone amplifier
- Control box within easy reach for instant volume tuning and headset connections
- Enjoy effortless adjustment with the new Xonar Audio Center
- Realistic surround and enhanced sound thanks to Dolby® Home Theater V4 and the GX 3.0 game audio engine
Precise positioning and lifelike immersion
Get the drop on opponents with improved audio positioning and bask in game music with crystal-clear 118dB SNR sound. All done by the creators of Xonar Xense (2011 CES Innovations Award winner) and Xonar Essence One (2012 CES Innovations Award winner). The commitment of the Xonar team delivers leading-performance gaming products, merged with the excitement of a unique, stylish and gamer-focused design. ROG Xonar Phoebus, named after the Greek god of the sun and music, comes with exclusive ROG Command technology, Hyper Grounding technology, EMI-shielding and top notch components, combined with the latest Dolby® surround enhancement to ensure you hear exactly what game designers want you to hear.
Clearer communications with up to 50% environmental noise cancelation
Beyond excellent sound quality, ROG Xonar Phoebus gives you clean and seamless communications for a totally immersive experience. World-exclusive ROG Command technology was specifically developed by the Xonar team to bring effective noise cancelation to a gaming soundcard set. Intelligent sound detection algorithms and array microphones (two on the dedicated control box) enable up to 50% ambient noise reduction, effectively turning loud locations such as LAN parties into something as quiet as a library.
Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
The PCM1796 digital-to-analog converter on ROG Xonar Phoebus delivers clear and crisp 118dB SNR high fidelity audio. The new soundcard therefore outperforms competing gaming audio products by a factor of four, and onboard audio by an impressive 32 times. It also excels in total harmonic distortion (THD) performance, with a miniscule 0.00039% of sound output experiencing distortion.
Stylish and efficient EMI shield blocks electromagnetic interference to help provide cleaner audio
Since many gamers choose to refrain from disturbing others while insisting on the best sound quality, ROG and Xonar teams integrated the top-flight TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier on ROG Xonar Phoebus, driving up to 600 ohm impedance for genuinely impactful headphone output.
3 Headphone Gain Settings
Three different gain settings cater to various headphone impedance levels, with aesthetic lighting that changes accordingly: blue for ‹64 ohms and red for the two settings over 64 ohms.
Hassle-Free Headset Connections
Clad in the trademark ROG red and black color scheme, the ROG Xonar Phoebus control box offers gamers improved response and convenience. Connected to the card via the back I/O, the control box can be placed on the desk so it remains within easy reach. The control box further offers microphone and headphone connectors, making it possible to use even short-wired headsets with ease, as it brings the connectors closer to gamers.
Instant Volume Tuning
Gamers can easily adjust volume and one-click mute quickly without bringing up game or operating system menus, or having to hunt around for display remote controls.
Illuminated Gold-Plated Jacks
Gold-plated jacks ensure greater durability. To help with gaming in the dark, the control box headphone-out lights up green, while the microphone-in glows red!
Effortless adjustment with New Xonar Audio Center
The latest Xonar audio center brings great sound combined with the spirit of ROG to provide gamers impactful and precise audio control delivered in style. It is designed with a range of effortless adjustment features: with one-click ease, gamers can access features such as I/O settings, volume, game effects, and digital siginal processor (DSP) mode selection. The spacious and intuitive interface further delivers a completely user friendly experience, and gamers can also enable Dolby® Home Theater V4 with a click.
Dolby® Home Theater V4
New Dolby® Home Theater V4 enhances surround sound with improved processing and playback.
- Surround decoder ― converts 2-channel audio sources to multi-channel. Experience immersive audio through multi-channel playback
- Surround virtualizer ― delivers stunning virtual surround playback for standard stereo headphones or speakers
- Intelligent equalizer ― allows users to adjust tone dynamically with easy visual controls
- Dialogue enhancer ― improves premium clarity for in-game communications
- Volume leveler ― helps maintain chosen volume consistently across audio sources
GX 3.0 Game Audio Engine
The GX 3.0 game audio engine boosts your performance with better legacy EAX® compatibility and immersive surround sound enhancement.
|Frequency range||10 - 48000 Hz|
|Audio A/D Converter (ADC)||24-bit/192kHz|
|Audio output channels||4.1|
|Audio quality||24 bit|
|Line-in Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)||118 dB|
|Line-in Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||0.0003%|
|Line-out Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)||118 dB|
|Line-out Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)||0.00039%|
|Back panel I/O ports|
|S/PDIF in port||Yes|
|Handheld remote control||Yes|
|Ports & interfaces|
|S/PDIF out port||Yes|
|Windows operating systems supported||Yes|
|Dolby technologies||Dolby Home Theater v4|