Asus Intros Xonar HDAV1.3 Slim Sound Card
The card features Protected Audio Playback Systems (PAPS) and full Advanced Access Content System (AACS) certification, both of which join to enable true Blu-ray audio output without downsampling. Utilizing ArcSoft's Total Media Theater, the Asus Xonar HDAV1.3 is capable of decoding Blu-ray movies and taking full advantage of lossless digital audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Asus has added in an AV200 audio processor and HDMI 1.3a connector, which is capable of delivering 7.1-channel, 192k linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) audio. Per usual, Asus has yet to reveal a price and release date.
Key Features at a GlanceThe Xonar HDAV1.3 Slim:
- Supports DTS-HD, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus, up to 192Khz, 24bit, and 7.1 channel LPCM audio formats
- Delivers bit-to-bit exact lossless audio output without Blu-ray audio downsampling
- Supports 24p frame rate video playback
- Transmits both video and audio through a single HDMI cable