OFFICIAL Auzen X-fi Prelude Specifications!

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  1. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX New Member

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    I sent Auzentech a email regarding components on the Prlude and was sent these. They are OFFICIAL. Seems like it's goona be a awome soudcard.


    Key Components
    Creative X-Fi CA20K audio processor
    One AKM AK-5394 super high performance 192kHz 24-bit ADC for analog input
    Four AKM AK-4396 192kHz 24-bit advanced multi-bit DAC for analog output
    64Mbytes of memory for audio processing
    High fidelity audio OP-Amps for analog input and output
    Front L/R output OP-Amp is replaceable by end-user
    Dual mode S/PDIF receiver and transmitter

    IO Connectors
    One 3.5mm MIC input connector in rear panel
    One 3.5mm line input connector in rear panel
    One 4-pin AUX connector on board
    Four 3.5mm 8 channel line output connectors in rear panel
    (FL/FR/C/SW/RL/RR/RSL/RSR)
    One S/PDIF combo input connector in rear panel for receiving either coaxial
    or optical digital
    One S/PDIF combo output connector in rear panel for transmitting either
    coaxial or optical digital
    16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32,
    44.1, 48 and 96kHz
    One 10-pin front panel connector on board for MIC input and headphone
    support
    One 40-pin digital extension header on board to support AD-Link and other
    digital functionality

    Technical Specifications
    24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 96kHz sample rate
    24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 96kHz to analog
    7.1 speaker output
    24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of stereo digital sources at 192kHz to
    stereo output
    16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32,
    44.1, 48 and 96kHz
    ASIO 2.0 support at 16-bit/44.1kHz, 16-bit/48kHz, 24-bit/44.1kHz
    24-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/96kHz with direct monitoring.
    Enhanced SoundFont support of up to 24-bit resolution
    64MB of X-RAM
     
  2. ChaosMinionX

    ChaosMinionX USB 3 dot oh

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    Nice, now I wonder how this is going to stack up to the upcoming Asus Xonar series. But it definately looks like a solid card, hopefully they get rid of the crackling haha.
     
  3. ROBSCIX

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    well if this card has the same output sectionas the current X-Meridian then it will decimate the Asus card or any other in the same porice range. Check for yourself the X-Meridian is the top soudcard for movies and music...all the reviews say the same thing...
    What soundcard do you use BTW?
    If your waiting for the Xonar card and expecting great things from it..you would probably get similar performance from the Blue gears -B-Enspirer or Sondigo Inferno..
     
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    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    this is some good news

    stuck
     
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    Question is will the drivers work for us x-fi fatality users or x-fi users in general. Time will tell but I prolly doubt it. :(
     
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    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    man if i get something like this, my balls will probably fly off from good sound quality....

    since they have a whole lot of high quality OP amps it seems to be good, i hope auzentech redesigns the drivers for this card because the other ones suck hard......

    if they do...... im not gonna buy creative for a long, long long time
     
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    ChaosMinionX USB 3 dot oh

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    I currently use a Xfi Xtreme Gamer, and want something with alot better audio and options for my speakers..... Maybe this card will be the one to wait for?


    I doubt they will from the start, but Im sure someone will figure out a way to mod them to work with the Creative XFi line..... Although theres a possibility it will be totally incompatible with the Creative line, I wouldnt get your hopes up about it.
     
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    This card if you read the specs is similar to the high end X-fi's for features but will be similar to the X-meridian for sound quality. This card is gonna be the one to have in your rig for sure...
     
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    Rogacz Porcupine Floyd

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    I hope that someone will at last distribute Auzentech cards here in Poland.
     
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    I though the company distributed worldwide. Did you contact the company themselves?
     
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    This gonna be like 200$+ range? or like 150$.....Im guessing 200+ haha
     
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    Its very difficult to get an Auzentech-Card in Germany.
    Auzentech has listed 3 onlineshops in Germany and NONE of them sells the X-Meridian.

    I hope they re-think their startegy when the Prelude is out.
    Otherwise i have to pay very much more in a french onlinestore or amazon.uk :tears:

    So finally they decided to build the card i ever dreamed of ;)
    Im definitly buying this thing !
    Cant wait *argh* :x


    I have a question:
    Does anyone know what kind of chip this is ?
    " Creative X-Fi CA20K audio processor"
    Is this a "normal" X-Fi Chip or that crappy thing they used on the X-Fi extreme audio ?
     
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    Rogacz Porcupine Floyd

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    CA20K is a regular X-Fi chip.

    It's even harder to get this cards here in Poland. I have to pay 30$ for shipping from US.
     
  14. ROBSCIX

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    Auzen using the 20KX is what makes the card a X-fi Model. Although the rest of the card will be built using similar architecture to the X-Meridian 7.1. Below is some recent informations I have gathered:

    This from Auzentech support:

    "We are planning to develop the next generation board the 'Auzen X-Tension HDMI 1.3'. It will offer the high quality sound of Dolby-HD and DTS-HD"



    This means there will be a HDMI 1.3 output board available for the X-fi Prelude sometime after the release of the card as the exact date hasn't been annouced. This is big news for a large group of people who have been waiting along time for HDMI compatible PC audio gear. The board will be compatible with both the X-Meridian 7.1 and the Prelude. Given the high resolution standards reported available by the card from the Aunzentech it will in fact be a true HDMI 1.3 solution and not just HDMI connector running older digital formats. Which seems to be the case with some other HDMI solutions. These solutions would infact only support Dolby digital and DTS formats already available under the normal SPDIF connectors. Some companies are just using the "HDMI" as a catch word to sell products that do not offer the high resolution audio available by true HDMI devices.

    Further info suggested the Auzentech design team will be using the National semi's LM4562 High fidelity audio opamps for the front channels (it is replacable) The remaining channels will be outfitted with the Ti's OPA2134 High fidelity audio opamps. Both Amps are highly regarded in the audio wold and very well know. In fact I replaced all my opamps on my X-Meridian oopting instead for the LM4562na audio opamps. Extremely high quality sound. Needless to say the Auzen Prelude will sound very nice out of the box, in fact it should sound rather exceptional. I will post further info as it becomes available. Different info seems to find its way to various fourms so I will try and keep it all together for people interested in the cards development.

    Specifications sheets:

    LM4562
    OPA2134
     
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    I hope we'll have something to do with this card...
     
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    I think the company is opting to use Creative drivers. I am not sure if they will be redesigned for the Prelude or not.. You guys up for it Leon?
     
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    Yes, I've not only talked with other guys when you let me knew about this, but also I read most of info on Prelude official site you said. If decoders work on Prelude, they're supposed to work on Creative official as well. I believe neither Creative would give up all features of this chip deserves to have, nor all of us would. :D
     
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    Your refering to the Dolby/DTS digital decoders -I guess. If it is just a driver thing that wuld be great if you guy ould just flip a switch and turn them back on. I prefer to have Dolby/DTS Decoding and Encoding on my system
     
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    Yeap, I am. And audio hardware acceleration as well - I meant. We'll be able get decoders, EAX without "ALchemy"ing every single game (even though it still won't work for some game), etc that way.
     
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    I don't see it in the specs;

    Will it do DD 5.1 and DTS 5.1 on the fly encoding like the X-Merdian and X-plosion?
     

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