Xonar essense STX

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  1. carbon_death

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    I have salvaged my old xonar essense STX and hoping to stick it in my new build.
    Are they still a comparitively good sound card?
    Also, while im here, has anyone got any ppint or had any issues with running it through windows 10?


    Thanks
     
  2. deluxe

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    Still a solid card for stereo use if you don't have a dac/amp/receiver.

    Bit out of date for surround
     
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    Awesome.
    Yeah i have no use for its surround, its just to drive headphones until i sort out a better setup. :)
     
  4. antari

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    Still running mine after 8 years, it's still working nicely :thumbup:
     
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    Tired a newer onboard card. Put the STX back in after 2 days.

    Not sure there is anything better on the market for stereo sound.
     
  7. cdtoaster

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    that's almost as much as i paid for the card lol, can it really be worth it?
    i still have a ST and a STX, problem is lack of PCI ports these days...
     
  8. Linkin

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    STX is one of the best cards out there. The stock JRC op-amps let it down.

    2x LME47920 and 1x LM6172 are a worthwhile upgrade over stock, and not anywhere near as expensive as the burson op amps. You get to keep the standard heatshield on the card as well.
     

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