Auzentech has launched the X-Fi Bravura 7.1, its latest soundcard based on a PCI-Express x1 interface. As the name suggests, the card supports 7.1-channel audio up to 24-bit/96 kHz and stereo sound up to 24-bit/192 kHz with a 120 dB DAC for the headphone output. The five OPAMPs are replaceable and the soundcard sports a special 1/4" phone jack connector with amplifier for high-end headsets. The card also has an Intel HD Audio connector to connect the front panel jacks.
Auzentech's new card uses an X-Fi soundchip, resulting in support for CMSS 3D, Crystalizer, EAX 4.0 HD and Alchemy, which recognizes DirectSound 3D applications in Vista. A driver update also adds support for DTS Neo and DTS Interactive, allowing multi-channel audio to be transmitted through the optical and coaxial S/PDIF connector. In terms of converters, the card uses the AK4396 chip with a dynamic range of 120 dB for the headset, the CS4382A Digital-Analog chip for multi-channel audio up to 114 dB and the WM8775 Analog-Digital chip with a dynamic range of 102 dB.
The Auzentech 7.1 X-Fi Bravura is to be released soon at a recommended price of $ 130. The card is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7
Auzentech launches the 7.1 channel X-Fi Bravura soundcard