In general, it’s rather good variant for a home computer system. All these differences were heard with rather good audio equipment. As far as digital audio connections are concerned, the outside of the card does not contain the SPDIF connection that is advertised in the specifications. The sub is a wooden enclosure about the size of a minitower; W x H x D mm it includes the 6. Now are coming my impressions of all three cards in this game. The user manual provides some guidance, but beyond getting across the general idea of making the connections to the bottom six RCA jacks, it does not decipher what the labels on the system mean. It offers more functions through software support, such as 3D positional audio and a 64 voice wavetable for MIDI support; however, these programs do require CPU time that can affect performance in other areas.

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Looking closely at the spectrogram you can notice a higher level of 2, 3, 4, 5-th harmonics what resulted in more distortions. But the tested sample wasn’t supplied with it.

Abit’s AU-10 sound card

Oldest comments shown first, bulletin-board style. This chip was developed by ForteMedia for desktop systems and notebooks. When in digital mode the both cards sounded equally perfect.

The sub is a wooden enclosure about the size of a minitower; W x H x D mm it includes the 6. Specifications The specifications accompanying any product present the view of how a company wants you to view their product.


It means that in the Control Panel Reverberation mode was set:.

The speakers come with a box full of cables for hooking everything up. The sound was compared both in digital and in analog modes. On the internal extension block I have found out digital input and output:.

ABIT AU10/SP50 Multimedia Review :: Introduction

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However, this was not a result of the surround sound CPU usage as it continued with the 5. Unpacking the system is where the first impressions started to build. Finally, there is a joystick connector for either game playing or, via adapter, interfacing MIDI components. E-mail me when people reply to my comments.

Specifications – ABIT SP50 Home Theater Speakers & AU10 Sound Card

This connector is usually used by me for 2-pin CD digital connector which is usually not supplied by manufacturers together with sound cards. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays.

If you do not hear any noticeable differences, then buy any card you like. Very clear and pleasant sound. The main advantage is its price. In this test, the DVD playback lagged visually at only one point while its audio tracks continued. I must admit that it was rather difficult for me to get this card work in normal mode. Too quiet dialogs, sound is somewhat blurred. Much of the features the card supports rely on the CPU for execution, including both the surround sound decoding and any 3D gaming effects.


Additional setup includes the infrared receiver for the WinDVD remote; it connects inline between the keyboard and the computer. When accessing the CPU for both image processing and surround sound decoding, these effects could become more of a problem. But considering your high interest to this issue we will pay now more attention.

Just lifting the speakers gave some idea of the construction—the satellites are in metal casings, giving them a distinct weight. Usually, volume controls in the mixer of sound cards don’t affect to much THD. Threaded, reverse-chronological Comment threads started last appear at the top. The speaker connections are xu10 labeled, and the speaker wires are interchangeable as needed, offering three different lengths.

Abit’s AU sound card – The Tech Report

What you need to do is to cut the both sides of the connector with a sharp knife, keeping the safety measures:. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! This of wbit doesn’t concern vivid distortions in sounding such as sound “drop out” on the Vortex2.

Sound track playback in DVD movies For testing quality of DVD track reproduction in movies we used the same home theater set as in the previous reviews: