Posts tagged with: Asus

Testing ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1

PC based sound card. Thing that I have left long time ago. Just got a time to visit my friend’s with his new toy, a PC based audio source equipped with the latest PCI-E sound card, ASUS Xonar Essence STX...
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Burson Supreme Sound OpAmp 4th Generation First Impression [Continued]

My first impression was here which you can look around if you haven’t read that. Last time, I ordered 5 pcs of Burson Audio Discrete OpAmp for my ASUS Xonar Essence One. Unfortunately, I did a mistake. I needed 7...
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Primrose Audio Customer Toroidal Transformer

Finally they are arrived – two custom toroidal transformer from Primrose Audio (also known as Richard Sumner Technology). This is Canadian based company specialized in manufacturing the toroidal transformer. For regular customer, they use SumR name, while for the audio...
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OpAmp Testing on ASUS Xonar Essence One

When the night comes, it’s a good time to listen some musics while summing up today’s work 😉 So here is the shoot of ASUS Xonar Essence One DAC section. It could be my final call for now. I use...
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Asus Xonar Essence One (E1): Finally It’s Done!

Finally it’s done, the modification of Asus Xonar Essence One (E1). Before we go to a final listening test, let’s enjoy some pictures first. As I have explained before, this is not the best design to mount the big Jensen...
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Asus Xonar Essence One (E1): Almost Done…

After this process, now it’s time for the audio board to return to its original place. Time to plug her back. The final touch is to assembly the power supply board and the new capacitors. It will take some time...
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Asus Xonar Essence One (E1) Audio Board Modification

Time to get into serious business now: Let do some surgery. The object: Asus Xonar Essence One audio board. I’m gonna make it quick. The ordinary Nichicon is no where good for my taste (it could be for me only,...
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A Troop of Capacitor

For Asus Xonar Essence One modification 😉 Best on the class, perfect on their position....
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Demystifying Asus Xonar Essence One Potentiometer (Volume Control)

Asus Xonar Essence One uses a ribbon cable to connect the stage before the final buffer output to potentiometer then brings back the attenuated signal back to the buffer output stage. This is no where a best approach, as the...
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Disassembly Asus Xonar Essence One

Don’t call me nuts as I think disassembling Asus Xonar Essence One shouldn’t be categorized as that 😉 I took 30 minutes, more or less, to disassembly this stuff. The hardest part was to remove the ‘glued’ heatsink. It was...
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Asus Xonar Essence One Power Supply: Removing the Capacitors

Removing the capacitor from a through-hole PCB never become an easy job. But for the sake of modification, that is the only way and surely no way back. I spent nearly one hour to remove those 6 capacitors on the...
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Asus Xonar Essence One Power Supply

Still remember Asus Xonar Essence One DAC? It’s time to disassembly the power supply. It’s separated on small PCB. Good design as this makes my life more beautiful, although it’s not an easy job to disassemble it. It has 3 power supply...
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