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November 24, 2008, 04:59 PM
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Do you have any idea how this card would handle jitter compared to something like a Benchmark DAC? I've noticed most of the more traditional audiophile manufacturers' marketing literature touts their jitter reduction mechanisms, OTOH Asus makes no mention of it so I'm not really sure what to think. For all I know jitter could just be FUD.
With a external DAC, these are selling points audiophiles look for. With a soundcard the DAC chip itself is only one part of the overall product. If you look through the specifications sheets for the actual DAC chip you'll find:
The PCM1792 is a monolithic CMOS integrated circuit that includes stereo digital-to-analog converters and support circuitry in a small 28-lead SSOP package. The data converters use TIís advanced segment DAC architecture to achieve excellent dynamic performance and improved tolerance to clock jitter."
Hope that helps.
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