Instead of quick-access to the Audio Station, Strix SOAR holds its own and has been compensated with Sonic Studio software which gives you control over the sound options, including Strix Command to eliminate noise, Sonic Radar to help you pinpoint enemies.
With the new Strix series of sound cards, Asus is offering users a solution designed for music and high-resolution surround sound of a movie. Compared to the "Xonar Phoebus" series - aimed at gaming - the STRIX RAID / SOAR cards are based on the C-Media CMI6632A USB processors chip and not the and CMI8888 PCI Express processor.
The STRIX RAID DLX is equipped with the ESS "SABRE9016" DAC (124dB SNR). The STRIX RAID PRO uses the ESS "SABRE9006A" DAC (116dB SNR).
The cards are equipped with a 3.5mm stereo mini jack, 4x 7.1ch speakers output along with a a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output. They support output of up to
192kHz / 24bit audio. They are powered through their 6-pin for PCI Express ports.