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ASUS Xonar Essence STX II (Soundcard, PCI Express)

Multimedia 7.1 Surround Sound, Asus, PCI-Express, Sound card, Xonar

ASUS Xonar Essence STX II (Soundcard, PCI Express)
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ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 
Minimum: $ 275.36 
Maximum: $ 329.46  
Updated: 11/07/2016 21:18

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus Essence STX II is a PCI-Express Soundcard which bases on the AV100 chipset. The card has the PCI ID 13f6:8788

03:04.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio] [13f6:8788]
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:85f4]
	Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
	I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
	Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

The STX II is fully and automatically supported under Linux by the ALSA drivers since kernel version 3.17:

    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    Front speakers
    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
    Xonar STX II, Multichannel
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output

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