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[Homemedia] Asus Essence One Review

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Source [is in French]
Google translated summary of conclusion, gave 4 out of 5 stars
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The DAC Asus Essence One is a device of high quality manufacturing, which has several high-end components for a quality / price ratio frankly very interesting. Associated with a good amp (with good amplification), he brings a real gain in musicality, worthy of high-end players.

However, we still regret that the results are below what is able to offer Asus, the PDO is not the best bill, requiring the most demanding of the change to hope to achieve the guaranteed performance. While the XLR output provides better sound quality, but the momentum is still a notch below what one could expect. The upsampling did not really attractive, but can be very interesting on the 44.1 kHz providing improved quality, naturalness and fluidity.

By cons, at a price of 370 euros, it remains a very powerful machine in its price range. It offers the opportunity to go much further with better AOP, it brings a beautiful musicality, tapping very attractive, that offers significantly improved all the audio circuitry integrated on PC, Blu-ray, DVD upscale and even mid-range CD, but still down compared to the best DACs, sound cards and CD called "audiophiles". With a really class, handy and versatile, which deserves that one is interested in and do some tweaks on it. The Asus Xonar Essence One DAC is a very good price / quality ratio!
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OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
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Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
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Deathadder 3G, R.A.T 9, G400 Artisan Hayate, QCK Heavy, Artisen Hien Audio Technica AD700, Klipsch Image x10 
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They have been talking about this thing for a year but still not released....
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Protip: When linking from a non-english source, provide a translated link. Not everyone has a built in translator.

In other news, ^^that. I'd like to see it on a shelf, then talk to me.
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