Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution : 44.1K/48K/88.2K/96K/176.4K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit S/PDIF Digital Input : 44.1K/48K/96K/192KHz @ 16bit/24bit ASIO 2.0 Driver Support : Hz @ with very low latency Upsampling capability :
Analog Output Jack : 2 x 3.5mm RCA jack 1 x 6.3mm RCA jack 2 x Balanced Output (XLR) 2 x Digital S/PDIF Input : 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Toslink 1 x USB Input
261.33 x 230 x 60.65 mm ( L x W x H )
We went to the reference room and picked out some gear we thought would let us here exactly what the Essence One has to offer the end user. The systems we built for testing are outlined below.
Test Audio System:
Speakers: Axiom M3 V2 Bookshelf
Subwoofer: Axiom EP125 8ï¿½
Headphones: Sennheiser HD595,HD650
Pre: FSA Mass
Power: FSA BigJoe 4 Class D Mono Blocks
Power: Digital AC-X
Speaker: Ultra Conductor 2
Interconnect: Ultra Conductor 2
USB: JPS Super Conductor Q
aMg Usb Isolator
Album Player in ASIO and DS/Wave output modes
Foobar Player in ASIO and DS/Wave output modes
FLAC Lossless Audio Files
ASUS Xonar DX S/Pdif output
Although balanced cables are pictured in the connection pictures above, our balanced monitors did not arrive in time to be used in this review as we had originally hoped. We tested the unit using various S/Pdif sources such as a DVD player, Xonar DX, USB, HiFace and Tera-link X2 and all worked flawlessly with the E1 during our tests. Bit-perfect is only available using ASIO as you can still set bit perfect modes out of your system the indicator light will not show bit perfect, only the source rate and frequency.
ASUS Essence One review The ASUS Essence 1 is easily one of the most anticipated products to come along in the PC audio community in quite some time as many seen it as ASUS moving out of the general audio market and taking a shot at entry into the true high end audio marketplace. Can this new product offer excellent sound quality, features demanded by the external audio market and all for a reasonable price?