EVGA presently sells a spread of merchandise: motherboards, graphics playing cards, energy adapters, circumstances and laptops. EVGA has been increasing into different markets for a number of years. At CES 2016 we noticed the beginnings of a USB audio machine attributable to a collaboration with knowledgeable firm referred to as Audio Be aware. We had been impressed on the time, however since then we now have not heard a lot in regards to the undertaking and had someway assumed that it was deserted. At CES 2019, EVGA offered the outcomes of the collaboration: the primary audio card. This card makes use of a PCIe to USB controller, making it an inside USB audio product.
EVGA 's Nu Audio card was developed by Audio Be aware a UK primarily based firm creating customized audio options. The PCIe 2.zero x1 card implements a PCIe to USB controller primarily based on the XMOS xCORE-200 DSP, which helps the AKM AK4493 DAC, the AKM AK5572 ADC, and the Cirrus Logic CS5346 ADC turns into. The board makes use of a silver and gold plated multilayer board with remoted twin floor planes for analog and digital circuits. Designed for customers who need a cleaner sound but in addition higher sound help for his or her audio outputs, the Nu Audio Card makes use of audio capacitors and resistors branded Audio Be aware, Nichicon, WIMA, and Panasonic. It additionally has switchable operational amplifiers and a particular Maxim amplifier for quantity management of the headphones.
The Nu-Audio card is supplied with two RCA line outputs for left and proper audio system that may output 384 KHz with 32-bit audio, one for headphones with an impedance between 16 and 600 Ohm, a S / PDIF output and one line Helps 384 KHz for 32-bit audio and a 192 KHz microphone for 24-bit audio. Along with the normal analog and digital outputs, the cardboard helps the USB audio class 2.zero, which is activated by the ASMedia ASM1042 PCIe-to-USB bridge. To make sure that the board receives sufficient energy, it has a SATA energy connector coupled to a multi-stage VRM.
As EVGA is often aimed toward fanatics, its audio card is just not solely outfitted with a cooling system for heating elements, but in addition with a sheath with 10-mode RGB lighting and 4 audio reactive lighting choices that illuminate the board match and audio. The included software program permits full adjustment of the EQ and a dynamic response. With the precise software program, the audio card can help full audiophile codecs like DSD and swap between them as wanted.
At present, EVGA sells the cardboard at $ 249 . This was the primary in a collection of playing cards, as we had been informed – relying on suggestions, working with Audio Be aware might lengthen to a game-oriented design or a extra skilled audio enter / output design.