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Auzentech Auzen X-Meridian 7.1

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Auzentech X-Meridian sound card review

Elite Bastards
25 March 2012
  • Conclusion: In closing, we can really repeat many of the positive points here that we made about the b-Enspirer last week - C-Media's 8788 chip has once again proved itself to be a feature-rich part with great audio quality to match, and its support for the various Dolby Digital and DTS formats available on the market make it a great buy for anyone with a compatible speaker setup. Indeed, Auzentech's X-Meridian takes the abilities of this chip further forward in two ways.
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Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 Review

Rage3D
4 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Introduction When my friends ask for advice on purchasing components for a new PC, the last area ever addressed is audio.  We can all agree that the number of us that are true audiophiles with tube amps and electrostatic speakers connected to our PCs is a very small percentage of users.
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Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 2G Sound Card Review

[H] Enthusiast
9 March 2011
  • Summary: If you already have a C-Media 8788 based card such as the HTOmega Claro Plus or ASUS Essence ST and H6 expansion board, this card may not be for you. The hardware and software features of the X-Meridian 2G are almost identical and you will really not appreciate the very slight differences. If you have the ASUS D2 or D2X, you may like the X-Meridian 2G. The card has 7.1 analog outputs as the ASUS cards do, but the OpAmps can be changed on the X-Meridian 2G.
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Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 2G Sound Card Review

HardOCP
9 March 2011
  • Summary: Auzentech promises to deliver the second generation high performance PCI audio card that will let you know the difference between audio that sounds great and audio that sounds perfect. We put Auzentech's new card to the test.
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Overall 6
6.0

Auzentech Auzen X-Meridian 7.1

maximum pc
9 May 2007
  • Excerpt: Soundcards, like videocards, tend to have cookie-cutter designs; products that use the same chipsets look virtually the same. That wasn’t the approach Auzentech took when it put down the traces for its Auzen X-Meridian 7.1 card. Auzentech says it carefully crafted a custom PCB and added components to get the best possible audio from the card, which is based on C-Media’s top-shelf CMI8788 Oxygen HD “audio processor.” We believe it, too.
  • Pros: Replaceable op-amps, FP Audio headers.
  • Cons: Oddly slower than the Barracuda AC-1, which uses the same chip and drivers. Works only with five-volt PCI.
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Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 review

The Guru of 3D
12 December 2006
  • Summary: For a sound card built around a new chipset, the X-Meridian is outstanding.  During the time we had it, the X-Meridian was very stable.  We did notice a high CPU utilization in BF2142 in ultra-high mode.  But in the end, it gave us the feeling of refinement, which is rare to see in first run hardware.  Auzentech did a great job with the X-Meridian and that any delays people had in getting one are justified.
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Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 Sound Card Review

nvnews.net
20 November 2006
  • Summary: This sound card does everything you need, except OpenAL. Unless you really need OpenAL, and odds are that you don't, then this is the card to buy. If you're into upgrading your sound cards, you can change the op amps. Despite a price tag of $199.99, the bottom line is this: This card kicks butt, and you should not pass it up. This card has so many features you won't know what to do with them all. I give this card a Grand Slam.
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Expert Review

nV News
20 November 2006
  • Summary: This sound card does everything you need, except OpenAL. Unless you really need OpenAL, and odds are that you don't, then this is the card to buy. If you're into upgrading your sound cards, you can change the op amps. Despite a price tag of $199.99, the bottom line is this: This card kicks butt, and you should not pass it up. This card has so many features you won't know what to do with them all. I give this card a Grand Slam.
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Overall 8
8.0

Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 2G

XSReviews
7 March 2011
  • Conclusion: While hardly the cheapest sound card out there, the Meridian 2G is certainly one to look out for. It has excellent movie and music playback abilities, while delivering a solid soundstage of instruments and sound effects that are easy to find in the mix while maintaining their role as part of the meta sound.
  • Pros: Very strong music and movie sound, Gaming is still impressive, Upgradability of OpAms and add-in card, Software is fully featured, Makes Starship Troopers sound even more awesome
  • Cons: Bit expensive, PCI interface is a bit outdated, Software looks poor
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