Xonar Phoebus Solo is based on the sound processor C-Media CMI 8888, like its predecessor Xonar Phoebus, and has a value of SNR of 118 dB and a solid integrated amplifier for headphones with impedance up to 600 ohms. Digital-to-analog conversion is performed by Texas Instruments (Burr-Brown) PCM1796 DAC chip, and comes from the same company as stated headphone amp made in a form of a chip codenamed TPA6120A2.
Asus Xonar Phoebus Solo supports 7.1 channel surround sound, Dolby Home Theater v4 and DTS UltraPC II surround sound. It also has EMI protection against electromagnetic interference and Asus Hyper Grounding technology of PCB with a better grounding for less distortion and to eliminate electronic noise of other components the computer (trust me it's super annoying). Price of the Xonar Phoebus Solo has not yet been released, but the previous model Asus Xonar Phoebus price was around $200 so we can expect somewhat similar.
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