Log in or register to post comments. Recognizing that tube amps have long been favored by guitar players and audiophiles—and that there must be some reason for this other than blind faith—AOpen engineers decided to include the tube circuitry as an audio buffer for stereo playback or for the left and right front channels in a surround sound system. Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter. We don’t think it’s totally out of the realm of possibility to see RAID start becoming a standard on motherboards as well as LAN and sound. In June , in our weekly online poll, we asked readers, “Do you ever listen to music on your computer?

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The AX4B is intended primarily for audiophiles, music lovers, and “serious gamers” who want the best possible sound, according wudio AOpen product manager Al Peng, a self-described “audiophile for more than ten years.

The AX4B integrates LAN and sound chips from Realtek, and as each day passes we can see a trend with motherboard and chipset makers; sound and LAN are beginning to become a basic part of a motherboard’s layout.

Normally, such radical ideas would have been thrown right out of the Product Manager’s office and never been heard ever again. aueio

Sound section of the AOpen AX4B Tube Motherboard

Bonus Recording of November With Intel’s E chipset, the AOpen AX4B Tube motherboard is said to provide “a revolutionary fusion of old and new technology, producing unsurpassed PC audio output that takes full advantage of the Intel Pentium 4 processor’s capabilities. View our privacy policy before signing up. In terms of layout, the AX4B Pro isn’t anything too special.

Log in Don’t have an 533 Kingko Audio and Omega. At this kind of economic climate, it’s very daring of AOpen to pull this kind of stunt indeed. Create new account Request new password.

The Best Jazz Albums of We can audik speculate as to why company engineers decided to put the tube circuit on the motherboard rather than on an add-on sound card. You’ll find this golden metallic emblem on the board – certainly puts it into a class of its own. I need power and lots of it.

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Recording of December Please visit HWZ for the latest reviews and news. Dealer Event in San Francisco Thursday.

AOpen AX4B-533 Tube Motherboard

Vandersteen Event in Atlanta Thursday November 1. Leave this field blank. AOpen’s classy packaging that’s sure to catch your attention.

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The reason is probably the need for high voltages; the mystery will surely be solved once the product reaches audiophiles’ eager adio. Recording of June We were able to run all our usual programs and benchmark suites without issue.

az4b This is an old archive page of HWZ prior to revamp. After completing assembly of my 2. What we realized at that moment was how the limitations of typical audio output from a PC as we knew it had come to an end—and what we were pioneering was a way to literally combine the best of two audio worlds, old and new.

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An early June announcement from the company touts the audio capabilities of the AX4B Tube Motherboard, so called because of an onboard dual triode, a Sovtek Recording of November Bonus Recording of December And with music CDs the tube offered warm, full-bodied sound comparable to a good home audio setup.

The analog output of any standard sound card can be looped through the tube circuit, according to the announcement. All memory settings were set to their most aggressive.