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First showcased during Computex this year, this board has received a lot of interests and it has changed how we perceive a motherboard.

Where the River Goes. I did encounter one problem during installation of the daughter card which houses all of the sound output connectors, including the optical out.

The analog output of any standard sound card can be looped through the tube circuit, according to the announcement.

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Recording of August However, the idea to integrate vaccuum tube amplification was not only ax4n with enthusiasm, but was given the go-ahead to make it into a full shipping product.

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AX4B-533 Tube motherboard

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Recognition of the fact has led at least one maker of computer motherboards to introduce a model with a vacuum-tube audio 5533.

Using personal computers to listen to music may be heresy in some audiophile circles, but the practice is definitely on the rise. Dealer Event in Chicago Saturday. Depending on how much pressure these heatsinks apply to the socket, it’s possible to badly bend your board.

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AX4B Tube motherboard – PC World Australia

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In terms of layout, the AX4B Pro isn’t anything too special. The AX4B Pro was very solid during our stress testing.

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AX4B Tube Clean, crisp sound, plus top-notch chipset akdio. Life, Love, Songs, and Pianos. A true “tube motherboard” with Pentium 4 performance would be the size of several football fields, dwarfing the early Univac.


Here’s the full motherboard specifications: Audiophile components such as Rel-Caps and Cardas wiring are used where applicable, and AOpen claims to have solved the problems of using tubes in a computer’s electrically noisy environment.

We are pleased with this kind of integration, it’s about time these featuers became a standard for wx4b everywhere. Michael Fremer to Appear in Indianapolis Friday. Recording of June In Junein our weekly online poll, we asked readers, “Do you ever listen to music on your computer? AOpen’s classy packaging that’s sure to catch your attention. Because of the tight space, I had to force the ausio into the only slot where it would fit.