Aopen develops motherboard with Vacuum Tube Audio

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#1

Those nice guys at Aopen have developed a nice motherboard with a Vacuum Tube Audio on board.


See that nice tube on the left ? :slight_smile:

The specs :

AX4B-533Tube

Model: AX4B-533Tube
Form Factor: ATX
Memory Slots: DIMM x 3
Chipsets: Intel 845E chipset
CPU Bus Clock
Spec: 533
Max: 992
Notes: VACUUM TUBE AUDIO OUTPUT
USB 2.0/ Dr. Voice II/ AC'97 2.2 Audio (5.1 channel)/ LAN on board

O-kayy , a nice crystal clear Vacuum Tube Audio and what is the chip they use to produce that sound with ? A Realtek ALC650 AC’97 CODEC(5.1 channel). I guess a nice EMU10K1 chip would be too much trouble ?


#2

uhhhhh, i guess this is a joke?
:confused:


#3

ok, so maybe its not a joke… what the crap does a vacuum tube have to do with audio?
Never heard of anything like this heh


#4

Originally posted by Mr. Belvedere
O-kayy , a nice crystal clear Vacuum Tube Audio and what is the chip they use to produce that sound with ? A Realtek ALC650 AC’97 CODEC(5.1 channel). I guess a nice EMU10K1 chip would be too much trouble ?

Yeah, I saw this a couple of days ago and that’s the first thing I thought too.