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C-Media Oxygen HD CMI8788 Audio Processor:

High Quality connectors for each  analog outputs and analog inputs

24-bit/192kHz AK4396VF (120dB-part spec.) DAC for Front Channel, and CS4362 DAC for 6ch

24-bit/192kHz CS5361 ADC for line input

Integrated up to 192k/24-bit S/PDIF high grade special Optical and Coaxial digital output (up to 5.1ch digital outputs simultaneously)

Integrated up to 192k/24-bit S/PDIF high grade special Optical receiver

Supports onboard 2pin input connector (An optional Cable (CA-1) is needed for Coaxial input connection)

Supports onboard 2pin digital output connector ( For internal connecting to VGA card)  

Standard 10pin Front Panel Audio supports: connectivity for stereo audio output and a microphone input from PC case

- 10ft (3m) optical digital cable

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, VISTA, WINDOWS 7


HT OMEGA's best seller has been updated to CLARO II.
Enjoy crystal clear audio as it was meant to be heard. CLARO II provides up to 7.1ch analog outputs, optical inout, optical output, coaxial output, 2pin digital input and 2pin digital outpus on onboard. In addition, a top class AD8620BR opamp enhances front analog output and anti-pop circuitry is built-in.  Experece the full potential of all your games, music, and movies with the HT OMEGA CLARO II

  • High Quality Gold plated connectors
  • AD8620BR from Analog Device Inc. OPAMP for Front output
  • VARIOUS IN/OUT connetors
  • FRONT PANEL AUDIO supporting.

(1) Sound Processor

  • C-Media CMI8788/PCI-8Ch PCI chipset
    (8ch Audio Chipset with Dolby Digital Live real-time Content Encoder and dts CONNECT technology enabled PCI audio chipset)
  • Full-duplex ultra high 2ch 24-bit/192DAC (AK4396 for Front, CS4362 for other 6ch channels )
  • 24-bit/192kHz Stereo ADC (CS5361)

(2) Interface

  • PCI
  • High Quality Gold plated connectors for all analog inputs and outputs
  • Onboard optical output (up to 5.1ch)
  • Coaxial digital output (up to 5.1ch)  * Note: User can enjoy optical & coaxial digital output at the same time.
  • Onboard optical input
  • Front Panel Audio connector.
  • 2pin digital output (for internal connecting to VGA card)
  • 2pin digital input

(3) Details

AK4396VF Delta Sigma DAC

c2dac High quality stereo  DAC from AKM Inc. supports 24bit/192khz audio for Front output.





AD8620BR opamp

The top class opamp AD8620BR from Analog Device Inc. uses for front output. This opamp enhances high resoluion of sound.  Enjoy very detail reality audio with CLARO II





 Toshin Kogyo audio capacitor

High grade Audio Capacitor (UTSJ type) from Toshin Kogyo used for front analog output (it effects to Front Panel Audio output too).  





Mass storage Capacitor

Mass Storage Capacitor: The safety of your system is important. Mass storage capacitors and protection circuits effectively reduce and eliminate electronic shock and noise. By controlling in-rush current, they allow gradual increase and decrease for fade-in and fade-out. This protects your monitor speakers and headphones from being damaged by the 'pop noise' when you switch your system on and off.




Express Front Panel Audio support

Express Front Panel Audio support: With the onboard front panel audio connector, CLARO II can route uncompromised audio to your case's front panel, combining premier audio quality and convenient access.

  * See Front Panel Audio Usage




2pin connector for digital input and output

2pin connector for coaxial digital input and output. 2pin digital output to be connected with VGA digital input connector for HDMI output.







Dolby Digital Live: real-time encoding technology. DDL converts any audio signal into a Dolby Digital bit stream (48kHz at 640 Kbps) through a single cable connection (coaxial or optical) to your Dolby Digital enabled surround sound system. The real-time interactive capabilities of DDL technology reproduce audio cues and effects that follow the on-screen action, capturing the essence of gameplay and transforming it into exciting and realistic entertainment.

Pro Logic IIx is the first and only technology to process any native stereo or 5.1 signal into a 6.1 or 7.1 channel output, creating a seamless, natural surround sound environment that immerses you in the entertainment experience.


Dolby Headphone technology allows you to listen to music, watch movies, and play video games with the dramatic surround effects of a 5.1 channel soundtrack through any set of headphones. Best of all, no more 'listener fatigue' means you can enjoy your entertainment in a spacious, natural sound field uninterrupted for hours. 


DTS INTERACTIVE: Take any LPCM (2+ channels) and encode it into DTS bit stream (48kHz at 1.5 Mbps). What does this mean? Connect directly with just a single cable connection (coaxial or optical) to your DTS enabled surround sound system. Stereo and multi-channel sources up to 5.1 are encoded into a DTS audio signal and sent out from the CLARO sound card to whatever DTS enabled system you own: powered PC speakers, an A/V receiver, any other surround decoder sound system. Eliminate the clutter and cost of multiple analog cables

DTS NEO:PC : PC is a matrix technology that instantly transforms any of your simple 2 channel audio into full 7.1 surround sound. Turn your stereo audio (WMA, MP3, CD among the formats available) into a convincing multi-channel audio experience. DTS NEO:6 has provided you with surround sound from stereo sources in your home theater, now NEO:PC is optimized for your laptop or desktop setup and is the perfect companion to DTS INTERACTIVE


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