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UNi Xonar Drivers 1.81 (post periodically updated)

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UNi Xonar drivers are modded Windows drivers for the following cards:

  • Asus Xonar: DG, DGX, DG SI, DS, DSX, D1, D2, DX, D2X, HDAV, HDAV Slim, ST, STX, STX II, Xense.

  • Other C-Media CMI8788 audio chip based cards: Auzentech X-Meridian & X-Meridian 2G; HT Omega Claro Plus, 2, Halo, eClaro; Razer Barracuda AC-1. (view full list)

Introduction

UNi Xonar Features

FAQ & troubleshooting guide (updated 2 Sep 2016)

Useful tips & suggestions | Known issues & workarounds (updated 22 Mar 2016)

UNi Xonar installer addon documentation

Having problems installing UNi Xonar drivers? Refer to this topic

Poll: Rate ASUS Xonar driver support

Please note that these are modded drivers and there are limitations regarding how much the actual original drivers can be fixed this way.

 

DONATIONS – Donation list here

Let me first say that these drivers are free of charge for everyone. Those of you who appreciate my hard work and take pleasure in contributing, you can make a small donation (minimum $2 because of fees). Bear in mind you don’t donate for ASUS and C-Media intellectual property and work, you do it for the work that I have done.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS – Contributors list here

Surely donating is not the only way you can support this project. You can submit your custom made skin, icon, application or any other little enchantments that can make UNi Xonar better. Lets not forget about spreading the word about UNi Xonar drivers and helping other Xonar owners.

RELEASE NOTES

Release notes 1.81a

Driver for all supported cards. Includes 1825 audio drivers for Windows 10. Unlike previous releases, the 1825 audio driver will only work in Windows 10.

Driver changes:

  • Windows 10: Updated audio driver to 1825 (built date: 22 ‎June ‎2016, made by C-Media).
  • Updated C-Media Panel.

Other notes:

  • Replaced C-Media driver uninstaller with UNi Xonar driver cleaner.

Rev. 2 changes:

  • Added support for STXII cards in Asus Audio Center, cards will be detected as STX by Asus Audio Center but feature wise almost everything should be there.

Known issues:

  • 1825 audio drivers have an issue when the audio card is uninstalled, disabled or the drivers are overwritten, resulting in a system crash. In order to avoid the uninstall system crash I’ve come up with a workaround  that’s presented below
  • Asus Audio Center: GX button is no longer showing. It has to do with 1825 audio drivers and there may be a reason why C-Media removed it. I’m not sure if it’s worth it to bring the GX on/off control back.
  • STX II:  Asus Audio Center is missing the gain 16/32 ohms for headset.

Possible issues:

  • STX II: XonarSwitch might not work. Need more feedback on this.
  • Audio playback through headphones and SPDIF at the same time isn’t possible anymore. Original report. Need more confirmations.
  • DSX & probably other cards: DTS Connect with 5.1 speakers does not work. Original report. Need more confirmations.
  • High DPC latency reported by LatencyMon. Original report. Need more confirmations.

How to uninstall 1825 v1.81 drivers: In order to avoid a system crash while uninstalling 1825 drivers you will need to play an audio file before proceeding with the uninstall process. Restart system after the uninstall process is done.

 

Release notes 1.80

UNi Xonar installer changes:

  • Added DPI interface scaling to the installer.
  • Added card autodetection and if the audio card is not detected it will show an error message with possible reasons for that.
  • Improved driver cleaning. It uninstalls all copies of the Xonar/C-media CMI8788 drivers that are present in the Windows driver repository. By installing drivers with “Run driver cleaning” option you won’t be able to use “Roll Back Driver” option for the audio card in Device Manager.
  • Changed the driver installation procedure. Added a fail safe driver installer that should help in those cases where you were required to manually install the audio driver or install it in safe mode. Silent installation is always on and its user option has been removed. If standard driver installation gets stuck (does not finish after 100 sec) it is automatically closed. If standard driver installer fails to install the drivers then an alternate driver installer is launched. If that fails too, you will get notified by the installer that driver installation failed.

Driver changes:

  • Windows XP: Added support for other CMI8788 cards.
  • Xonar DG, DGX, DG SI: Front Panel jack detection should now work if it did with the original drivers.
  • Fixed GX not being turned off by default in “Normal” configuration for the following cards Xonar D2, D2X, DG, DGX and DG SI.

Rev. 2 changes:

  • Improved and fixed some problems with the new driver installation procedure.
  • Added different messages based on why installation failed.
  • Fixed “Front Panel Microphone” not working by default.

Rev. 3 changes:

  • Increased the delay between driver cleaning and driver installation procedures. Might help in some installation failing cases.
  • Fixed the “Warning: Windows running in Test Mode or with Disable Driver Signature Enforcement is required!” message not showing up if needed in combination with the detected audio card.

The 1.80 drivers come in two variants:

  • 1.80a “Standard”

Driver for all supported cards. Replacement for 1.75a driver. Includes 1816 audio drivers for Win XP and 1823 audio drivers for Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10.

Driver changes:

  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10: Updated audio driver to 1823 (built date: 2 Jun 2015, made by C-Media).
  • Includes updated driver installer, ASUS Audio Center and C-Media Panel.

Other notes:

  • 1823 audio drivers are the first drivers released for Windows 10 by ASUS/C-Media. Whether they perform any better than 1822 or STXII 11.5 drivers remains to be seen.
  • Xonar STX II cards: Drivers work with STXII cards but the changing audio settings may not work with ASUS Audio Center and only with C-Media Panel. Installation on Windows Vista/7/8.1/10 x64 requires Windows running in Test Mode or with “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement” option.

Possible issues:

  • Microphone stops working if running specific programs. If you run into this issue please report it in a reply to the original report. If you run into the issue you can switch to v1.75a drivers or connect the microphone to the onboard audio card microphone input.
  • WASAPI playback issues might occur with some soundcards
  • Occasionally when waking PC up from sleep the Xonar card does not output any sound.
  • Drivers might stop installing on Windows 10. Try 1.75a, 1.80b or 1.81a instead.
  • 1.80b “STXII”

Driver maily for STX II and  STX II 7.1 cards. It does work for the other UNi Xonar supported cards too. Replacement for 1.75b driver. Includes STX II version 11.5 audio drivers (built date: 18 Feb 2014, made by C-Media).

Driver changes:

  • Includes updated ASIO (2.0.0.14), driver installer, ASUS Audio Center and C-Media Panel.
  • Windows XP: Drivers now work for all UNi Xonar supported cards. These were not working with 1.75b drivers.

Other notes:

Rev. 2 changes:

  • Fixed “Asus Audio Center” not working properly and getting replaced by C-Media Panel when installing with “Normal – Asus Audio Center” configuration.

Rev. 3 changes:

  • Fixed some installation issues when drivers were installed on STXII cards (like missing driver uninstall entry in Programs and Features,  incorrect C-media panel name).
  • Fixed a bug where optimal card configuration was not being applied if the drivers were installed without the “Re-enable stereo upmix” option.

Possible issues:

  • Microphone stops working occasionally or when changing audio playback settings (DS->WASAPI). If you run into this issue please report it in a reply to this comment. If you frequently run into the issue you could try v1.75a drivers if possible or connect the microphone to the onboard audio card microphone input.

 

Release notes 1.75

UNi Xonar Installer changes:

  • Various changes and improvements done to the UNi Xonar installer.
  • Added warning message if installing the drivers would require Test Mode.
  • XonarSwitch is now automatically closed before installing the audio drivers.
  • Improved “Apply addons” function. Included .inf files from the drivers can now be dynamically altered. Documentation can be read here. Applying new 1.75 compatible versions of addons (like DHT4) will display the proper audio driver version now and users could now choose which addons they want to install once these are added to the Uni Xonar installer location.

Rev. 3 changes:

  • Fixed GX is not being turned off by default in Normal configuration for the following cards Xonar D2, D2X, DG, DGX, DG SI.

The 1.75 drivers come in two variants:

  • 1.75a “Standard”

Driver for previously supported cards. Same audio drivers as those in 1.72 (1816 for Win XP, 1822 for Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10).

Rev.2 changes:

  • Fixed ASUS and C-Media Panels not working in Win XP.
  • Includes updated driver installer and C-Media Panel.

Known issues:

  • The installer is showing “Warning: Test mode to be enabled!” message by mistake if Xonar Xense selected as card.

Possible issues:

  • Missing Dolby Pro-Logic IIx options from C-media Panel. If you have this issue, you can use the “C-media Panel v1.62” installer addon or install v1.72 drivers.
  • 1.75b “STXII”

Driver mainly for STX II and  STX II 7.1 cards. It also works with UNi Xonar previously supported cards.

Rev.2 changes:

  • Fixed issue where installer did not apply the correct audio settings (e.g. to fix surround echo). Anyone who installed the previous 1.75b drivers should install the 1.75b rev.2.

Driver changes:

  • Includes updated ASIO (2.0.0.13) , ASUS Audio Center and C-Media Panel.
  • Includes STX II version 11.5  audio drivers (created on 18 Feb 2014).

Other notes:

  • These drivers will work with the previously supported Xonar cards on Win Vista/7/8.1/10 but may require that you enable Windows Test Mode on 64 bit OS.
  • These drivers do not work for the other Xonar cards on Windows XP.

Known issues:

  • ASIO in 64 bit mode does not work. The cause of this issue is the 64 bit asio  dll file from the original STXII drivers.

 

Release notes 1.72

These drivers bring Windows 8.1 support.

Driver changes:

  • Updated audio driver to version 1822 for Windows Vista/7/8/8.1. Still using 1816 for Windows XP.
  • Includes updated driver installer, ASUS Audio Center and C-Media Panel.

Other notes:

  • New icon for UNi Xonar installer. Thanks to propheticus for his contribution.
  • ASUS Audio Center and C-Media Panel tray icons now have higher resolution icons. Useful for >100% DPI settings.

Known issues:

  • GX is not being turned off by default in Normal configuration for the following cards Xonar D2, D2X, DG, DGX, DG SI.

Release notes 1.71

Driver changes:

  • Updated audio driver to 1821 for Windows Vista/7/8  and 1816 for Windows XP.
  • Includes updated driver installer

UNi Xonar Installer changes:

  • Fixed some issues with Driver cleaning module
  • Improved and fixed some potential issues with UNi Xonar Installer

Known issues :

  • C-media Panel: Enabling and disabling “7.1 Virtual shifter” option disables stereo upmix. Use “Stereo upmix switch” to re-enable it or you can use the C-media Panel v1.62 addon (it will revert to an slightly older C-Media Panel version)
  • In some cases,  WASAPI exclusive playback is interrupted by playback from other audio applications. More details here.  Fix: If you don’t use S/PDIF, disable Digital Output from Control panel->Sound. It’s confirmed that the audio drivers included in 1.70 don’t have this issue.
  • Win Vista/7/8, there are reports that you cannot play sound through S/PDIF and headphones at the same time.
  • GX is not being turned off by default in Normal configuration for the following cards Xonar D2, D2X, DG, DGX, DG SI.

 

Release notes 1.70

Driver changes:

  • For Windows Vista/7/8 it includes 1818 audio drivers. For Win XP it includes 1814 audio drivers.
  • Includes updated versions of Updated C-media and Asus panels.
  • Fixed HTOmega Claro 2 driver support.
  • Fixed driver signature issues for the other non-Xonar cards that were present in previous release.

Rev. 3 changes:

  • All the improvements and changes done to the UNi Xonar installer from 1.7x versions have been incorporated into this release (like support for addons).
  • Updated C-Media Panel with the one included in 1.72 release.

UNi Xonar Installer changes:

  • Added option to apply addons at driver installation.
  • Improved Low DPC Latency option. Now it allows access to C-media Panel as well. And Asus Audio Center won’t autostart after driver installation like it previously did.
  • Improved Driver Cleaning process. Now it will clean the Panel and HsMgr(GX) processes startup entries too.
  • Reduced the overall installer size (from 13MB to 7MB)
  • Replaced Windows XP driver installer with the same one that’s being used in Windows 7. Please report if there are any malfunctions compared to previous UNi Xonar driver releases.
  • Removed “1777 drivers + Asio 1.0”. This option lives on as an addon.
  • Rev 2: Applied all UNi installer fixes from 1.71

Known issues :

  • C-media Panel: Enabling and disabling “7.1 Virtual shifter” option disables stereo upmix. Use “Stereo upmix switch” to re-enable it or you can use the C-media Panel v1.62 addon (it will revert to an slightly older C-Media Panel version)
  • GX is not being turned off by default in Normal configuration for the following cards Xonar D2, D2X, DG, DGX, DG SI.

Other notes:

  • New icon for UNi Xonar installer. Thanks to propheticus for concept and contribution.
  • ASUS Audio Center and C-Media Panel tray icons now have higher resolution icons. Useful for >100% DPI settings.

Read Previous Release Notes

 

Notes about Windows 10 compatibility (updated 25 Jan 2017)

UNi Xonar drivers above v1.64 will work in Windows 10 but since the audio drivers are not yet made specifically for Windows 10 there could be some issues that you could run into depending on audio settings used. Different drivers could work differently so if you encounter any issues try installing the other UNi Xonar versions.

Apart from driver issues there could be issues solely from Windows 10 sound system that would be fixed with future Windows updates. There is also a small chance that some things could break with future Windows updates.

  • Update 30 Aug 2016: Thank you for the feedback so far. Based on the feedback received there shouldn’t be any problems installing the drivers on Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607) whether it’s an upgrade or a new installation. One user reported that audio card was recognized only when installing the drivers when booting with Disable Driver Signature Enforcement option. Apart from drivers installation aspect, this new Windows build brings new problems for some users like the following reported ones: crackling or loud popping sound in the speakers, audio card not being detected sometimes or disappearing in Windows and 5.1 analog not working. For those of you who started having problems only after the Anniversary build upgrade you could roll back to a previous Windows 10 build (#1, #2). If that is not possible you can download a older Windows 10 build from here and install it without a internet connection present. To prevent upgrading to build 1607 you need to disable “Windows Update” service from Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Services.
  • Update 3 Aug 2016: Microsoft made changes to driver signature policy with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) that could make the Xonar drivers not working/installing anymore. There are some exceptions from this driver signature enforcement. At the moment it’s unclear to me if installing the drivers in Test Mode or with Disable Driver Signature Enforcement still works. I’m interested in hearing you experience under this discussion thread.
  • Update 28 Nov 2015: The Windows 10 Threshold 2 update does not seem to fix many of the sound issues that where present so far and it may introduce new ones. In my opinion Windows 10 is a very buggy OS, the only things working fine are the spying of its users(#1, #2) and the periodic removal of user preferences and programs(#1, #2, #3, #4).
  • Update 19 Oct 2015: The audio fixes from Insider Previews >= 10547 will probably be included in the upcoming “Threshold 2” update that will be released around November 2015.
  • Update 1 Oct 2015: The Windows 10 development team is fixing some audio issues with Windows 10. The fixes where made available for testing starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10547.

100% compatible drivers when?

Because of the very slow development of the audio drivers by C-Media and the long time it takes for C-Media partners (ASUS and HTOmega) to release the new drivers it may take a while before we have a 100% compatible driver for Windows 10.  If we are lucky we will have new audio drivers in 2-3 months after Windows 10 RTM launch. As soon as new audio drivers became available I will release a new UNi Xonar drivers package.

  • Update 25 Jan 2017: 1825 audio drivers for Windows 10 are available. These are the first audio drivers that only work on Windows 10. Hopefully they will perform better than those that supported also Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
  • Update 01 Oct 2015: 1823 audio drivers are the first drivers released for Windows 10 by ASUS/C-Media. Whether they perform any better than 1822 or STXII 11.5 drivers remains to be seen.

About Chrome stutter issues on sites like YouTube. (27 Aug 2015)

  • Update 27 Aug 2015: The stutter issues on youtube are  fixed with the latest Chrome build released on 20 Aug 2015 (v 44.0.2403.157). Reports indicate that stutter issues are still happening for videos on other websites (eg. daily motion, facebook, instagram).
  • Update 7 Aug 2015: After some testing and some reading it seems that the stuttering issues are not related to the UNi Xonar drivers. I’ve got the same behavior with Realtek’s onboard audio and from what it looked liked. My guess the issue is caused either by Windows 10 or Chrome.

There is a Chromium issue opened here.

Here are some things you could try:

  • Change Chrome audio buffer size.
  • Change/keep sample rate to 44.1 kHz both in the audio panel and Windows Volume->Playback devices->(…) Audio Device Proprieties -> Advanced -> Default Format.
  • Change sample rates back and forward a couple of times.

Driver Downloads (Windows only):

OSDriver package name & download linkAudio driver ver. & build dateASIORequires Test Mode or Disabling Driver Signature Verification on x64 OS for:Notes
Win10UNi Xonar 1825 v1.81a r21825 / 22-Jun-20162.0.0.12STXII, HDAV, Xense, Razer AC-1Latest for Win10. Might have more problems than previous releases.
Win10
Win8.1
Win8
Win7
Vista
UNi Xonar 1816/1823 v1.80a r31823 / 0‎2-‎Jun-20152.0.0.12STXII, HDAV, Xense, Razer AC-1Latest for Win8, Win7, Win Vista. Might be more stable than v1.81a
UNi Xonar STXII 11.5 v1.80b r3STXII 11.5 / 18-Feb-20142.0.0.14All cards except STXIILatest STXII signed driver. Fork from standard drivers (eg. 1822). Might have more fixes than standard drivers.
UNi Xonar 1816/1822 v1.75a r31822 / 11-Dec-‎20132.0.0.12STXII, HDAV, Xense, Razer AC-1Overall it might be more stable than v1.80a and v1.81a drivers.
UNi Xonar STXII 11.5 v1.75b r3STXII 11.5 / 18-Feb-20142.0.0.13All cards except STXIIFork from standard drivers (eg. 1822). Might have more fixes than standard drivers.
UNi Xonar 1816/1821 v1.711821 / 11-Apr-‎20132.0.0.12HDAV, Xense, Razer AC-1
UNi Xonar 1814/1818 v1.701818 / 17-‎Dec-‎20122.0.0.12HDAV, Xense, Razer AC-1
UNi Xonar 1814/1815 v1.64 r31815 / 03-‎Oct-‎20122.0.0.12STXII, HDAV, Xense, Razer AC-1Might offer better positioning in multichannel setups like 5.1 or 7.1 (info)
WinXPUNi Xonar STXII 11.5 v1.80b r3STXII 11.5 / 18-Feb-20142.0.0.14 –Latest. Fork from standard drivers (eg. 1822). Might have more fixes than standard drivers.
UNi Xonar 1816/1823 v1.80a r31816 / 11-‎Apr-‎20132.0.0.12 –Latest standard drivers.
UNi Xonar 1814/1815 v1.64 r31814 / 03-‎Oct-‎20122.0.0.12 –Might offer better positioning in multichannel setups like 5.1 or 7.1 (info)

Official addons (documentation):

  1. 1777 drivers + Asio 1.0. Info.
  2. C-media Panel v1.62 (fixes stereo upmix turning off for v1.64 rev.1 drivers)

3rd party addons page here.

Standalone applications for changing settings or enhancing audio: 

1. Standalone apps pack / Mirror. Based on a script made by Virus. Before running the files, close any audio source/application. Legacy, preferably use XonarSwitch and configure it with separate profiles.  Does not work correctly when used with STXII (“b”) drivers. Contains:

    1. Front panel switch v3.2
    2. SampleRate switch v1.2
    3. Microphone Array Enabler v1.1 – Might be useful if you have an microphone array
    4. HDAV HDMI enabler v1.0 – This application hasn’t been tested please submit feedback if it works or not. It appears it is not needed anymore.
    5. Acoustic Echo Cancellation enabler v1.0 – Useful for other Cmedia 8788 based cards that lack this setting
    6. Stereo upmix switch v1.0
    7. 7.1 virtual speaker shifter enhanced profile v1.0 – Profile created by Cu. This profile should enhance the effect of positioning in games when using Dolby Headphones and 7.1 virtual speaker shifter. Please provide feedback about this profile. Demo.
    8. Headphones ohm Amp switch v1.0  – Works only with the cards that support this.

2. Xonar related applications:

    1. XonarSwitch (beta) – Alternative panel to Asus Audio Center and C-Media Panel. Allows you to control various Xonar’s audio settings, define them as switchable profiles and apply them on-the-fly without having to stop the audio playback. By Giulio.
    2. Front Panel switch (new version) / Mirror. Release notes. By Virus.
    3. Driver re-starter for sound loop problem for Win Vista/7/8/10. By Razord93.
    4. Xonar-EQ – Control Xonar equalizer settings from your Android phone or tablet. By Sascha.
    5. UNi Xonar driver cleaner v1.01 – Standalone driver cleaner based on the one that’s included in UNi Xonar drivers.

3. Auxiliary audio applications:

    1. ASIOConfig by djdecks – ASIO configuration viewer/changer that can be used when you can’t access the Xonar ASIO Configuration directly.
    2. SoundLock – Set the maximum output volume that sounds can be at. Can replace Xonar SVN in some cases (like limiting the volume of loud noises in movies). Works on Windows Vista and newer.
    3. SoundVolumeView – Alternative to Windows Volume Mixer. Allows a finer tune of applications volume levels and offers the ability to save them as different profiles. Works on Windows Vista and newer.
    4. Equalizer APO – A parametric/graphic system-wide equalizer. Works on Windows Vista and newer.
    5. ASIO4ALL – Universal ASIO driver. Can be used instead of the ASIO driver included that’s included in Xonar drivers.
    6. MicMute – Mute microphone with a keyboard shortcut or make it work with a push-to-talk key for any application.
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7,183 Comments

  1. Markcop    27 Jan 2017 @ 03:00   

    Hi! It’s normal that with the last version of the driver (v1.81 for Win 10) and a Asus Xonar DGX there’s no more a GX button in the Xonar DGX Audio Center?
    Thanks for your help! xD

    Reply

    • CarvedInside    27 Jan 2017 @ 12:34   

      Yeah, I can confirm it’s missing. It has to do with these new 1825 audio drivers. There might be ways to enable GX but I think C-Media probably disable it for a reason. If you really really want to turn GX on, I will try to help you enable it.

      Reply

      • Markcop    27 Jan 2017 @ 16:21   

        Np man. It’s just curiosity! i don’t really need it and i can wait for a new release! Thanks for your time and your help!

        Reply

  2. tomorrowneverknows    27 Jan 2017 @ 06:49   

    XonarSwitch works fine with STX II on v1.81a drivers.

    Reply

  3. bigcid10    27 Jan 2017 @ 14:23   

    v1.81a r2 uni drivers work fine with my stx II 7.1
    asus control panel just doesn’t start up with OS
    is there a command to add it ?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • CarvedInside    27 Jan 2017 @ 15:07   

      By any chance did you install the drivers with “Low DPC latency” configuration?

      To add Asus Audio Center to startup, look at this guide and add to startup folder the Asus Audio Center shortcut.

      Reply

      • bigcid10    27 Jan 2017 @ 16:02   

        no,just the normal asus option. If I set the low latancy option ,will it also install the asus control panel?
        I really wanted it to start in the taskbar by the clock.

        Reply

        • CarvedInside    27 Jan 2017 @ 16:40   

          Do you have the Asus Audio Center in Start->All Programs->UNi Xonar Audio or C:\Program Files\UNi Xonar Audio\Customapp\AsusAudioCenter.exe? Because if you have that, you can add it to startup following the guide linked in my previous comment.

          With Low DPC Latency configuration you have access to Asus Audio Center but it does not autostart with Windows.

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          • bigcid10    27 Jan 2017 @ 16:58   

            Ok,I think I got it set up
            Thank you

            Reply

            • bigcid10    28 Jan 2017 @ 00:33   

              yea,all set right
              low DPC setup added AAC shortcut to taskbar(by clock) on startup
              no issues
              windows 10 ent 14393.693 x64
              Thank you

              Reply

  4. Marc Y.    27 Jan 2017 @ 16:39   

    Hi, installer for 1.81a r2 won’t start, just freezes explorer when I try to open it 🙁 Running win10 build 14986

    Reply

    • CarvedInside    27 Jan 2017 @ 16:59   

      Hi. Maybe it’s blocked by your security software. Try disabling it and see if it works. If you are familiar with Windows Event Log, you could check those System and Software logs if they mention anything about what happens.
      If you aren’t successful, you could install first the 1.80a drivers and install the 1825 audio driver only from v1.81. You can find the v1.81a driver only and method here. After you’ve installed 1.81 driver only,when uninstalling you will need to follow the 1.81 uninstall procedure that’s described in the release notes.

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      • Marc Y.    27 Jan 2017 @ 18:54   

        Thanks for the reply, I added an exclusion in Windows Defender but that didn’t work. Checking event viewer, I found an error that seems to be an issue with Windows Smart Screen, aka the UAC prompt when you go to launch a new file… I just figured it out. Had to unblock the installer through Right-click properties. It works now. Thanks 🙂

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  5. Nick    27 Jan 2017 @ 17:27   

    I installed v1.81a rev.2 (low DPC version) and it works fine on a Xonar D1, Windows 10 64-bit. Watched some youtube videos, played some games with Dolby Headphone (using Xonar Switch for configuration,) everything works.

    Reply

  6. kean3D    29 Jan 2017 @ 21:47   

    finally new drivers!! thanks
    Asus told me something like 6 months ago
    better late than ever!
    did Asio are updated too to the .14 for the stx?

    Reply

  7. Jiri    31 Jan 2017 @ 14:53   

    Hi, i have just bought ASUS Xonar DG and i’m running it on windows 10 64bit. I have installed your latest drivers (original drivers don’t work) and i’m unable to switch the sound card to use 6 channel output. I have 5.1 speakers and only stereo 2.0 signal is coming thru. Can you please give me some advice how to turn on other channels? If i’m trying to play test sound, only left front and right font is playing.

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    • CarvedInside    04 Feb 2017 @ 22:59   

      Hi. Are you using analog or S/PDIF output? In case you used analog output, have you set the Audio Channel to 6 and Analog Out to 5.1 in the audio panel you are using? Have you tested the speakers within Windows Speaker Setup? Was your card properly detected by the UNi Xonar installer?

      Reply

  8. AlphaOmega    31 Jan 2017 @ 20:09   

    Hi Carved, where’d you get these drivers from? Are these an official release from C-Media? I checked on their website for the C-Media 8788 chipset (Essence ST in my case) but couldn’t find anything related to it. They states that for W10 you have to check on the vendors official website for drivers of your card. Thanks anyway, they’re working great.

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  9. Chris Leipold    02 Feb 2017 @ 00:10   

    Thanks for the new driver package! So far working well under latest Win10 x64 (v1825).

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  10. Mikulas    02 Feb 2017 @ 14:10   

    Hi, I could really use some help.

    I just bought a Xonar DGX, and after installing it in my PC I installed your lastest drivers. Once this was done I still had no sound in windows via the card or SPDIF, so I went into the settings and noticed the ”audio channels” section is empty. If I select any option in this section the drivers crash. This is the same across official drivers and the last 3 of your releases; I’ve tried installing almost every driver I could find to solve this :/

    Maybe I have a DOA card?

    Win 10 anniversary.

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  11. Nond904    03 Feb 2017 @ 17:59   

    I just bought an Asus Xonar DGX. I had the official drivers installed and I was able to test my speakers and hear a positive test. I uninstalled those, downloaded the latest UNI and installed those, now my center and sub test gives me no sounds in the Windows test. Through C-Media control panel I can’t test any speakers and get sound of it. I’m running the latest version of windows 10 pro x64.

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    • CarvedInside    04 Feb 2017 @ 22:51   

      The speakers are connected through analog or S/PDIF connection? Make sure the connectors are properly plugged. Try uninstalling and installing the v1.81a drivers again. If that does not work try with v1.80a drivers and v1.75a. Let me know of the results.

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  12. Khris    03 Feb 2017 @ 23:52   

    On the latest UNi Xonar W10 1825 v1.81a r2, running the built in driver cleaner wiped my equalizer settings/profiles, so it took me a while to fine tune everything again.

    Please address this in your next iteration of your Uni Xonar Driver. Thanks.

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    • ben    04 Feb 2017 @ 03:24   

      driver cleaner what does it mean? ofc it will erase all past settings to prevent further problems…

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      • CarvedInside    04 Feb 2017 @ 21:21   

        Thanks for the comment. I took the liberty to edit your comment so it does not sound harsh. This might be a valid suggestion/complaint especially since I’ve replaced the standard driver uninstaller with UNi Xonar Driver cleaner in v1.81 which forces the cleaning of equalizer profiles with no option to bypass.

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    • bigcid10    04 Feb 2017 @ 17:31   

      hence the words “driver cleaner”

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    • CarvedInside    04 Feb 2017 @ 21:51   

      You’ve created the eq profiles with C-Media Panel or with ASUS Audio Center? My intention for driver cleaner wasn’t to delete the equalizer profiles but some other settings that where stored in that configuration file. I am not sure atm, but I think the standard uninstall process would have deleted them as well. I will see if I can come up with a solution to save the equalizer settings from deletion. If not, I will update the FAQ with an entry on how to save the profiles yourself.

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  13. Jimpanse    04 Feb 2017 @ 16:18   

    Am i stupid AF? Or why can´t i find a “download”-button!
    I just wanna download the new driver. 🙂
    Thanks

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  14. Kos    05 Feb 2017 @ 05:24   

    If I install drivers only is the sampling rate set to the Windows speaker properties advanced Default Format? Or is it still set by some software like C-Media Panel and ASUS Audio Center? So if I were to purely install the drivers through Device Manager, can I change the sampling rate for the soundcard?

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    • Nick    05 Feb 2017 @ 16:19   

      You can use XonarSwitch to change the sampling rate.

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    • CarvedInside    05 Feb 2017 @ 16:54   

      If you install the drivers only, your sample rate will be set to 96Khz and it can be control only by C-Media Panel, Asus Audio Center, XonarSwitch or editing the registry. I don’t know why would you want to install only the audio drivers. There are multiple settings that are applied only when installing the full driver package.

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  15. Nynex    05 Feb 2017 @ 06:40   

    I started getting huge fps drops in Overwatch after installing UNi Xonar W10 1825 v1.81a r2. I am going to remove them and reinstall the drivers from ASUS website (Xonar DX). Possibly a premature complaint and not related to drivers, but I’ll post back after a few hours of testing without them.

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    • CarvedInside    05 Feb 2017 @ 16:59   

      If it’s working alright with the Asus drivers, you should again try with v1.81a. If you still notice performance problems with v1.81a, you should try with previous UNi Xonar driver versions. Let us know of any developments.

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      • Nynex    06 Feb 2017 @ 09:31   

        I reinstalled the 1.81a r2 again seems to be working great! Not sure what could have caused the problem originally. Been playing Overwatch all day without any fps drops.

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