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Xonar drivers disable SpeakerCompensation tweak testing

This tweak disables the Xonar’s “SpeakerCompensation” driver setting. This setting when enabled, it is modifying the amplitude of sound frequencies. This tweak may affect sound quality and results in a lower DPC latency. There may be other benefits or drawbacks that are yet to be discovered.

UNi Xonar Drivers 1.81 (post periodically updated)

UNi Xonar drivers main page (information, release notes, driver downloads).

About Test Mode and Disable Driver Signature Enforcement (updated 22 Feb 2015)

Some modified drivers lack a valid driver signature and this prevents them from being installed on a 64-bit Windows OS. To bypass this restriction and be able to install those drivers you need to run Windows in Test Mode or boot Windows with “Disable driver signature enforcement” option. These methods are only needed for x64 versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2016.

Website updates

24-Sep-2013 Last week I’ve made a major update to the website. Along with the obvious new interface, I’ve made some loading optimizations that should speed up the page loading speed considerably and I’ve added some new features to the website. I will start publishing IT articles soon, but everything (UNi) Xonar related will be under UNi Xonar menu item (I’ve yet to make the changes in this regard).   Notable changes: Added RSS feed for comments on a specific page (RSS blue icon at the top of the comment section). You can now subscribe to RSS feeds for comments on a desired page you want to follow. Improvement Recent Comments widget (on the right sidebar). Recent comments shown will depend(…)

The case of DPC latency

What is DPC Latency. How to check DPC latency. Audio settings, drivers and network activity impact on DPC latency. Tips & tweaks to reduce DPC latency.