1. Jileo20 May 2013 @ 17:42

    Hello there! First, thanks for your work.
    I have a problem with the 1.71 version, the wasapi exlcusive mode in foobar doesn't work anymore. A sound from an other app can be played while foobar/wasapi is mute.
    This works fine with the 1.61 version, right out of the box just after the installation of the 1.61.

    There is any clue ?


    • CarvedInside21 May 2013 @ 09:53

      I'm not sure what you refer while by "while foobar/wasapi is mute". I just tested wasapi playback and its works fine. Stop and play again while having winamp play in the background also works.

      You might have unticked one or both "Exclusive Mode" options in the Volume->Playback devices->Asus Xonar (speakers and/or Digital out)->Proprieties->Advanced->Exclusive mode. Check that they are both ticked.

      If that is not the case, then try to update foobar, and also its components (from Preferences).

      Hope this helps


      • Jileo21 May 2013 @ 15:28

        Yes I have the two box checked for exclusive mode and foobar/components are up to date.
        I have tried to explain that the wasapi playback is muted when I play an other sound with an other app.
        For example: Foobar is playing -> launch vlc with a tune (or any app) -> vlc sound is ok while I cannot hear foobar's sound anymore -> stop vlc -> foobar works fine.


        • CarvedInside21 May 2013 @ 15:49

          You're using analog or SPDIF output? Have you applied any addons to the drivers (especially ASIO 1.0)?

          I suggest you try reinstalling 1.71 preferably doing a clean install detailed in FAQ Q&A 1


          • Jileo21 May 2013 @ 18:38

            Yes SPDIF output, any addon selected and I have done a clean install.
            I will retry anyway.


            • CarvedInside21 May 2013 @ 19:53

              While I can't reproduce your problem, I guess it could also be a bug manifesting in some cases.
              By any addons, you mean want to say none?
              You didn't mention your card and OS, please do.
              If no luck with the reinstall, try the drivers downwards from 1.71 and see which ones will work fine for you and let us know.


              • Jileo21 May 2013 @ 21:38

                Yes I use no addon, I have a Xonar DX with win7 x64 xsp1. I will try the 1.70 version, 1.64 beta and 1.61 works fine.


                • CarvedInside22 May 2013 @ 17:51

                  Its not uncommon for newer drivers to have new issues. You are perfectly fine if you use slightly older UNi Xonar driver releases if you have no problems with them.
                  Let me know if 1.70 will work fine or not.


    • semtexxl22 May 2013 @ 19:08

      I can confirm Jileo's problem. Exactly the same issue with analog out on my D2X card. Very strange problem. While you are playing any song through foobar WASAPI (event mode in my case) and try to play other audio stream simultaneously like flash or anything else. (normally you should not hear anything else except application using wasapi exclusive mode) Right after the other audio source start playing foobar immediately go 'mute' and you can't hear totally nothing because the other audio is still blocked by wasapi exclusive mode. Funny situation. However I could clearly see that song is playing normally by spectrum analyzer and progress bar reacting. The only solution was to restart song or move progress bar a little bit. All tested on Win 7 Ultimate x86 and latest version of foobar and wasapi out plugin with correctly checked exclusive options in windows settings.

      BTW I tried clean install of the 1.71 driver two times thinking it will be some driver cleaning releated issue but now I see I'm not the only one facing this problem. Right after installation of 1.70 pack all issues disappeared immediately so it really looks like new bug.


      • Bryan Corradino (@Zeromus7)24 May 2013 @ 16:23

        If you don't use S/PDIF, you can try disabling it from Control panel -> Sound. This fixed the issue for me.


  2. Roman21 May 2013 @ 01:29

    hi wanted to know if Xonar Phoebus driver are moddable?


    • CarvedInside21 May 2013 @ 09:56

      Can't add support for Phoebus cards in UNi Xonar, because the drivers are totally different. And getting involved in a separate driver mod for Phoebus cards its very unlikely to happen. Sorry.


      • Szymon17 Aug 2017 @ 23:43

        I just became an owner of Phoebus after switching from D2/PM and I have to say I am disappointed. There's still no chance for a proper UNI driver right?

        What card would you recommend that could replace D2/PM? I was using only optical cable to connect to my speakers and now it's complicated as I have to switch to optical for stereo music and 5.1 analog jack-jack for non DTS movies and games. This is bollocks for the price of Phoebus so I will definitely try to change it. My fault that I didn't do proper research as I was in a hurry.


        • CarvedInside18 Aug 2017 @ 16:25

          I don't have any plans for modding Phoebus drivers. From what I understand, what you need is DTS encoding enabled on your card. I haven't done such a thing for any "classic" Xonar cards.
          There might be a solution to get DTS encoding for some video players through AC3Filter. Guide here.
          Recommending a card would be based on how would you use it and why you don't have the Xonar D2 anymore. Assuming you want a card with DTS encoding and would only like to use the digital output then the cheapest card with DTS encoding will be suffice. The Xonar DSX fits those requirements, but if you want to use analog as well then getting a pricier one would be recommended.
          FYI from a audio quality standpoint using the card's digital output you are bypassing the card's DAC and op-amps and use those in the speakers/receiver instead. Depending on the quality of the DAC in your speakers/receiver it might be better or worse than that in your sound card. If you want to use the audio card for the sound processing you will need to use the analog connections.


  3. robson21 May 2013 @ 17:09

    Windows 8 64bit doesn't work for me. Problem with driver signature, code 52. How to fix it?


  4. Jim M.22 May 2013 @ 09:13

    How do I solve the "please plug in your Xonar St card" error when the drivers try to nstall on my Essence ST? I had no luck with either the most recent version of the drivers on the ASUS site nor any of your versions. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. BTW, the device comes up in Device Manager in the Other Devices category as a Multimedia Audio Controller with the yellow warning sign. Thanks.


    • CarvedInside22 May 2013 @ 17:55

      In your case you might want to have a look at this page.
      There is a guide how to check if EEPROM is ok or not. If its OK then check this page: Driver signature – possible solutions & discussions page


      • Jim M.23 May 2013 @ 20:12

        Hi CarvedInside:

        Thanks for the tips. I first checked the EEPROM and it was not overwritten. I then tried to load the updated ASUS driver for WIndows 7 in Safe Mode and it worked!!! FInally, I wanted to try the latest Uni driver so I ran using the Driver Clean option also in Safe Mode and that worked as well.

        I was going nuts on the various blogs that offered suggestions and finding that nothing else worked and actually returned the card the first time thinking the card was bad..Thanks again!



  5. CalinTM23 May 2013 @ 14:13

    Basically the Low DPC Latency version, doesn't put any kind of start-up to load, and basically works like the official asus driver for xonar DX, BUT doesn't have GX, is that right ?


  6. Eldelasdudas23 May 2013 @ 16:28

    Hi, I have a question.
    Why 6 channel have woofer side instead of rear???


    • propheticus26 May 2013 @ 14:18

      A SUBwoofer plays sounds that are impossible for us to pinpoint the location. So placement doesn't really matter apart from avoiding unwanted reflections of nearby walls or standing waves. The picture of the subwoofer on the side doesn't matter, it's non-directional, they just needed to place it somewhere. For all I care it could have been depicted as being vertically in front or above you...


  7. Zibi23 May 2013 @ 21:43

    hi, i cann't install apps, "devcon is not found"


    • CarvedInside24 May 2013 @ 11:51

      You don't install them, you extract them, open the folder of the application you need and run the .exe corresponding to the setting you want to apply. If you decide to move a .exe you also need to move the "\Devcon" folder.


  8. Felipe Batista26 May 2013 @ 04:00

    Hi, thanks a lot for your website you are helping a lot. But I noticed that my Eeprom was rewritten "(13F6:8788)", So I to fix this I just would 'reprogramming' the eeprom? If I burn the program in a CD it is secure? Please, help me. See u.


    • CarvedInside26 May 2013 @ 12:35

      The only way to fix that is by reprogramming the EEPROM with the correct information. You want to ask if it is safe instead of secure? Even if it fails due to power loss or something, I think it won't be a problem to redo. While I don't think there is 100% guarantee for restoring the EEPROM, at this point thats the only way to go. Boot CD is the most easy and direct approach.
      Good luck:)


      • Felipe Batista28 May 2013 @ 04:31

        Well, I tried if the CD to install the driver (what is new for me, because I always just download from the website to use the newest version, so..). It took a long time but it finished well.
        my card was installed with the correct name ASUS Xonar DGX Audio Device / Manufacturer: ASUSTek / Digital Signer C-MEDIA ELECTRONICS INC. / Driver Version: I read about a guy that when fineshed the instalattion on the the device manager the name is just Asus Xonar DG (not DGX, but the card is a DGX) if a rewriten eeprom is possible to finish the instalation? I don't know if it's normal with the eeprom problem, but the hw ids still the same. I think the card have been working properly. Is ther other way to be sure about and test if i need to fix something on the eeprom? I'm sorry if I'm so insistent, but I need to be sure about. Thanks a lot guy. Do you have some fan page on facebook? Thanks again!


        • Felipe Batista28 May 2013 @ 05:00

          I think I have already answer my question, I just update again the driver if the windows wizard to version and crashed. The message is as follow:

          Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"

          I just undo to the old version and the audio works again.

          So that is the proof that I needed? I will never be able to get the newest driver version until I fix the eeprom problem?

          Thanks again! I'm waiting for your answer!


          • CarvedInside28 May 2013 @ 14:06

            Well if there is a problem with EEPROM you get problems like driver not installing or its installing but you can't access the Asus Xonar Audio Center.

            But that message I don't think it has to do with EEPROM. You can try to install the drivers with the methods presented on this page. These kind of issues happen from time to time.
            Regardless if you manage to install the drivers, personally I would fix the issue with EEPROM, especially since your card still has warranty for now. But I don't think there is a change that a EEPROM reflash would kill your card.

            Not a big fan of facebook, so no fan page. But if there will be one, there will be a facebook logo on the site.


  9. Skydawg26 May 2013 @ 21:58

    Just purchased a Xonar DX card and immediately started looking for modded drivers and obviously ran across your unified drivers. The problem I am having is Norton keeps pickig up all the driver packages and add-on packages as having a virus. WS.Reputation.1 Is this a concern?


    • CarvedInside26 May 2013 @ 22:47

      Certainly not, its a false positive. Its either because of the packaging of the drivers or because of the driver cleaner which deletes (driver) files from Windows folder. Here is a virustotal report for 1.71 r2.


      • Skydawg26 May 2013 @ 23:44

        Thanks for the reply. I almost certainly did not think there was a concern because I've read nothing but great reviews about your work. And I'm sorry to have posted something of this nature, but was more concerned that perhaps someone had hacked the files or hijacked the link. I'm looking forward to giving them a try.


  10. Digitalis27 May 2013 @ 03:51

    i have to comment. the unixonar 1.71 has the worst case of digititis i have ever heard in my system. this is present in any option whether low dpc latency or normal blah blah. this is not present in the ORIGINAL ASUS driver. FYI.


    • CarvedInside28 May 2013 @ 13:47

      I'm not familiar with this term digitalis. If you have a link to what it means or you can describe it to us, that would be great.Can you give us details about your setup OS, card, if you've used analog or digital output, and DirectSound, ASIO or WASAPI playback?
      If you've tried other Uni Xonar drivers, what about digitalis in them ?


    • propheticus28 May 2013 @ 13:48

      you must've screwed something up then. sounds perfectly fine here.


  11. Baroman28 May 2013 @ 18:36

    Trying to get the right setup for my 5.1 headset (cm sirus 5.1) on a d2x, any tips anyone? everything is just 2.0 atmo :/ for games, music and movies, using WinAmp, any suggestion would be great (Y)


    • CarvedInside28 May 2013 @ 21:16

      Assuming you've installed UNi Xonar drivers, use analog connections to the Xonar card and see FAQ:Q&A 9 for how to proper settings.


  12. Elon30 May 2013 @ 21:37


    Have a Xonar DX2 card. Windows 8 x64. Only use sony mdr 7506 headphones, and it seems recently I can turn the volume up with any music, but it doesn't get any louder after about hitting 40-50 on the volume slider. Checked different things, (made sure Windows volume decrease option is set to Do Nothing, headphones aren't broke, etc) but can't seem to figure it out. Was quite sure volume would always goes louder than you could handle it going all the way up to 100. Might it be something to do with later drivers or settings I'm missing?


    • CarvedInside31 May 2013 @ 11:15

      This could be from a number of things. Driver, windows and other software,configuration drivers or a hardware defect.
      You have settings for individual speakers/channels, for Asus Panel they are in the Mixer tab, check them out the channel sliders should be at 76, you can use reset.
      Other things you should try: Uninstall drivers and install them again. Try other driver releases. If you have another Windows installation on your computer (like Win7) try there. Might want to try your card in another system preferably with Win7.


  13. Benjamin Reilly31 May 2013 @ 14:36

    I've used again Xonar d2X after embedded audio due to high CPUusage installed original drivers without converter but high latency, then installed this last one and latency has decreased 3 times. Other feedback: audio latency affects also other cards inthe system, as my physic card by unixonar also this latency has decreased...


  14. Benjamin Reilly01 Jun 2013 @ 13:50

    to the author: it would be possible make a driver without xonar converter so to save other latency? thanks. Actually I can delete it from registry.... or installing driver without converter part only by my mod.


    • CarvedInside02 Jun 2013 @ 15:04

      I am planning on looking into this but I am very busy at the moment. Tell me which is the registry key you delete.


      • propheticus04 Jun 2013 @ 16:57

        found one that might be it: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96C-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}008\Drivers\mixer\wdmaud.drv
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceClasses\{6994AD04-93EF-11D0-A3CC-00A0C9223196}\##?#PCI#VEN_13F6&DEV_8788&SUBSYS_84671043&REV_00#4&30D54F48&0&00F0#{6994ad04-93ef-11d0-a3cc-00a0c9223196}\#CP_Topology\Device Parameters

        I wonder. If youdelete the Xonar Audio converter, what will then convert (unsupported) formats? Window's mixer? I think I'll leave this one alone and leave converting to my xonar audio card.


  15. rankena02 Jun 2013 @ 12:09

    Benjamin Reilly ,please share your experience about deleting xonar converter from registry and installing drivers without this crap.



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