1. Chess25 Mar 2019 @ 22:10

    Windows 7 x64 here and UNi Xonar STXII 11.5 v1.80b r3 installer does not work for my Essence STX II card, I always get:
    Installation failed, Compatible driver was found but its installation requires that you press "Install" when asked blah blah.
    I NEVER saw anything that required me to press "Install".
    When I disabled "clean drivers before install", then I saw more error messages: "driver installer failed to install, but before running alternate you have to agree to clean old drivers", I agreed, and then I saw 1 box with "Install" button. But that did not help as installation still failed with that same message.
    I also tried UNi Xonar STX II 11.5 v1.75b r3, but all it did was loop "Please plug-in UNi Xonar Audio device!", no idea what that is.
    I installed v1.80a r3 with no problems. And I'm using patched AsusAudioCenter with no issues.
    Am I missing out much when not using "b" variant for my Essence STX II card?


    • CarvedInside26 Mar 2019 @ 00:24

      Run the 1.80b or 1.80a driver installer without going on with the install procedure. What card does it autodetect? If your card is detected as a different card then that would explain the problems installing 1.80b. In this case the card EEPROM has been overwritten, you can read here how to restore it.

      The drivers 1.80a are fine for STX II.


      • Chess28 Mar 2019 @ 08:28

        Windows told me the cause when I tried to manually install B variant: the service name was already taken. This error does not happen with installer A.
        So I simply deleted the leftover service (STXIIService) that for some reason installer B's uninstaller did not delete and then installer B applied drivers for my card without any problems.
        STX II drivers are actually a lot better for that card: variant A gives warmth to sound, reduces some unwanted noise, but variant B replaces warmth with more realistic sound, adds better, more fluid bass, basically allows that card to give its best. Especially noticeable with good headphones.
        Thank you for making these drivers happen!
        Btw, I did not receive any notification by email about follow-up comment. Not even under spam.


        • CarvedInside28 Mar 2019 @ 19:48

          Interesting, never had this before. I will check why this service was not deleted by the driver cleaner and make the necessary changes.

          Regarding the e-mail notification. Have you received the e-mail with the subject "[Subscribe] Comments on MaxedTech - please confirm" and confirmed the subscription by clicking "Confirm follow"?
          You can check the status of the subscription here. Let me know of the status and if you still do not receive the e-mails.
          Edit: Just checked the comment subscription function and it works for me.

          Thank you for the information.


          • Chess28 Mar 2019 @ 21:54

            Seems I at some point had simply blocked all email updates at WordPress.com. I don't even remember when I did that. Oh well.


          • Vols and Jezuz26 Apr 2019 @ 09:37

            I actually had a similar issue with not being able to install 1.80b on Win7 x64 for my STX II (http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/comment-page-189/#comment-128810). I think I have 1.80a still installed, but I'm not entirely sure because I may have gone back to 1.75a at some point. Is there a way to check what version of UNI Xonar driver is installed?

            I would like to try to install 1.80b again. However, I do not see a lingering STXIIService that Chess mentioned. A quick google seems to point to a file at c:\windows\system32\drivers\stxii.sys that would correspond to the service, which I also do not have. So maybe my system was having a different issue with installing 1.80b.


            • Vols and Jezuz26 Apr 2019 @ 10:17

              I found some potentially relevant entries in the registry, under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\PnpLockdownFiles and duplicated under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\PnpLockdownFiles

              There are seven REG_DWORD values of interest, all with value data of 5:

              I see the 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 7th files from that list in the indicated locations, but not 2nd, 4th, or 5th. I wonder if maybe I need to try uninstalling and running the driver cleaner, and then check if any of those registry entries or files still persist. If so, maybe they are causing the issue.


              • CarvedInside27 Apr 2019 @ 03:42

                Those entries point to the STXII driver files that you don't have installed anymore. I don't think those registry entries have any effect driver installation. If you still have problems installing 1.80b drivers, and wish to delete those, you have to change the permissions first by right clicking PnpLockDownFiles ->Permissions-> select Administrators(...) and check the Allow thickbox for Full Control. After you delete those entries restart the system.


                • Vols and Jezuz27 Apr 2019 @ 11:02

                  I ran the driver cleaner, removed the above registry values (did have to change permissions per your instructions), ran the 1.80b installer as an administrator, unchecked driver cleaner, chose low latency option, and unchecked re-enable stereo upmix. The standard and alternate driver installers both failed.

                  I then checked for c:\windows\system32\drivers\stxii.sys and I now had that file after the failed install. I ran the driver cleaner, removed the STXIIService and cmudaxp services from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services, deleted the stxii.sys file, and removed the above registry values again.This time I did NOT run 1.80b installer as administrator, left the driver cleaner option checked, picked low latency, and unchecked re-enable stereo upmix. This time... it installed perfectly and is now working great... !!

                  I listed all the steps I performed because I can't be exactly sure what did the trick. It seems like there may be some magic to failing the 1.80b install the first time, deleting STXIIService, and then running the 1.80b a second time... for people who have an STXII card but get installation failures with the B variants. Thanks for all the tips and advice


                  • CarvedInside30 Apr 2019 @ 02:24

                    Glad to hear. Thanks for the detailed information.
                    When you say you ran the installer as an administrator, you are referring to running with right-click Run as administrator? Do you have Windows UAC enabled on your system?
                    Before installing the first time, did you look for STXIIService registry key?


                    • Vols and Jezuz03 May 2019 @ 12:36

                      Correct, right-click Run as administrator. I have UAC set to "Never notify". Yes I did look for the STXIIService before the install and it wasn't there (cmudaxp was however if I remember correctly). Let me know if there's anything else I can help with.

                    • CarvedInside05 May 2019 @ 03:29

                      Thank you for the information. That's all for now.
                      FYI if you have UAC set to "never notify" you don't need to explicitly run any program as administrator (with right click) as it will always run with administrator permissions. On the matter of UNi Xonar driver installer, if you where to run it with UAC set to notify, you would be prompted with dialog asking for elevated permissions.

            • CarvedInside27 Apr 2019 @ 03:14

              You can check which version of the drivers you have installed by going in Device Manager-> Sound, video...-> double click on your Xonar card-> select Driver tab-> Driver version field.
              Or you can find it under the Information panel or About window of the audio panels.
              The service does not show under Control Panel->Administrative tools-> Services, instead it will show in the registry under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\STXIIService. The STXIIService will install only for STXII cards and 1.75b or 1.80b drivers. For other cards and "b" drivers or "a" drivers and any card the service is called "cmudaxp".


  2. Roman26 Mar 2019 @ 07:44

    Windows 10 x64, Xonar DGX, driver v1.81a r2, Windows 1803.
    Conditions at the moment:
    1. Realtek turned off in BIOS
    2. All other sound devices turned off in Windows control panel.
    3. No "Dolby access" or "Dolby Atmos" installed.
    4. Sound volume is at 76.
    But, anyway, after all these manipulations the Sound worked for about an hour and got frozen, all media stopped working. The sound appears only after a PC restart.
    Could you advise anything on the subject for a stable system work without any headache? Cause it`s really mind-blasting. Tried earlier driver versions - the situation is even worse.


    • CarvedInside26 Mar 2019 @ 23:05

      Thing to check and report back:
      1. Was there a event after which you started having this issue(installing some Windows updates, installing an application, installation of Windows 10 etc.) or did you have this problem since getting the card?
      2. When this happens, if you check the Windows Device Manager, what is the status of the Xonar card (working, missing,etc.)?
      3. When this happens, if you right click Windows Volume->Sounds->Playback devices, is the Xonar card set as default playback device (green checkmark)? It's volume meter does indicate that sounds are playing?
      4. When this happens, type in search "App volume" and press Enter. Here it shows the playback devices for each of the current applications. Even if the Output is set to "Default" for an application that is no longer producing sound, you could manually set it to "Speakers ASUS Xonar.." (if this is the one you are using) and see if sound starts working again. You should revert it to Default after checking as you would have problems when changing to a different audio card.
      5. When this happens, if you use Xonar driver restart tool to restart the card, does the sound start functioning again?
      6. Do you use analog or digital (S/PDIF) output?
      7. Are you using headphones connected or that sometimes connect to the front panel?
      8. If you use the onboard audio card instead, does the issue still happens?


      • Roman27 Mar 2019 @ 07:52

        Plus to the above:
        1. Energy saving disabled.
        Answers to your questions:
        1. The problem since installing the card/
        2. In Device Manager the card is working.
        3. When this happens the Sound bar like starts playing and froze - the same is in the Device manager with volume meter.
        4. Even if all apps set to Xonar nothing changes.
        5. THE ONLY thing that helps is your Restart tool and just a PC restart.
        6. I use 5.1 analog output - not S/PDIF.
        7. Don`t use headphones.
        8. Onboard card disabled in BIOS.

        I suppose it`s an important issue: the Sound disappears in different timings even if no actions are made like installing or deleting other apps. It`s just like someone put everything on Pause.
        Thanks for the help with the Restart tool.))


        • Roman27 Mar 2019 @ 14:30

          Unfortunately, this Repair Restart tool doesn`t help any longer: the sound stops, click on the tool and a message appears 'hsmgr.exe not found', although it`s running all the time.


          • CarvedInside28 Mar 2019 @ 19:58

            I think the error was with hwdmgr instead of hsmgr. These are totally different files. Check if hwdmgr64.exe is still located in "..\Xonar_driver_restart_v1.1\Tools\" as it may have been wrongfully deleted/quarantined by your security suite or you've just moved "restart card.exe" without the Tools folder.


        • CarvedInside28 Mar 2019 @ 20:26

          3. The volume bars no longer move with sound activity, right? Are they frozen in "not active" or "active" state?
          8. I am suggesting you try using the onboard audio instead and disable the Xonar card too see if this still happens while using the onboard card.

          Additional things:
          9. Which motherboard do you have?
          10. I think you should check the Xonar card in a different PC, preferably with a different Windows version, it might be that your card has a failing hardware component (maybe the DAC) and this shuts down at some point and by restarting the card that component gets started again.


  3. Quartz26 Mar 2019 @ 21:17

    Have you considered making these drivers open source?


    • CarvedInside26 Mar 2019 @ 21:23

      Are you asking about the audio drivers or just my part (the UNi Xonar installer with it's features)? Because the audio drivers are made by C-Media and it's up to them to decide if they want to open source them.


      • Quartz26 Mar 2019 @ 21:39

        I mean, if you can offer modded drivers without ASUS or another company cracking down on you, then I'd not see any reason why you could release the source code as well.


        • Case27 Mar 2019 @ 00:49

          He doesn't have the source code for the drivers, that's what he was trying to tell you. He's just modding drivers that are released by C-Media, so if you want the source code, you have to ask C-Media.

          (And when I say "just modding", it sounds way too dismissive for the amount of good the modding does for us.)


          • Quartz27 Mar 2019 @ 18:29

            I'm sorry. I didn't realize that the drivers couldn't be modded, as they are still signed. I still stand by the fact that I believe that the installer should be open source. The hardest thing to do would be finding a license (or creating your own).


  4. Daniel08 Apr 2019 @ 08:16

    Hallo guys,

    first of all, thx for your effort keeping this great product alive!
    I updated my system now to Win10. Since then, Iam having now constantly issues with the sound in Battlefield 5. The biggest problem is the popping and cracking sounds in game situations with many explosions etc. Sometimes this overload leads to no game sound at all and I only hear the voices of the soldiers. Then I have to restart the game.
    I didn’t have this issues with Win8.1.

    I uninstalled the NVIDIA HD Audio driver, and the Win10 Dolby Atmos effects are deactivated.
    Sampling run with 44.KHz, 8 channels, no Dolby Headphone active.
    in the Windows Options, the sound output runs with 24 bit, 44100Hz

    I have no idea what to do.



    • CarvedInside15 Apr 2019 @ 02:06

      Hi. If you uninstall the Xonar drivers and switch the output to the onboard audio card, does this issue still occur?


  5. Thauma08 Apr 2019 @ 18:10

    Hello. First of all, I wish to thank you for the effort to keep the drivers up and running!
    Now, to my issues, which I find rather weird.
    The first one is with the drivers themselves. I'm using a 5.1 audio most of the time and, sometimes, I get this weird problem - my right speaker stops producing any sound. It is not common, it doesn't really happen often. I'm sure its not a faulty speaker, since the problem continues if I switch to headphones and it fixes itself if I restart the computer. At first, I thought it was some cheeky windows bug, since few of the times, when I went for the restart, a windows update went off. But most of the time, there are no updates involved.
    Now, for the second issue, which is more annoying than problematic. I'm using the Dolby Home Theater addon from here, I loved it ever since it came native with my old laptop and the thing helped me out when I was searching for a solution to put audio on all speakers when using stereo multimedia like youtube, which gave me audio from pretty much the left and right channel only. Anyway. The sound enhancements are working great (normalizer, the two equalizers and the other options), especially on quiet sources. But very very often Dolby manages to give me effects on only one source. For example - I want to play a game like Stellaris or Elite Dangerous on my main monitor and listen/watch youtube videos on the other. While the game is blasting on full volume, the video plays flat without Dolby enhancing it. If I start a video first and then load the game, it will work on the video, but will ignore the game. Sometimes, it fixes itself - while playing it will catch on to the video and give it the effects, but most of the time it doesnt. So far, I found out that if I switch from 6 channels to 2 channels and back to 6, it will fix the issues and most of the time I do exactly that, but some games stop producing audio if the channels are changed while they are active.
    As for my system: I'm using a Xonar DX, from the audio center I'm set to 6 channels, 192 KHz, 24 bit, 5.1 speakers with the virtual speaker disabled. No audio effects are active, except for FlexBass, which I really like.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.


    • CarvedInside15 Apr 2019 @ 01:16

      1. The problem with the sound loss on the right speakers is probably caused by a hardware issue with the card. Instead of a system restart, check the methods presented at FAQ Q&A26 as they are a faster and more convenient way of solving this.
      2. I don't know about that.


  6. Barıs08 Apr 2019 @ 20:29

    Hello I am using xonar ds (driver 1.81 latest one) with w10 pro version 1809. I realize a weird issue nowadays that especially for same games (like sekiro) when I enable dts connect and set 5.1 I get 2-3 second random freezes while playing and had to disable dts 5.1 and switch to pcm stereo. Also I get weird cracks and pops while using dts after playback stop . Reciever immediatelly enters pcm till next music playback that's why in every music start you get a delay and every stop you get cracks and pops. Is there a way to solve this issues. I think first one seems to be related with driver itsef and it has been a while since the last driver released. I think sound card manufactures just fool with us and neither creative nor asus is customer oriented and they just don't give a .... about the users. We are just a bunch of people around who still find onboard sound is nothing but crap but this support issue drives me crazy and I will never buy a sound card again.


    • CarvedInside16 Apr 2019 @ 05:06

      You could try with some of the previous drivers like 1.80b, 1.75a, 1.71.1. Another thing you could try is installing and using the drivers in Low DPC Latency configuration that means using C-Media Panel or XonarSwitch to change the cards settings. If you want to use Asus Audio Center, restart the PC after making the changes.
      In addition, you should check your system DPC latency if it isn't too high.

      For the pops and cracks, I don't know if it will work, but I have something for you to try:
      1. Download SPDIFSwitch_A and extract it
      2. Run "disable SPDIFSwitchA.exe"
      3. Run "restart card.exe"
      If it does not fix the problem you can restore the original setting by running "restore SPDIFSwitchA.exe" followed by "restart card.exe".

      Let me know of the results.


  7. exiad15 Apr 2019 @ 03:16

    Hello, I'm using D2X Card on Windows10 1809, Celeron G1610 with Intel HD Graphics and 8MB Memory. The Driver version is v1.80b r3. I set ASIO Config "2ms" and run KONTAKT Player to play software piano. But When Playing, I experience popping and crack noises. Under Windows7 with UNI Xonar Driver, I haven't experienced them. I customized Windows 10 to stop any unnecessary background apps. Do you have any solution?


    • CarvedInside16 Apr 2019 @ 04:13

      You had the same drivers and ASIO configuration when you had Windows 7?
      1. Running Kontakt Player as administrator (right click and select "Run as administrator")
      2. Disable Windows UAC after which restart the system.
      3. Different driver versions.
      Let me know if any of these worked.


      • exiad18 Apr 2019 @ 20:14

        Thank you for your advice, CarvedInside.
        I tried 1st suggestion, and the issue has almost solved.That solution works well.
        I had the same drivers and ASIO configuration on Windows 7.


  8. Vols and Jezuz26 Apr 2019 @ 09:12

    Hi CarvedInside, do you know if there is any way to directly read what the PCM1792a user-programmable mode control registers are set to, using UNI Xonar driver? Registers 16-21 would be of interest, as per page 26 of the PCM1792A datasheet. If those registers cannot be directly read, perhaps the serial/PCIe communications could be intercepted to glean this information...? Just wondering if you know if this is possible or have any idea how to go about doing it. Thanks


  9. Darko13 May 2019 @ 16:04

    I just would like to let you know I have this drivers UNi Xonar W10 1825 v1.81a r2 working without any problems with Asus XONAR DSX on the latest WINDOWS 10 1903 (build 18362.86) , FYI I made a a full clean Win10 installation wiping the SSD clean before so no residue form previous version of W could be left .
    system : hp OMEN X900-000nx
    motherboard : hp MUNICH-S Z170
    Sound card : Asus XONAR DSX
    Windows : 10 64 bit (build 18362.86)
    Speakers : Logitech Z906 via optical DTS Iinteractive
    Headphones : Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2 via analogue headphone jacks simultaneously connected but in 5.1 configuration as I keep the combo output as optical out to my speakers switching between using Xonar Software panel .
    All functions within DSX are functioning normally as well as up-mixing DTS Interactive +DTS NEO + formats MUSIC & MOVIES with all provided speaker setups.
    Amazing and pure DTS porn , DTS MASTER , DTS HD are supported too 🙂


  10. Elisey14 May 2019 @ 14:26

    Can someone recommend settings for Sennheiser HD 598 + Xonar STX, do i need use GAIN setting's? High Gain or Extra High Gain? is safe use for headphones? 🙂


    • Vols and Jezuz16 May 2019 @ 05:51

      I would use Normal Gain setting since you headphones have an impedance of 50Ω, assuming that you are able to get the desired headphone volume with that gain setting. Using the lowest gain setting that is sufficiently loud gives you the best signal integrity. Based on the maximum volume I find comfortable for my 250Ω headphones on High Gain, I'm estimating that your 50Ω headphones should be as loud as you would ever want them with Normal Gain setting and 90% volume in Windows (and probably more like 70% or lower).

      When you use a higher gain setting than necessary, you compensate by drastically lowering the volume in Windows. Then you are reducing the signal-to-noise ratio coming out of the I/V section of the STX because you are pushing less current into them. Since you are then just adding gain in the headphone amp after the I/V section by using a higher gain setting, the signal and noise are both both amplified and you are stuck with the worse SNR from the I/V section.

      Not to mention that if you ever accidentally have the Windows volume turned up with a higher gain setting on 50Ω headphones, you will at least give yourself a heart attack if not damage your hearing.


      • Elisey18 May 2019 @ 22:49

        Thanks you for detailed response! very helpful 🙂 i have DT 990 Pro and also use High Gain, it work perfectly. Now i test HD 598 (gift) and confused what better options use in drivers, now i know, thanks again!


      • billgates21 May 2019 @ 08:14

        Vols and Jezuz, what you talk about SNR is nonsense. ST and STX card dont have gain AFTER i/v section. "HP gain" in these cards (but not in STXII) is purely software feature, so you have exactly the same SNR with both gain setting or with windows volume attenuations. In my test, higher you set the gain - better audible sound quality you can get. Eg highest > high > normal. It is maybe because asus card has worse software algorithm for gain setting than windows and media players volume sliders.
        If your HPs are of high grade (I assume 250Ω of yours is for beyerdinamic) you can switch to highest gain and compare in some mediaplayer with ASIO support and playing good music. I testing with BD 880 pro and other HPs (and low ohms also) - maximum gain give maximim quality, but as you say - some time you can get heart attack.


        • Vols and Jezuz22 May 2019 @ 02:03

          You are correct that the headphones gain is part of the ASUS driver package. I am very familiar with the PCM1792A datasheet and because I know there are not gain settings for it, I assumed they were part of the TPA6120A2 IC. I just checked its datasheet and see no mention of gain settings either, so the headphone gain is almost certainly added by the ASUS driver after the sound is processed through the Windows mixer. I would still argue this reduces SNR, because you are limiting the dynamic range by reducing the gain with the volume in Windows and then adding gain back with the extra headphone gain. This is actually a certainty unless the headphone gain was added before Windows processing, which would make no sense because then you would get a lot of clipping for anything over 45% Windows volume.
          Let's say you're audio signal is 24-bit and we want to compare that signal played at 100% in Windows volume mixer versus the same signal at the same volume using +12 dB headphone gain. With 100% volume, your 24-bit signal offers 20 * log(2 ^ 24) = 144 dB of dynamic range. To get the same volume with +12 dB headphone gain, you would need to have Windows volume slider at 45%, or -12.1 dB. Your dynamic range out of Windows is now 144 dB - 12 dB = 132 dB, and solving for y in 20* log(2 ^ y) = 132 dB, y = 22 bits. So you have reduced your 24-bit signal to 22-bits of dynamic range, and then you are applying a hard gain of +12 dB after that, which does not effect dynamic range. Now dynamic range and SNR are not exactly the same thing, but reducing dynamic range will effectively reduce SNR in this scenario.
          Your description of "maximum quality" is qualitative, but I have quantitatively demonstrated that this is almost certainly not the case, if you are judging signal quality by how closely the output reflects the original signal. Perhaps you find the sound quality better personally with a high headphone gain, but that is because you have basically compressed the signal by squashing at least 2 bits, and then applied a hard gain, so the quietest sounds will now be 12 dB louder. Most people will tend to associate the increased loudness (very subtle in this case) with increased sound quality, so that is the only grounds on which I can see your argument being valid. But I would argue against that being better sound quality personally. Look up the loudness war for more information on this phenomenon.


          • Zibi18 Jun 2019 @ 21:42

            Can you explain why headphones (hd555) are much quieter on my DG card (+0db) vs integrated on-board chip (ALC892)?
            Maybe it work in opposite way:
            Real volume is +18 db(or +12), but xonar driver reduce volume (+0) so user can comfortably control volume.


  11. nekomaru222 May 2019 @ 15:55

    I have a sound card (Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim), and my operating system is Windows 10 (version 1809, OS build 17763.504). Unfortunately I can't find an appropriate driver for the sound card. What is it? Could you tell me where it is? Do I also have to find the cmi8788 driver? I am a new comer and there are many thing I have to know.


    • CarvedInside22 May 2019 @ 17:27

      You have Driver Downloads in the page content. Download "UNi Xonar 1816/1823 v1.80a r3". Before installing you need to follow these steps to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement.


  12. Silver3322 May 2019 @ 18:08

    I freshly installed a new Xonar DGX on a Asus Maximus VII Gene running Win 7 x64 and everything seems to be fine except for one thing: whatever driver I install (either the original from 2011/2013 or the latest ver. 1823 provided here),
    some very short Win7-sounds are clipped, like the clicking-sound if I double-click a folder or the Windows UAC-sound; they sound scratchy and “incomplete” (yes it is noticeable although these sounds are only a 10th of a second but especially the double-click-sound is really scratchy and annoying with headphones and I don’t want to deactivate that sound). This problem does not occur for the first time; I remember at installation point of Win7 a few years ago, my old sound card was running realtek-drivers and some versions of realtek I had the very same problem with so I had ended up trying different drivers and “solved” this problem by installing a version where this problem didn’t occur (in my case, Realtek v.7982) and never had to care about this issue anymore..since now bc it now appears again but with the DGX and no version seems to fix it.

    Is this a latency issue since only very short sounds seem to suffer from this (but on the other side not all short ones do)?
    How to explain that some realtek-drivers have this issue and some haven’t?

    I tried different latency settings in ASIO cp, didn’t do a thing.
    I only tested headphones via 3,5mm jack.

    Has anyone faced this issue before?
    Thank you for reading.


  13. Dobpelkopf23 May 2019 @ 23:23

    Just for info.
    Xonar D1 PCI with 1.80a3, Windows 10 1607. All works perfect. Only sometimes the sound is moving to the left channel, card restart utility helps to fix this rare issue.
    Windows 10 1903 with the same driver. All works well but sound is moving to the left channel a bit more often. One time got white noise during seeking on music track (mpc + wasapi). Asio works well.


    • CarvedInside25 May 2019 @ 00:57

      The loss of sound in the left speaker is happening suddenly when you are listening to something or when you power/wake the PC? If it's when you power on the PC is probably caused by hardware malfunction.
      Thank you for the feedback. Let us know if you notice any other problems.


      • Dobpelkopf30 May 2019 @ 15:17

        Sometimes it happens when watching youtube (when scroll the video), playing music in vk (when scroll the audio) or playing mp3/acc (scroll tracks, mpc + wasapi + lav codec) (flac with mpc internal codecs is ok). Windows 8 6.2 9200 all works perfect, only one rare problem with white noise.


        • Thrasher198402 Jun 2019 @ 20:09

          I doubt it's hardware related because I've had the volume balance issue happen on both my old ASRock and my current Gigabyte mainboard; I use the same card and driver (Xonar D1, v1.80a r3).
          I suspect the issue is related to the volume bug when setting the master volume higher than about 85 percent. I've made a XonarSwitch profile to set my master volume to 76 percent and I never turn it up higher than that, I use the volume control on my speaker system instead. Ever since I handle it this way the issue almost completely went away.
          The issue didn't occur yet since I've upgraded to Windows 10 1903.


          • Dobpelkopf11 Jun 2019 @ 23:42

            Tried clean v1.81a r2 in 1903. Balance bug is still present. But I use low volume, up to 20%.


            • CarvedInside12 Jun 2019 @ 11:21

              Maybe you can try with v1.71.1 drivers as well.
              Another thing, maybe you could check this with the onboard audio card. This would tell us if this is a Xonar specific issue or not.


  14. George24 May 2019 @ 02:54

    1822 v1.75a r3 - Xonar DG
    Upgraded from W10 1809 to 1903: works fine.


  15. mateusz24 May 2019 @ 20:55

    hello, is there any way to boost output volume? im on latest version of the diver


    • CarvedInside25 May 2019 @ 01:02

      Hello. You can raise the Left and Right volume sliders that are available:
      - In ASUS Audio Center under Mixer tab.
      – In C-media Panel if you press the volume button under Output Device panel on the bottom left corner.
      Be careful raising them to high as this seems to degrade the sound quality.



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