January 29th, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR, a manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, industrial computing systems and peripherals, has ushered in a new era of high-fidelity sound, integrated right into the motherboard. With examples such as the Hi-Fi A85X and Hi-Fi A85S3, the newest AMD FM2 platform motherboards, BIOSTAR is providing cost effective mainboard solutions that support all of the latest PC mainboard features but also go above and beyond typical motherboards by integrating their own in-house audio technology called “Puro Hi-Fi Technology”.
The value proposition with these motherboards, BIOSTAR has put a unique power delivery system specifically for the audio subsystem. With our professional quality sound and video capabilities on this board, a user can set up a full PC based home theater system with full THX support and true 7.1 surround sound.
Targeting audiophiles, HTPC enthusiasts and high-end gamers alike, Puro Hi-Fi features an integrated independent audio power design with a built-in amplifier. The technology utilizes audio components with an independent power delivery design for a significant reduction in electronic noise producing superb sound quality. The unique noise-blocking multi-layer PCB layout is conductive for an exceptionally clean signal. That design feature, together with a sampling rate of 192 kHz/24-bit, delivers high quality audio through an analog connection to your home theater system, multi-channel speakers or high-end headphones, allowing you to enjoy true high-definition 7.1-channel surround sound.
Part of the Puro Hi-Fi design includes high-quality “Non-Polarized Electrolysis Electric audio capacitors” for each individual audio channel circuit delivering low noise, low distortion, and a wide bandwidth to achieve the highest sound resolution and sound expansion for the most realistic sound effects. Furthermore, the resistors used by the system are of the metal-oxide film type with metal oxides such as tin. The electric characteristics are that of greater stability and reliability than regular metal film resistors when operating in an extremely broad working temperature range. These special components are typically used in applications with high endurance audio demands.
All the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series motherboards have the Puro Hi-Fi technology and so are equipped with special components to ensure the best possible audio quality consistency. Look for these key features in the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series of motherboards:
Audio power is an important factor in audio quality. Most AV equipment isolates the power supply for each analog and digital signal to gather high-quality sound reproduction. Motherboards equipped with BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Power technology utilize audio components with an independent power design for a significant reduction in electronic noise and superb sound quality.
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Ground is a noise-blocking multi-layer PCB design which isolates analog audio signals from digital sources. The unique PCB layout is ideal for exceptional clarity and high fidelity sound. It’s focused on improving sound quality beyond regular motherboard designs.
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series motherboards have a sampling rate of 192kHz/24-bit which delivers a high quality audio through an analog connection to your home theater system, multi-channel speakers or high-end headphones. Enjoy true Blu-ray grade high-definition sound that you’ve never experienced with a regular PC before.
Multi Channel Calibration (MCC) can transform any room into an ideal listening environment. With (MCC), audio performance is automatically calibrated according to the dimensions of your room. Simply place the speaker and setup the microphone at your usual listening spot, position the speakers and connect them. The user can set the speaker settings easily by using the free bundled MCC software.
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series motherboards provide a high quality ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) solution for its front I/O panel. This function prevents static electricity and reduces the damage to the motherboards when you are plugging or unplugging your headphones.
Smart EAR is audio software that allows you to easily adjust the system volume. You can increase or decrease the impedance setting (Low/High Gain) to optimize your headphone’s performance.
The built-in amplifier can drive major high-end headphones with over 100dB loads and offer a wide band-width, low noise, high slew rate and low distortion audio source from the front panel I/O. Enthusiasts can enjoy a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion.
Metal-oxide film resistors are made of metal oxides such as tin oxide. The electric characteristics are greater stability and reliability than regular metal film resistors when operating in an extremely broad working temperature range. This special component is used in applications with high endurance audio demands.
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi series motherboards come with high quality ‘Non-Polarized Electrolysis Electric audio capacitors’ for each audio channel circuit. The customized audio capacitors deliver low noise, low distortion, and a wide bandwidth to achieve the highest sound resolution and sound expansion.
Embrace exceptional sound quality with 110dB SNR and an efficient EMI shield blocking electromagnetic interference to help provide cleaner audio. It has achieved a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 110dB, yielding almost loss-less audio form rear audio connectors.
Link to Hi-Fi series web page: http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/event/hifi/index.htm
Link to Hi-Fi series video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Wbl-RAihs
About BIOSTAR MICROTECH INT'L CORP.
Since its establishment in 1986, the BIOSTAR GROUP has become a major motherboard supplier to the PC industry. In order to pursue continuous growth, BIOSTAR has invested heavily in acquiring the physical and human resources to excel at research and development. In every endeavor, BIOSTAR has sought to enhance product quality and expand its range of available products. In addition to producing quality motherboards, BIOSTAR also creates mini PC systems – the iDEQ series - the intelligent Desktop trends for the near future and IA product. A wider product range provides buyers with choices they want and need. With a constant emphasis on quality, BIOSTAR seeks to offer products with the highest price-performance ratio in the industry.