Originally Posted by zenoicus
and for a $50 higher MSRP than the HDAV1.3 (and the Xonar, as it stands now, with no fully-functioning drivers, is grossly overpriced in its own right).
I just purchased the Xonar HDAV1.3 off ebay using Live Search. Price was $240 shipped to Los Angeles. With the 30% rebate the price comes to a reasonable $170 - less than my Prelude [sold for $150, a small loss on ebay]. I can wait for the drivers, I have standalone Onkyo and Sony players.
My Xonar Dx2, which I purchased after findng out there was no longer going to be a daughtercard for the Prelude, will be selling on bay for $100, or so.
I have an Asus MB and the Asus GTS 8600. Looks like I am going to be an Asus Homer.
Oh, btw, now that I am Auzentech-free, it's like being a successful Methadone user - smack-free!