Because I moved away from my PC setup I'm selling my Asus Essence STX soundcard. This card served me really well the last couple of years. It comes fully modded in a professional way and works like a charm. For full info look at my thread here: diyah.boards.net/thread/1006
To resume about modifications: - 20+ capacitors recap using high-quality Elna Silmic II caps - Replaced stock clock with a High precision TXCO low-jitter temperature stable Clock - 2x LME49710HA op-amps as Buffer - 4x OPA827 op-amps in I/V position mounted on the needed adapters
The sound is balanced, detailed and coherent from top to bottom and has a nice warm tilt to it. It is a very different sound from the stock ST/STX card which sounds thin and a bit harsh in the highs. I preferred it to Schiit Modi Multibit (USB, coaxial and optical inputs were all tested during the comparison between the units) in both bass slam and articulation and highs which in Modi were veiled and too laid-back.
Modifications alone are worth > 100€ but I'm asking a low price because I'd be glad if some DIYAH regular user could enjoy it as much as I did. Looking for 150€-> 110€ (for regulars) excluding shipping.
Bank transfer or Paypal as you prefer. Shipping in Europe but will consider also shipping worldwide.
If you need any other information please feel free to ask.