By >Daimaou - G.G-B
APX-2: The New HD Audio PC from Onkyo
Onkyo is loved by Japanese customers for its amazing product line-up. While this is not the first time for Onkyo to launch an HD audio computer, this new version, the APX-2, has been released in partnership with SOTEC, the Japanese PC manufacturer.
Our PC is sold in Japan through Sotec’s distribution channel. It’s been given a Core 2 Duo T5500 @ 1.66GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 500GB of HDD stick together with a digital audio amplifier. The very same amplifier found on the Onkyo PCI-200 audio card.
In order to minimize the effect of vibration and noise emminated by other components, Onkyo worked hard to ensure the APX-2 is as silent as possible. The HDD is stored in a Super Floating HDD Unit, a kind of noise cancellation box (22dB max). Onkyo also bypassed Vista’s volume mixer function and installed Pure Direct Audio Path (PDAP) in order to avoid audio lost due to Vista’s poor HD audio support.