Review : AOpen AX4B-533 Tube

Posted on Sunday, September 15 2002 @ 4:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hardware-test has reviewed AOpen's AX4B-533 Tube motherboard,
special about this motherboard is his tube :
The mainboard has been equipped with a 100+ year old technology; A vacuum tube, which should give a much warmer and fuller sound experience. Whether or not the tube actually does this have been debated for a long time amongst sound fanatics (like Intel vs. AMD fanatics). However it has never actually been proven one way or the other. Personally I have never heard sound produced with a vacuum tube so I am unable to argument one way or the other. Hopefully, by the end of this end, I should have an opinion on the subject.

The tube has an expected lifespan of roughly 4000-6000 hours. This is a relatively long lifespan for the tube, but you’d still have to go in and change it.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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