The EVGA NU Audio Card reintroduced the PC world to high-end audio, both stunning the audio world and making new fans along the way. The singular idea of producing Lifelike Audio and Gaming at an affordable price led to an exclusive partnership between one of the world’s most recognizable PC hardware manufacturers and one of the true icons of the audio world – Audio Note (UK).
The NU Audio Pro Cards change the game once again. The pursuit of audio perfection on a PC takes another step forward with the introduction of a 7.1 Surround solution by EVGA and Audio Note. We took the solid foundation of the NU Audio Card, improved the component selections throughout, and matched it to a secondary card to provide surround support.
The result is an experience where critical listening sessions can yield to enjoyment, and where thinking will surrender to feeling.
Nothing keeps you in the moment better than when you’re surrounded on all sides with a symphony, an action-packed movie, or a tension-filled battle in your favorite game. Coupled with the low noise floor and clean audio signature, the NU Audio Pro is engineered from the ground up to ensure consistent and accurate positioning without the need for excessive customization.
The EVGA NU Audio Pro Cards are available in three distinct flavors…
Combining the Pro and Pro Surround cards, the Pro 7.1 delivers an aural overload of 7.1 analog surround to deliver the most immersive audio experience available for the PC. Design your audio experience the way you want to discover Lifelike Audio and Gaming with no limitations and no regrets.
The stereo-based card (+ 5.1 optical out) is upgraded from the original NU Audio Card with improved component selection and a mini-DisplayPort connector to connect to the NU Audio Pro Surround card.
Not ready for analog surround today? Enjoy the quality of the NU Audio Pro Card now and pick up a NU Audio Pro Surround Card when you’re ready to make the jump to quadraphonic, 5.1 or 7.1 analog surround. The Pro Surround can also be customized with three rollable op-amps.
Audio Note (UK) is well-known for its dedication to building audio products and testing in-house, but is perhaps even more famous for its zeal for audio perfection. A fervor that doesn’t fade just because a better component doesn’t exist; if a better component is needed, Audio Note will make it or find someone who can. NU Audio reminds us that a PC can process more than words or graphics; it can also process emotions and memories, or at least the audio that elicits those feelings. This approach carries over to the NU Audio Pro Cards and its impact can no doubt be felt and heard.
The art of audio is about combining a lot of little details and fusing them together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Careful testing and fine-tuning gives the NU Audio Pro a more refined look and audio signature than its predecessor. Here’s a look at what’s new on the NU Audio Pro:
The NU Audio Pro features a bold new cover design to remind you that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill audio card.
The Seiryu capacitors, exclusive to the EVGA NU Audio Pro cards, are the progeny of Audio Note’s KAISEI Electrolytic Capacitor lineage. Made using a slightly modified production process, these capacitors were designed from the ground up to improve the audio at every frequency:
The NU Audio Pro card also features AVX F95 audio tantalum capacitors to lower distortion, create a darker background, yet still give a dense lush feeling to the audio. The NP0 ceramic capacitors were replaced with Panasonic PPS types, to give a sweeter more natural treble. Combined, this gives an increased sense of air to wide-bandwidth recordings.
Headphone lovers have not been forgotten. The NU Audio Pro Card features an LT1469 op-amp for the headphone out, which provides a lusher and more high quality sound to the audio, bringing out great dynamics and sound-staging without the edginess or rough sounding qualities of other op-amps.
The NU Audio Pro features a new take on RGB by offering three different RGB lighting zones on the side of the card. Each zone can be linked to the other two, while the two bars can be configured for audio reactive lighting to change dynamically with your audio playback.
The NU Audio Pro Card is powered by nahimic with 3D Audio for Gamers, featuring nahimic’s groundbreaking virtual surround to enhance positioning. nahimic also brings several QoL enhancements, including a Quick EQ menu to quickly adjust audio, smart volume to limit volume fluctuation, and ambient noise suppression to play with confidence knowing that you will be heard clearly-in game.
With more channels comes great responsibility. That’s why the NU Audio Software received a makeover to allow for new configuration options, individual and linked channel volume controls, and a new page to control the RGB lighting on the NU Audio Pro.
We heard you loud and clear. The most requested feature that didn’t make it to the NU Audio Card is added to the NU Audio Pro Cards. Each of the NU Audio Pro Cards feature a uniquely designed and EMS-shielding backplate that will set your system apart.