ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix Magnus

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USB condenser microphone for game streamers features studio-grade recording quality, environmental-noise cancelation and customizable Aura RGB lighting effects

KEY POINTS

  • Studio-grade recording quality: Three 14mm studio-grade condenser capsules and environmental-noise-cancelation (ENC) technology
  • Personalized style with Aura RGB lighting effects: Over 16.8 million colors and four lighting effects, plus Aura Sync for system lighting synchronization
  • Compact form factor designed for game streamers: Fits behind keyboard without blocking the screen and has intuitive controls for quick, easy operation

 

Singapore (16th August, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix Magnus, a USB condenser microphone designed for game streamers and the first-ever ROG microphone. ROG Strix Magnus features three condenser capsules and environmental-noise-cancelation (ENC) technology for studio-grade recording quality — even in noisy gaming environments — and customizable RGB lighting effects that let streamers create a captivating and entertaining atmosphere while broadcasting.

Combined with a compact form factor that stays out of the way in any gaming setup, intuitive controls that provide quick and easy operation during intense action, and flexible connectivity options, ROG Strix Magnus is a powerful tool that helps game streamers deliver the highest quality, most entertaining content to their audiences.

 

Studio-grade recording quality

ROG Strix Magnus features three 14mm studio-grade condenser capsules to capture voices and other sounds with lifelike fidelity, enabling streamers to clearly convey their emotion and excitement to their audience for engaging listening experiences.

Environmental-noise-cancellation (ENC) technology lets streamers achieve studio-grade recording quality without the need for expensive and bulky sound-absorption materials. A dedicated microphone inside ROG Strix Magnus actively listens for environmental noise and sends it to the three condenser capsules for instant analysis and elimination of distracting noises — such as keyboard keystrokes, mouse clicks, and fan whir — for exceptional recording quality.

ROG Strix Magnus also features three recording modes — Cardioid, Stereo, and Environmental Noise Cancelation (ENC) — that streamers can switch among to fit different recording scenarios.

Personalized style with Aura RGB lighting effects

ROG Strix Magnus is the world’s first gaming microphone with customizable RGB lighting effects. ROG-exclusive Aura RGB lighting lets streamers choose from over 16.8 million color combinations and four lighting effects to entertain their audience. Additionally, support for Aura Sync technology enables streamers to synchronize the lighting effects on ROG Strix Magnus with other Aura-enabled ROG products[1] to create a unique and captivating streaming atmosphere.

Compact form factor designed for game streamers

Designed especially for game streaming, ROG Strix Magnus has a compact form factor that is 50 percent smaller than other popular gaming microphones, enabling it to fit directly behind a keyboard without blocking the screen. This space-saving design is based on extensive research of desktop environments and usage scenarios, and eliminates the need for large stands or wall mounts. ROG Strix Magnus gets out of the way so streamers can focus on their game or competition broadcast. Its metallic, futuristic look is inspired by robotic themes and adds a touch of cool style to any gaming or streaming setup.

The buttons and controls on ROG Strix Magnus are thoughtfully positioned for quick and easy operation while streaming. Additional microphone controls — like sensitivity and recording mode — are conveniently and intuitively grouped together, enabling precise audio adjustments even during intense action.

ROG Strix Magnus offers convenient connectivity with a USB 2.0 port and an auxiliary port. The auxiliary is particularly handy for musicians, allowing them to connect an instrument and record or stream live music with pristine, distortion-free sound quality. ROG Strix Magnus also comes with a carrying pouch for easy portability and protection against accidental drops and impacts.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Pricing $369
Availability Yes

[1] Requires an ASUS Aura-ready motherboard or ROG GR8 II mini gaming PC

SPECIFICATIONS[1]
Output Headphone
Input Aux-in / Mic-in
Connectivity USB 3.0

USB 2.0 (downstream)

Audio I/O 3.5mm headphone out

3.5mm line-in

Volume controls Rotary knob for microphone

Rotary knob for headphones

Recording pattern Cardioid

Stereo

ENC (environmental noise cancellation)

Mute button Microphone mute
Frequency response 20–20KHz
Headphone support Up to 32ohm
Sample rate / Resolution (Out) 24-bit, 48KHz
Sample rate / resolution (In) 24-bit, 48KHz
Supported operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8.1,

Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)

Aura lighting Three-zone lighting area with RGB option

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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