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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Blu-ray player
  • Model/name: SBW-S1 Pro
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

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SBW-S1 PRO
External USB DVD / Blu-ray Writer With Sound Card
User Guide
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Copyright © 2015 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form
or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the
express written permission of ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”).
Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered,
unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial
number of the product is defaced or missing.
ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL“AS IS”WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS,
ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS
OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR
IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR
INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND
SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY
OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING
THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.
Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks
or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and
to the owners’benefit, without intent to infringe.
E10236
First Edition
April 2015
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Contents
1.	Introduction
1.1	Overview.........................................................................................................................................4
1.2	 Package contents.........................................................................................................................4
1.3	 System requirements..................................................................................................................4
1.4	 Specifications summary............................................................................................................5
1.5	 Getting to know your device...................................................................................................6
2.	 Setting up your device
Step 1:	 Connecting to your computer................................................................................................7
Step 2:	 Installing the driver on Windows® OS...................................................................................7
Step 3:	 Connecting output devices......................................................................................................8
A.	 Connecting stereo headphones.....................................................................................8
B.	 Connecting powered analog speaker systems..........................................................8
C.	 Connecting 7.1 or 5.1-channel speakers......................................................................8
Step 4:	 Configuring the audio settings...............................................................................................9
On Windows® OS.............................................................................................................................9
On Mac OS...................................................................................................................................... 11
3.	 Using your device
3.1	 Installing CyberLink Media Suite on Windows® OS.......................................................13
3.2	 Playing an audio or video disc on Windows® OS............................................................14
Remote-control your playback using PowerDVD Remote FREE................................. 14
3.3	 Burning files to disc on Windows® OS................................................................................15
3.4	 Playing a disk and burning files on Mac OS.....................................................................16
4.	Troubleshooting
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1.2	 Package contents
Main drive Driver CD Quick Start Guide Safety Notice
USB 2.0 cable Adapter Power cord* Y-splitter audio cable
* Type and quantity may vary regionally.
1.	Introduction
1.1	Overview
The ASUS SBW-S1 PRO is the world’s first optical drive to have a built-in sound card that provides
7.1-channel audio output and a headphone amplifier. It delivers clear and precise sound for those
who seek truly immersive audio and video entertainment experiences.
1.3	 System requirements
To ensure a successful installation of the ASUS SBW-S1 PRO, make sure that your computer meets
the following requirements:
•	 USB 2.0 port or above
•	 CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6750 (2.66GHz) or above
•	 Memory: 2GB or more is recommended
•	 Graphics Card: Intel® HD Graphics, AMD Radeon™ HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce® 400 series or
above
•	 Use HDCP Compatible display and VGA card to High Definition digital output
•	 Windows® 8.1/ Windows® 8/ Windows® 7
•	 MAC OS X 10.6 or above
•	 High quality headphones or powered analog speakers
NOTE:	 If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.4	 Specifications summary
General Specification
READ
CD-ROM : 24X
DVD-ROM (SL/DL) : 8X
BD-ROM (SL/DL) : 6X
CD-R : 24X
CD-RW : 24X
DVD-R (SL/DL) : 8X
DVD-RW : 8X
DVD+R (SL/DL) : 8X
DVD+RW : 8X
DVD-RAM : 5X
BD-R (SL/DL) : 6X
BD-R (TL/QL) : 4X
BD-RE (SL/DL) : 6X
BD-RE (TL) : 2X
CD-Video : 10X
DVD-Video : 3X
BD-Movie : 2X
WRITE
CD-R : 24X
CD-RW : 16X
DVD-R : 8X
DVD-R DL : 6X
DVD-RW : 6X
DVD+R : 8X
DVD+R DL : 6X
DVD+RW : 8X
DVD-RAM : 5X
BD-R (SL) : 6X
BD-R (DL) : 2X
BD-R (TL/QL) : 2X
BD-RE (SL/DL) : 2X
BD-RE (TL) : 2X
Audio Performance
Output Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) up to 114dB
Output Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz
(A-Weighted):
up to 0.0005623% (-105dB)
Frequency Response (-3dB, 24-bit/192kHz format): 10Hz to 48kHz
Output Full-Scale Voltage 2 Vrms (5.65 Vp-p) for line out, 7 Vrms (19.8 Vp-p) for headphone out
Main Chipset
Audio Processor Cmedia 6631A High-Performance Sound Processor
D-A Converter of Digital Sources Cirrus CS4398 x1
Sample Rate and Resolution
Analog Playback Sample Rate and Resolution 44.1/48/96/192kHz @ 16/24bit
S/PDIF Digital Output 44.1/48/96/192kHz @ 16/24bit
ASIO 2.2 Driver Support 44.1/48/96/192kHz @ 16/24bit
Others
Interface USB 2.0
Dimensions 210 x 168 x 50 mm
Weight 850g
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1.5	 Getting to know your device
Front view
Rear view
No. Items Description
1 Power on/off button Press the button to switch on/off the device.
2 Power indicator The LED will light up when powered on.
3 Eject button Press the button to eject the optical disc.
4 Headphone out port Connect your headphone to this port.
5 Virtual surround indicator The LED will light up when virtual surround is on.
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Volume and virtual surround
control
Rotate to adjust the playback volume. Press to switch on/off virtual surround.
7 Front (R) out port
For 2/5.1/7.1 channel speaker systems, connects to the front right input on the
powered speakers.
8 Front (L) out port
For 2/5.1/7.1 channel speaker systems, connects to the front left input on the powered
speakers.
9 Rear out port Connects to the rear surround input on 4/5.1/7.1 powered analog speakers.
10 Center/ subwoofer out port Connects to the center/subwoofer input on 5.1/7.1 powered analog speakers.
11 Side surround out port Connects to the side surround channel input on 7.1 powered analog speakers.
12 Toslink out port
Connects to an external digital decoder or digital speaker systems, Home Theater
systems, AV receivers.
13 Gain switch Pre-set low gain, you can switch to high gain when using high impedance headphone.
14 USB port Connects to your computer using a USB 2.0 cable.
15 DC in Connects to the adapter.
16 Optical drive bezel Insert an optical disc here.
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2.	 Setting up your device
Step 1:	 Connecting to your computer
1.	 Connect the type A USB connector of the bundled USB 2.0 cable to your computer, and the
Micro-B connector to the optical drive.
2.	 Connect the adapter to the main drive.
3.	 Connect one end of the power cord to the adapter and plug the other end into a wall socket.
Step 2:	 Installing the driver on Windows® OS
After connecting the drive to your computer, you need to install the device driver that enables the
drive to work with Windows® operating system.
To install the driver on your computer:
1.	 Power on your device.
2.	 Insert the bundled driver CD into the optical drive bezel.
3.	 On the AutoPlay window, click Run setup.exe.
3.	 On the next screen, click and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
4.	 After the installation is complete, restart your computer.
NOTES:
•	 The driver works only when you connect SBW-S1 PRO to a desktop PC or notebook PC.
•	 The version and contents of the support CD are subject to change without notice.
•	 The driver is for Windows® operating system only. Driver installation is not required for Mac OS.
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Step 3:	 Connecting output devices
There are three options to connect output devices.
A.	 Connecting stereo headphones
B.	 Connecting powered analog speaker systems
C.	 Connecting 7.1 or 5.1-channel speakers
NOTE: You can use the bundled Y-splitter cable if needed.
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Connecting 2-channel speakers
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Step 4:	 Configuring the audio settings
On Windows® OS
Follow these steps to configure the audio settings:
1.	 Go to Control Panel and click Sound.
2.	 Select ASUS XONAR S1 and click Set Default to set ASUS XONAR S1 as the default audio
output.
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NOTE: Skip the following steps when using a headphone.
3.	 If you want to connect your device to multi-channel speakers, click Configure to set up your
speaker.
4.	 Choose the appropriate configuration according to the type of your speaker.
5.	 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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On Mac OS
Follow these steps to configure the audio settings:
1.	Click Go on the control bar then select Utilities.
2.	Double-click Audio MIDI Setup.
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3.	 From the Audio MIDI Setup screen, select Speaker.
4.	 Select an output format according to your speakers.
5.	Click Configure speakers and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
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3.	 Using your device
3.1	 Installing CyberLink Media Suite on Windows® OS
CyberLink Media Suite is an all-in-one multimedia suite that includes the following four utilities:
•	 PowerDVD 12*
•	 Power2Go 8
•	 PowerBackup 2.5*
•	 InstantBurn 5*
* Only available on SBW-S1 PRO
NOTE: Click on the right-upper corner of the Media Suite screen to see the detailed instructions on
how to use CyberLink Media Suite.
To install CyberLink Media Suite on your computer:
1.	 Power on your device.
2.	 Insert the bundled driver CD into the optical drive bezel.
3.	 On the AutoPlay window, click Run setup.exe.
4.	 On the next screen, click and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
5.	 After the installation is complete, restart your computer.
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3.2	 Playing an audio or video disc on Windows® OS
While your system is on, insert an audio or video disc into the optical drive bezel with the label side
up. PowerDVD 12 will play the audio or video disc automatically.
If your disc is not played automatically, click Computer then double-click the drive icon to play the
audio or video disc using PowerDVD 12.
NOTES:
•	 Refer to section 3.1 Installing CyberLink Media Suite on Windows® OS on how to install
PowerDVD 12.
•	 Click on the right-upper corner of the PowerDVD screen to see the detailed instructions on how
to use PowerDVD 12.
Remote-control your playback using PowerDVD Remote FREE
1.	 On your mobile device, download and install PowerDVD Remote FREE from Google Play or
App Store.
NOTE: Ensure that your mobile device and your computer are in the same network.
2.	 On your computer, click All Programs > CyberLink Media Suite > CyberLink PowerDVD 12 >
CyberLink PowerDVD 12 to launch PowerDVD 12.
3.	 Click the Devices tab then click PowerDVD Remote to open the PowerDVD Remote screen.
4.	 On your mobile device, launch PowerDVD Remote FREE then enter the passcode displayed
on the PowerDVD Remote screen on your computer. Now you can remote-control the playback
using your mobile device.
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3.3	 Burning files to disc on Windows® OS
Burning data to CD/DVD using Power2Go 8
To burn data to CD/DVD using Power2Go 8
1.	 While your system is on, insert a blank disc into the
optical drive bezel with the label side up.
2.	Click Burn data to CD/DVD from the AutoPlay
window.
3.	 Click an icon to create a data disc.
NOTE: Click on the right-upper corner of the Power2Go screen to see the detailed instructions on
how to use Power2Go 8.
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3.4	 Playing a disk and burning files on Mac OS
Checking if your Mac has detected the ODD
1.	Click Go on the control bar then select Utilities.
2.	Double-click Disk Utility. You can find the optical drive in the list.
Playing a disc
1.	 Insert a disc that contains files. A disc icon appears on the
desktop when you insert a disc.
2.	 Double-click the disc icon to play the disc.
	 To eject the disc, right-click the disc icon then select
Eject [Disc Name].
NOTE: The Eject button does not work on Mac OS.
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Burning files
1.	 A menu will pop-up when you insert a blank
disc. Select an action and click OK.
2.	 A disc icon will be created on your desktop.
3.	 Click on the disc icon to open
the disc burning application.
4.	 Drag the files that you wish to
burn into the application.
5.	Click Burn.
NOTES:
•	 Mac OS supports DVD burning and playback.
•	 Mac OS supports burning to a Blu-ray disc. You need to purchase third-party software if you want to
play movies from Blu-ray discs.
•	 Does not support BOOTCAMP INSTALL Windows® OS.
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4.	Troubleshooting
1.	 I cannot install the driver in my PC.
a)	 Ensure that you have connected SBW-S1 PRO properly to the USB port of your computer and
powered it on.
b)	 Ensure that your computer has Windows® 7, Windows® 8 or Windows® 8.1 installed.
c)	 Restart your computer.
2.	 My computer failed to detect the external optical drive.
a)	 Shut down your computer.
b)	
Ensure that the USB cable and the power adapter are connected properly, the device is
powered on, and the LED light up.
c)	 Turn on your computer.
3.	 I cannot find ASUS XONAR S1 from Windows® Control Panel > Sound.
a)	 Ensure that you have connected SBW-S1 PRO properly to the USB port of your computer and
powered it on.
b)	 Ensure that you have installed the driver properly.
c)	 Ensure that your computer has Windows® 7, Windows® 8 or Windows® 8.1 installed.
d)	 Restart your computer.
4.	 I cannot hear any sound from my analog speakers.
a)	 Ensure that you have connected speakers properly and have powered on your speakers.
b)	 Go to Windows® Control Panel > Sound to check if the playback default device is set to
Speakers of ASUS XONAR S1. If not, set it to Speakers of ASUS XONAR S1.
c)	 Restart your computer.
5.	 I cannot hear any sound from the S/PDIF output.
a)	 Ensure that you have powered on the S/PDIF device and properly set it up.
b)	 If you are using 192kHz PCM output, make sure that your decoder can support 192kHz
decoding. Try changing it to 44.1k or 48kHz first.
c)	 Go to Windows® Control Panel > Sound to check if the playback default device is set to S/PDIF
Out of ASUS XONAR S1. If not, set it to S/PDIF Out of ASUS XONAR S1.
d)	 Restart your computer.

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