Intel High Definition Audio (also called HD Audio or "Azalia") refers to the specification released by Intel in 2004High Definition Audio Specification>, Revision 1.0, 2004 for delivering high-definition audio that is capable of playing back more channels at higher quality than previous integrated audio codecs like AC97. During development it had the codename Azalia.
Hardware based on Intel HD Audio specifications is capable of delivering 192 kHz/32-bit quality for two channels, and 96 kHz/32-bit for up to eight channels.
When installing your distribution of OSX86, an "Azalia" driver will provide standard two-channel-only audio. This driver is usually used if a specific driver isn't listed.
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