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Diamond XtremeSound PCI 7.1 Channels 16 bit Sound Card

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Product Description

Improve Your Sound Experience for MP3s, Games, Movies, Music and more! Diamond Xtreme Sound allows the user to experience high level, theater quality sound while watching videos, listening to music, and playing games all in true 7.1 channel surround sound. This is an essential upgrade for anyone interested in increasing their computer audio experience while freeing up valuable computer system resources. INTRODUCING AUDACITY: A multi-track recording/editing studio Audacity can record live audio through a variety of sources, such as a microphone, or line in on the Xtreme Sound card. Level meters help monitor volume levels before, during, and after recording. You can dub over existing tracks to create multi-track recordings. You can Import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or with new recordings. Export your recordings in several common file formats, such as WAV and MP3

From the Manufacturer

Diamond's XtremeSound 7.1 Sound Card helps you improve your sound Experience for MP3s, Games, Movies, Music and more! Diamond Xtreme Sound allows the user to experience high level, theater quality sound while watching videos, listening to music, and playing games all in true 7.1 channel surround sound. Dolby EX and DTS formats for 6.1/7.1 channel DVD playback at 16bit/96khz; 48k/16bit recording; 7.1 virtual speaker shifter providing surround sound for CDs and MP3s, PCI 2.2 interface with bus mastering and burst modes. System requirements include 850mhz CPU, available PCI slot, 128MB of RAM, a CD-ROM drive, amplified speakers, and Windows 2000 or later.


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000CFSL4A
  • Item model number: XS71
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 30, 2005

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 14, 2011
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I've been upgrading my Dell XPS 400 for awhile now and it finally came to a point where I needed a new sound card. I searched Amazon and came upon this one. The price was right, it gave me what I was looking for; updating an old sound card to the latest technology thus giving me additional sound options (like Stereo Mix) that my old card lacked. I was hesitant at first to make the purchase, after reading a number of reviews regarding the install on Windows 7. I'm relatively tech savvy, and I figured you'd have to be a bit more Magyverish to get the thing installed. I took my chances and purchased the card.

It arrived today and the install was easy. Very easy after reading the reviews and going about it myself. Had the card installed in less than five minutes and was playing surround sound to my hearts content. For those of you that wander here and need help and you have a windows 7 machine, don't be afraid to buy this card. Here's what I did, with the help of some of the other reviewers here:

1) Before installing the card in your machine, go to the Diamond Website and download their latest drivers for Win7 here: diamondmm dot com /XS71 dot php
2) The drivers will be zipped so unzip them on your desktop to be prepared to install as soon as you boot your computer after installing the card.
3) Shutdown your machine and install the card in a open PCI slot.
4) Reboot - The manual says to disable the old sound card in the BIOS. I didn't bother with doing this. You can uninstall the old sound card drivers manually in the device manager.
5) After you reboot and windows start, it will automatically try and install the generic crap windows audio drivers. If you can STOP THE INSTALL.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Ken on September 2, 2007
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I left Creative's sound blaster USB because they did not support Vista; I searched Amazon and found The Diamond by searching for "Vista sound Cards", I ordered it overnight, it arrived, but the software did not work with Vista although the generic windows driver does.

I called Diamond, because the card inside said "Do not return to vendor call us first." I did and was told, impatiently, that the box did not say Vista and that I should return it to Amazon.

So I am going to keep it, it does work, where the Creative did not. I received about half of what I thought I had bought.

Amazon showed this under a Vista search, Diamond was rude. The hassel of returning it and starting over, is too much.

So Cavet Emptor - be careful, make sure it is what you want, if it does not say Vista do not buy it no matter what the website claims.

Diamond has performed well in the past.

And, yes, I should have been more careful, I was too easily misled, by my pressing need for sound, and my desire to get on with it.

Ken
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By John S on August 1, 2008
I purchased this card to use with an internal Blue-ray player, and found it would not output DTS digital 5.1 or 7.1 from the optical SPDIF port (stereo worked OK). When I called technical suppoort they told me that the card did not support either DTS (contrary to claim on box), or Blu-ray. The box indicated that the card would support DVD multi channel playback in either DTS or Dolby digital.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By E. T. Hildebrand on August 4, 2008
I bought this sound card because the onboard 7.1 audio on my Dell Inspiron 630 desktop was outputting an annoying background hum at higher volume levels. I had this computer for a year and never noticed that hum before recently obtaining a new set of Logitech Z-5500 5.1 speakers. The new speakers are so good that it makes all audio flaws more obvious.

After considerable research I concluded (correctly) that this card would work well with Vista Home Premium (32 bit). I also wanted the ability to connect via the digital SPDIF connection (coaxial). I would have preferred a card that had both optical (TOSLINK) and coaxial, but I had a higher priority to keep the cost reasonable. Cards that have optical, coaxial, and analog connectors are a minimum of 4 times the cost of this card.

After disabling the onboard sound (in BIOS) and in the Control Panel, I installed the XS71 card. Upon booting the system automatically found the best driver over the internet connection.

My first evaluation test was using the new XS71 analog connections which are identical to those I had used on my motherboard. The same annoying hum was still there! I then switched my speaker system to the coaxial connector (both sets of connector types were plugged in at the same time and both were sending audio). To my delight the hum was finally gone!

The coaxial audio has a much lower volume level than the analog connection, but even after increasing the volume all the way there was no sign of any hum or other interference. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but if the audio was improved compared to the onboard sound, I couldn't detect it.

I use the computer primarily for business purposes with occasional viewing of movies and on rare occasions a little gaming (Command & Conquer).
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Careful shopper on October 26, 2006
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Bought this to add more speakers to my system and it installed without problems and works just fine. Included software is simple, but works. Bigger, better cards do more of course, but if you don't need more this is perfect for the job. And at about $25 is a bargain also..

Be sure and dowload the latest drivers for it at Diamond web site.
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