|Item model number||SD-PEX63034|
|Operating System||Windows 7 32-/64-bit, Windows Server 2008 32-/64-bit, Windows Vista 32-/64-bit, Windows Server 2003 32-/64-bit, Windows XP 32-/64-bit, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98SE|
|Item Weight||4.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||7 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches|
|Audio-out Ports (#)||1|
Syba SD-PEX63034 7.1 Channel Surround Digital/Analog PCI-e Sound Card, VIA VT1723 Envy24DT Chipset
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- Inputs:CD-IN 4-pin Header (Signal: L-G-G-R),CD-IN 4-pin Header (Signal: G-R-G-L),Mono Microphone,S/PDIF Optical,Analog Left/Right Line-in
- Outputs:Front Left/Right Analog,Side Surround Left/Right Analog,Center/Subwoofer Analog,Rear Surround Left/Right Analog,S/PDIF Optical
- Sampling Rate up to 24-bit and 48KHz for both Playing Back and Recording.Supports 96K/24 bit playback; 48K/16 bit recording.Supports Swapping of Center and LEFT audio Output Channel.
- Based on VIA VT1723 Envy24DT Multi-channel Audio Controller.Based on VIA VT1618 8-channel AC'97 Codec.Complies with AC'97 Specification, Revision 2.3.Complies with PCI-e Base Specification Rev. 1.1.
- Integrated De-pop Function for Eliminating Pop Noise During PC Power-up and Shutdown.
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I have read many reviews, and being a certified PC Technician, I can say that many of the users are probably not experienced enough to properly deal with finicky PC hardware.
When dealing with sound and sound hardware issues, it is best to DISABLE the existing sound device built into the main board in the BIOS/CMOS (Setup, or boot to Windows and go into Device Manager and disable the sound devices before installing this card.
Many times the existing hardware may interfere with the new card installed.
This card comes with a "daughter card" that uses another space in the rear of the PC and attaches onto the main soundcard using a little ribbon cable. This will allow you to use all the features if desired.
The Main card (the one with the PCI-e tabs on it) has three 1/8" and using it in conjunction with the daughter card will give you the 7.1 surround sound function.
This card can be used in what I call "simple mode" where you just install the single Main Card into a PCI-e slot and use it without the daughter card for simple 2-channel stereo sound.
I had no pops, clicks, noise, or degraded sound. Everything was just fine for a soundcard of this price and quality.
If you have problems with this card, chances are you need to disable your old existing hardware that may be causing a conflict, or you just shouldn't be "messing with" computers in the first place - lol!
To disable sound device using Windows DEVICE MANAGER:
1. RIGHT-Click on MY COMPUTER or COMPUTER. (Right-Click, not left!)
2. Select PROPERTIES from the pop-up menu.
3. Select Device Manager link (or Hardware tab in Windows 98/XP and then Device Manager)
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I noticed however that it would produce sound out the analog port (3.5mm for headphones) when digital mode is selected, however it's much quieter. I keep my headphones unplugged so this is not an issue for me but if people have sound-sensitive tech (ie auto-turn on) that may be an issue.
It's great for headphones, it produces a lot of sound and I'm almost certain I would be able to blow my headphones with these. I usually keep it around 10-20%. This is a huge plug for me personally, I hate it when you're able to hit the max volume when you're jamming out.
-1 star because at higher volumes when listening to nothing, there's a TINY bit of static over analog. It's really nothing too much, you won't notice it during quiet songs and it doesn't distort any sound.
This card fits in a PCIe x1 slot. It also fits and works in the physically larger PCIe slots (x4, x8, etc.) and will simply leave open the portions of the slot the card doesn't use.
(Important.) Before installing, I modified my motherboard's BIOS settings to disable the audio built into the motherboard. This helps avoid hardware conflicts between the two audio devices. I can't help but wonder if this might be a cause of the flakiness some other reviewers described.
Pros: Good sound quality, dirt cheap, and good features.
Cons: Not the best instructions, but if you get it wrong the first try, no harm is done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The item arrived with a component disconnected from the main board. I did not identify this issue until after the return period had concluded since I was in the middle of moving,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ben Bauer
I had problems getting this to work as an extra card under Linux, though I think this may be because the onboard chipset was the same as this card causing it to recognize it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by freakyguy97
This sound card was for a older computer that was restored, could not get it to work.
Probably operator error.
This sound card has very good Linux support. If you get any strange echo noises in your games just upgrade to a more recent kernel 3.16. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. Hoover