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      Creative Sound Blaster EA-7 - Sound card - 32-bit - 384 kHz - 127 dB SNR - 5.1 - PCIe

      CAD $279.99
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      Manufacturer part 70SB180000000 | Dell part AA778360 | Order Code aa778360 | Creative Labs
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      Hi-res PCI-e DAC and Amp Sound Card with Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp and Audio Control Module

      Featuring pristine audio fidelity alongside Sound Blaster's audio processing legacy, the AE-7 takes the audio game up a notch and will awe you with its audiophile-grade components with playback exceeding massively popular desktop amps and DACs.
      Hi-res PCI-e DAC and Amp Sound Card with Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp and Audio Control Module
      Clean and Crisp Audio Clarity

      Enhanced audio is only going to sound as good as the components delivering it, and with the AE-7, we're not pulling any punches. The AE-7 features an ESS SABRE-class 9018 DAC that delivers an incredibly clean 127 dB DNR audio stream at up to 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64 Playback. If pristine is at the core of your demand, the AE-7 is going to blow past your expectations.
      Custom Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amplifier

      Audiophile and theater-grade components deserve an audiophile-grade headphone amplifier. The AE-7 features our custom Xamp bi-amplified headphone amp in which each earcup gets its own power from the first stage of amplification all the way through delivery.

      The end result in your ears is silky smooth audio regardless of how dynamic or demanding the current audio scene may be. For the pro-audio users, the Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp satisfies even the most demanding needs of audiophiles seeking for music in its original form, and appreciate music the way it is intended to be.

      It also features an ultra-low 1Ω headphone output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600Ω, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones.
      Theatrical-Grade Discreet and Virtual Surround

      Whether you are outputting to headphones or speakers, the AE-7 is able to take stereo or multi-stream sources and transform them into immersive, theatrical audio. It supports discrete 5.1 on speakers, and up to 7.1 virtual surround on speakers and headphones. You can even switch effortlessly between headphones and your speakers for those times you want to pump the bass or go stealthier with your headphones.

      There's also Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding for even more delivery options to your external audio devices.
      Incredible Processing

      And that's not all! Having been in the audio processing game for 30 years, the Sound Blaster AE-7 comes with Sound Blaster's full suite of audio enhancements. You can enjoy Surround for incredible immersion, Crystallizer that helps to improve the dynamic range of audio, or Bass that provides bigger punch on the low end WITHOUT speaker distortion. Meanwhile, CrystalVoice technology enhances voice for clear recordings and in-game communications.

      Hi-res PCI-e DAC and Amp Sound Card with Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp and Audio Control Module 0:08
      Supports Scout Mode

      Ready for an unfair advantage? The Sound Blaster AE-9 comes with Scout Mode, a technology that enhances important in-game audio cues such as footsteps and weapon switching sounds. This means you can pinpoint your opponent's location and predict their moves before they even know where you are.
      Take Full Command of Your Audio Setup

      All thanks to our users and community, the newly designed Sound Blaster Command software suite has been improved based on their feedback! It's now easier than ever to customize your audio quickly for your specific needs.

      Do you prefer pure audio with no effects or processing while listening to music? Or do you prefer to push your audio immersion to the limits by putting the Sound Core3D enhanced audio effects to work while gaming? The ability to save and switch to multiple profiles with a simple click expands your options when it comes to changing between music, gaming, or movies.
      Audio Control Module

      Take easy control with the ACM that is incorporated with a built-in microphone array, 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm connectors for mic and headphones input and output connections. You can conveniently adjust the volume with the knob on the ACM - all within your fingertips.

      Featuring pristine audio fidelity alongside Sound Blaster's audio processing legacy, the AE-7 takes the audio game up a notch and will awe you with its audiophile-grade components with playback exceeding massively popular desktop amps and DACs.

      Quick Specs


      Device Type
      Sound card
      Enclosure Type
      Internal
      Interface Type
      PCI Express
      Dimensions (WxDxH)
      14.5 cm x 12.8 cm x 2 cm
      Weight
      215 g
      Sound Output Mode
      5.1 channel surround
      DAC Resolution
      32-bit
      Sample Rate
      44.1 kHz (min) - 384 kHz (max)
      Signal-To-Noise Ratio
      127 dB
      System Requirements
      Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32/64 bits)
      Manufacturer Warranty
      1-year warranty

      General


      Device Type
      Sound card
      Form Factor
      Internal
      Interface Type
      PCI Express
      Width
      14.5 cm
      Depth
      12.8 cm
      Height
      2 cm
      Weight
      215 g

      Audio Output


      Sound Output Mode
      5.1 channel surround
      DAC Resolution
      32-bit
      Sample Rate
      44.1 kHz (min) - 384 kHz (max)
      Signal-To-Noise Ratio
      127 dB
      Features
      Headphone Amplifier, Sound Core3D, CrystalVoice, built-in microphone, Scout Mode, virtual 7.1 channel surround mode
      Compliant Standards
      Dolby Digital Live, DTS Connect, Dolby Audio, ASIO 2.3

      Expansion / Connectivity


      Interfaces
      • 3 x audio line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
      • 1 x digital audio output (optical) - TOSLINK
      • 1 x headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
      • 1 x audio line-in/microphone - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
      • On Audio Control Module: 1 x microphone - phone mono 6.3 mm
      • On Audio Control Module: 1 x headphones - phone stereo 6.3 mm
      • On Audio Control Module: 1 x microphone - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm
      • On Audio Control Module: 1 x headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm

      Miscellaneous


      Included Accessories
      Audio Control Module

      Software / System Requirements


      OS Required
      Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32/64 bits)
      System Requirements Details
      Windows 7/8/8.1/10 - Core i3 RAM 1 GB - HD 600 MB

      Manufacturer Warranty


      Service & Support
      Limited warranty - 1 year

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