Creative Labs

Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 Hi-Res Internal PCIe Sound Card

Model: 70SB180000000
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BrandCreative Labs
Interface TypePCI Express
ManufacturerCreative Labs
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<strong>General Information</strong> <br /> <ul> <li><p>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.</p> <p><b>DAC</b></p> <p>Hi-res ESS SABRE-class 9018 with incredibly clean 127 dB DNR audio stream</p> <p><b>THD + N</b></p> <p>Up to -120 dB, 0.0001%</p> <p><b>Playback Capability</b></p> <p>Clear, pristine audio at 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64 Playback</p> <p><b>Headphone Amp</b></p> <p>Ultra-low 1? headphone output impedance, supports 16? to studio-grade headphones of up to 600?, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones</p> <p><b>Surround Sound and Encoding</b></p> <p>5.1 discrete surround for speakers, 7.1 virtual surround for headphones, Dolby Digital Live, DTS Connect Encoding, and Sound Blaster Surround Virtualization</p> <p><b>Convenience</b></p> <p>Audio Control Module - perfect for quick access to volume control knob, 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm mic and headphones I/O connectors. Also fitted with a built-in mic array for hassle-free communications</p> <p><b>Audio Enhancements</b></p> <p>Full suite of audio enhancements including customizable EQs and Sound Profiles, Surround, Crystalizer, Bass, Smart Volume, and Dialog Plus that further boosts your audio. For gamers, Scout Mode is a feature not to be missed!</p> <p><b>Customization</b></p> <p>New and improved Sound Blaster Command software for further audio customization, with a quick on and off toggle switch to activate or deactivate audio processing effects</p> <p><b>Audio</b></p> <p><b>Hardware Accelerated Audio</b></p> <p>The addition of AE-7 to your PC rig basically means one thing - you're adding in a dedicated quad-core processor designed with one goal in mind - to deliver incredibly pristine and enhanced sound on your PC without overstressing your CPU. Sound Blaster handles audio processing on the card itself, freeing up your CPU to handle other tasks.</p> <p><b>Clean and Crisp Audio Clarity</b></p> <p>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.</p> <p><b>Custom Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amplifier</b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>It also features an ultra-low 1? headphone output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600?, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones.</p></li> </ul> <p></p> <strong>Technical Information</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Host Interface: PCI Express</li> <li>Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 127 dB</li> <li>Maximum Playback Sampling Rate: 4 Byte 384 kHz</li> <li>Maximum Recording Sampling Rate: 4 Byte 96 kHz</li> <li>Sound Channels: 5.1</li> </ul> <p></p> <strong>Interfaces/Ports</strong> <br /> <ul> <li>Number of Microphone Ports: 1</li> <li>Number of Headphone Ports: 1</li> <li>Number of Audio Line Out: 3</li> <li>Number of Digital Audio Optical Output: 1</li> </ul> <p></p>

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General Information
  • 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.

    DAC

    Hi-res ESS SABRE-class 9018 with incredibly clean 127 dB DNR audio stream

    THD + N

    Up to -120 dB, 0.0001%

    Playback Capability

    Clear, pristine audio at 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64 Playback

    Headphone Amp

    Ultra-low 1? headphone output impedance, supports 16? to studio-grade headphones of up to 600?, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones

    Surround Sound and Encoding

    5.1 discrete surround for speakers, 7.1 virtual surround for headphones, Dolby Digital Live, DTS Connect Encoding, and Sound Blaster Surround Virtualization

    Convenience

    Audio Control Module - perfect for quick access to volume control knob, 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm mic and headphones I/O connectors. Also fitted with a built-in mic array for hassle-free communications

    Audio Enhancements

    Full suite of audio enhancements including customizable EQs and Sound Profiles, Surround, Crystalizer, Bass, Smart Volume, and Dialog Plus that further boosts your audio. For gamers, Scout Mode is a feature not to be missed!

    Customization

    New and improved Sound Blaster Command software for further audio customization, with a quick on and off toggle switch to activate or deactivate audio processing effects

    Audio

    Hardware Accelerated Audio

    The addition of AE-7 to your PC rig basically means one thing - you're adding in a dedicated quad-core processor designed with one goal in mind - to deliver incredibly pristine and enhanced sound on your PC without overstressing your CPU. Sound Blaster handles audio processing on the card itself, freeing up your CPU to handle other tasks.

    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 1? headphone output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600?, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones.

Technical Information
  • Host Interface: PCI Express
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 127 dB
  • Maximum Playback Sampling Rate: 4 Byte 384 kHz
  • Maximum Recording Sampling Rate: 4 Byte 96 kHz
  • Sound Channels: 5.1

Interfaces/Ports
  • Number of Microphone Ports: 1
  • Number of Headphone Ports: 1
  • Number of Audio Line Out: 3
  • Number of Digital Audio Optical Output: 1

Key Features and Benefits:

  • 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 the 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 1O headphone output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600O, 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 an incredible immersion, Crystallizer that helps to improve the dynamic range of audio, or Bass that provides bigger punch on the low end. Meanwhile, CrystalVoice technology enhances voice for clear recordings and in-game communications.
  • Take full command of your audio setup
    All thanks to the 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.

Specifications

Interface Type
PCI Express
Brand
Creative Labs
Manufacturer
Creative Labs
Model
70SB180000000
manufacturer_part_number
ae-7
Video Game Platform
PC
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
5.00 x 5.70 x 5.00 Inches

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Worth the extra money over onboard sound

This sound card is awesome! I don't say that very often but this deserves a awesome. If your ears have only heard onboard sound then you need to try a dedicated sound card. The difference is night and day. Sound Blaster has been around for decades, they were the standard for sound cards back when computer gaming was in its infancy. The price tag may be steep for some but if you like good sound then you owe it to yourself and get this package.


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