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5.1 Channel PCI Surround Sound Card Adapter

Add 5.1 channel audio to a desktop PC through a PCI slot

Product ID: PCISOUND5CH2

  • 5.1 channel surround sound output and mic/line audio input via 3.5mm mini-jacks
  • Supports up to 48KHz/16-bit sampling rate
  • Includes low profile/half-height installation bracket
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  • Supports HRTF 3D audio, Microsoft® DirectSound®/ DirectSound 3D®, and A3D®
  • Supports PCI Version 2.2 with ACPI
  • Full-Duplex operation for recording and playback
  • Three internal auxiliary inputs
  • Built-in 32 OHM Earphone buffer
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Overview

The PCISOUND5CH2 PCI Surround Sound Card lets you add 5.1 channel audio to a desktop PC through a PCI slot, giving you audio output, and microphone/line input via 3.5mm mini-jacks.

A cost-effective multimedia solution for delivering high quality surround sound, this PCI sound card lets you enjoy full-duplex, 48KHz/16bit audio playback/recording, and offers support for HRTF 3D positional audio, Microsoft® DirectSound®, DirectSound 3D®, and A3D®.

Three internal auxiliary input connectors let you connect your CD drive directly to the sound card. If your drive features external control buttons, the card allows playback without impeding your computers performance.

With support for PCI v2.2 and an included low profile/half-height installation bracket, this sound card is an ideal home theatre PC solution that’s perfect for your standard or small form factor (SFF) PC.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Fits into full or low profile/small form factor (SFF) systems, with a dual profile design
  • Upgrade your audio listening experience with 5.1 channel surround sound output

Applications

Replace failed or stereo-only onboard audio in a desktop PC

Build an inexpensive home theater PC or multimedia PC with surround sound capabilities

Provide additional inputs and outputs for multiple audio sources or destinations

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI (5 Volt)
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID C-Media - 8738LX
Performance
Audio Specifications Supports 5.1 Channel 16 bit stereo audio Input and Output Connections: Line In, Mic In, Front-Speaker, Rear-Speaker, Center/Sub-Woofer
Full Duplex Support Yes
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI (5V, 32-bit) Male
External Ports 5 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
Internal Ports 3 - MPC2 (4 pin, Audio) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions Only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available 5V PCI Slot
Microsoft DirectX® 8.1 or later
Environmental
Humidity 5-85% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 4.7 in [120 mm]
Product Length 4.8 in [122 mm]
Product Weight 1.8 oz [50 g]
Product Width 0.7 in [19 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.2 oz [146 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI 5.1 Surround Sound Card
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions Only

Certifications

5.1 Channel PCI Surround Sound Card Adapter

Customer Reviews

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(4 stars) Does everything I hoped for

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My old sound card stopped working when I upgraded to Windows 10. I had to get a replacement. This card runs under Win 10 and does everything I expected. As noted in one of the other comments, installing the drivers took some experimenting - the instructions on the web site are incomplete - but eventually I got it working. The technical support was very helpful - outstanding.
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(5 stars) well worth it

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you'll need to download the latest drivers from the website but apart from that this is a lovely piece of kit for the money. excellent customer service.
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(1 star)

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wont allow my rear speakers to work the black (rear) port doesnt seem to work
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(5 stars) Perfect

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I had a hard time finding a card that would fit in a smaller PC box. This one fit perfectly and came with the ability to put it in a bigger PC if needed. Absolutely thrilled I finally found one that worked! Quality of sound is good too.
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(5 stars) Amazing Soundcard

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I brought this card as part of a music PC that I'm building. The motherboard's built in sound had gone crazy()making random sounds and cutting out) So, I needed a card and this one works perfectly
Quality of Product (5/5)
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