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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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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.
Comment Helpful? Yes - 2 No - 1 Report

(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
Comment Helpful? Yes - 4 No - 1 Report

(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.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 3 No - 0 Report

(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)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 4 No - 0 Report