Creative Labs

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx PCIe Card

SKU: CR7SB156 MFR: 70SB150600000

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Product Highlights

  • 116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
  • SBX Pro Studio technologies
  • Crystal clear communication
  • Advanced home entertainment audio
  • Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM)
  • Sound Core3D audio processor
  • High fidelity multi-channel surround
  • Never unplug your headphones again
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About Creative Labs

The Sound Blaster Zx belongs to the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster PCI-Express sound cards that elevates the standards of technology and performance for the future of PC gaming and entertainment.

Clad in brilliant red shielding and featuring glowing LED lighting, Sound Blaster Zx is the bad boy of the Sound Blaster Z-Series, with an attention-grabbing design that complements any power gaming rig!

Creative Labs Features

  • 116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio: A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pristine, which is 34.4 times better than motherboard audio
  • SBX Pro Studio technologies: SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets
  • Crystal clear communication: In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear communication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus)
  • Advanced home entertainment audio: With Sound Blaster Zx's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible
  • Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM): Take control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels
  • Sound Core3D audio processor: Designed the quad-core Sound Core3D audio processor to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality
  • High fidelity multi-channel surround: Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound
  • Never unplug your headphones again: With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch

Creative Labs Specifications

Output Level (Full Scale)
Front Channel Out: 2Vrms
Headphone (33 ohms): 1.3Vrms
Headphone (600 ohms): 2Vrms
Maximum DAC Resolution
Front Channel Out: 24-bit, 192kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 24-bit, 96kHz
Headphone (600 ohms): 24-bit, 96kHz
Front Channel Out: 116dB
Headphone (33 ohms): >105dB
Headphone (600 ohms): >105dB (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt), at 24-bit, 96kHz
Frequency Response at 96kHz
Front Channel Out: 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out: 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out: 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 10Hz to 45kHz
Frequency Response at 192kHz
Front Channel Out: 10Hz to 88kHz (Stereo only)
Supported Output
Stereo/2.1 Speakers
5.1 Speakers
1 x Amplified 1/8" mini jack
Speaker Out
3 x 1/8" mini jacks
Optical Out
Optical In
Line In / Microphone In
Shared 1/8" mini jack
System Requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.2GHz or faster recommended.
Intel , AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64-bit); Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
1 GB RAM600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
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