Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Sound Card

 
Features:
 
An ideal all-round audio and gaming solution.
 
The Sound Blaster Z, part of the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster  PCI Express sound cards, is an ideal all-round solution for your PC gaming and entertainment needs. It comes complete with the Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone for crystal clear voice communication.
 
116dB SNR (DAC)
 
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 35.4 times better than motherboard audio
 
SBX Pro Studio technologies
 
SBX Pro Studio technologies
 
Experience awe-inspiring audio with the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies that immerses you in your games and movies with amazing detail and a 360-degree true-to-life sound stage.
 
CrystalVoice Technologies
 
Crystal clear communication
 
In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear commmunication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (CrystalVoice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you move near or further away from the microphone.
 
Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
 
Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
 
When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the bundled beamforming microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.
 
Sound Core3D audio processor
 
Sound Core3D audio processor
 
The quad-core Sound Core3D audio processor was designed 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.
 
Advanced home entertainment audio
 
Advanced home entertainment audio
 
Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Z's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.
 
High fidelity surround sound
 
High fidelity surround sound
 
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
 
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.
 
Specifications:
 
Technical Specifications
 
Feature Description
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
SNR (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt), @ 24-bit, 96kHz
  • Front Channel Out : 116dB
  • Headphone (33 ohms): >105dB
  • Headphone (600 ohms): >105dB
Frequency Response @ 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 @ 192kHz(Stereo only)
  • Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz
   
Speaker Support Description
Supported Output Stereo/2.1 Speakers
  5.1 Speakers
  Headphones
   
Connectivity Description
Headphone 1 x Amplified 1/8" mini jack
Speaker Out 3 x 1/8" mini jacks
Optical Out TOSLINK
Optical In TOSLINK
Line In / Microphone In Shared 1/8" mini jack
   

Bundled Software
  • Sound Blaster Z-Series Control Panel
    • SBX Pro Studio effects
      • SBX Surround

      • SBX Crystalizer

      • SBX Bass

      • SBX Dialog Plus

      • SBX Smart Volume

    • CrystalVoice effects
      • CrystalVoice Noise Reduction

      • CrystalVoice Smart Volume

      • CrystalVoice Acoustic Echo Cancellation

      • CrystalVoice Focus

      • CrystalVoice FX

    • Scout Mode
    • Speakers / Headphone Calibration
    • Cinematic
    • Mixer
    • Equalizer
    • Advanced Features
  • EAX Advanced HD

  • OpenAL

  • Creative Alchemy

  • Creative Diagnostics

  • Online Registration Client


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)
1GB RAM
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive



Package Contents
  • Sound Blaster Z sound card

  • Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone

  • Quick Start leaflet

  • Installation CD containing:

    • Drivers for Windows

    • Creative software suite

    • User's Guide

No additional files, specification sheets, guides or documentation found for product.

Warranty: 1-year Manufact.

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