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  • MX43066 Sound Blaster Z PCI-E 5.1 Sound Card w/ Beamforming Microphone
  • MX43066 Sound Blaster Z PCI-E 5.1 Sound Card w/ Beamforming Microphone
  • MX43066 Sound Blaster Z PCI-E 5.1 Sound Card w/ Beamforming Microphone
  • MX43066 Sound Blaster Z PCI-E 5.1 Sound Card w/ Beamforming Microphone

Creative Labs

Sound Blaster Z PCI-E 5.1 Sound Card w/ Beamforming Microphone

From 4 Customer Reviews

Product Info

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Designed around the powerful Sound Core3D™ audio processor, the Sound Blaster Z series once again raises the bar for the industry standard of PCIe sound cards. Sound Blaster Z has been designed to meet the standards of those who want a vastly superior experience over motherboard audio. With external DACs delivering 116dB SNR, a 600 ohm audiophile-grade headphone amp, and massively customizable SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Z packs a serious audio punch.

Features

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116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio

Enjoy unparalleled audio fidelity from Sound Blaster Z. A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pristine audio which is 35.4 times better than motherboard audio.

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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.

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600 Ohm Dedicated Headphone Amplifier

Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600 ohm impedance. Hear every detail of your audio!

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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.

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Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency

Enjoy reduced latency as low as one millisecond with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster Z. Hear your audio recordings come to life!

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24-bit / 192kHz audio output

Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 / 8
  • Available PCIe x1 Expansion Slot

Specifications

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Audio Processor Sound Core3D

Audio Resolution

24-Bit
Digital Audio Convertor (DAC) Cirrus Logic
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt) 116dB
Maximum Playback Quality 5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct: Up to 192kHz
Frequency Response @96kHz 5.1 : Up to 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 Direct Only) Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz
16-bit to 24-bit Recording Sample Rates 8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 (kHz)
16-bit to 24-bit Playback Sample Rates 8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, 192 (kHz)
Maximum Recording Quality Up to 24-bit/96kHz
I/O Ports (Main Card) Headphone : 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Speaker Out : 3 x 3.5mm jacks(F/R/C-Sub)
Line / Mic In : 1 x shared 3.5mm jack
Optical Out : 1 x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1 x TOSLINK
600 Ohm Amplified Headphone Output Maxim MAX97220A
   
Technology  
Audio Enhancement SBX Pro Studio
Surround™
Crystalizer™
Bass™
Smart Volume™
Dialog Plus™
CrystalVoice™
Noise Reduction
Smart Volume
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
FX
Focus
Speaker/Headphone Switch Software Controlled
Dolby Digital Live Encoding
DTS Connect Encoding
Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-Channels SBX Surround
DTS & Dolby Digital Decoding via Cyberlink PowerDVD Download via 3rd party software download
Scout Mode™ Yes
EAX EAX 5.0 HD
Max.No. of 3D Voices 128
ASIO ASIO 2.0 support at:
16-bit/44.1kHz
16-bit/48kHz
24-bit/44.1kHz
24-bit/48kHz
24-bit/96kHz
with direct monitoring
   
Dimensions N/A
Weight N/A