Creative Labs SoundBlaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card w/ External Audio Control Module, Red

MX45085 SoundBlaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card w/ External Audio Control Module, Red
MX45085 SoundBlaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card w/ External Audio Control Module, Red MX45085 SoundBlaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card w/ External Audio Control Module, Red MX45085 SoundBlaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card w/ External Audio Control Module, Red MX45085 SoundBlaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card w/ External Audio Control Module, Red

Product Info

High Performance Gaming and Entertainment Audio Components

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 that will be the highlight of any power gaming rig, Sound Blaster Zx is the bad boy of the Sound Blaster Z-Series ultra-high-performance sound cards. With an impressive 116dB SNR and bursting with high-grade hardware and software features, this complete home entertainment audio system is hard to beat.


THX116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pure audio which is 35.4 times better than traditional motherboard audio.

THXSBX Pro Studio™ Technologies
SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.

THXCrystal 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). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone.

Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work

THXPristine 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 Zx. Hear your audio recordings come to life!

THX24-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.

THXAdvanced Home Entertainment Audio
Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! 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.

THXAccessible 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.

THXSound Core3D Audio Processor
We 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.

THXHigh 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 comprehensive Sound Blaster Z-Series Control Panel, in the Speakers / Headphones Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.


System Requirements

Computer with:

  • Microsoft Windows® 10, 8, 7
  • Intel®, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo / AMD® 2.2GHz Dual Core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
  • Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive


Product Creative Sound Blaster Zx PCIe Gaming Sound Card
Part Number 70SB150600000
Colour Red
Frequency Response 96KHz Sample Rate:
Front Channel Out: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
Rear Channel Out: 15Hz ~ 45kHz
Center Out: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 10Hz ~ 45kHz

192KHz Sample Rate:
Front Channel Out: 10Hz ~ 88kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 96kHz @ 24-bit, 20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt:
Front Channel Out: 116dB
Headphone (33 ohms): Greater than 105dB
Headphone (600 ohms): Greater than 105dB
DAC Resolution Front Channel Out: 24-bit, 192kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 24-bit, 96kHz
Headphone (600 ohms): 24-bit, 96kHz
Output Levels Full Scale:
Front Channel Out: 2Vrms
Headphone (33 ohms): 1.3Vrms
Headphone (600 ohms): 2Vrm
SBX Pro Studio Effects SBX Surround™
SBX Crystalizer™
SBX Bass™
SBX Dialog Plus™
SBX Smart Volume™
DSP Audio Effects CrystalVoice™ Noise Reduction
CrystalVoice™ Smart Volume
CrystalVoice™ Acoustic Echo Cancellation
CrystalVoice™ Focus
CrystalVoice™ FX
Advanced Features Scout Mode
Speakers / Headphone Calibration
Cinematic Mode
Audio Mixer
Equalizer EAX Advanced HD
Creative Alchemy
Creative Diagnostics
Online Registration Client
Audio Formats 2.0 Stereo
2.0 Headphones
Analog Interface Microphone / Line In: 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Jack
Audio out: 3 x 3.5mm Stereo Jacks
Headphone out: 1 x Amplified 3.5mm Stereo Jack
Digital Interface Optical in: 1 x Toslink®
Optical out: 1 x Toslink®
Compatible Platforms Windows® 8, 7
Dimensions N/A
Weight N/A

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Zx Sound Card
  • Sound Blaster Audio Control Module (ACM)
  • Optical Cable
  • Stereo 3.5mm-to-RCA Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation CD, with:
    • Windows Drivers
    • Creative Software Suite
    • User's Guide