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StarTech.com 5.1 Channel PCI Surround Sound Card Adapter

StarTech.com 5.1 Channel PCI Surround Sound Card Adapter (StarTech.com: PCISOUND5CH2)
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StarTech PCISOUND5CH2 Sound Card
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Product Features

Add 5.1 channel audio to a desktop PC through a PCI slot. The PCISOUND5CH2 PCI Surround Sound Card lets you add 5.1 channel audio to a desktop PC through a PCI slot, giving you audio output, and microphone/line input via 3.5mm mini-jacks.

A cost-effective multimedia solution for delivering high quality surround sound, this PCI sound card lets you enjoy full-duplex, 48KHz/16bit audio playback/recording, and offers support for HRTF 3D positional audio, Microsoft DirectSound, DirectSound 3D, and A3D .

Three internal auxiliary input connectors let you connect your CD drive directly to the sound card. If your drive features external control buttons, the card allows playback without impeding your computers performance.

With support for PCI v2.2 and an included low profile/half-height installation bracket, this sound card is an ideal home theater PC solution that's perfect for your standard or small form factor (SFF) PC.


   Device Type:  Sound card
   Form Factor:  Internal
   Interface Type:  PCI
   Width:  0.7 in
   Depth:  4.8 in
   Height:  4.8 in
   Weight:  3.2 oz

Processor / Memory
   Signal Processor:  CMI-8738 LX

Audio Output
   Sound Output Mode:  5.1 channel surround
   DAC Resolution:  16-bit
   Sample Rate:  48 kHz (max)
   Compliant Standards:  DirectSound, DirectSound3D, A3D

Expansion / Connectivity
   Interfaces:  1 x speakers (rear) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x speakers (center/subwoofer) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - mini-phone 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio - 4 pin audio

   Included Accessories:  Low-profile bracket
   Compliant Standards:  FCC, RoHS

Software / System Requirements
   OS Required:  Linux 2.6.x, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (32/64-bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (32/64-bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)

Manufacturer Warranty
   Service & Support:  2 years warranty
   Service & Support Details:  Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters
   Min Operating Temperature:  32 °F
   Max Operating Temperature:  122 °F
   Humidity Range Operating:  5 - 85%

Product Specifications

Audio core
Audio ChipsetC-Media - 8738LX
Sample Rate48KHz
Digital Audio16-bit
External BoxSound Board
Operating Systems SupportedWindows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003 (32/64)
Linux 2.6.x and up (Tested up to 3.5)
System RequirementsMicrosoft DirectX® 8.1 or later
Features5.1 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

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
Physical Spec
Dimensions0.70" x 4.80" x 4.80" (H x W x L)
Package Contents5.1 Channel PCI Surround Sound Card Adapter
1 x Low Profile Bracket
1 x Driver CD
1 x Instruction Manual
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts2 Year

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