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Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR

PCIe x1, 24-Bit, 5.1 Audio, 124dB SNR, Dolby Digital Live, DTS Connect, EAX 5.0, CrystalVoice, SBX Pro Studio

Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
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Manf.Code: 70SB151000001

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Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR overview

Product Overview

The Sound Blaster ZxR is the flagship of the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster PCI-Express sound cards, elevating the standards of technology and performance for the future of gaming and entertainment on the PC. Designed to deliver the ultimate audio playback and creation solution for the PC, Sound Blaster ZxR personifies the ultimate gaming and entertainment performance for a sound card. Experience awe-inspiring audio with the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies immersing you in your games and movies with amazing detail and a 360 degree true-to-life sound stage. Sound Blaster ZxR delivers the ultimate audio playback solution for the PC. Studio-grade components, which include external digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that deliver 127dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), sockets for swappable OP-Amps, a high-end 80mW into 600 ohm headphone amplifier and 192kHz pass through, deliver phenomenal audio quality. The World’s Best Sounding Sound Card Comes with DBpro Daughter Board and External Audio Control Module with High Quality Beam-Forming Microphone Array.

Product Features

Sound Core3D
Sound Core3D is the next generation multi-core Sound and Voice processor for accelerating advanced audio and voice processing technologies. Its low-power and energy efficient design makes it ideal to deliver High Definition audio quality and superior performance in stationary and portable entertainment devices.

124dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 124dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pristine audio which is more than 89.1 times better than the average sound card or on-board motherboard sound.

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

DBpro Daughter Board
The DBpro is another reason why Sound Blaster ZxR delivers only the best audio playback and creation. DBpro offers optical output for outstanding audio playback; and professional grade 123dB analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with RCA Aux-in and optical input for studio-grade recording quality.

Audio Control Module (ACM)
Take control in attention-grabbing style with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM allows you to adjust the headphone levels conveniently. When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the stereo microphone on the ACM creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.

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.

SBX Pro Studio
SBX Pro Studio suite of audio playback technologies delivers a new level of audio immersion. Realistic surround sound, the ability to clearly hear specific sounds in a gaming environment are just a few elements of SBX Pro Studio that enhance the overall experience, be it movies, games or music.

Scout Mode
Hear your enemies before they hear you. This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.

EAX Advanced HD
EAX (Environmental Audio Extensions) is an Application Programming Interface (API) developed by Creative Labs to create environmental audio in games and other audio applications.

Dolby Digital Live
Connects to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or Dolby Digital 5.1 audio streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.

DTS Connect
Connects to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into a DTS bitstream for high fidelity immersive surround sound.
General Specifications
Audio Processor Sound Core3D
Audio Resolution 24-Bit
Digital Audio Convertor (DAC) Burr-Brown
Signal to Noise Ratio 124dB
Maximum Playback Quality 5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct: Up to 192kHz
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 (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 1/4" jack
Speaker Out : 2x RCA (L / R) 2x 3.5mm jacks (Rear, C/Sub)
Microphone In: 1x 1/4" jack
I/O Ports (Daughter Card) Line In : 2x RCA (L / R)
Optical Out : 1x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1x TOSLINK
Audio Control Module / Front Panel Connectivity Volume Control Knob Built-in Beam-Forming Microphone
Headphone-Out : 1x 3.5mm jack, 1x 1/4” jack
Microphone-In : 1x 3.5mm jack, 1x 1/4” jack
600 Ohm Amplified Headphone Output 80mw TI TPA6120
Swappable OP-AMPs Yes

Audio Technologies
Audio Enhancement SBX Pro Studio Surround
SBX Pro Studio Crystalizer
SBX Pro Studio Bass
SBX Pro Studio Smart Volume
SBX Pro Studio Dialog Plus
CrystalVoice Noise Reduction
CrystalVoice Smart Volume
CrystalVoice Acoustic Echo Cancellation
CrystalVoice FX
CrystalVoice Focus
Speaker/Headphone Switch Software Controlled
Dolby Digital Live Encoding
DTS Connect Encoding
Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-Channels SBX Surround
Scout Mode Yes
Max.No. of 3D Voices 128

Physical Specification
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x1
Package Retail
Minimum OS Windows 8
Windows 7

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