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Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card

Sound Core3D, 122dB Dynamic Range, CrystalVoice Audio Technology, 32-bit 384kHz Playback, discrete 5.1 Surround, Virtual 7.1 Surround, RGB

Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card
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£114.98 inc vat

£95.82 ex vat

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Order Code: CRE-SBXAE5

Manf.Code: 70SB174000000

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Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card overview

Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand. The ultra-low 1O output impedance drives 16-600O headphones perfectly.

SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for hi-resolution audio for games, music, and movies. It delivers up to 32-bit 384kHz playback with a 122dB DNR, ultra-low distortion and jitter.

Aurora Reactive Lighting System

Enjoy a symphony of lights and sound with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System! The AE-5 has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip. Program up to 16.8 million colors in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC.

BlasterX Acoustic Engine

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements. BlasterX Acoustic Engine is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies that deliver new levels of audio immersion and precision for the ultimate competitive advantage. These sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.

Scout 2.0

Expand your horizon with the world's first smart gaming companion that enables you to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device for any First Person Shooter game. Scout mode has been given an updated feature that is sure to bring the pain to whoever you meet in the battlefield!

Specifications

Interface/Power
PCIe bus power, +5V for Aurora lighting (requires 4-pin molex peripheral connector from PC power supply)
Audio Technology
Sound Core3D
Dynamic Range (DNR)
122dB
Connectivity Options (Main)
1 x TOSLINK Optical Out, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic In/Line In, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Headset Out, 1 x 1/8" Front Out, 1 x 1/8" Rear Out, 1 x 1/8" Center/Sub Out
Headphone Amp
Supported Headphone Impedance:
16 - 600 O
Audio Technologies
CrystalVoice
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
Dimensions
145 x 20 x 128 mm
ASIO
Playback & Recording
Platform
PCIe
Recommended Usage
Gaming

System Requirements

Windows
  • Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCIe slot

Package Contents

  • Sound BlasterX AE-5
  • 1 x LED Strip (30cm/10 LEDs)
  • 1 x Extension Cable
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflets

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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