Creative SoundBlaster Recon3D PCI-E Soundcard Product Description Pure acceleration for your gaming audio
The next generation Sound Blaster card - the Sound Blaster Recon3D - is powered by Sound Core3D™ and heralds a new age in 3D gaming audio and online voice communication. Hardware-accelerated THX® TruStudio Pro™ audio technologies deliver unsurpassed audio playback quality, while the innovative CrystalVoice™ processing lets you communicate with crystal clear vocal fidelity in your multiplayer games, online chats and video conferencing.
Engineered for low power consumption and high performance, the Sound Core3D processor is Creative's first sound and voice processor to integrate a quad-core high-performance digital signal processor (DSP) and high-quality converters onto a single chip.
24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs (up to 96 kHz sample rate)
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources (up to 96 kHz sample rate to analog outputs)
16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
Line In / Microphone In: Shared 1/8" mini jack
Headphone: 1 x 1/8" mini jack
Speaker Out: 3x 1/8" mini jacks
Optical Out: TOSLINK
Optical In: TOSLINK
PCI Express 1x
1 year limited hardware warranty
Minimum System Requirements
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster
Intel, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
600MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
Got this for around half a ton give or take a few pounds, and for the money it is amazing! Built in headphone amp gives a hefty boost to your sound whilst keeping the quality. I'm not sure if I could tell the difference between this and something more expensive, so i've rated sound quality as 9 just in case! Brilliant for my Grado SR125i's!
Good sound quality from this. I needed to upgrade from my onboard audio to use Roccat Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Analog Gaming Headset. The sound quality is awesome through my headset but took a while adjusting the sound card options to get it just right. Music sounds a lot better than my onboard sound but i am not an audiophile expert and can't compare it to the more expensive sound cards. I am glad of my purchase