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Diamond Xtreme Sound 5.1 Channel PCI Sound Card

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   Shipping Weight:   0.4 lbs
   Part #: XS51
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Improve Your Sound Experience for MP3s, Games, Movies, Music and more!

Diamond Xtreme Sound allows the user to experience high level, theater quality sound while watching videos, listening to music, and playing games all in true 5.1 channel surround sound. This is an essential upgrade for anyone interested in increasing their computer audio experience while freeing up valuable computer system resources.

You can import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or with new recordings. Export your recordings in several common file formats, such as WAV and MP3.

Quick Specs:
Additional Information
  • Karaoke Support
  • 10 Band Equalizer with Presets
  • Easy Connection to Home Audio Equipment
  • Special Effects Including Concert Hall and More
  • Total DVD Theater Surround Sound Experience
  • Internal Input Connectors for CD Audio and Aux Audio
Host Interface PCI
DAC Data Width 16 bit
Sound Channels 5.1
Form Factor Internal
System Requirements
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP Media Center
  • 850 MHZ CPU
  • PCI slot
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 20 MB Hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Amplified Speakers, Amplifier w/Speakers, Headphones
    Note: DVD-ROM drive w/playback software required for Dolby Digital (AC3) audio from DVD movies
Number of Audio Line In 2
Number of Audio Line Out 3
Maximum Recording Sampling Rate 2 Byte 48 kHz
Maximum Playback Sampling Rate 2 Byte 48 kHz

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General Information  
     Brand Name: DIAMOND
     Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia, USA
     Manufacturer Part Number: XS51
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Package Type: Retail
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Line: XtremeSound
     Product Name: XtremeSound Sound Card
     Product Type: Sound Board
     Number of Audio Line In: 2
     Number of Audio Line Out: 3
     Additional Information:
  • Karaoke Support
  • 10 Band Equalizer with Presets
  • Easy Connection to Home Audio Equipment
  • Special Effects Including Concert Hall and More
  • Total DVD Theater Surround Sound Experience
  • Internal Input Connectors for CD Audio and Aux Audio

     System Requirements:
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows XP Media Center
  • 850 MHZ CPU
  • PCI slot
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 20 MB Hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Amplified Speakers, Amplifier w/Speakers, Headphones
    Note: DVD-ROM drive w/playback software required for Dolby Digital (AC3) audio from DVD movies

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Internal
Technical Information  
     DAC Data Width: 16 bit
     Host Interface: PCI
     Maximum Playback Sampling Rate: 2 Byte 48 kHz
     Maximum Recording Sampling Rate: 2 Byte 48 kHz
     Platform Supported: PC
     Sound Channels: 5.1

Diamond XS51 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Easy to install
None so far
Got this to replace a failing on board sound card. I was bit worried about the compatibility with Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 I think) but it work flawlessly the first time without having to install any extra packages or go to the command line.

Experience: 1 Months
For the moment i like this product and ive been using it for 1month no problem
This item is really good good quality good price worth it

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Works as specified and 5.1 is excellent.
The 5.1 sound quality is not great but good enough for what I needed.
Good card for the money. I paid $7.96 for this card with the IR$5 and $10MIR. Exactly what I needed.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
very cheap!
typical sound
Well, I was just looking for the cheapest card that is window7 compatible, and I guess this is it!! So, I wasn't expecting top quality sound but hey it's still pretty ok.

Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Poor configuration
Bought this to upgrade my pc, wish i hadn't though. It froze the pc after installing and only worked when i swapped this for my modem and worked in that slot. After finally getting it to work i realized that the software nor the windows volume control had options for separate rear and front volumes which my on board audio has, which was a huge issue for me because my rear speakers are farther away.

Experience: 15 Days
 Verified Owner
Solid Card
Has mic input too and headset output
works well with budget speakers (5.1)
card could have been smaller
if it's big it might not fit some smaller cases liek shuttles
Works as advertised. Simple card that can support up to 5.1 speakers. So far nothing with flaaking music or anything. Comes with drivers incase you can't find it, works well. INstallation was very easy took about 10 min. Easy to get to run. works with WIN XP. I haven' ttried this with vista, but probably will work. However vista is known to reject alot of drivers for no reason whatsoever.

Experience: 88 Days
 Verified Owner
Bonne carte a prix très abordable
Non considérant le prix payé.
Acheté en pricematch à $17 cette carte fournit du bon son 5.1 de base. Les logiciels fournit sont correct. Moi je ne peux m' attendre à mieux de la part d'une pareille carte à ce prix. Excellent si on a un vieux système qui a encore sont utilité mais qui gagnerait à améliorer le son. Je la recommande.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Good 5.1 sound. No noticable problems so far.
Not much in the way of software but does the job.
This is your basic 5.1 surround sound card with the usual basic software. Nothing fancy, but it works as advertised.
If you need a replacement or looking for an upgrade from 2.1 sound this card will do the job.
Only tested on XP so can't say if it is any good with Vista.
would buy this again if I don't upgrade to something more powerful like 7.1 sound.
Takes the load off your processor if you are still using on-board sound.

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Comment: With today's chipsets and the quality of on-board sound there is no reason to run this card, except to save a few CPU cycles. Their highlight was music playback, but other than that, the card just did not stand up to the HD on-board audio.
Posted by: Zenphic @02/11/08
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