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AuzenTech Forte Low Profile PCI-E 7.1 Sound Card PCI-E Dolby Digital Live Headphone AMP

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Features    [ Edit | History ]
Security: The PCI-Express independent data transfer structure provides secure performance, important because audio requires continuous-secure data processing.

Sound: With a D/A converter of 120dB level, high end audio components, and an analog design tuned for peak performance, the X-Fi™ Forte is designed to provide the best audio possible for Music, Games and Movies. End-users can further tune the audio via the replaceable OPAMP for the front audio (L/R).

Performance: By using the latest Creative native PCI express chipset, the Auzentech X-Fi™ Forte provides high performance audio processing on-board while freeing system resources for other tasks. With 64MB X-Ram, it processes complicated 3D sound effects with ease.

Key Features
  • Low Profile Audio Card
  • Developed around Creative X-Fi Native PCI Express audio processor
  • Support for Dolby Digital Live for Windows XP and Vista
  • Support for DTS Neo:PC & DTS Interactive for Vista
  • Low-profile and standard-profile brackets included.
Minimum System Requirements
  • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.6 GHz or AMD® Athlon XP 2000+ processor (Pentium 4 2.2 GHz, AMD AthlonTM XP 2400+ processor or faster recommended)
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® 64-bit with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Vista 32-bit with SP1, Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) 2005 or Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Windows Vista)
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI Express® (x1, x4, x8 or x16) slot
  • CD or DVD ROM
Rear Panel

Rear Panel

 

Rear Panel Brackets

The X-Fi™ Forte includes two rear panel brackets, a Standard bracket and a Low Profile bracket. Use the appropriate bracket for your PC.

Digital Output

RCA/TOSLINK Combo Jack: Can connect to external DAC, AV Receiver, and Decoder through a 75Ω Coaxial cable or optical mini cable. Can play S/PDIF Stereo PCM and Dolby Digital AC-3, DTS bit-stream content.

Headphone Output

3.5mm(1/8 ”) stereo mini-phone jack: Includes an independent Headphone amp and can activate an impedance 16Ω ~ 600Ω headphone or earphone. Also, can be used, when configuring a Stereo system, not using the Analog I/O cable, as an Front Line Output.

Note If you connect a Passive Speaker (with lower than 16Ω) to this Headphone output, it can cause this audio card to not function correctly.

Analog I/O Multi Connector

D-SUB 15 pin connector: Connect the Analog I/O cable bundled in this package and use for Mic input, Line input and 8-channel line output Jack.


Analog I/O Cable

Analog I/O Cable

MIC input connector
3.5mm(1/8”) mini phone jack (Pink color label: ‘MIC IN’): Connect Stereo/mono unbalanced condenser microphone and input, record audio from the MIC through the audio card. Also, connect to Balanced Dynamic Microphone through the jumper setting of this audio board.

Line input connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Blue color label: ‘LINE IN’): Connect CD player, MP3 player from their headphone output or line output, and input/record audio through this audio card.

Front Line output connector
3.5mm (1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Lime color label: ‘FRONT’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or AV Amplifier’s “Front”.

Rear output connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Black color label: ‘REAR’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or  AV Amplifier’s Rear. Connectiowheabove 4-channel system is needed.

Center/Woofer output connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Orange color label: ‘C/SW’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or AV Amplifier’s Center/Woofer. Connectiowheabove 5.1 channel system is needed.

Side output connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Gray color label: ‘SIDE’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or AV Amplifier’ Side. Connection to 7.1 channel system is needed.

 

 



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Interface Core

Audio Processor

  • Creative 20K2 PCI Express audio processor
  • X-RAM 64M bytes of DDR-SDRAM for audio processing

PC Interface

  • PCI Express 1.1 Compliant Interface

Supported audio
resolution and
sampling rate

  • 16/24-bit / up to 192kHz (Stereo playback)
  • 16/24-bit / up to 96.0khz (Multi channel playback)
  • 16/24-bit / up to 96kHz (Recording)

API Supports

  • WDM, ASIO2.0
  • EAX® 5.0, Direct Sound®, Direct Sound 3D®, OpenAL

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft® Windows Vista™
  • Microsoft® Windows XP™
Analog Audio

Level

  • 3.0Vrms, +12.0dBu max, deviatio+/- 0.1dB

Dynamic Range

  • 109.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Analog outputs
  • 98.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Analog inputs

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise

  • 115.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Stereo analog outputs
  • 109.0 dB A-weighted (1kHz @ -60dBFS, 24-bit/48kHz) for Multi channel analog outputs

Frequency Response

  • 10Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.02 dB @ 48kHz
  • 10Hz to 42kHz, +/- 0.02 dB @ 96kHz
  • 10Hz to 94kHz, +/- 3dB @ 192kHz, Stereo

Impedance

  • Headphone load impedance 16Ω ~ 600Ω
  • Line output impedance 330Ω
  • Line/Aux input impedance 10KΩ

Microphone

  • Support Stereo and Balanced Mode

 

 

Connectivity

Analog Multi I/O Cable (D-SUB)

  • 4 x 1/8" Stereo mini phone jack for Line outputs
  • 1 x 1/8" TRS mini phone jack for MIC input
  • 1 x 1/8" Stereo mini phone jack for Line input

Headphone

  • 1 x 1/8" Stereo mini Phone jack for Headphone output

Front Audio

  • 1 x 10-pin(5x2) Front audio header with Intel® HD Audio Compatible

Digital I/O

  • 1 x RCA/TOSLINK Combo jack for S/PDIF transmission
  • 1 x 2-piS/PDIF input connector

Extension

  • Creative proprietary AND_EXT, DID_EXE connector for X-Fi I/O driver
  
Rear Panel
Rear Panel

 

Rear Panel Brackets

The X-Fi™ Forte includes two rear panel brackets, a Standard bracket and a Low Profile bracket. Use the appropriate bracket for your PC.

Digital Output

RCA/TOSLINK Combo Jack: Can connect to external DAC, AV Receiver, and Decoder through a 75Ω Coaxial cable or optical mini cable. Can play S/PDIF Stereo PCM and Dolby Digital AC-3, DTS bit-stream content.

Headphone Output

3.5mm(1/8 ”) stereo mini-phone jack: Includes an independent Headphone amp and can activate an impedance 16Ω ~ 600Ω headphone or earphone. Also, can be used, when configuring a Stereo system, not using the Analog I/O cable, as an Front Line Output.

Note If you connect a Passive Speaker (with lower than 16Ω) to this Headphone output, it can cause this audio card to not function correctly.

Analog I/O Multi Connector

D-SUB 15 pin connector: Connect the Analog I/O cable bundled in this package and use for Mic input, Line input and 8-channel line output Jack.


Analog I/O Cable
Analog I/O Cable

MIC input connector
3.5mm(1/8”) mini phone jack (Pink color label: ‘MIC IN’): Connect Stereo/mono unbalanced condenser microphone and input, record audio from the MIC through the audio card. Also, connect to Balanced Dynamic Microphone through the jumper setting of this audio board.

Line input connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Blue color label: ‘LINE IN’): Connect CD player, MP3 player from their headphone output or line output, and input/record audio through this audio card.

Front Line output connector
3.5mm (1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Lime color label: ‘FRONT’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or AV Amplifier’s “Front”.

Rear output connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Black color label: ‘REAR’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or  AV Amplifier’s Rear. Connectiowheabove 4-channel system is needed.

Center/Woofer output connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Orange color label: ‘C/SW’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or AV Amplifier’s Center/Woofer. Connectiowheabove 5.1 channel system is needed.

Side output connector
3.5mm(1/8”) stereo mini-phone jack (Gray color label: ‘SIDE’): Connect Active multichannel speaker or AV Amplifier’ Side. Connection to 7.1 channel system is needed.


Package Contents
 

Board

  • AUZEN X-Fi™ FORTE 7.1 Board
 

Documentation

  • Quick Start Guide
 

Accessories

  • 1 x Optical TOSLINK to TOSLINK cable, (6.6 feet / 2 meter)
  • 1 x Analog Multi I/O cable (D-Sub)
  • 1 x Optical adaptor
  • 1 x Full size bracket
 

Software

  • Installation CD

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Ang_L
03/12/12
Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
Silent back ground, don't hear any noise. Has enough power to drive many headphones.
Cons
Software is a little bit complex
Summary
I experienced a few high end sound cards, but still gave a try of Auzentech Forte. It has enough power to drive my headphones even without a power connection. The sound quality is pretty good at the price range. The software is somewhat slow and not so simple to use.

Carter_S
02/18/12
Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Nice sounding card
Cons
Works as advertised
Summary
Had this card in my PC and it works great compared to the onboard audio of my Rampage Formula motherboard (which was no slouch I might add). I had a Creative X-Fi Music in my old PC, but didn't move it over to my new computer (from 2008). The Auzentech gave me back the 24-bit Crystalyzer and surround sound upcoversion, and I do love that for my music. I have this unit connected via analog to my 6ch input on a Kenwood 5.1 receiver (around 10 years old), 2 pairs of Polk Audio M10 speakers mounted to my ceiling and an old 8 inch Soundstage subwoofer. In my computer room, the music sounds much better and games sound great. I can't say if I'm getting any extra FPS in my games or not, but I definitely have better sounding audio and I've been enjoying the card. Great purchase.

Shou-Chung_H
11/21/11
Experience: 7 Days
Pros
clear, crisp detail
Cons
n/a
Summary
If you have a nice speaker and/ or headphone I really recommend this card. It turns everything around after I install it on my computer. With the optical input, musics sound so much different than before. The speakers are fully utilized the sound is so crisp, clear, detail and rich and the bass is also perform much better. Sound card do improve the audio performance on your computer, you have to own it to have the experience, it's really not something someone else can tell you. And if you are looking for a sound card, skip the low end one because it's nothing better than the on board. I really recommend this card.

Ann_P
10/29/11
Experience: 10 Days
Pros
Love it.... It sounds really good.
Cons
Control panel is flaky, very slow...
Software sux, but hardware is great
Summary
This is a truly amazing card, you get all the benefits of a EAX product, but without supporting creative.

You can also upgrade the opamp and go full out with audio quality... Personally the stock opamp is great though..

Using with a pair of Sennheiser pc360's and Im very happy.

Derrick_B
07/24/11
Experience: 17 Months
Pros
DD LIVE and DTS Connect, Headphone amp sounds incredible, lot of options
Cons
Reliability has been low for me
Summary
So I bought this soundcard based on its feature-set, and my extremely positive experience with the Auzentech X-Plosion 7.1 card. It really is a great product, but after about 13 months the card had died. I contacted support not expecting much as I was out of the 1 year warranty, but to my surprise, they asked me to send it back so they could replace it. I got a new card back from them with all the cables (so now i've got two optical cables) and it seems like they revised the model by adding a heatsink and some other minor changes. The replacement card worked great for about 5 months until I recently died again (fails to get recognized properly in windows) after sending a support to email, they responded and told me that they were sending me a new card, without even requesting me to send mine back. While I can't vouch for the reliability of the card, Auzentech has done right by me.

StayLight
06/29/11
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
-A capable all-around card as described already and a lot by other reviewers
Cons
-Electrical defects in design causing the analog outputs to be contaminated by high-frequency noise*
-Some driver issues
-Long-term durability low due to most possibly the lack of a proper heat dissipation solution for the Creative APU chip and/or other components*
-Unstable customer support from Auzentech

*Note that these problems seem to be addressed by Auzentech’s Rev. 1.2 of this card, which should be what everyone is purchasing now. It has some sort of new material for the bracket (which should be black or gray in color), and a heat sink attached to the APU chip. Pictures of the new revision are shown on Forte’s product page on the Auzentech official site.
Summary
As my 2 years old Forte ultimately went out of service a few days ago, I think it’s time to write a review on this much hyped product. Overall, my experience with it has been mixed (hence the 3-star rating). Its good sides are talked about a lot and I agree with everything people said about the card sound-wise. I mainly paired it with my HD595’s for music, games and movies and the performance of this card is mostly enjoyable. For details on the good sides of this card, please refer to other reviews.

However, the Forte is far from near-perfect as what the average rating seems to suggest. For those of you who like to gather a lot of information before buying a product, you probably have already noticed some of Forte’s widespread and non-widespread problems that people have been talking about. I don’t know if I am just too unfortunate or not, but I think I have encountered most, if not all of these problems during my 2 year experience with the Forte.

Let’s start with the analog contamination (high-frequency noise) problem. We all know that sound cards tend to have such problem since they are installed in a PC which is prone to all sort of interferences, but the extent of this problem with the Forte is somewhat out-of-control and experience ruining. When there are no hardware activities, the noise is there; more activity = more complex noise in even louder volume. This effect is especially pronounced in resource demanding gaming sessions. Later, I found out that if I turn on VSync to limit my GPU usage, I would get a lot less noises in games, and that helped a bunch in saving my overall experience. But as I said before, even if there is little hardware activity, the noise is still there and can be frustrating when no sound or quiet music is being played. For comparison, the sound card which I use now has crystal clear analog output in the same environment, so the problem is indeed with the electrical design of the Forte.

Some people have been trying to isolate this problem to a particular part of this card and apply ghetto fixes to it, with some claiming that they have fixed the problem by taping the bracket of this card. I have also tried this myself, and was actually able to eliminate the noise coming from certain types of activities. But a large part of the noise remains and there is no substantial improvement.

Then comes the driver related issues. I had experience with all driver versions except the very first one, and all the problems listed below are persistent and never addressed. Of course, these problems seem to affect all X-Fi based cards which use the Creative drivers, so Creative is the main one to blame here, not Auzentech.

A very, very annoying problem is when there are audio-related programs running, changing sound mode is all but impossible, without any warning message given. (On a side note here, you have three modes to select  from to suit different usage scenarios, being Audio Creation Mode for music playing and sound producing, Entertainment Mode for movies and Game Mode for games) But the most annoying part is not there yet: for some programs (i.e. flash player plugin for web browsers), switching modes when they are running will result in a hard crash (for Win 7 x64 driver only, with the XP version there is no crash). In two years I have constantly made this “mistake” and had to cold reboot each time.

Other problems include the sound distortion which occurs randomly during the usage of certain audio applications (mostly MIDI related), and a problem involving headphone out jack unable to output sound if the system is booted without anything plugged in this jack. Although both problems can be solved upon changing mode and resetting everything to default or a reboot if the former doesn’t work, it’s still a hassle.

Forte is my first premium sound card (at 100$+ I think the word premium would fit), and by buying this card, I wanted to invest in a one-time improvement to the sound department of my computer which will last at least a few iterations of upgrades. Honestly, I have never expected that it could die in a mere 2 years, due to most likely overheating of the APU chip and some other components. When I first bought this card, I recognized that PCI-E sound cards’ awkward positioning on the MB, often very close to graphic cards, can contribute to overheating, and proceeded with adding a 120mm fan on the side panel of my Antec 900 to provide extra cool air for my expansion cards. But after all, it didn’t save my Forte from starting to die this March. Pulsating, extremely loud noise started to produce out of nowhere after prolonged video playing and gaming. These noises can be low or mid frequency in nature, but are always loud to the level that ears start to feel uncomfortable very quickly. After a few days of ear pain, I refrained from playing games for long periods and reinforced ventilation by adjusting fan speeds across the chassis, as well as moved the card to a lower slot. The situation was improved, and the noises are gone for 3 months. At some point I actually started to believe that the damage might be cured, until a few days ago the noises visited again, declaring along the final death of my Forte.

At this point, I think that the APU used on the Forte, the Creative CA20K2, simply isn’t the type of chip that can be left alone. It’s powerful, and at the same time it needs a working thermal solution. Since Auzentech already added a heat sink on top of it in their new revision of the Forte, new buyers shouldn’t need to worry about this problem. Owners of the old Forte should consider adding a heat sink to it before permanent damage results, that is, when the dreaded noises start to appear.

Finally, let’s talk about Auzentech’s CS. Their reputation isn’t exactly good, as you might have already discovered in reading other reviews. However, I would like to describe  it as “unstable” rather than plain bad. The reason is that back in March, when I first opened a support ticket for a RMA, I got replies very quickly including a RMA number. However, due to various reasons (noises disappeared after adjustments mentioned above, extra cost for out-of-warranty item, etc.), I did not send out the card in the end. A few days ago, when the card is finally and completely dead, I updated my ticket (which is still open) with questions regarding details involved in the RMA process (for extra assurance that I won’t get my card back completely untouched like someone else whose story I read on a forum) and asking for a new RMA number. Even as the website showed that my updated ticket “will be reviewed shortly”, the message is ignored thereafter.

In conclusion, the Forte is a sound card with a lot of potentials, but there are simply too many blemishes that keep it from delivering a truly excellent and satisfying experience. Also, the quality of Auzentech’s CS leaves a lot to be desired. From my observation, there are a lot of, maybe too much praises for the Forte, and I hope my review (or story, whatever you want to call it) can serve as a complementary to your knowledge about this product and maybe help you make the decision.

I’m really glad that you had the patience to read such a long text that I have written here.

Oh yeah, I compiled this list of tips for current/prospective owners of the Forte. Hope this will be of use to you. :D

1. Don’t forget to register on Auzentech’s official site right after you purchased the card to get one year of extended warranty (so you have two years in total). I made the mistake of not doing this.

2. Owners of the old Forte: please be careful. It’s absolutely the best to install a heat sink on the Creative CA20K2 if you stress this card often and continuously (even watching YouTube with CMSS-3D on counts too, the faux-surround is surprisingly resource demanding). Once the noises appear, there are some permanent damages done. On a side note here, the surface area of the chip appears to be 19x19mm.

3. It seems that the card cools better when installed lower than the graphic card than being sandwiched between the graphic card and the CPU cooler.

4. When contacting Auzentech for anything, don’t only try one way. Open a ticket, and send emails at the same time. Phone calls are said to be not very effective, but try it nonetheless. There is CS at Auzentech, contrary to what an angered customer might say, it’s just “unstable”.

5. On a second thought, maybe I didn’t tape perfectly the bracket. So I still consider the ghetto fix worth trying as it fixed the problem for a lot of people. Maybe you can even paint some insulating material on it if you have the resource available.

This review was modfied by poster @ 06-29-11 04:52 PM

Papapak
06/25/11
Experience: 1 Days
Pros
Okay Sound quality
Cons
Crash my computer , weird buzz noise sometimes(not quiet ones, BIG BUZZ)
Summary
The driver they come with is weird and the softwrae is kinda hard to use as there is a lot of weird stuff going on

When i first installed it, i plugged my studio monitor speakers for Digital and headphone to headphone amp and it gave me this HUGE buzz noise which i had to turn all my speakers off then it fixed itself for the headphone, but speaker never worked... only headphone works. So i was like fine, im fine with headphones only for gaming and music but then i realized this big problem, i start crashing out of nowhere and it doenst even restart my comp, the whole screen goes black out and i have to press the power button to power it off. Im gonna return this product to the store and never buy any soundcards again. The sound quality is okay, but it is not extraordinarily great, in fact it is quite close to the EVGA 780i motherboard onboard sound.

Mistral
05/07/11
Experience: 6 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
- excellent build quality
- splendid sound
- quite compact
Cons
- drivers sometimes glitch aster system goes in safe-mode
Summary
Hands down, this is one of the best cards you can get at the moment, especially for headphone users. The fake surround through the my PC360 sounds quite good. My speakers are a bit on the cheapo side, but even with them (old CL Inspire P7800) there's still a pretty audible improvement over onboard sound.

There's one sole negative I can think of, and it's an issue that I've had only trice during the almost two months I've owned the card. I often leave my PC on for prolonged time, and, of course, it goes in power saving mode. What happens is that after a wake up a few times the sound would be distorted. This is fixable by simply switching mode in the card's control panel. Still it's something that Auzen/Creative could labour to correct.

Mykola_K
04/21/11
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great clear sound (I am coming from Audigy 2zs), and of course totally beats built-in Realtek. However, this card has a substantial design problem (either Creative drivers or a manufacturing issue).
Cons
Random buzzing robotic noise (seems to appear when card comes out of idle). Apparently a known problem with Forte cards (all over official forums). After researching, it seems not even Auzentech know what's going on. Suggested problem solution is reset through Auzentech control panel (which not always works). I would probably be happy with this solution if this was 1995. Sigh, this could have worked so well.
Summary
Awesome, but horrible card. Do not buy, save your ears and nerves.

Daniel_H
04/08/11
Experience: 2 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Sound Quality!
Many Headphone features!
LOUD! My old on-board sound was dull and quiet this SO LOUD ON 32%
Music, 1000% increase in enjoyment!
Cons
I find none, Prefection!
Summary
Got my card 2 days ago and love it so much, can hear footsteps clear as day, the simulation of 7.1 on headphones does its job very well, gaming and listening to music is a blast!

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Comment: Review of the Forte Soundcard.
Posted by: Asad_A @04/05/09
URL: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1507909/product_review_auzent
Comment: A Review on the xforte.
Posted by: Asad_A @04/05/09
URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/auzentech-xfi-forte-71-soundcard-review-
Comment: A review on the X-Fi forte.
Posted by: Asad_A @04/05/09
URL: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/auzentech_x-fi_forte_review/
Comment: A review on the X-FI forte.
Posted by: Asad_A @04/05/09
URL: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2339946,00.asp?kc=ETRSS0212
Comment: A thorough review from extremetech
Posted by: Henry_C @03/07/09
URL: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/member-reviews/14601-auzentech-x-
Comment: Another good review with a more subjective view of the card
Posted by: Prevok @02/08/09
URL: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2339946,00.asp
Comment: Good review with graph and all. There is even a little comparaison with the new Xonar Essence STX.
Posted by: Prevok @02/08/09
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