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Experience: 8 Days
Big upgrade over previous card by creative, amazing drivers/support. Quality card with plenty of features to fit any of your needs.
Bit expensive, and from what I have read it's a revised version of the claro, which means it still uses the same chipset. Doesn't do my laundry or dishes.
Well I started out with an auzentech prelude which was an amzing sound card, however within 6 months it crapped out on me which was disappointing. The terrible customer support frustrated me so I cut my losses, the second card I bought was a Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium. Very overall good card unfortunately when I upgraded to windows 7 it seemed as though creative abandoned everything, tired of dealing with the support and the crazy issues and fixes with w7 I sold it and bought this beauty. So far things are great, the quality surpasses my previous cards. It comes with coaxial and optical in/out which is perfect for those of us who use a separate receiver or speakers. The coaxial connection works great with my edifiers and music never sounded better. Only complaint I have is there is no headphone amp for my sennheisers to enjoy, but that's a decision you make when you purchase a card.
HT OMEGA's best seller has been updated to CLARO II. Enjoy crystal clear audio as it was meant to be heard. CLARO II provides up to 7.1ch analog outputs, optical inout, optical output, coaxial output, 2pin digital input and 2pin digital outpus on onboard. In addition, a top class AD8620BR opamp enhances front anaog output and anti-pop circuitry is built-in. Experece the full potential of all your games, music, and movies with the HT OMEGA CLARO II
- UP TO 7.1ch ANALOG OUTPUTS
- High Quality Gold plated connectors
- AD8620BR from Analog Device Inc. OPAMP for Front output
- BUILT IN ANTI-POP CIRCUITRY
- VARIOUS IN/OUT connetors
- SHIELD COVER
- FRONT PANEL AUDIO supporting.
- AND MORE
(1) Sound Processor
- C-Media CMI8788/PCI-8Ch PCI chipset
(8ch Audio Chipset with Dolby Digital Live real-time Content Encoder and dts CONNECT technology enabled PCI audio chipset)
- Full-duplex ultra high 2ch 24-bit/192DAC (AK4396 for Front, CS4362 for other 6ch channels )
- 24-bit/192kHz Stereo ADC (CS5361)
- High Quality Gold plated connectors for all analog inputs and outputs
- Onboard optical output (up to 5.1ch)
- Coaxial digital output (up to 5.1ch) * Note: User can enjoy optical & coaxial digital output at the same time.
- Onboard optical input
- Front Panel Audio connector.
- 2pin digital output (for internal connecting to VGA card)
- 2pin digital input
AK4396VF Delta Sigma DAC
High quality stereo DAC from AKM Inc. supports 24bit/192khz audio for Front output.
The top class opamp AD8620BR from Analog Device Inc. uses for front output. This opamp enhances high resoluion of sound. Enjoy very detail reality audio with CLARO II
Toshin Kogyo audio capacitor
High grade Audio Capacitor (UTSJ type) from Toshin Kogyo used for front analog output (it effects to Front Panel Audio output too).
Mass storage Capacitor
Mass Storage Capacitor: The safety of your system is important. Mass storage capacitors and protection circuits effectively reduce and eliminate electronic shock and noise. By controlling in-rush current, they allow gradual increase and decrease for fade-in and fade-out. This protects your monitor speakers and headphones from being damaged by the 'pop noise' when you switch your system on and off.
Express Front Panel Audio support
Express Front Panel Audio support: With the onboard front panel audio connector, CLARO II can route uncompromised audio to your case's front panel, combining premier audio quality and convenient access.
* See Front Panel Audio Usage
2pin connector for digital input and output
2pin connector for coaxial digital input and output. 2pin digital output to be connected with VGA digital input connector for HDMI output.
Dolby Digital Live: real-time encoding technology. DDL converts any audio signal into a Dolby Digital bit stream (48kHz at 640 Kbps) through a single cable connection (coaxial or optical) to your Dolby Digital enabled surround sound system. The real-time interactive capabilities of DDL technology reproduce audio cues and effects that follow the on-screen action, capturing the essence of gameplay and transforming it into exciting and realistic entertainment.
Pro Logic IIx is the first and only technology to process any native stereo or 5.1 signal into a 6.1 or 7.1 channel output, creating a seamless, natural surround sound environment that immerses you in the entertainment experience.
Dolby Headphone technology allows you to listen to music, watch movies, and play video games with the dramatic surround effects of a 5.1 channel soundtrack through any set of headphones. Best of all, no more 'listener fatigue' means you can enjoy your entertainment in a spacious, natural sound field uninterrupted for hours.
DTS INTERACTIVE: Take any LPCM (2+ channels) and encode it into DTS bit stream (48kHz at 1.5 Mbps). What does this mean? Connect directly with just a single cable connection (coaxial or optical) to your DTS enabled surround sound system. Stereo and multi-channel sources up to 5.1 are encoded into a DTS audio signal and sent out from the CLARO sound card to whatever DTS enabled system you own: powered PC speakers, an A/V receiver, any other surround decoder sound system. Eliminate the clutter and cost of multiple analog cables
DTS NEO:PC : PC is a matrix technology that instantly transforms any of your simple 2 channel audio into full 7.1 surround sound. Turn your stereo audio (WMA, MP3, CD among the formats available) into a convincing multi-channel audio experience. DTS NEO:6 has provided you with surround sound from stereo sources in your home theater, now NEO:PC is optimized for your laptop or desktop setup and is the perfect companion to DTS INTERACTIVE
C-Media Oxygen HD CMI8788 Audio Processor:
High Quality connectors for each analog outputs and analog inputs
24-bit/192kHz AK4396VF (120dB-part spec.) DAC for Front Channel, and CS4362 DAC for 6ch
24-bit/192kHz CS5361 ADC for line input
Integrated up to 192k/24-bit S/PDIF high grade special Optical and Coaxial digital output (up to 5.1ch digital outputs simultaneously)
Integrated up to 192k/24-bit S/PDIF high grade special Optical receiver
Supports onboard 2pin input connector (An optional Cable (CA-1) is needed for Coaxial input connection)
Supports onboard 2pin digital output connector ( For internal connecting to VGA card)
Standard 10pin Front Panel Audio supports: connectivity for stereo audio output and a microphone input from PC case
Accessories; Operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, VISTA, WINDOWS 7
- 10ft (3m) optical digital cable
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