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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.

 

 


Specifications [ Edit | History ]

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

Specificatons subject to change without notice.

Customer Reviews of AuzenTech AZTXFF7105551

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myyorku
08/18/16
Experience: 4 Days

works great

Pros

works great
Cons
none
Summary
works great

sunnyh
08/18/16
Experience: 5 Days

works great

Pros

works great
Cons
none
Summary
works great

Helen_L8
08/18/16
Experience: 4 Days

works great

Pros

works great
Cons
works great
Summary
works great

Timmy_H
08/18/16
Experience: 5 Days

works great

Pros

works great
Cons
works great
Summary
works great

hotshot69
08/18/16
Experience: 4 Days

works great

Pros

sounds gerat
Cons
none
Summary
works great

alabinotroll
08/18/16
Experience: 4 Days

works great

Pros

works great
Cons
works great
Summary
works great

Rachel_L
08/18/16
Experience: 5 Days

works great

Pros

works great
Cons
works great
Summary
works great

Novatech9989
03/05/16
Experience: 5 Days

Pros

sounds great
Cons
none
Summary
sounds great

Ang_L
03/12/12
Experience: 1 Weeks

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

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.

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

Auzentech Forte Restock? (FrozenPC- Nov 01, 12, 8 Replies)
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Don't get into the hype like I did (Sassan_A- Oct 05, 11, 58 Replies)
So it seems my Forte has died. (Llama_egg- Sep 07, 11, 30 Replies)
Low sound issue (Master-Spud- Sep 03, 11, 4 Replies)
Can I Leave Y-cable plugged in. (Randal_S- Jun 10, 11, 5 Replies)
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What revision is currently in stock? (Mistral- Mar 31, 11, 10 Replies)
Can you use windows 7 64-bit with AuzenTech Forte (Spencer_Y- Jan 21, 11, 6 Replies)
Mail in Rebate - How long does it take? (James_T- Sep 22, 10, 3 Replies)
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URL: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/member-reviews/14601-auzentech-x-
Comment: Hardware Canucks AuzenTech Forte Member Review
Posted by: LMB @06/18/09
URL: http://www.guru3d.com/article/auzentech-xfi-forte-71-soundcard-review-
Comment: GURU3D AuzenTech Forte Review
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URL: http://www.xsreviews.co.uk/reviews/audio-cards/auzentech-x-fi-forte-71
Comment: Review of x-fi-forte.
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Comment: A Review on the xforte.
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Comment: A review on the X-Fi forte.
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URL: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/auzentech_x-fi_forte_review/
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Comment: A thorough review from extremetech
Posted by: Henry_C @03/07/09
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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.
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