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AuzenTech X-RAIDER 7.1 Channel Sound Card PCI

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Part #: X-Raider 7.1

SKU: 40433
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lbs
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Experience: 3 Months


Can drive low-impedance headphones
Microphone is soft on this card; headphone and front speaker outputs are not separate
Note I am comparing this sound card to an onboard Realtek ALC892, and I have not tested anything other than the microphone and front speaker output (2.1 speakers and headphones).

The included op-amps can drive low impedance (32 ohm) headphones properly, even at extremely low volume settings. My onboard sound however, did a much better job with the microphone as the boost on this card maxes out at +10dB. Additionally, the front speaker and front panel headphone jack are electrically connected, so plugging in headphones does not turn off the speakers. In fact, headphone and speakers can interfere with each other as they end up connected in parallel.

Experience: 1 Months


Small profile
Changable opamps
No real digital PCM passthrough (downmixes to 2.0 stereo I think)
Bought this because my onboard sound decided to die. This was a cheap replacement and since I needed to use the PCI slot near the videocard (two slots away, but still) I wanted the small profile so that the video card would still be able to get some air

I swapped the opamps to some better TI ones (I forget the number, just google it) and it sounds AMAZING - like a $150 card for $20 shipped to my door in 3 days opamps.

Great value card. Recommended.

Experience: 1 Days


Works out of the box in ubuntu 10.10
none so far
Wanted a decent card for my ubuntu 10.10 box and it was recognized instantly as the C-Media 8768 chipset and sounds great. All ports working.

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Key Features
  • 8 (7.1) Surround Sound System
  • Extraordinary Magic voice®, Microphone echo and key-shifting
  • NE5532A OPAMP / Swappable OPAMP sockets for 7.1 channel
  • SPDIF(Optical) Input & Output Support
  • Internal Digital output via 2-pin connector
  • HD Front Panel Audio Support
  • Xear3D Audio Engine, EAX1.0/2.0, A3D and DirectSound, A3D
  • Line Input : 3.5mm phone jack
  • Microphone Input : 3.5mm phone jack
  • Speakers Output : 4 x 1/8” stereo 3.5mm phone jacks (Front/Rear/Center-SW/Side)
  • 2 SPDIF Input/Output (TOS Link) , Maximum 24bit/96kHz
  • CD-In, Aux-In and signal input converter
Minimum System Requirements
  • Genuine Intel Pentium III 1Ghz, AMD 1Ghz processor
  • At least 256MB of RAM
  • One available PCI 2.1 or higher spec compliant PCI slot
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista 32 / 64 operating system
  • Hard Disc Drive supporting UDMA 66/100 and 5400rpm
  • Active 2ch speakers / Headphone or 5.1ch/7.1 ch speakers

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Interface Core
  • C-Media CMI 8768 Audio Processor
  • 8 (7.1) Surround Sound System
  • PCI Rev. 2.2 compliant with bus mastering modes
  • TI NE5532P High-performance Operational Amplifiers (OPAMPs)
  • Swappable OPAMP Sockets for All Channels
  • Unique Karaoke Functionality (Mic Echo, Key-Shifting and Vocal Cancellation)
  • Two-Pin Digital Output Port
  • Front Panel connections via the Intel® HD 10-1 pin FP_Audio.
  • Xear3D™ Surround (EAX® 1.0/2.0, A3D and Direct3D®)
  • Supports 96K/24bit Digital playback
  • 7.1 Virtual Speaker SHIFTER
Package Contents
  • Auzen X-Raider Audio Card
  • Quick installation guide
  • Installation CD

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