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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value SB0400 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCI Interface
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Learn more about the Creative Labs SB0400

Model

Brand
Creative
Series
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
Model
SB0400

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Audigy2
Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
192KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
106dB
Polyphony
1024 Voices

Ports

Line In
Yes
Line Out
Front/Rear/Center/Subwoofer/Rear Center
SPDIF In
Yes
SPDIF Out
Yes
MIC In
Yes
MIDI/Joystick
No
CD/Aux In
Yes

Spec

Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP SP2
System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements:
Genuine Intel Pentium III or Celeron 800MHz, or AMD 1 GHz processor or faster
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard chipset
Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000 SP3 or Windows ME
128MB RAM
600MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI 2.1 or higher compliant slot for the audio card
Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation

Games or DVD applications viewing
Games: At least 128MB RAM; a 3D graphics accelerator with at least 32MB of texture RAM; and 300-500MB available free hard disk space
DVD: At least second generation DVD-ROM drive with these recommended soft-DVD players: InterVideo's WinDVD 2000 or CyberLinks's PowerDVD 3.0 or later
DVD-Audio: Pentium III/AMD Athlon 1 GHz or faster processor recommended. Requires 256MB RAM and Windows XP (SP1), Windows 2000 (SP4) or Windows ME. Also requires a second-generation 6x or faster DVD-ROM drive.

Features

Features
Games
Simultaneous EAX ADVANCED HD Effects Processing
Experience the ultra-realism of environmental audio that only EAX ADVANCED HD effects can deliver.
Comprehensive Multi-Channel Surround with 3D Games
Enjoy dramatic 3D positional audio, sophisticated reverb effects, and up to 7.1 surround sound with over 400 existing 3D games.

Music
Advanced Resolution 24-bit DVD-Audio
Encounter the superior quality of Advanced Resolution DVD-Audio in 24-bit multi-channel surround.
Special CMSS 3D Audio Technology
Listen to all stereo recordings including MP3/WMA and CD music in compelling 7.1 surround.
EAX Music Enhancements
Dramatically enhance your music with features including Bass Boost, Multi-Band Graphic Equalizer, Audio Clean-Up, and more!

Movies
Built-in Dolby Digital EX Decoder
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value features built-in Dolby Digital EX decoding to deliver captivating audio playback in 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 surround with DVD movies.
Complete Cinematic Surround Sound with DVD Movies
Immerse yourself in captivating theater-like multi-channel surround in traditional 5.1 surround, 6.1 surround with additional rear center channel, or 7.1 surround with a rear center or side surround configuration

Packaging

Package Contents
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value PCI card
User Manual on CD
Quick Start Leaflet
Drivers for Windows ME, 2000 SP4 and XP SP1
Creative Applications CD
Creative DVD-Audio Sampler Disc

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Creative Labs SB0400

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/1/2008 9:31:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks awesome

Pros: Had crackling problems with an old card and cutting sounds in and out in some games, Mostly San Andreas.

Cons: none, installed painlessly

Other Thoughts: why is there a crudload of applications??

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  • Frank I.
  • 2/8/2007 4:26:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsVista owners Beware!

Pros: Great when used with XP or lower
Very good sound reproduction with hardware acceleration

Cons: If you own vista you won't get nothing more out of this card than a 1980's FM radio for sound.
Creative isn't supporting this product like they should have by now..instead they are trying to patch a problem with ALchemy which the common computer user will never be able to figure out without a slid ruler.

Other Thoughts: Creative is losing its touch for support.. if only there were other cards that did better.

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  • Dean R.
  • 9/4/2006 8:26:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsvery nice sound

Pros: very nice card. works well with my 5.1 surround sound system. delivers crystal clear sound, very powerful subwoofer.

Cons: be careful what kind of power supply you have for this! the one that i have is very sensitive, and even the slightest touch on the power cord with cause the sound to stop coming through... its very odd as a matter of fact.

Other Thoughts: i wish this problem could be fixed, although it may be entirely the power supply's fault. but good shipping newegg! you rock!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2006 11:47:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Once I understood how to install a sound card which I had never done before everything went great. It makes my Creative Speakers sound great.

Cons: Why is so many apps included?

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  • Mark M.
  • 8/18/2006 2:20:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat card but more than I need

Pros: Absolutly wonderfully. Comes packed with features and software. No problems what so ever.

Cons: None. It worked great.

Other Thoughts: I realized after buying this card that I didn't really need the difference. I hooked up my speakers to the onboard audio on my Mobo and it sounded exactly the same. My advice: unless you have the money to spend, are a dedicated gamer, or you got very good speakers, don't waste your money buying this.

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  • Francisco A.
  • 8/5/2006 10:25:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsooh sweet and sexy sounds

Pros: i replaced my busted realtek ac97 that made random snack crackle pop sounds at times and now its all perfect..

sounds are now so much better especially while gaming..battlefield 2 and COD2 have never sounded this good..i can hear sounds ive neevr heard before like enviroment and stuff like that

Cons: none, just that i had to wait through the weekend because i ordered friday when i got my paycheck

Other Thoughts: i wonder if the X-FI will be a worthy upgrade since i got this now, anyone think so or should i wait?

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  • Paramveer M.
  • 7/24/2006 3:41:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Amazing!

Pros: Great sound card, it sounds the same as the audigy 2 zs that my friend has across the street. I bought this sound card at Office Depot, I just went there to look at graphics cards and this and it was only 17 dollars so i bought it. It came with Splinter Cell for free and the drivers it came with worked perfectly. If you play games where sound matters like counter-strike, do NOT play without calibrating the speakers, it sounds soo weird without calibrating it.

Cons: The presets for the equalizer are bad! Make your own and make it look like -._.- and it will sound great!

Other Thoughts: I dont use the EAX HD console so i cant say anything about that, dont waste more money on a ZS this one sounds the same.

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  • Erica W.
  • 7/14/2006 5:40:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCan't go wrong

Pros: It's a sound card! Not just a bunch of line-ins & outs.

Cons: It is black... Only black, woe is me! Not an X-fi...

Other Thoughts: Don't waste money on the cheepest soundcard, get this one. Or just stay with onboard sound.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/29/2006 8:17:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLove this thing

Pros: Very impressive, the improvement over my onboard sound on my Philips MMX430's, which sounded like cardboard before.

Cons: Just wish it had an onboard IEEE1394 connector to connect to my frontal port on my case...

Other Thoughts: One thing I noticed was that all the software that came with the card was quite nice. Never had any of the problems that other reviewers had. Plus, it came with Splinter Cell for free!

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  • Kimberly A.
  • 1/29/2006 10:15:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Way better than onboard audio, crystal clear as soon as all the drivers were installed. a great buy and i highly recommend anyone who wants a good sound card for a good price buy this.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: As others have said that there were problems with the disk and they had some tech problems, i have not encountered these. i tried everything on the installation disk, and eveything is working perfectly. Im very happy with my purchase. thanks newegg.

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