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GWC USB 5.1 Channel Audo Adapter AA1500 5.1 Channels USB Interface Sound Card

  • 5.1 Channels
  • USB Interface
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Boost the audio performance from your laptop or desktop without installing new hardware. The GWC USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter connects directly to an available USB port on your computer so you can start enjoying high-quality, multi-channel audio immediately. Analog audio outputs for up to 5.1-channel sound systems are built around the outside edge of the device for quick, hassle-free connections.

It's not just for audio output, either. The device has built-in microphone and line-in jacks for recording sound directly to your computer. There is support for one stereo and one mono analogline-level input.

  • newegg USB Interface The USB interface makes installation of the GWC USB 5.1 Channel Audo Adapter AA1500 an extremely convenient process.
  • newegg 5.1 Surround Sound With 6 analog line output channels, enjoy multi-channel music, games and DVDs on 5.1-channel speaker systems.

Learn more about the GWC Technology Inc. AA1500

Model

Brand
GWC
Series
USB 5.1 Channel Audo Adapter
Model
AA1500

Audio core

Channels
5.1

Ports

Line In
Yes
Line Out
Yes
MIC In
Yes

Spec

Interface
USB

Features

Features
Compliant with USB audio device class specification V1.0, Compliant with USB HID class specification V1.1, LED indicator for Power (always red)/Playback (flash), Supports Fixed 48KHz sampling rate in analog recording and playback , Supports 6 channels for analog playback in the analog playback mode, Transfer Rate: 1.5/12 Mbps

Packaging

Package Contents
USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter
Application Software CD
Quick Installation Guide

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Ken S.
  • 1/29/2013 3:16:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs4 YEARS, and still going!

Pros: Surprisingly good sound for under $20.
Reliable for over 4 years (see other thoughts).

Cons: Annoying red light flashes when audio is playing (just hide the card behind a monitor, or tape over it).

Other Thoughts: Bought this as a simple USB to 5.1 surround card for my laptop's dock back in 2009 just for giggles. I was surprised how good it actually sounds. Been using it for over 4 years now with zero problems.

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  • Anton K.
  • 1/25/2013 1:23:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNeat solution, HORRIBLE driver

Pros: Small, convenient formfactor, USB connection - add sound to just about anything. Awesome. Separate front, rear, and subwoofer ports, plus mic and line-in. All in all, a great concept - a "magic puck" about the size of 2 matchbooks that can add sound to anything with a USB port.

Cons: Now... on to the ACTUAL experience. The driver installation took FOREVER, then required a restart. Upon restart, the entire system ran VERY slow, and random windows would freeze for 20-30 seconds. Removing the device & deleting the driver solved the problem. Oh, and it DIDN'T MAKE ANY SOUND.

Other Thoughts: Great concept, horrible execution.

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  • Sydney G.
  • 9/10/2012 10:50:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMajor quality issues

Pros: Small, plug-and-play. Easy to understand.

Cons: Loud static pops before and after any sound plays, hissing in the background. Sometimes isn't recognized.

Other Thoughts: Tried it on several computers, same thing on each of them. Just wanted to replace a bum sound card in my laptop. Guess I'll go with the SoundBlaster that's on here instead.

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  • Aaron M.
  • 3/5/2012 7:22:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks out the box

Pros: Works out the box
Decent sound quality

Cons: Gives you stereo and 7.1. Doesn't show up as a 5.1 device. Strange.

Other Thoughts: In the sound settings, just select Fill Speakers, and it should give surround sound. Not the best hack, but it works.

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  • Tyler M.
  • 1/2/2012 1:58:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUseful!

Pros: Very useful, used it to hook my speakers up to my laptop, work perfect!

Cons: Included audio drivers aren't the best.

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  • Jesse C.
  • 3/16/2011 11:36:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPass

Pros: None

Cons: This product was crud... Doesn't give you a good volume, its very cheaply made, its a hassle to use.

It has the cheap "Made in China" feeling to it.

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  • Donovan H.
  • 1/27/2011 5:34:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

Pros: It's relatively cheap and works like a champ. Now I can use my Klipsch 5.1 system with my laptop.

Cons: It's relatively cheap. I hope it lasts.

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  • Derek B.
  • 1/9/2011 4:52:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHook up to your laptop

Pros: Inexpensive, great sound. You don't need to have a computer tower with all those sockets. Just the USB port on your laptop or computer.

Cons: There were none-- it's inexpensive.

Other Thoughts: Remember to depress the "matrix" button for the full surround sound.

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  • James M.
  • 1/7/2011 8:29:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI LIKE it!

Pros: As far as I can tell so far, it works as advertised. I think it's a great tool to record streaming audio.

Cons: None that I can tell...so far.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this device to anyone looking to record from a standard, analog audio device.

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  • Charles W.
  • 1/5/2011 4:56:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Perfect

Pros: Small, works exactly like it should, pliable cord so it's lightweight frame sits flat on my desk, rubber pads on the bottom to keep it in place, super simple setup and surround sound modification features, works fine with my windows 7

Cons: none so far...the "generic" environment setting seems to give it some sort of reverb or something, but that can easily be fixed by setting it to "padded cell" or "room."

Other Thoughts: Exactly what I wanted...I purchased a new computer and it only had one output jack for my Logitech surround system (which has 3, one for front, rears, and center/bass). This fixed my problem (if you want to call not having surround sound a problem) instantly. Plug it in, run the driver disk, restart, and your good to go...it has very similar settings to and most of the same features as the "Realtek HD Audio Manager" that takes care of the onboard sound.

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