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Item#: N82E16829128009

StarTech PCISOUND7 7.1 Channels PCI Digital Surround Sound Adapter Card - 24 bit

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit
  • PCI Interface
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Learn more about the STARTECH PCISOUND7

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
PCISOUND7

Audio core

Audio Chipset
VIA Tremor VT1723
Channels
7.1
Digital Audio
24-bit

Ports

Line In
Yes
Line Out
Front / Rear / Surround / Sub / Center Out
SPDIF Out
Yes
MIC In
Yes

Spec

Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista(32/64-bit)

Features

Features
7.1 Surround Sound Audio out
DirectSound 3 HW acceleration
Support 48/44.1 KHz sampling rate for both playback and recording
Supports Full-Duplex operation; 8 outbound stream and 2 simultaneous input streams
Supports PCI Version 2.2 with ACPI and PMI support
Supports PnP installation with Windows WDM drivers
Supports the latest Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES 7.1 CH DVD soundtrack playback
Two internal auxiliary inputs

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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  • Simon L.
  • 5/26/2014 12:52:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDefective S/PDIF

Pros: Analog sound seems to be working fine. So does my MB's analog sound.

Cons: Documentation and troubleshooting information is close to non-existent on the web.
Not much information from VIA is available.

Other Thoughts: I ordered this sound card only to use the Spdif connector as a pass-through for Dolby AC3 sound to my AV receiver. I have an other sound device that does the work, but the Windows 8 driver is a bit finicky, so I wanted to try an easier solution.

After installing the VIA drivers from Startech website, the device is recognized in W8, but nothing goes through the spdif port. AC3 sound is not sent at all (my receiver doesn't detect any siignal coming in). PCM sound is sent (the receiver detects pcm 48Khz coming in) but is only digital crackling. No actual sound, just crackles. The Envy audio deck has only very few options regarding the SPDIF, I tried every possibility and nothing works.

It is unusable for my purpose and I will have to return this equipment. Too bad, it's the first time I have problems with Startech equipment.

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  • Andree D.
  • 11/13/2013 6:48:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsNOT a Serious Digital Output

Pros: Low price

Cons: well, do not use COAX SPDIF far from PC ( not digital audio isolation transformer ), whith current driver, cannot change sample rate output ( so no HiFi ).

Other Thoughts: if your have any seriousness about digital audio, forget this gizmo.

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  • David W.
  • 2/26/2013 5:48:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great !!!

Pros: Worked right from the get-go. Easy installation.

Cons: Not any for me, works like intended with great sound.

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  • Ben G.
  • 2/10/2013 6:44:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: Sounds great, easy setup

Cons: Speaker pooping sound on start up and shut down that wasn't there before. Doesn't seem to notice 5.1+ game settings

Other Thoughts: I don't know if this is just how it works, but unless I'm playing a DVD with 5.1+ there is no sound coming out of any of the other speakers. My on board would split sound to the other speakers.

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  • Eric R.
  • 7/24/2012 7:49:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: simply, no fuss, works great. In Windows XP, loaded drivers from CD and was up in running in under 5 minutes start to finish.

Cons: None

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  • David H.
  • 5/9/2012 8:33:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSound Card

Pros: Works for the intended purpose.

Cons: Was not bought for me personally. I installed this card on my sister's computer. I could see some limitations

Other Thoughts: Newegg pulled through on the shipping, awesome as I have come to expect with Newegg. Thanks!!!

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  • Borislav N.
  • 3/25/2011 3:58:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot satisfied

Pros: The price

Cons: I bought this to deliver raw sound signal to my receiver through coax.It can't do that!It sends already converted signal and send it as PCM.If You want just to listen sound through 5 speakers,it's OK,nothing more.

Other Thoughts: I sent it back and after many researches I bought Radeon HD 5xxx video card that deliver raw signal to the receiver through HDMI.Works perfect.

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  • David C.
  • 12/9/2010 9:56:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefectrive

Pros: Fast Newegg RMA'ing

Cons: Out of box, right front channel dead. I take it, they don't QA test? RMA'ing

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  • Steven B.
  • 9/18/2010 1:09:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent

Pros: Works fine installed on recent build using windows 7 64 bit with quad core processor no problem, seems to work fast

Cons: I can't think of any

Other Thoughts: Would recommend this drive to my friends and coworkers

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  • Douglas W.
  • 4/28/2010 4:23:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat card

Pros: Has a Via Envy24 audio chip. Big improvement over standard
ALC662 motherboard chip. Easy to use software interface. Excellent choice for HTPC because you can select speaker configuration; stereo, 6, 8, & 2+2. In other words playback in stereo or surround sound. Coax cable directly to receiver.
hookup.

Cons: I haven't been able to get the front audio headphone jack to work yet. Not a great choice for running Ubuntu.

Other Thoughts: Solved my video card audio problem of no sound when I connect to a HDTV with a HDMI cable.

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