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GWC AA1570 7.1 Channels 48KHz USB Interface External USB 7.1 Channel Sound Box

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 48KHz
  • USB Interface
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GWC AA1570 USB 7.1 channel external sound card is the easiest way to upgrade your 2 channel PC/Mac audio to 5.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound! Only need one single USB cable connect to your PC/Mac, no driver installation necessary! Enjoy a high-definition surround sound experience with GWC USB 7.1 channel external sound card! GWC AA1570 can reproduce cinematic 5.1 and 7.1-channel surround sound from high-resolution DVD-Audio and movies as well as unparalleled realism from the hundreds of existing DirectSound 3D game titles. This amazing external sound card can also connect most popular audio gear such as microphones, home stereo and A/V receiver by 3.5mm audio cable or S/PDIF cable!

  • newegg 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound Upgrade your computer audio capability to 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound with the GWC AA1570 external sound card. With virtual speaker shifter support, the GWC AA1570 adds a real deep to the sound and it really feels like a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker system. Just enjoy multi-channel music, games and DVDs on 7.1-channel speaker systems.
  • newegg Versatile connections This card not only offers full-duplex audio playback/recording but also allows the connection of most popular audio gear such as microphone, stereo, and other analog sources. The S/PDIF input supports recording of digital audio from external sources, while S/PDIF output allows pass-through of Dolby Digital and DTS DVD formats for pure digital quality surround sound on A/V receivers or digital speakers.
  • newegg Easy to set up and control The GWC AA1570 enables plug-and-play operation with Windows OS/ Mac OS default drivers. Easy push button design ensures quick volume/mute control. This sound card also provides individual speaker volume control.

Learn more about the GWC Technology Inc. AA1570

Model

Brand
GWC
Model
AA1570

Audio core

Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
48KHz

Ports

SPDIF In
Yes
SPDIF Out
Yes

Spec

Interface
USB
External Box
Yes
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000, XP and Vista
Mac OS X v10.x or higher

Features

Features
Dramatically improve your PC/ Computer/ Notebook audio quality
Auxiliary inputs for microphone, stereo, and other analog sources
Volume controlled through your computer or by manually on the adapter
Dolby digital audio streaming via S/PDIF out
USB remote wake-up support
Playback with soft-mute function
Volume up/ Volume down/ Playback mute HID button
Virtual speaker shifter support
Plug-and-play operation with Microsoft OS/ Mac OS default drivers
Full-duplex playback/recording audio stream without wound card in PC
Supports suspend/ resume and remote wake-up

Packaging

Package Contents
External USB 7.1 Channel Sound Box x1
CD (Driver and User's Manual included) x1
Quick installation Guide x1
USB Type A to Type B Cable x1
S/PDIF cable(optional) x1

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Michael B.
  • 10/29/2012 6:07:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsflaky product

Pros: Worked with headphones at least?

Cons: Didn't work correctly with either Mac or PC

Other Thoughts: Tried to setup with laptop and desktop running Windows 7 with logitech analog 5.1 surround speakers - only left front speaker was making a sound in speaker wizard.
Surprisingly, I had better results with our Mac Mini.. the speaker test worked on all speakers (the front speaker port must have been lose I had to wiggle it to get the front right speaker working). When watching a movie though sound cut out completely after about a minute. Tested with Plex, XBMC and a DVD all had the same issue. Pretty disappointed going to RMA :/

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  • Ben Z.
  • 8/10/2012 5:13:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRevision to my 1st review

Pros: Inexpensive, easy to set up.

Cons: Poor quality of product

Other Thoughts: I felt it necessary to offer a followup to my 1st review. After a month, the SPDIF input stopped working. I tested with multiple cables, and tried connections to multiple computers, but the USB audio card ceased to recognize SPDIF signal from my xbox.

This is actually the *2nd* unit I've bought so I have to assume this is a design flaw from the maker, and I can't recommend it to anybody if SPDIF audio is a requirement for you.

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  • Ben Z.
  • 7/10/2012 10:10:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks for what I need it to do.

Pros: Hardware setup:
-Mac Mini, running OS X 10.7.4
-Windows 7 Professional PC
-Xbox 360 Slim
-Logitech Z-5300 5.1 surround speakers

I wanted to be able to hook up all three devices to the same speaker set, and control the volume for each device from one source. The AA1570 allowed me to do that. The USB audio card is connected to my Windows 7 PC directly, the Xbox is connected via an SPDIF input cable, and the Mac Mini is using 3.5mm plug. All three devices can play audio through the USB card, and to my 5.1 Logitech speakers.

I didn't have to load any driver software to get the card to work with my Mac or Windows PC

Cons: Although the USB audio card will work with OS X, the pass-through audio options seem to be limited by the Mac platform. This might seem like a minor gripe, but I had originally planned on connecting the AA1570 to my Mac. I found the pass-through audio options so much easier to manage in Windows 7, I revised my plans. So I can't recommend this to anybody using a Mac as their primary PC, if they want to daisy-chain other devices into their speaker setup.

The sound quality is good, but when playing Batman: Arkham City on my Xbox, I have noticed some audio buzzing at low frequencies. I haven't determined what the root cause of the problem is, and it is not happening often enough to warrant returning the card yet. But that may be a sticking point for me if I continue to notice it. I have not heard any distortion while listening to music yet, or while watching movies.

Other Thoughts: Overall it seems to be a good product for the price. The manual contains typographical errors, from being translated into English. I think the Mac support is lacking (poor pass-through audio options in the OS itself, and the stated lack of SPDIF output for the card). If your setup involves multiple sources of audio, you're better off using a PC as the host machine.

Faced with the alternative of buying a higher-end speaker set with multiple audio inputs, or investing in an amplifier that supports PC inputs, this fits my needs quite well and was attractive from a cost point of view.

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  • Noah S.
  • 2/22/2012 4:38:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Mac SPDIF!!!

Pros: Seems to work on windows.

Cons: Burried deep in the manual AFTER I BOUGHT IT AND IT SAID MAC SUPPORT IS:
Mac OS: Does not support SPDIF Out

Other Thoughts: 2nd USB SPDIF adapter I've bought trying to get my mac to do SPDIF and the 2nd one that doesn't support SPDIF out. It works when I boot into bootcamp.

Newegg should not say works on Mac if basically the most important feature doesn't work on Mac.

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  • YU Z.
  • 10/26/2011 3:12:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: made by good quality plastic
very good sound quality

Cons: took me while to figure the whos the manufacturer and have to downloaded lastest driver version from their website

Other Thoughts: over all good buy

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  • Richard M.
  • 5/9/2011 5:01:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: EZ hook up. Driver down load was easy
Using SPDIF out for music play back to my home theatre system and headphone out for my desk top speakers

Does what I need it to do.

Cons: I followed the instructions from the instructions that came with the installation CD and was not able to down load the application software which prevented me from downloading the USB multi channel audio device. I contacted tech support and have not heard a reply back after 4 days

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