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Item#: N82E16829180005

ENCORE ENM232-6VIA 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Surround Sound Card

  • 5.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 96KHz
  • PCI Interface
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Model

Brand
ENCORE
Model
ENM232-6VIA

Audio core

Audio Chipset
VIA VT1723
Channels
5.1
Sample Rate
96KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
Hardware Decode
Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES

Spec

Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE, Me, 2000,XP and Windows Vista

Features

Features
Enjoy MP3s, games, videos and movies with great sound quality
Features 5.1 channel digital sound
Enjoy realistic gaming audio with EAX technology
Supports the latest Dolby DVD 5.1 Ch AC-3 digital coding output
DirectSound 3 HW acceleration

With Encore Electronics 5.1 Channel PCI Sound Card, you can enjoy a rich theater high quality surround sound while watching videos, playing games, or just plain listening to the music from your desktop computer. ENM232-6VIA is definitely a high-value upgrade that will deliver high quality audio to your computer audio experience. The VIA Chipset makes audio clearer and more vibrant. It gives far more audio quality than those built-in to the computer motherboards. When used with the 7.1 Channel Speakers, it brings more real life audio sound, high quality base and surround sound experience.

Packaging

Package Contents
Surround Sound Card
Driver Disk

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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  • Anna C.
  • 12/10/2012 1:55:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsplays sound

Pros: easy to install. Does what it's supposed to do.

Cons: needs settings info to be included.

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  • Adam O.
  • 11/1/2012 5:37:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Sounds great, easy to install, and decent software.

Cons: Looks pretty cheap, ports line up with each other, etc.

Other Thoughts: I'm running Win7x64 and I had no issues installing this card. (Used software package off of Encore's site).

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  • Jason R.
  • 10/12/2012 2:14:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Sound Card

Pros: Using this to replace onboard VIA chipset that has an occasional interference hum. Only using the front channel but sound quality is fine.

Cons: Onboard audio is about 20% louder but that's not really a con. 4 pin connector is not labeled or mentioned in documentation so whether it's for CD Audio or Int speaker is unknown.

Other Thoughts: Installed on a Win 7 64 machine. Installing drivers manually worked fine though there is an installer EXE. Used the drivers from Encore's site, never touched the CD.

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  • Lisa N.
  • 8/27/2012 8:00:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGot my moneys worth

Pros: nine bucks
small

Cons: doesn't work

Other Thoughts: Comes with simple but ample documentation as well as a mini driver CD. Packaged well, couldn't expect more out of the product, other than wanting it to work. Once plugged in, the card registers as "PCI Device". The Documentation states that it will show up as "PCI Multimedia Audio Device" or "Multimedia Audio Controller" and to not let windows update it automatically. Neither method works. The setup states that it could not locate the hardware in question, and installing manually in device manager fails. I'm not going to bother with an RMA.

Running Windows 7 Pro X64

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  • Charles W.
  • 6/22/2012 9:23:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so goo

Pros: It was easy to install. The sound coming out of my computer is definitely better than the one I had before. It was very cost effective!!

Cons: the drivers on the cd that it comes with said that they were incompatible with XP. Tried a couple times and every time, same thing. Went to the manu's website, downloaded the install package from there and it installed correctly.

Other Thoughts: As a guy who has a relatively low tech savyness, I thought once it the hard and software were installed (and rebooted) that it would just be the default soundcard. Not so, apparently. Had to go to Control Panel, change the defauly audio playback card to the new one. I had to reboot another 2 times before it finally kicked in and was playing my music!

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  • Joshua D.
  • 3/7/2012 3:28:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Plenty of jacks for sound. Easy to install. Overall it is great.

Cons: None/;)

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  • tom y.
  • 9/28/2011 9:39:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks fine

Pros: works just fine

Cons: no cons

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  • Vernon N.
  • 3/31/2011 9:14:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: its cheap and it works. my creative card died and i didn't want to spend a lot on an old pc.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: very slim design, doesn't take up much space.

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  • Alexander H.
  • 3/15/2011 1:49:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDrivers won't install

Pros: none

Cons: Card drivers would not install on Windows XP

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/19/2010 7:57:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuy something else

Pros: Cheap

Cons: I bought 7 of these cards for a project that required a PCI-X slot card that was SB compatible. I tried all 7 and the machine would not even come to POST. Put a known good SB LIVE card on and viola the machine runs with no issues....except the LIVE card needs some massaging to work in my application.

By the time I got around to the project it was past the return policy limit. I am contacting Encore to see if they can help with a workable solution but I figure I am probably stuck with $70 worth of useless cards. My fault for not checking them when they came in.

Other Thoughts: If you need something to work out of the box or don't have time to play tech support phone tag.....try a different product....New Egg has a lot of them to choose from.

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