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Item#: N82E16829186002

SYBA SD-AUD20040 7.1 Channels 48KHz USB Interface Sound Card

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 48KHz
  • USB Interface
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Learn more about the Syba SD-AUD20040

Model

Brand
SYBA
Model
SD-AUD20040

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Cmedia CM6206
Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
48KHz
Encode
Compiles with IEC60958 specification (Consumer format S/PDIF input and output)

Ports

SPDIF Out
Yes

Spec

Interface
USB
External Box
Yes

Features

Features
Based on Cmedia CM6206 7.1 channel USB audio controller
USB bus-powered (DC5.0v / 500mA). No external power dapter needed
8 Channel analog outputs with 16-bit resolution
2 Channel analog input with 16-bit resolution
Mono microphone input with 16-bit resolution
Microphone Boost On/Off button
LED indicators: Microphone Boost, USB status
Supports 48/44.1 KHz sampling rate for both playback and recording
SCMS ( Serial Copy Management System) compliant
Dolby digital audio streaming via S/PDIF output

Physical Spec

Weight
0.06 lbs.

Packaging

Package Contents
User Manual x1
Driver/ Application CD x1
Mini-USB cable X 1

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
Lifetime limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • David G.
  • 11/24/2011 5:02:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsQuit working after a couple weeks

Pros: Sound output correctly for a while. Loud, too.

Cons: Now only the front audio output works. Tested on 2 widely different PC systems. The rear and side worked for a while, but just don't anymore.

Other Thoughts: Bought this too long ago to return it or get a replacement most likely. Very frustrating as our expensive 55inch Plasma has cruddy sound (I now disrespect Samsung for that).

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. We are sorry to hear that the product has stopped functioning as it should be. I would like to point out that we can also issue RMA returns. We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 1-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at support@sybausa.com for replacement or question.

Regards, Syba Customer Service KN 113011

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  • tyrone c.
  • 1/27/2011 1:39:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: It does deliver multi-channel sound through the spdif with some tweaking. Don't get warm and delivers a quality sound.

Cons: Have to tweak it with other programs to get it to perform multi-channel correctly.

Other Thoughts: Out of the box it was easy to install and get working in 2 channel mode via optical. Though to get 5.1 channel to work I had to download ac3filter. I also got ffdshow as well. They both got the functionality of the 5.1 to work.

I'm using Windows XP and not sure if its also the limitations of the operating system. My old gigabyte mobo also had 5.1 channel built in that I had to use ac3filter to get to work properly.

Though other then the issue of getting multi-channel to work via digital. Its a great device.

I've been enjoying it for a couple months now and gives crisp clear sound.

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  • jim w.
  • 1/5/2011 5:18:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggss/pdif does not do dolby digital surround

Pros: Installed easily. Did 2 channel s/pdif out of the box on windows 7... didn't even need to install the included disk, although that didn't get me the surround I wanted either... see below....

Cons: Does NOT do dolby digitial via optical s/pdif!!! Even though the description says it does:
"Dolby Digital audio streaming via s/pdif output"
I contacted the manufacturer and they verified the fact that it will not work for surround. So, although it'll do two channels, I wanted 5.1... NOPE...

Other Thoughts: It WILL do surround with the analog outputs, but my receiver has no inputs for this sort of thing, so this box is useless to me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. We are sorry to hear that the product has stopped functioning as it should be. Please refer to our reviews. We have decent reviews for this product. Please try to install the program/driver from the CD? I would like to point out that we can also issue RMA returns. We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 3-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at support@sybausa.com for replacement or question.

Regards, Syba Customer Service KN 011111

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  • MICHAEL Y.
  • 11/23/2010 11:13:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCan't figure out SPDIF input

Pros: It's small, inexpensive, and is driven off USB power. It will work without drivers on a PC, but the drivers/software give you various surround options.

You can plug in any audio device (mp3 player, etc) to the 3.5mm stereo input and have the sound come out of your PC speakers.

Cons: I can't seem to get the optical SPDIF input to work. I have the Syba usb cable connected to my laptop, and plugged in an optical cable from my xbox to the spdif input to try and get the sound to come out of my 5.1 speakers. It doesn't work and the option for spdif is grayed out, and I can't seem to enable it.

So at this point, it's works only as a stereo analog decoder

Also, you can't use this as a stand alone decoder for a PS3 or Xbox 360, it must be plugged into a PC to function.

Other Thoughts: I have a 5.1 speaker system plugged into this, and if I could somehow figure out how to have the device play from a SPDIF optical input, this thing would be gold.

But at this point, I can only use the analog 3.5mm input jack which is not going to be as good as a digital 5.1 surround sound signal coming from an spdif input.

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  • Adrian D.
  • 11/6/2010 7:26:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap

Pros: Cheap and it works great. Doesn't need drivers to install. Great for an HTPC build. A great alternative to an internal sound card.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: If you don't have extra room in your PC and doesn't wanna use your PCI then this will work.

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  • Zheping Y.
  • 8/27/2010 12:10:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best USB sound card I can afford.

Pros: The best USB sound card I can afford.
Works great with Snow Leopard.

Cons: None.

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  • Todd S.
  • 8/18/2010 9:01:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot MAC compatible

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Does not work as advertised. Says it is Mac compatible on website on on package but it is not...unless you call "compatible" meaning only the analog outs work...digital does not

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing our Syba products. We are sorry to hear that the product has stop functioning as it should be. Please refer to our reviews. This product is compatible with Mac. The digital is compatible with Mac. The utilities can help you. I would also like to point out that we can also issue RMA returns. We always try to provide the most reliable products to our customers and all products come with at least 3-year warranty. So please don't hesitate to contact us at support@sybausa.com for replacement or question.

Regards,
Syba Customer Service KN 081710

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2010 7:52:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great With Mac OSX

Pros: I recently purchased this product because the headset I bought used the three color 3.5mm jacks used for 5.1 surround sound. Also it had a mic jack. The iMac does not allow compatibility with the 2 of the 3 jacks and neither the mic. When I plugged it into my iMac all I had to do was change the preferences to get it to work.

IMPORTANT: IF YOU USE THIS ON MACS THERE IS A FOLDER CALLED UTILITIES. YOU WILL FIND THIS FOLDER IN THE APP FOLDER. IN THE UTILITIES FOLDER THERE IS A PROGRAM CALLED -AUDIO MIDI-. RUN THE PROGRAM AND CHANGE UP THE SETTING TO PLAY WITH WHATEVER SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM YOU USE.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Hope this helps.

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