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Rosewill RC-701 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

  • 5.1 Channels
  • PCI Interface
  • CMI8738 Chipset
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Upgrade to 5.1 audio for a PCI enabled desktop without breaking your bank. The Rosewill RC-701 PCI sound card supports earphones, 2/4/6 channel speaker mode and features a built-in 16-bit CODEC. Full duplex allows you to play and record at the same time. With Microsoft DirectSound and Direct Music support, the Rosewill RC-701 PCI sound card is perfect for music playback and recording as well as gaming on your Windows PC. This sound card is also ACPI power management compatible.

  • newegg Enjoy audio bliss of 5.1 channels Based on C-Media CMI8738 audio chipset, the Rosewill RC-701 PCI sound card is capable of sending audio signals to 5 speakers for immersive 5.1 channels surround sound.
  • newegg Universal interface With a universal PCI interface, you can pop this card into almost any PC to bring music and gaming to life.

Learn more about the Rosewill RC-701

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RC-701

Audio core

Audio Chipset
C-Media CMI8738
Channels
5.1

Ports

Line In
Yes
Line Out
Yes
MIC In
Yes

Spec

Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 (32/64 bit)
System Requirements
Pentium-class computer with one available PCI slot
DirectX 8.1 above is required

Features

Features
Full-duplex playback and recording. Built-in 16-bit CODEC

Support Microsoft DirectSound. Also support earphones, 2/4/6 channel speaker mode

DLS-based wavetable music synthesize, supports DirectMusic

PCI Rev. 2.2 compliant with bus mastering modes

ACPI compliant power down management

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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  • Terry R.
  • 1/27/2015 8:52:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sounds great had no trouble installing or with the driver

Cons: NONE

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  • Lawrence H.
  • 1/24/2015 9:50:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDifficult Installation

Pros: It works, and it is relatively inexpensive

Cons: It was purchased to replace an on-board sound card. Usually it is necessary to turn off the Azalia codec in the BIOS. However, for some reason I am not allowed to do this. Instead, by working in the device manager I managed to get the new sound card to work. Be prepared for some installation hassle.

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  • Corrin C.
  • 12/10/2014 2:22:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFirst Bad Newegg Purchase!

Pros: None whatsoever...Well, I suppose the box was pretty.

Cons: Not a single driver I found worked on Windows 7, including those for the chipset itself. Wasted 6 hours trying to get this thing working.

Every single driver was was listed by Microsoft as unsigned (Code 52), and as such the OS refused to allow them to run. The C-Media site required registration to download from, yet gave me the exact same driver that was in a few other locations without registration.

Other Thoughts: At this price, it isn't even worth sending back.

Oddly, going through all the effort to get it working somehow made my on-board audio start working again, so I guess I don't need a sound card after all.

Newegg, stop carrying this junk--it's giving you folks a bad name.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Richard M.
  • 11/5/2014 4:55:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks Kinda

Pros: Cheap
Nice sound for price

Cons: The rear speakers do not work. The rear sounds that are suppose to come out of the rear speakers come out of the front right and left speakers. Before I installed it, I deleted all my sound drivers and programs and then restarted computer and went into bios to disable onboard sound and then insert this new card in my computer and installed drivers and still cannot get true 5.1 surround sound. This is for a windows 8.1 computer.

Other Thoughts: Maybe someone else will have better luck, however I'll probably have to buy a better brand sound card soon.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Please try the following.

1. Remove all other PCI add-on cards.
a. Install only the RC-701 to your system.
2.   Disable motherboard onboard peripherals which are not necessary through the BIOS.
a. This will avoid possible hardware resource conflicts.
3.   Try other PCI slots in the motherboard.
4.   Update system BIOS to the most current and check the following.
a. Plug and Play Operating System - Enabled
b. IRQ's Assigned - Auto or Operating System

If none of the above work please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

Thanks
Rosewill Support

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  • Diana F.
  • 10/23/2014 3:17:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Happy with this card :-)

Pros: My computer is old. I built the end of 2006 it is maxed with 3 gigs of ram. AMD 3300 + CPU It a Asus K8N board
I put the very best power source at the time 500 watts started with Windows 98, then XP, Put Windows 7, took it back out junk! It is now running Windows 8.1 and doing a great job.
My intergraded sound card could no longer record music making my software I purchased no longer any good. So I purchased this card to try and correct the problem... And it did! Just a perfect card! sounds great!

Cons: I found no cons at all

Other Thoughts: I WOULD RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE THAT IS NOT READY TO GIVE UP THEIR OLDER COMPUTER JUST YET... I am not a gamer

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  • Claudia C.
  • 10/12/2014 7:54:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsworking as a 3.1

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Tried the CD and also downloaded lastest driver but to me its only working the front and center speakers along with the sub.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Please try the following

1. Remove any installed drivers/utilities from our website
2. Use an ethernet cable to connect the PC to the internet
3. Use "Windows Update" to find suitable drivers.

If the following does not work, please reach out to us so we can assist you.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Michael K.
  • 9/27/2014 7:20:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great, got what I paid for and then some

Pros: How can some reviewers claim that the drivers for this hardware don't work? I think they made the same mistake I did. I bought this card to replace an older cmedia card that I had installed and I thought I could use the same driver that I had previously downloaded. I got sound with the old driver but with lots of noise and static. The hardware comes with a driver cd and when I installed that driver instead it worked perfedtly with no noise or static.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: excellant service from Newegg as usual

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/28/2014 3:58:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: worked when placed in computer

Cons: bought in Feb. quit working in June

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Enrique J.
  • 7/12/2014 5:38:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot bad for the price!

Pros: Inexpensive. Got this for 12 dollars with a promo code. Works well with my headphones and adequately with my speakers.

Cons: A little trouble installing the drivers with win 7.

Other Thoughts: I got this to replace an OEM card that was making crackling noises. I did not want to spend much on this so I cannot complain. I could have avoided a lot of trouble if I had not tried to follow the advice given in some of the reviews. First of all, I could not find any drivers that worked on their website. You must disable or uninstall previous cards/drivers/onboard audio first. Then attempt to install the drivers. When prompted to install the card, do so but in my case the card was not recognized. Once I rebooted after inserting the card, I had to start the driver install all over again because the computer froze. It then worked smoothly. Still for 12 bucks I am happy.

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  • Camilo A.
  • 6/26/2014 2:18:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSound card

Pros: Works and its cheap.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my wifes computer because the onboard sound went out. I installed the drivers from the C-Media website. No problems so far...

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