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Rosewill RC-701 - 5.1-Channel Sound Card with PCI-Interface

  • 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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  • Kirill L.
  • 4/11/2015 10:22:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoesn't support w8.1 or win server 2012 r2

Pros: easy to install

Cons: Absolutely useless on my windows server 2012R2. when you try to install a driver, it will say that the system is not supported. Moreover, the link on their website is broken, so I had to download it from somewhere else.

Other Thoughts: don't buy it or make sure your system supports it.

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.

Unfortunately there are no Drivers for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server on this product.
If you are not fully satisfied with our product, please contact us at the number below or one of the email addresses below to better assist you in resolving your problem.

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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  • Patrick D.
  • 3/29/2015 8:54:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Sound Card

Pros: Easy Install
Great Quality
Great Price
I run windows 7 and it works great. More than pleased.

Cons: I had to wait for the super fast shipping!

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  • Drew Z.
  • 2/24/2015 12:27:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill RC-701 5.1

Pros: The device meets and exceeds my Audio Specifications.

Cons: The difference in price from competing Market Leaders.

Other Thoughts: The product was priced to reflect the device cost, as opposed to the High-End Market that sells the same device (in terms of it's specifications). Functionality that I as a consumer sought. Not the invitation that my computer needed to be refined into a recording studio.

* New Motherboard has onboard audio. I had given this card to a Housemate, who is still using it as well as producing dubstep tracks. Buy Specifications, not Frills.

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  • norman h.
  • 2/24/2015 10:12:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSound

Pros: Works with window 8.1 64bit

Cons: Had to get the latest drivers from site.

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  • Kyle K.
  • 2/23/2015 8:49:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDoes not work as 5.1

Pros: Very cheap
Easy to install
Rosewill took care of me

Cons: With the current driver it will only work as 2.1

Other Thoughts: This will not run 5.1 sound as it should through the separate channels on the card. I believe that this is a software issue, and other people have reported the same issue. I called rosewill and they tried to troubleshoot it with me and overall they ended up crediting me the money back without even having to return it. if you just need something cheap and don't have surround then this is for you. Otherwise get something else.

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.

Thanks for the feedback. We will pass it along to our QA and Design teams for further investigation.


Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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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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