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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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  • 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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  • John G.
  • 5/15/2014 6:24:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great, my on board audio died and this was easy fix put into PCI slot load drivers off CD for Windows 7 and plugged in speakers. Best part loved the price 14.99

Cons: No Cons.

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  • Michael W.
  • 3/18/2014 4:52:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Cheap Sound Card

Pros: Easy to install
Works great

Cons: No problems

Other Thoughts: Had to get a sound card since my inboard sound stopped working. This card was very easy to install both onto the motherboard and on the system via drivers (CD included). It sounds just as good as my onboard sound if not better.

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  • Gary M.
  • 3/18/2014 12:44:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall but large on sound

Pros: Cost is a pro, and it works great, it doesn't block the airflow to my double slot video card which sits right above it

Cons: The drivers are kinda hard to find, the cd that came with mine redirected me to c/net websight to download the drivers. I actually had to read directions to find the right drivers. no pictures.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't expecting a lot at the price, it was a surprised when it was installed and played my music great, There are no regret in buying such a cheap, great! sound card. Wlndows 7/64bit. It sounds so good I want to get one for my Ubuntu
OS

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  • Amanda F.
  • 3/7/2014 9:29:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Drivers

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Terrible driver support. The drivers provided don't work correctly and the drivers from their site don't work correctly. The install for the drivers from their website froze 3 times before I could get it to install.

Other Thoughts: I suggest buying a different sound card.

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.

Sounds like your product may be defective 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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  • Warren M.
  • 3/3/2014 1:38:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Sound Card

Pros: Great Price
Great Sound
Easy to install

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Ordering another one for a different computer.

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  • Daniel W.
  • 3/1/2014 9:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsOh Hum

Pros: Cheap, didn't waste too much money on it.

Cons: Loud microphone hum. I bought this as a cheap replacement for my built-in motherboard sound card because the microphone input sounded terrible on linux.

I got this expecting low quality, but better compatibility because it was listed on ASLA supported audio cards. While this does not have the shrieking sound the built-in audio card has, it has a notable hum that I have been unable to fix. It is usable, but very annoying for chatting online.

Other Thoughts: I did not use this in windows and I did not use the audio output, just the mic in.

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

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  • Thomas M.
  • 2/15/2014 12:35:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot what I thought it was.

Pros: cheap.

Cons: tinny sounding, hollow, does not handle bass at all.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for. If you don't pay much you don't get much. There are many sound cards out there that will perform better. Spend more and get a better sound card.

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.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us 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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