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HT | OMEGA CLARO II 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

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  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCI Interface

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Enjoy crystal clear audio as it was meant to be heard. CLARO II provides up to 7.1ch analog outputs, optical input, optical output, coaxial output, 2pin digital input and 2pin digital output on onboard. In addition, a top class AD8620BR opamp enhances front analog output and anti-pop circuitry is built-in. Experience the full potential of all your games, music, and movies with the HT OMEGA CLARO II.

  • newegg High Quality Components & BUILT IN ANTI-POP CIRCUITRY High quality stereo DAC from AKM Inc. supports 24 bit/192kHz audio for Front output. The top class opamp AD8620BR from Analog Device Inc. is also used for front output to enhance sound resolution. High grade Audio Capacitor (UTSJ type) from Toshin Kogyo used for front analog output (it affects Front Panel Audio output too). In addition, mass storage Capacitors and protection circuits effectively reduce and eliminate electronic shock and noise. By controlling in-rush current, they allow gradual increase and decrease for fade-in and fade-out. This protects your monitor speakers and headphones from being damaged by the 'pop noise' when you switch your system on and off.
  • newegg Dolby Digital Live Dolby Digital Live is real-time encoding technology. DDL converts any audio signal into a Dolby Digital bit stream (48kHz at 640 Kbps) through a single cable connection (coaxial or optical) to your Dolby Digital enabled surround sound system. The real-time interactive capabilities of DDL technology reproduce audio cues and effects that follow the on-screen action, capturing the essence of gameplay and transforming it into exciting and realistic entertainment.
  • newegg Pro Logic IIx Pro Logic IIx is the first and only technology to process any native stereo or 5.1 signal into a 6.1 or 7.1 channel output, creating a seamless, natural surround sound environment that immerses you in the entertainment experience.
  • newegg Dolby Headphone technology Dolby Headphone technology allows you to listen to music, watch movies, and play video games with the dramatic surround effects of a 5.1 channel soundtrack through any set of headphones. Best of all, no more 'listener fatigue' means you can enjoy your entertainment in a spacious, natural sound field uninterrupted for hours.
  • newegg DTS INTERACTIVE Take any LPCM (2+ channels) and encode it into DTS bit stream (48kHz at 1.5 Mbps). Connect directly with just a single cable connection (coaxial or optical) to your DTS enabled surround sound system. Stereo and multi-channel sources up to 5.1 are encoded into a DTS audio signal and sent out from the CLARO sound card to whatever DTS enabled system you own: powered PC speakers, an A/V receiver, any other surround decoder sound system. Eliminate the clutter and cost of multiple analog cables.
  • newegg DTS NEO: PC DTS NEO: PC is a matrix technology that instantly transforms any of your simple 2 channel audio into full 7.1 surround sound. Turn your stereo audio (WMA, MP3, CD among the formats available) into a convincing multi-channel audio experience. DTS NEO:6 has provided you with surround sound from stereo sources in your home theater, now NEO:PC is optimized for your laptop or desktop setup and is the perfect companion to DTS INTERACTIVE.

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  • Mark S.
  • 11/11/2015 9:02:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis Review is for the HT | OMEGA CLARO II

Pros: This card is doing just what I wanted, producing good sound for my Onkyo
receiver. The 120db SNR is very noticeable compared to the old
onboard sound card I was using.

Cons: No real cons for me with this card.

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  • James K.
  • 8/21/2015 11:15:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Card

Pros: I previously had the Creative XiFi Titanium and the drivers are a pain. Well my only PCI-E slot is covered by my new Graphics card so only a PCI slot is left. This card is large and have diodes on the exposed side so be careful installing. I had to remove the metal cover to seat the card because of my USB 3.0 cable port on the motherboard I'm using for front USB ports. I'm using a computer case by HP/Compaq with an aftermarket microATX motherboard and had no problem securing the card to the motherboard (exact fit). I use the computer for my home theater and it sounds awesome using the optical connection. I'm not picky on the sound software interface as long as it supports the operating system and I can use the cards features (Dolby Digital or DTS). There is a Windows 10 driver available while Creative will come out with drivers next month. I haven't experienced any problems with this card and astonished how clear the small sounds in movies I can hear now.

Cons: High price but with this card, you get what you pay for...

Other Thoughts: There is no point spending this kind of money unless you have equipment that can actually use features like Dolby Digital or DTS. If you have movies and music on your computer, good quality speakers and receiver, this card is a perfect fit.

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  • Ross B.
  • 3/20/2015 9:33:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo PCI-E

Pros: Good specs & high SNR compared to other sound cards.

Cons: PCI???? Most companies move forward as time goes by.This card is basically $200 delivered and they use old tech.So if your a gamer this in most cases is useless as most top end MB manufactures don't even offer pci any more.

Other Thoughts: I was really looking forward to getting away from creative sound cards and HT omega seemed like a good choice until i noticed there top end cards mount with old tech..

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  • Chris W.
  • 1/12/2015 12:16:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsLooks Good, but System Doesn't See It.

Pros: Needed a sound card with Optical Input, so I can save music off of a collection of Sony MDs.

Cons: Computer doesn't see the card. It appears that the card is not fully seated by almost 3/16" in the PCI slot.

The mounting bracket is too short and contacts the case before the card is fully seated. It appears that HT Omega used the same mounting bracket as their Fenix PCI-E version of the card. That card would be fully seated in a PCI-E slot due to the difference in the way the card's slot contacts are designed.

Other Thoughts: Having seen other reviews saying the cards were DOA, I would suspect they also suffered from this problem.

No way to alter the bracket. Could try removing it to see if card seats fully into the slot. A custom fabricated bracket would be the only solution.

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  • William B.
  • 6/16/2014 1:36:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot-A-Peep

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: This card was DOA and a total rip off. Had too long to return to Newegg. Supplied documentation was out of date and did not agree with updated drivers I down loaded. Their web site was no help at all.
I never got a single peep out of this card!

Other Thoughts: I now know what sound card NOT to buy!

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  • Richard C.
  • 5/12/2014 10:55:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood sound quality, but no muting

Pros: This sound card delivers superior audio quality to almost any alternative. Beautiful highs, mids & lows. If you are seeking a great card for audio in your HTPC, this one should be considered.

Cons: There is no muting this card without muting the entire system. I have a 1-year-old in the next room and want to use headphones while the speakers are muted. There is no way that you can do that with this card.

Other Thoughts: This would have been ideal if the card could mute speakers while playing headphones.

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  • Maria P.
  • 3/3/2014 5:21:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove it!

Pros: 7.1! awesome, once you get used to the UI, changing stuff is relatively simple, allows for testing of individual, no lag off video

Cons: only 5.1 through Optical, not a big problem for me because that is my setup
UI takes some time to get used to, however switching via the win7 sound menu is still easier once you have the fine tunes down

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  • Caleb S.
  • 2/23/2014 9:28:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but not great

Pros: Works well, sounds good. Software is good for the most part, even if the interface isn't so pretty.

Cons: Terrible ASIO drivers. If you're going to use ASIO look elsewhere!

Other Thoughts: Looking back, I do regret spending the money on this card. I could probably find something that would work better for me (with functional ASIO drivers) for a lot less.

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1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: Bought this for a friend in japan and he failed to contact me in time to return it....foolish.

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  • brad z.
  • 9/10/2013 6:25:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswith astro a40 headphones and mixamp

Pros: works
dolby digital
optical out

Cons: PCI: uses regular old PCI, which means its hard to find a modern motherboard with all the bells and whistles.

Other Thoughts: i'm using this with an optical cable out to my astro mixamp and astro a40 headset. the dolby digital setting for this is great.

now i'm conflicted. i want to upgrade my pc, but i will have to pick a subpar (not mainstream) mobo to make this work.

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