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Cmedia Chipset CMI8738 PCI-Express 5.1 6-Channels Digital Audio Sound Card SFF with Low Profile for SFF Computers

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  • Compatible with most operating systems.
  • Half Size Bracket for SFF computers included.
  • 1-Year warranty.

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CMI8738 Chipset 5.1CH 6-Channels 3D PCI-Express Digital Audio Sound Card
 
Condition: New
 
What's Included
 - CMI8738 5.1CH 6-Channels 3D PCI-Express Digital Audio Sound Card in anti-static bag.
 - Full and half size brackets.
 - Driver CD -1 per order- more available upon request.

Specifications
- Chipset: CMI8738-6CH.
- System interface: 32-bit PCI-Express x1 Bus Master. Compatible with PCI-E x1; x4; x8; x16.
- 3D effect: Microsoft DirectSound 3D; Aureal A3D; HRTF 3D extension positional audio; EAX.
- Wave table synthesizer: DLS-base Wavetable music synthesizer.
- Software compatibility: compatible with Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro and DirectSound.
- Output sampling rate: (KHz) 96KHz.
- 24-bit sample median.
- Linear standard output.
- Complies with Microsoft PC99 specification.
- Supports multi-speaker output to 4/6 speakers.
Connectors.
- External: SPK1, SPK2, SPK3, line-in, MIC-in.
- Internal: CD audio and AUX connectors.

Features
- High-performance 6-channel Digital Audio Sound Card.
- Provides audio fidelity that rivals movie theaters with 4/6-channels digital sound.
- Customize Internet audio with the power and surround sound of EAX audio technology.
- Enjoy compelling 3D audio and 4-channel sound on multiple speaker series.
- Rich software included.

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10. Linux.


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Model

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Brand
Cmedia Chipset
Model
CMI8738-6CH

Details

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Specifications
32-bit PCI-Express x1. 5.1 Channels. Digital Audio.

Features

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Features
High-performance 6-channel Digital Audio Sound Card. Provides audio fidelity with 4/6-channels digital sound that rivals with movie theaters. Rich software included. Compatible with Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro and DirectSound software. 3D effect: Microsoft DirectSound 3D; Aureal A3D; HRTF 3D extension positional audio; EAX. Supports most Operating Systems: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux. Optional low profile bracket included.

Package Contents

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Package Contents
Cmedia chipset CMI8738 PCI-E Sound Card. Optional Low Profile (SFF) Bracket. Drivers and Software Disk.
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good inexpesive 5.1 SFF sound card w/accessory Low Profile bracket

Pros: When upgrading sound cards in SFF enclosures such as an OptiPlex 990 that also needs a Low Profile (short) bracket, there's not a lot of choices but this one works. It was fairly easy to change out the long bracket for the short one. Note that a magnetic Phillips screwdriver will be helpful as there's not a lot of room to work with. No problems at all connecting/using my SB 5.1 speaker system.

Cons: This OptiPlex came with Win10. Although the card showed up in the Device Manager, there were no native drivers and I had to use the included Drivers mini-CD. They worked without issue so I'd hesitate to really call this a Con.

Other Thoughts: SFF/Low Profile cards of any type are pretty rare and I am pleased with this sound card solution.

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5/ 5
Windows 10 plug and play

Pros: It comes with half size bracket. Installed and running without hassle, Win 10 detected it at startup. Low price.

Cons: None at this price point.

Other Thoughts: There are lots of fancier sound cards but good bang for the buck.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Cheap, working but with issues

Pros: - cheap 6 channels card
- low profile bracket included

Cons: - no Windows 10 drivers (but Windows 7 drivers are working)
- front and side left/right channels are swapped :) It's definitely developer's bug and lack of proper QA testing

Other Thoughts: If you don't want to invest much to 5.1 audio card, and ready to rearrange your speakers connection, it's a good card. Otherwise, look for proper brand.

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