5.1 surround channels, and up to 7.1 virtual surround channels
DTS Connect Encoding
1 x 1/8" HP Out (3-pole) 1 x 1/4" HP Out (3-pole)
1 x 1/8" Mic-in (Mono) 1 x 1/4" Mic-in (Mono)
PCI Express x1
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 10 32 / 64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32 / 64 bit, Windows 7 32 / 64 bit
Intel Core i3 AMD equivalent processor Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard 1 GB RAM > 600 MB of free hard disk space Available PCIe slot
Hardware Accelerated Audio The addition of AE-7 to your PC rig basically means one thing - you're adding in a dedicated quad-core processor designed with one goal in mind - to deliver incredibly pristine and enhanced sound on your PC without overstressing your CPU. Sound Blaster handles audio processing on the card itself, freeing up your CPU to handle other tasks.
Clean and Crisp Audio Clarity Enhanced audio is only going to sound as good as the components delivering it, and with the AE-7, we're not pulling any punches. The AE-7 features an ESS SABRE-class 9018 DAC that delivers an incredibly clean 127dB DNR audio stream at up to 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64 Playback. If pristine is at the core of your demand, the AE-7 is going to blow past your expectations.
Theatrical-Grade Discreet and Virtual Surround Whether you are outputting to headphones or speakers, the AE-7 is able to take stereo or multi-stream sources and transform them into immersive, theatrical audio. It supports discrete 5.1 on speakers, and up to 7.1 virtual surround on speakers and headphones. You can even switch effortlessly between headphones and your speakers for those times you want to pump the bass or go stealthier with your headphones. There's also Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding for even more delivery options to your external audio devices.
Audio Control Module Take easy control with the ACM that is incorporated with a built-in microphone array, 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm connectors for mic and headphones input and output connections. You can conveniently adjust the volume with the knob on the ACM - all within your fingertips.
Dimensions & Weight
Main Card: 5.71" x 0.79" x 5.04" Audio Control Module (ACM): 3.94" x 3.62" x 2.76"
Main Card: 0.48 lb. Audio Control Unit (ACM): 0.63 lb.