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5.1 surround channels, and up to 7.1 virtual surround channels
DTS Connect Encoding
1 x 1/8" Rear Out 1 x 1/8" Center / Sub Out
1 x TOSLINK Optical In
1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
1 x ACM Link 1 x 6-pin PCI Express (PCI-e) Power Header (required for ACM) 2 x RCA (L/R) Front Out
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 Available PCI Express Power Connector for Audio Control Unit PC Power Supply Unit must be 80Plus Bronze Certified with minimum 500 Watt power output and 2 x 6 Pin PCI Express power connector
A Feast for Your Ears The Sound Blaster AE-9 is built with the absolute best components to deliver pristine, detailed audio quality that would satisfy even the most demanding audiophile. The core of the Sound Blaster AE-9 is the flagship audiophile-grade hi-res ESS SABRE-class 9038 DAC. It delivers an ultra-high DNR of 129dB, 32-bit 384 kHz playback over PCM, DSD64, and an incredibly low Total Harmonic Distortion of -120dB (0.0001%).
CLEANLINE TECHNOLOGY Our newest innovation - CleanLine Technology - is set to overthrow the need of an external desktop mixer that takes up the desktop's valuable real estate. The CleanLine Technology is designed to filter and isolate noise along the mic path so you can truly enjoy crystal clear and uncompromised voice communications even while your GPU is pushing its limits.
The Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amplifier The Xamp discrete headphone amplifier uses a dual-amp design to amplify each audio channel individually for pristine, uncompromised audio. It utilizes a push-pull output stage design to achieve good amplification.
Powerful Sound All Around Immerse yourself in audio! The Sound Blaster AE-9 supports discrete 5.1 surround channels, and up to 7.1 virtual surround channels. The sound card also comes with Sound Blaster's Surround virtualization technology that can be fully customized, or switched off completely.
Power at Your Fingertips Many of the Sound Blaster AE-9's powerful features, such as the incredible Xamp, are contained within the Audio Control Module that sits on your desk. The Audio Control Module also supports dynamic/phantom-powered condenser microphones, perfect for serious content creators and streamers.
Dimensions & Weight
Main Card: 0.87" x 7.01" x 5.00" Audio Control Module (ACM): 2.56" x 5.90" x 5.04"
Main Card: 0.51 lb. Audio Control Module (ACM): 1.06 lbs.
Sound Blaster AE-9 (main card) Audio Control Module Quick Start Leaflet Warranty Leaflets 2 x Stereo to RCA cables 1 x Optical TOSLINK cable