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Syba 7.1 Surround Sound PCI-E Sound Card

by Syba

Price: £32.29 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Based on Cmedia CM8828 Multichannel Audio Processor
  • Based on Cmedia CM9882A 8-Channel HDA Codec
  • Sampling Rate up to 24-bit and 192 KHz for Both Playing Back and Recording
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£32.29 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

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Technical Details
BrandSyba
Item Weight204 g
Product Dimensions17.8 x 14 x 3.8 cm
Item model numberSD-PEX63081
  
Additional Information
ASINB00FWFNY92
Best Sellers Rank 240,442 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight204 g
Date First Available9 Dec. 2013
  
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Product Description

This Multi-channel PCI-Express Sound Card is a versatile PCI-Express 24bit multi-channel audio controller that brings you computer at par with the fidelity of state-of-the-art home audio electronics. It provides surround sound output and crystal-clear audio quality for playback and recording. Some of the typical applications for this part are computer based high fidelity multi-channel audio, home theater and entertainment, cost effective multi-track audio, PC-based data acquisition, waveform generation.

Box Contains

1x Multi-channel PCI-Epress Sound Card - Main Card
1x Daughter Card
1x Low Profile Bracket- for Main Card
1x Low Profile Bracket- for Daughter Card
1x Driver / Application CD
1x User Manual

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ok for the price, with optical in. 2 Aug. 2014
By The Barbarian Horde - Published on Amazon.com
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This works fine for the price. I got it because I needed a PCI Express card with optical in so my wife could play PS3 on her computer monitor, and it works ok. Optical out works too. Be aware you need to set the sampling rate to 48,000, or they keep cutting out, 44.1 doesn't seem to work. Line in and Mic In sound terrible, as expected, but I didn't really need them-just tested them out for curiosity's sake. Like any recent sound card, it works fine with Window's built in drivers.

I don't know if other reviewers were expecting automatic upmixing of 2 channel sources to 5.1 or 7.1 output, but the built in Windows drivers aren't going to do this. It also doesn't automatically decode Dolby Digital or DTS (due to legal concerns) without purchased software like some paid DVD decoders, and optical output is limited to 2 channels unless encoded with Dolby Digital or DTS. The C-Media software (the people who made the controller chip) might do this, but be aware you'll need something to decode it on the other end--a PC with DVD software like I mentioned above or a 5.1 or 7.1 receiver. Don't blame the manufacturer of the card because you don't have much experience with computer audio.

Don't expect audiophile quality, but the cheapest presumably decent-sounding PCIe card with optical in was 4x more expensive, and my goto brand for audio quality, HT Omega, doesn't even make one. So, if you need something serviceable with optical in or something cheap to replace onboard sound, I recommend this.

One thing that might be an issue for some people is the fact that all the connectors aren't on the same backplate. It comes with a second one that must be connected to the first by a short included cable. However, this fact is clearly visible from the picture on the product page. I'm writing this review months after I tossed the box and I can't remember if it came with half-height backplates. Anyway, if your slots are already packed, you might be in trouble.

In the end, I rate it five stars. Don't get me wrong, five stars aren't for outstanding audio quality, just more (working) features than I expected for the price. I try to rate things on a relative scale.

**Edit**

There was something I thought of that I wanted to add: Recent versions of Windows (at least from Windows 7 in my personal experience) reliably support multiple sound devices. So, you can, and I do, use this card purely as an optical input, and use the marginally better onboard analog output for the speakers. You can also put in a second card, even a different brand or type, and use this as an input, and the other card for output or additional inputs. Be aware that multiple inputs may or may not mix simultaneously, depending on the setup. I've experienced both. If it doesn't, you will have to manually switch the input source in Windows. There are supposedly software "hacks" that may let you get around this, but I've never got them to work. Anyway, one nice thing about this particular card is that the optical jacks are on the main card, so if you don't need the speaker jacks you don't even need to plug the second bracket in. That saves a slot on your motherboard for another card or USB/etc. bracket.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not Great 8 Jun. 2014
By Raymond Rajsky - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
its terrible that you have to run the software that came with this unit. I really would have preferred to just install the drivers, but it won't run without the software, which is a pretty crappy set up
and it works great for amateur non-rock legend use 16 Aug. 2014
By Fishmaniam - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I'm using it with Guitar Rig 5, and it works great for amateur non-rock legend use. Just FYI though (and because I find it helpful to know), I wasn't able to get this to work as an input, but then send the signal to my TV through the HDMI port on a separate, non-ASIO sound card. You need to use this card as both the input AND output, or you'll get the unwanted delay as if you weren't using an ASIO sound card at all. At least in my plebeian experimentations. Oh, and you'll need to make sure everything is grounded properly, or you'll get static electricity sounding interference like all the time.
Poor Tech support 13 Jun. 2014
By MrSwindle - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I had high hopes for this sound card and was disappointed but I realize it was priced very low. I wanted to use the digital out for 5 speaker sound. I disable all existing sound drivers on the motherboard. I updated the drivers and could only get two speakers to get sound. There is little information on the website and no phone or chat room tech support. If you are an advanced PC user you may be able to figure out the issues and it could also be my system or lack of knowledge. I will be buying a more expensive sound card that offers better support.
2 Weeks And No Longer Detected 26 Feb. 2015
By John Carlich - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Bought from Amazon worked great as a TOSLINK input for my PS4 to my PC. Every once in a while it wouldnt come back after rebooting though and now no matter what PCIE i slot i put it in the device isnt detected. Its only 2-3 weeks old. Dont waste your money.
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