“The Surround and Crystalizer tools return, which are excellent at simulating a 360-degree sonic environment and filling in frequencies often lost during file compression. THX TruStudio Pro Smart Volume is largely a normalization tool for avoiding excessively loud or quiet content. People who struggle to make out dialog against background noise (doubly troublesome if you lack a center channel) will appreciate the Dialog Plus enhancements, and TruStudio Pro Bass fills in more bass range material, although we’re not sure how this differs from the bass enhancement in Crystallizer.”


Powered by Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor
The revolutionary Sound Core3D Audio and Voice chipset accelerates THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice processing effects, drastically improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates, more immersive gaming audio, and crystal clear voice communications.
THX® TruStudio Pro™ technologies

THX TruStudio Prosound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets
CrystalVoice™ voice enhancement and clarity technology

Express yourself and be heard clearly in video conferencing, multiplayer games and online chats.
Sound Blaster beamforming microphone

When used with CrystalVoice™ Focus, the included stereo microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.
Dedicated high quality headphone amp

Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600ohm impedance.
Cinematic surround sound from DVD movies

Enjoy cinematic DVD movie experiences with THX Certified surround sound and PowerDVD software with DTS-ES and Dolby Digital-EX decoding (Internet connection required).

Dolby® Digital Live encoding

Dolby Digital Live encoding allows you to connect to your decoder or home theater system through a single digital cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound from any source.

Connect to your favourite audio equipment with ease.



Technical Specs
24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs: up to 96 kHz sample rate
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources: up to 96 kHz sample rate to analog outputs
16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
Line in / Microphone In: Shared 1/8″ mini jack
Headphone: 1 x 1/8″ mini jack
Speaker Out: 3x 1/8″ mini jacks
Optical Out: TOSLINK
Optical In: TOSLINK
Speaker Support
Stereo/2.1 Speakers, 5.1 Speakers

Bus Connection

PCI Express 1x

  • Intel Core™ 2 Duo or AMD  equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster
  • Intel, AMD  or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft Windows  7 (32/64-bit)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI Express  (x1, x4 or x16) slot
  • Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive