Creative Sound Blaster AE-7 Sound Board
General InformationManufacturer: Creative Technology, Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number: 70SB180000000
Manufacturer Website Address: www.creative.com
Brand Name: Sound Blaster
Product Model: AE-7
Product Name: AE-7 Sound Board
Featuring pristine audio fidelity alongside Sound Blaster's audio processing legacy, the AE-7 takes the audio game up a notch and will awe you with its audiophile-grade components with playback exceeding massively popular desktop amps and DACs.
Hi-res ESS SABRE-class 9018 with incredibly clean 127 dB DNR audio stream
THD + N
Up to -120 dB, 0.0001%
Clear, pristine audio at 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64 Playback
Ultra-low 1? headphone output impedance, supports 16? to studio-grade headphones of up to 600?, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones
Surround Sound and Encoding
5.1 discrete surround for speakers, 7.1 virtual surround for headphones, Dolby Digital Live, DTS Connect Encoding, and Sound Blaster Surround Virtualization
Audio Control Module - perfect for quick access to volume control knob, 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm mic and headphones I/O connectors. Also fitted with a built-in mic array for hassle-free communications
Full suite of audio enhancements including customizable EQs and Sound Profiles, Surround, Crystalizer, Bass, Smart Volume, and Dialog Plus that further boosts your audio. For gamers, Scout Mode is a feature not to be missed!
New and improved Sound Blaster Command software for further audio customization, with a quick on and off toggle switch to activate or deactivate audio processing effects
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 127 dB 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.
Custom Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amplifier
Audiophile and theater-grade components deserve an audiophile-grade headphone amplifier. The AE-7 features our custom Xamp bi-amplified headphone amp in which each earcup gets its own power from the first stage of amplification all the way through delivery.
The end result in your ears is silky smooth audio regardless of how dynamic or demanding the current audio scene may be. For the pro-audio users, the Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp satisfies even the most demanding needs of audiophiles seeking for music in its original form, and appreciate music the way it is intended to be.
It also features an ultra-low 1? headphone output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600?, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones.
Product Type: Sound Board
Technical InformationHost Interface: PCI Express
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 127 dB
Maximum Playback Sampling Rate: 4 Byte 384 kHz
Maximum Recording Sampling Rate: 4 Byte 96 kHz
Sound Channels: 5.1
Interfaces/PortsNumber of Microphone Ports: 1
Number of Headphone Ports: 1
Number of Audio Line Out: 3
Number of Digital Audio Optical Output: 1
Physical CharacteristicsForm Factor: Internal
Height: 5.04" (128 mm)
Width: 5.71" (145 mm)
Weight (Approximate): 215 g
Shipping Height: 3.07" (77.98 mm)
Shipping Width: 5.98" (151.89 mm)
Shipping Depth: 11.81" (299.97 mm)
Shipping Weight (Approximate): 739.4 g
- AE-7 Sound Board
- Audio Control Module
- Quick Start Leaflet
- Warranty Leaflets