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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card, 116dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Sound Core3D audio processor, 24-bit/192kHz audio output - Sound Blaster Z delivers 120dB SNR and supports 192 kHz direct pass-through to analog out - Features g

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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card, 116dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Sound Core3D audio processor, 24-bit/192kHz audio output - Sound Blaster Z delivers 120dB SNR and supports 192 kHz direct pass-through to analog out - Features g

Up to 35 times better than motherboard audio

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  • Brand: Creative
  • MPN: 70SB150000002
  • Part #: AUDCRE0025
  • UPC:054651180987
  • Wireless Technology:N/A
  • Sound Mode:5.1 Channel
  • SNR Ratio:116dB
  • Interface:PCI-Express
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"Works Great. Using to encode 5.1 Dolby to my Cambridge Amp."
 Tim ~ 09-05-19   VERIFIED OWNER
"When you go dedicated sound you don't go back. It's like there was layers of sound and details that I was missing. If you truly love music or your favourite movie/show or whatever do it the justice of..."
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 Seamus ~ 15-04-19
"Works great with Windows 10. A lot better than onboard audio."
 ron m. ~ 11-02-19   VERIFIED OWNER

Features

116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio

Enjoy unparalleled audio fidelity from Sound Blaster Z. A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pristine audio which is 35.4 times better than motherboard audio.

Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone

When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the bundled beamforming microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.

600 Ohm Dedicated Headphone Amplifier

Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600 ohm impedance. Hear every detail of your audio!

Advanced home entertainment audio

Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Z's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.

Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency

Enjoy reduced latency as low as one millisecond with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster Z. Hear your audio recordings come to life!

24-bit / 192kHz audio output

Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.

Specifications

General

Audio Processor:
Sound Core3D
Audio Resolution:
24-Bit
Digital Audio Convertor (DAC):
Cirrus Logic
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt):
116dB
Maximum Playback Quality:
5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct:
Up to 192kHz
Frequency Response @96kHz:
5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 10Hz to 45kHz
Frequency Response @192kHz (Stereo Direct Only):
Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz
16-bit to 24-bit Recording Sample Rates:
8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 (kHz)
16-bit to 24-bit Playback Sample Rates:
8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, 192 (kHz)
Maximum Recording Quality:
Up to 24-bit/96kHz
I/O Ports (Main Card):
Headphone : 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Speaker Out : 3 x 3.5mm jacks(F/R/C-Sub)
Line / Mic In : 1x shared 3.5mm jack
Optical Out : 1x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1x TOSLINK 
600 Ohm Amplified Headphone Output:
Maxim MAX97220A
Included Acesssories:
Beamforming Microphone 

Technology

Audio Enhancement:
SBX Pro Studio
Surround
Crystalizer
Bass
Smart Volume
Dialog Plus 
CrystalVoice
Noise Reduction
Smart Volume
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
FX
Focus
Speaker/Headphone Switch:
Software Controlled 
Dolby Digital Live:
Encoding
DTS Connect:
Encoding
Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-Channels:
SBX Surround
DTS & Dolby Digital Decoding via Cyberlink PowerDVD Download:
via 3rd party software download
Scout Mode:
Yes
EAX:
EAX 5.0 HD
Max.No. of 3D Voices:
128
ASIO:
ASIO 2.0 support at
16-bit/44.1kHz
16-bit/48kHz
24-bit/44.1kHz
24-bit/48kHz
24-bit/96kHz
with direct monitoring 

Platform

Compatible With:
PC - PCIe x1 Connection 

Minimum Operating System

Windows:
Windows 7/ 8 

Manufacturer Part No: 70SB150000002 Brand: Creative Product Type: PCIe Gaming Sound Card,
UPC 054651180987 Product Family: Sound Blaster Shipping Weight: 0.55 kg
PB Part No: AUDCRE0025 Product Model: Z

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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top notch sound

2 August 2018
amazed by the sound quality. massive improvement in music quality over onboard sound, same speakers but the sound card made all the difference in clarity and depth... one of the best purchases i've made.
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Ron M.
VERIFIED OWNER

Nice Sound Card

11 February 2019
Works great with Windows 10. A lot better than onboard audio.
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Tim
VERIFIED OWNER

5.1 Surround

9 May 2019
Works Great. Using to encode 5.1 Dolby to my Cambridge Amp.
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Seamus

Audiogasmic

15 April 2019
When you go dedicated sound you don't go back. It's like there was layers of sound and details that I was missing. If you truly love music or your favourite movie/show or whatever do it the justice of a dedicated sound card.
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0 out of 0 users found this review helpful
Andrew M.
VERIFIED OWNER

Great Card

29 March 2018
Brought this card to use as audio imput to a stream from a gaming pc, no issues and easy setup, works great
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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card, 116dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Sound Core3D audio processor, 24-bit/192kHz audio output - Sound Blaster Z delivers 120dB SNR and supports 192 kHz direct pass-through to analog out - Features g

Up to 35 times better than motherboard audio
  • Brand: Creative
  • MPN: 70SB150000002
  • Part #: AUDCRE0025
  • UPC:054651180987
PB Tech price: $155.65 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$179.00 Including GST
Date Created: 18:09, 20-08-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/AUDCRE0025/Creative-Sound-Blaster-Z-PCIe-Gaming-Sound-Card-11
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Features

116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio

Enjoy unparalleled audio fidelity from Sound Blaster Z. A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pristine audio which is 35.4 times better than motherboard audio.

Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone

When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the bundled beamforming microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.

600 Ohm Dedicated Headphone Amplifier

Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600 ohm impedance. Hear every detail of your audio!

Advanced home entertainment audio

Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Z's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.

Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency

Enjoy reduced latency as low as one millisecond with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster Z. Hear your audio recordings come to life!

24-bit / 192kHz audio output

Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.

Specifications

General

Audio Processor:
Sound Core3D
Audio Resolution:
24-Bit
Digital Audio Convertor (DAC):
Cirrus Logic
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt):
116dB
Maximum Playback Quality:
5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct:
Up to 192kHz
Frequency Response @96kHz:
5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 10Hz to 45kHz
Frequency Response @192kHz (Stereo Direct Only):
Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz
16-bit to 24-bit Recording Sample Rates:
8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 (kHz)
16-bit to 24-bit Playback Sample Rates:
8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, 192 (kHz)
Maximum Recording Quality:
Up to 24-bit/96kHz
I/O Ports (Main Card):
Headphone : 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Speaker Out : 3 x 3.5mm jacks(F/R/C-Sub)
Line / Mic In : 1x shared 3.5mm jack
Optical Out : 1x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1x TOSLINK 
600 Ohm Amplified Headphone Output:
Maxim MAX97220A
Included Acesssories:
Beamforming Microphone 

Technology

Audio Enhancement:
SBX Pro Studio
Surround
Crystalizer
Bass
Smart Volume
Dialog Plus 
CrystalVoice
Noise Reduction
Smart Volume
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
FX
Focus
Speaker/Headphone Switch:
Software Controlled 
Dolby Digital Live:
Encoding
DTS Connect:
Encoding
Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-Channels:
SBX Surround
DTS & Dolby Digital Decoding via Cyberlink PowerDVD Download:
via 3rd party software download
Scout Mode:
Yes
EAX:
EAX 5.0 HD
Max.No. of 3D Voices:
128
ASIO:
ASIO 2.0 support at
16-bit/44.1kHz
16-bit/48kHz
24-bit/44.1kHz
24-bit/48kHz
24-bit/96kHz
with direct monitoring 

Platform

Compatible With:
PC - PCIe x1 Connection 

Minimum Operating System

Windows:
Windows 7/ 8 

Date Created: 18:09, 20-08-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/AUDCRE0025/Creative-Sound-Blaster-Z-PCIe-Gaming-Sound-Card-11
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