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Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card

B&H # DIXS71U Mfr # XS71U
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You Pay: $26.99
Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 Compatible
  • S/PDIF Optical I/O
  • Dolby Digital Audio
  • 3.5mm Mic and Line Inputs

The Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card from Diamond is a compact and convenient way to enhance music, movies, and games on your computer. The sound card is compliant with USB 2.0 and 1.1 for terrific compatibility. The card offers optical S/PDIF input and output connectors, compatible with Dolby digital 7.1 audio. Standard 3.5mm mic and line inputs are also provided for supporting analog sound sources.

Other features include 44.1/48kHz recording and playback support, USB wake-up support, and C-Media software with multi-channel positional 3D sound, EQ, speaker shifting, and more.

USB spec. 2.0 full speed compliant, USB audio device class spec. 1.0 and USB HID class spec. 1.1 compliant
IEC60958 spec. compliant (consumer format S/PDIF input and output with loop-back support)
Dolby digital audio streaming via S/PDIF out
USB remote wake-up support
7.1 channel DAC output with 16-bit resolution 3.1Vpp (1.1Vrms) biased at 2.25V output swing control and mute function Earphone buffer 2X interpolator for digital playback data to improve quality
2 channel ADC input with 16 bit resolution 3.2Vpp (or 4.0Vpp programmed by vendor driver) biased at 2.25V input swing Volume control and mute function
Stereo mic support with 33dB maximum capability
Recording source select from S/PDIF, Mic, line in, and summation of mic, line in, and front channel
Mic, line in monitor from front channel (all channels optional) with volume control and mute function
Master volume control by default; per-channel volume control by C-Media driver
Playback with soft-mute function
Supports 44.1/48kHz sampling rates for both playback and recording
MCU support with two-wire serial interface
Volume up/down and playback mute HID button
LED indicators for operation, recording mute, and SCMS protection
C-Media software provides multi-channel positional 3D sound, EQ, speaker shifter, and more
Embedded USB transceiver and power on reset circuit
Microsoft Vista Premium Level Compliant
System Requirements Operating System: Windows 7 32/64, Vista 32/64, XP 32/64, 2000, MCE, Linux, and Mac OS X
CPU: Intel Pentium III or AMD K6 500 and Above
CPU Speed: 850MHz
Memory: 128MB
Disk Space: 50MB Free
CD/DVD Drive
USB Port
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.6 x 6.4 x 2.1" (218 x 163 x 53mm)
Weight 0.3 lbs (0.14kg)
Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card
  • USB Cable
  • Install CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    DiamondXtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card
     
    4.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Easy to install (5)
    • Good audio quality (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (4)
      • Gaming (4)
      • Multimedia (4)
      • Music (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (3)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Great sound for an even greater price

      By mnance777

      from Cadillac, MI

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Audio Quality
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Gaming
        • Multimedia
        • Music

        Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

        I purchased the Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound to replace my onboard sound that went bad. The quality of this external system far outshines the original. Thanks for a great product and a great price. Shipping was fast and easy.

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        5.0

        When you need a sound card

        By The Editor

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Cinematographer, Power user, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Audio Quality
        • Reliable Performance
        • Small In Size

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Editing
        • Everyday use
        • Gaming
        • Multimedia
        • Music

        Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

        I have a 2010 Mac Pro and a set of Logitech Z906 speakers. The Diamond Multimedia XS71U gave me the option to run the Z906 THX Certified, 500 watt, 5.1 speaker system on my Mac Pro without having to utilize an additional Receiver/Tuner. Plugs in to a USB port on the Mac and sits out of site under my two monitors.

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        5.0

        ok

        By cbsf

        from brooklyn ny

        About Me Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

            line in doesn't record on windows regular recording but for output its great

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            5.0

            easy to use, great sound!!

            By flocon

            from Saguenay, Canada

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Quality Microphone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer
              • Mobile Device

              Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

              excellent value for money, eliminates background noise, his impeccable

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great solution for a faulty soundcard

              By desiqner

              from sacramento, ca

              About Me Casual User

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Audio Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Gaming
                • Multimedia
                • Music

                Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

                Great alternative solution when your laptop sound card breaks. Since I don't have a technical know how in replacing the sound card on my laptop, opening it, detaching it from a motherboard sounds like vey complicated....The great thing about this USB sound card is its so easy to install and yo don't need to open your laptop jst plug it in walah!! problem solved.

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                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not so good

                By Neil

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

                      I attempted to use this to connect my macbook pro to my home entertainment center to do 5.1 audio monitoring via the SP/DIF connection for video production but was unsuccessful. I will admit that perhaps it may be user error. But regardless, option B was to hook up individual speakers via the RCA inputs but there are not 6 outputs, only 4. They double up the front and back speaker outputs.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      custumer review

                      By Yaro.yk

                      from PA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Audio Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Gaming
                        • Multimedia
                        • Music

                        Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

                        this thing may help you with your 5.1 or 7.1 audio surround system.
                        sound is really great

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Card

                        By Jimksr

                        from Planet Earth

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Good Audio Quality
                        • Good price

                        Cons

                        • Takes up desk real estste

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Diamond Xtreme Sound Digital 7.1 USB External Sound Card:

                          Sounds much better than my mobo audio. I bought this specifically because I was out of PCI slots inside. Sounds great for games & quite good for music.

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