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ESI Audio Prodigy X-Fi NRG 24-bit 96kHz 7.1 PCIe Soundcard

ESI Audio Prodigy X-Fi NRG 24-bit 96kHz 7.1 PCIe Soundcard

ESI Audio Prodigy X-Fi NRG 24-bit 96kHz 7.1 PCIe Soundcard

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ESI Audio Prodigy X-Fi NRG 24-bit 96kHz 7.1 PCIe Soundcard

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  • 7.1 Channel 24-bit 96 kHz Soundcard

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Audio Prodigy X-Fi NRG 24-bit 96kHz 7.1 PCIe Soundcard from ESI has 112dB of dynamic-range, which gives you a stable and higher bandwidth than usual PCI solutions. It boasts of built-in high quality condensers for the best quality sound.

It is compatible to all important 3D applications such as games and home theater playback software. Using EAX 3D functions from Creative provides perfect 3D sound capability.

The Prodigy X-Fi NRG provides high level multimedia functions like the integrated headphone amplifier, digital in and output, microphone and line level input.

High Performance D/A Converter
A 7.1 channel 24-bit/96kHz high performance D/A converter AK4358 provides 112dB dynamic-range. A high quality condenser combined with a special circuit design provides the best HiFi level sound quality
PCI Express Interface Using Creative X-Fi Chipset
The Creative X-Fi provides excellent performance for game play, 3D surround sound and other consumer applications. The PCIe interface provides more stability and higher bandwidth compared to general PCI solutions
Headphone Amplifier
The built-in headphone amplifier will work with any headphone up to 300 ohm impedance and provides excellent power and fidelity even when using a high impedance headphone
7.1 Channel Surround / Virtual Surround System
Prodigy X-Fi NRG supports up to 7.1 channel analog output and output channel expansion functionality for stereo signal
Exchangeable Socket Type High Performance OPAMP
The OPAMPs for both headphone-out and front line output are changeable, allowing you to adjust the sound to your own custom taste
Digital In/Output
Maximum 24-bit/96kHz digital input with optical TOSlink connector
Maximum 24-bit/96kHz digital output with optical TOSlink connector and internal 2-pin header, AC-3 pass through supported
Analog In/Output
Maximum 24-bit/96kHz (combined microphone and line input with 1/8" connector)
Maximum 24-bit/96kHz 7.1 channel analog output (1/8" connectors)
Headphone Output
16 ~ 300 ohm impedance
Swappable Opamp
You can unplug the default NE5532 opamp from its socket and replace it with another matching opamp
Internal Intel HD front panel audio standard connector
AKM AK4358 112dB(a) DAC on 7.1 channel output
AKM AK5358 102dB(a) ADC on analog input
DirectSound, MME, WDM, Open AL as well as EAX 1.0 / 2.0, EAX Advanced HD 3.0 / 4.0 supported
In the Box
ESI Audio Prodigy X-Fi NRG 24-bit 96kHz 7.1 PCIe Soundcard
  • Driver CD
  • Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Specifications
    Interface PCIe (PCI Express)
    Recording Maximum 24-bit/96kHz Digital Output
    Input/Output Connectors
    Audio Analog
      Input
    • Maximum 24-bit/96kHz
    • Combined Microphone and Line Input: 1/8" Stereo Mini Jack

      Output
    • Maximum 24-bit/96kHz
    • 7.1 Channel Output: 1/8" Stereo Mini Jack x 4
    • Headphone Output: 1/8" Stereo Mini Jack: 16~300 ohm

    Audio Digital
      Input
    • Maximum 24-bit/96kHz
    • Optical-Input (TOSLink)

      Output
    • Maximum 24-bit/96kHz
    • Optical-Out (TOSLink), Internal Electrical S/PDIF Output
    • AC3 Output Supported
    MIDI None
    D/A Converter AKM AK4358/112dB (7.1-channel Output) AKM AK4388/106dB (F_P Audio)
    A/D Converter AKM AK5358/102dB
    S/PDIF Output Optical TOSlink Connector and Internal 2-pin Header, AC-3 Pass Through Supported
    Sample Rate Windows XP: 48, 96kHz Windows Vista: 44.1, 48, 96kHz Windows 7: 44.1, 48, 96kHz
    General
    Compliant Standards Windows XP, XP64, Windows Vista 32-/64-bit, Windows 7 32-/64-bit
    System Requirements Intel Pentium 4 CPU (LGA 775) or Higher or Equivalent AMD CPU (Socket 939, AM2, AM2+, AM3)

    Intel, VIA, nVidia, or AMD Chipset Motherboard (with PCIe slots)

    512 MB Main Memory

    One Vacant PCIe 1x Slot

    Microsoft Windows XP / Vista

    Hard Disk supporting UDMA 100/133 (at least 500 MB disk space are needed for installation)

    CD-ROM 40X or Higher

    Active Speakers or Passive Speakers with Amplifier, 2 Channels (stereo)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 6.1 x 3.2"

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