Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting

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Creative Labs
Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting
Key Features
  • 32-Bit / 384 kHz Audio Playback
  • 122 dB Dynamic Range
  • 16-600 Ohms Headphone Impedance
  • PCIe Connectivity
With support for 5.1-channel discrete surround and 7.1-channel virtual surround, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting from Creative Labs takes advantage of Xamp, a discrete headphone amplifier that utilizes bi-amplification technology. With Xamp, each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing lossless audio to be delivered to each earcup, where a 1-ohm output impedance drives headphones with an impedance from 16-600 ohms. Additionally, the AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC, which delivers 32-bit / 384 kHz audio playback with a dynamic range of up to 122 dB. Thanks to the Aurora Reactive Lighting System, the AE-5's customizable RGB LEDs and included RGB LED strip can be programmed to display up to 16.8 million colors in different patterns using the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for Windows. Audio processing technologies are rounded out by the BlasterX Acoustic Engine and Scout 2.0 helps those looking for an edge in FPS gaming.
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Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting

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Creative Labs AE-5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Audio
  • 4RGB Lighting
  • 5Sound Enhancement

With support for 5.1-channel discrete surround and 7.1-channel virtual surround, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting from Creative Labs takes advantage of Xamp, a discrete headphone amplifier that utilizes bi-amplification technology. With Xamp, each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing lossless audio to be delivered to each earcup, where a 1-ohm output impedance drives headphones with an impedance from 16-600 ohms. Additionally, the AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC, which delivers 32-bit / 384 kHz audio playback with a dynamic range of up to 122 dB. Thanks to the Aurora Reactive Lighting System, the AE-5's customizable RGB LEDs and included RGB LED strip can be programmed to display up to 16.8 million colors in different patterns using the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for Windows. Audio processing technologies are rounded out by the BlasterX Acoustic Engine and Scout 2.0 helps those looking for an edge in FPS gaming.

General Features

Audio

Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 features Xamp, Creative Labs' custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 to deliver clear audio fidelity in a lossless model to each earcup. The low 1-ohm output impedance is able to drive 16-600 ohm headphones.

SABRE<sup>32</sup> Ultra Class DAC

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is well-suited for high-resolution audio for games, music, and movies. It delivers up to 32-bit / 384 kHz playback with a 122 dB dynamic range (DNR), low distortion, and jitter. It also supports 5.1-channel discrete surround and 7.1-channel virtual sound.

RGB Lighting

Aurora Reactive Lighting System

Enjoy a symphony of lights and sound with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System. The AE-5 has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip. Program up to 16.8 million colors in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC.

Sound Enhancement

BlasterX Acoustic Engine

The BlasterX Acoustic Engine is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies that deliver levels of audio immersion and precision for those looking for a competitive advantage. These sound technologies create levels of audio realism, including 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.

Scout 2.0

Expand your horizon with a gaming companion that enables you to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device for any First-Person Shooter (FPS) game.

Pure Edition

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is also available in a white edition. Apart from its white casing, the Pure Edition comes with four LED strips, which is three more than the standard version.
UPC: 054651191686

Creative Labs AE-5 Specs

Specifications
PlatformPCIe
PowerPCIe bus power, +5 V for Aurora lighting (requires 4-pin molex peripheral connector from PC power supply)
Audio TechnologyBlasterX Acoustic Engine
Dynamic Range122 dB
Connectivity Options (Main)1 x TOSLINK Optical-out
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Headset Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Front Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Rear Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Center/Sub Output
Connectivity Options (Accessory)1 x Front Panel Header
1 x RGB LED Header (supports 5 V RGB strips)
Headphone AmpSupported Headphone Impedance: 16 - 600 Ohms
Audio TechnologiesCrystalVoice, Scout Mode
Windows
ProcessorIntel Core i3 or AMD equivalent processor
MotherboardIntel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard
Operating SystemWindows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (32/64-bit)
Memory1 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space>600 MB of free hard disk space
ConnectivityAvailable PCIe slot
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions5.7 x 0.8 x 5.0" / 145 x 20 x 128 mm
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.145 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.75 x 8.2 x 2.4"
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