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Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition RGB Gaming Sound Card (70SB174000000)OVERVIEW
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is a SABRE-Class Hi-Resolution PCI-E Gaming Sound Card and DAC with Xamp, a brand new discrete headphone amp utilizing bi-amplification technology. It delivers astonishingly pristine audio, and also shows off the Aurora Reactive Lighting System with 16.8 million customizable colours. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition comes with 4 RGB LED strips.
Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 Pure Edition to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand.
SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for high resolution audio for games, music and movies. It delivers up to 32bit 384kHz playback with a 122dB SnR, ultra-low distortion and jitter.
Aurora Reactive Lighting System
Enjoy a symphony of lights and sound with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System! The AE-5 Pure Edition has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features four included RGB LED strips. Program up to 16.8 million colours in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC and Mac.
BlasterX Acoustic Engine
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements. The BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies that deliver new levels of audio immersion and precision for the ultimate competitive advantage. These sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.
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PCIe bus power, +5V for Aurora lighting (requires 4-pin molex peripheral connector from PC power supply)
BlasterX Acoustic Engine
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Connectivity Options (Main)
1 x TOSLINK Optical Out, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic In/Line In, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Headset Out, 1 x 1/8" Front Out, 1 x 1/8" Rear Out, 1 x 1/8" Center/Sub Out
Connectivity Options (Accessory)
1 x Front Panel Header, 1 x RGB LED Header (support 5V RGB strips)
Supported Headphone Impedance:
16 - 600 O
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
145 x 20 x 128 mm
Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCIe slot
Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition
4 x LED Strip (30cm/10 LEDs)
1 x Extension Cable
Quick Start Leaflet
View Windows® 10
Software Availability Chart
2-year Limited Hardware Warranty