Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe

Features

Pure acceleration for your gaming audio

The next generation Sound Blaster card - the Sound Blaster Recon3D - is powered by Sound Core3D™ and heralds a new age in 3D gaming audio and online voice communication. Hardware-accelerated SBX Pro Studio audio technologies deliver unsurpassed audio playback quality, while the innovative CrystalVoice™ processing lets you communicate with crystal clear vocal fidelity in your multiplayer games, online chats and video conferencing.

Engineered for low power consumption and high performance, the Sound Core3D processor is Creative's first sound and voice processor to integrate a quad-core high-performance digital signal processor (DSP) and high-quality converters onto a single chip.

Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor

Powered by Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor

The revolutionary Sound Core3D Audio and Voice chipset accelerates SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice processing effects, drastically improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates, more immersive gaming audio, and crystal clear voice communications.
Hardware-accelerated SBX Pro Studio

SBX Pro Studio technologies

SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.
CrystalVoice

CrystalVoice™ voice enhancement and clarity technology

Express yourself and be heard clearly in video conferencing, multiplayer games and online chats.
Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work.
Dolby Digital Live

Dolby® Digital Live encoding

Dolby Digital Live encoding allows you to connect to your decoder or home theatre system through a single TOSlink for compelling 5.1 surround sound.
Dedicated headphone amplifier

Dedicated high quality headphone amplifier

Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600 ohm impedance.
Scout Mode

Scout Mode™ - Hear them before they hear you.

This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
Windows 8 Compatible

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Click here to download the latest drivers.

Multiple connectivity options

Connect to your favorite audio equipment with ease.

Connectivity options

A Closer Look

Specifications

  • 24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs (up to 96 kHz sample rate)
  • 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources (up to 96 kHz sample rate to analog outputs)
  • 16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz

Connectivity
  • Line In / Microphone In: Shared 1/8" mini jack
  • Headphone: 1 x 1/8" mini jack
  • Speaker Out: 3x 1/8" mini jacks
  • Optical Out: TOSLINK
  • Optical In: TOSLINK

Speaker Support
  • Stereo/2.1 Speakers
  • 5.1 Speakers
  • Headphones

Bus Connection:
  • PCI Express 1x

System Requirements

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster
  • Intel, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 600MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
  • Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe sound card
  • Quick Start leaflet
  • Installation CD containing:
    • Drivers for Windows®
    • Creative software suite
    • User's Guide

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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