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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card

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70SB150000001 - Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI-Express Ultra High-Performance Sound Card 5.1Ch 24Bit Optical In/Out

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 66086  
Stock code: SCD-70SB150000001-
Manuf. code: 70SB150000001
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  Creative Sound Blaster Z PCIe 5.1 Channel Sound Card (70SB150000001):

Designed around the powerful processing cores of the SoundCore3D, the Sound Blaster Z series once again raises the bar for the industrystandard in PCIe sound cards. The Z has been designed to meet the standards of those who want a vastly superior experience to motherboard audio. With external DAC’s delivering 116 dB SnR, a 600 ohm audiophile-grade headphone amp, and massively customizable SBX Pro Studio technologies, the Z packs a serious audio punch.


116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pure audio which is 34.4 times better than motherboard audio.

SBX Pro Studio™ technologies
Experience awe-inspiring audio with the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies that immerses you in your games and movies with amazing detail and a 360-degree true-to-life sound stage.

Crystal clear communication
In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear commmunication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (CrystalVoice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you move near or further away from the microphone.

Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the bundled beamforming microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.

Sound Core3D audio processor
The quad-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor was designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.

Advanced home entertainment audio
Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Z's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.

High fidelity surround sound
Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.


  • Output Level (Full Scale): Front Channel Out : 2Vrms, Headphone (33 ohms): 1.3Vrms, Headphone (600 ohms): 2Vrms

  • Maximum DAC Resolution: Front Channel Out : 24-bit, 192kHz, Headphone (33 ohms): 24-bit, 96kHz, Headphone (600 ohms): 24-bit, 96kHz

  • SNR (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt), @ 24-bit, 96kHz: Front Channel Out : 116dB, Headphone (33 ohms): >105dB, Headphone (600 ohms): >105dB

  • Frequency Response @ 96kHz: Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz, Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz, Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz Headphone (33 ohms): 10Hz to 45kHz

  • Frequency Response @ 192kHz(Stereo only): Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz

  • Supported Output: Stereo/2.1 Speakers, 5.1 Speakers, Headphones

  • Headphone: 1 x Amplified 1/8" mini jack

  • Speaker Out: 3 x 1/8" mini jacks

  • Optical Out: TOSLINK

  • Optical In: TOSLINK

  • Line In / Microphone In: Shared 1/8" mini jack

  • Warranty: 2 Years

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer creative
    Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
    Manufacturer Website
    Manufacturer Phone 00 353 1 4333200
    Warranty Period (yrs)2

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    Question  Retail? by Mark J

    Hi, Is this item retail or OEM ?

    Answer by thomasb on Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Hi Mark

    These are retail sound cards