Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1 Sound Card

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The Auzen X-FI Prelude 7.1 sound card marks the first time Creative has permitted a third-party sound card vendor to use the Creative X-FI chipset in its own sound card design. The Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 sound card will fully support EAX 5.0 and have expandability similar to that of the Auzen X-Meridian 7.1.

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Supported Audio Channels: 7.1

Slot Type: PCI

Signal To Noise Ratio: 120 dB - (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)


Product Title: Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1 Sound Card

Manufacturer: Auzentech

Power Score: 4.4 | 3 Reviews

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Product Reviews (3)

A Sound Card That Ends Creative's Monopoly

Strengths: X-Fi®, EAX® w/ Digital Out, Dolby® Digital Live, DTS® Interactive, Swappable OPAMPs, Audiophile-Grade Sound w/ High-Grade Components.

Weakness: Expensive, Expenive Upgraded OPAMPs, Creative ALchemy, Front L/R Swappable OPAMP only, No analog adaptors provided, Relatively slow driver updates, Too many future features to wait for.

Don't buy this card if you are not serious about sound and expect everything flows right after you plug and install this card. I am not saying this card sounds bad w/o tuning but this card requires quite a bit of tweaking in order to get the most out of it, but which one, like Creative’s, doesn’t? Upgraded OPAMPs will cost you $60 each not to mention the risk of destroying your card if you...
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By shin31 - Mar 26, 2008

Excellent soundcard with EAX and Dolby Digital/DTS/Linux support !

Strengths: Crisp sound quality, easy to install, high quality components, replaceable OpAmps, DD/DTS/Linux support, improved headphone sound, progressive driver updates

Weakness: 64 MB X-RAM is gimmicky, no PCI-express version, no front panel IO box available as with the Creative Fatalty card, no snuggles at night

Feb 20th, 2008 - Basically Auzentech licensed the X-FI logic from Creative and then combined their own fine engineering experience from the X-Meridian and X-Plosion soundcards and produced a real winner. The benefits of this union are that the X-Fi Prelude can hardware accelerate Creative's EAX API (which gives realistic 3D sound positioning in hundreds of games and which the ASUS Xonar and many...
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By jayhall0315 - Feb 19, 2008

Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1 PCI has collected 35 expert reviews for Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1 PCI and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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