One of the most famous producers of Audio, Creative has produced a special product Sound BlasterX series, designed for the most demanding gamers and fans of high-quality sound. Sound card BlasterX AE-5 characterized advanced “stuffing”, the presence of RGB-illumination system Aurora Reactive Lightning and thoroughly elaborated software.
The device is designed as a single-slot expansion card PCI Express x1, which occupies 145 mm in length and 128 mm in width. The need for additional power is available, but just note that the choice in favor of the 4-pin Molex is controversial, because some of the new supply appropriate cables blocks there, and the future owners Sound BlasterX AE-5 will need to purchase an adapter (for example, with SATA Power) .
The basis of the controller cards are Sound Core3D, 32-bit / 384 kHz DAC ESS Sabre32 with signal / noise ratio of 116 dB and a discrete (per channel) headphone amplifier Xamp, supports headset and headset with a minimum impedance to 600 ohms. Basic embodiments use Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 – together with the channel 8 ( “7.1”) and headphones 6-channel ( “5.1”) audio systems.
The rear panel in one row are located five gilded audiorazemov Mini-Jack and an optical S / PDIF. Furthermore, the board is present pin connector to connect cables running from the I / O-body panel.
Built Aurora illumination system can display 16.8 million colors with different effects. The standard version of Sound BlasterX AE-5 is equipped with a 300-mm the RGB-LED tape with ten, while the Pure version included four such tapes.
In addition to the sound settings and backlight control function is available Scout 2.0, responsible for rendering in games hidden enemy positions on the basis of an audio analysis. There are the card and its system requirements are: a motherboard with a connector PCI Express x1, Intel Core i3 processor or AMD’s equivalent, a minimum of 1 GB of RAM, 600 MB of free space on the drive, 32-bit and 64-bit operating system, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
First, in July, will normal version Sound BlasterX AE-5 of black color from one RGB-tape. Its recommended price for the US market is $ 149.99. A month later he debuts Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition with a price tag of $ 179.99. It differs from the standard variant not only the number of RGB-tapes (four), but also the color fulfillment casing and the reinforcing plate, as seen in the photographs mentioned below. The warranty period for both devices – 1 year.