What exactly makes 5.1 better than existing
4-channel sound cards? The most significant change is the
addition of a centre channel. With the centre channel, the
front soundstage is expanded. Sounds from movies make use
of the centre channel to localize dialogue and on-screen
sound effects, while using the other speakers for
ambience, music and surround effects. This could translate
very well when used for games that support 3D sound, and
playback of Dolby Digital encoded material on the PC!!
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 PCI Sound Card OEM
Hollywood-Quality Digital Audio
User-selectable bit rates from
8-bit to 16-bit.
User-selectable sample rates from
8kHz to 48kHz.
All sound sources are handled with
32-bit precision for highest quality output.
Analog and Digital I/O modes
Hardware full-duplex support
Utilizes AC97 audio codec.
Supports MPU-401 UART mode.
IBM® compatible 15-pin joystick
port with analog support.
Support for digital and DirectInput™
Playback and Recording Sources:
Sound Blaster® 16 Emulation in DOS
box and real mode DOS.
64 audio channels
Each channel can operate in 8 bit
or 16 bit mode.
48kHz recording from AC97 sample
rate converted to 8 common rates to host memory.
Playback Recording Sources: CD_IN,
AUX_IN, LINE_IN, MIC_IN, TAD, MIDI andWave, CD-SPDIF
Full duplex recording and playback.
MIDI Interface via MIDI/Game port
EMU10K Music Synthesis Engine
64-voice hardware polyphony
64 hardware and 1024 PCI wave-table
48 MIDI channels with 128 GM &
GS-. compatible instruments and 10 drum kits
Uses SoundFont technology for
user-definable wave-table sample sets
Loads up to 32MB of samples into
host memory for professional music reproduction.
E-mu Systems EMU10K1™ patented
Supports real-time digital effects
like reverb, chorus, echo, flanger, etc.
Customizable effects architecture
allows audio effects and channel control.
Full bass, treble, and effects
Bass management functionality for
center & subwoofer channels in 5.1 mode.
Only Bass Management Configuration
0 with Bass (LFE) redirection implemented.
Environmental Audio and 3D Audio
User-selectable settings are
optimized for headphones, 2, 4, and 5.1 speaker
Accelerates Microsoft DirectSound
and DirectSound3D, EAX.
Frequency Response: 10Hz - 44KHz
SPDIF Output: 48 KHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 96db
Sampling Rate for
Playback/Recording (Stereo) 8KHz-48KHz
Supply Voltage Requirement
(Loading) +5, +12, -12 Volt
Current Consumption (Typical) 300,
500, 30 mA respectively
Microphone Impedance: 600 Ohms
Line-In Impedance: 50 KOhms
CD Audio-In Impedance: 50 KOhms
Microphone Sentivity 10 - 200mVpp
TAD, CD-In, Aux-In, CD-SPIDF,
3 Line Out jacks, Line in,
Microphone, Digital Out jacks (external)