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External USB DAC, Powerful audio Amp w/ Low-latency Bluetooth Connectivity and Dolby Digital Decoder

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External USB DAC, Powerful audio Amp w/ Low-latency Bluetooth Connectivity and Dolby Digital Decoder

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Creative Sound Blaster X7: The Biggest, Baddest, Boldest Sound Blaster Ever

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster X7 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Created to provide only the best audio experience for gamers and audiophiles alike, the Sound Blaster X7 incorporates Creative's renowned audio processing technologies with the finest audiophile-grade components and specifications in a compact enclosure.

BIGGEST- array of features for any Sound Blaster, including an unprecedented kickass built-in power amplifier, cross-platform connectivity, and Sound Blaster intelligent audio enhancement technologies.

BADDEST- player in the arena of entertainment audio - with only the finest of the finest audiophile-grade components that deliver the absolute best audio performance. Get the best of the best - state of the art “Fine Gold” capacitors just to squeeze out that last drop of performance on top of the already superb audio quality. Indulge yourself with swappable op-amps to gratify your inner connoisseur for exquisite tonal characteristics.

BOLDEST- Dare to overcome mountains of obstacles to create an ultra premium audiophile-grade device and fuse it with such a mind-blowing list of features; and then compress all of it into one stylish compact trapezoidal prism that can be easily connected to the PC and just about anything else.



A Lot of Features One Sound Blaster X7

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster X7 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

The Sound Blaster X7 is built to connect to most of your various audio components, with many connectivity options built into one little attractive box.

24-bit Sound Blaster Audio Processor

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster X7 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

The Sound Blaster X7 features the SB-Axx1 multi-core Digital Signal Processor (DSP) which is capable of voice processing, audio restoration, proprietary effects processing and is also a certified Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder. It has a special patented EMU32 bus capable of processing up to 32 concurrent audio streams. This allows the Sound Blaster X7 to handle multiple audio inputs and outputs.

In addition, a proprietary audio chip helps the Sound Blaster X7 achieve audiophile-grade audio playback from stereo to 5.1 configurations at up to 24-bit 192kHz.

Top Notch Audiophile Grade Components

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster X7 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

No effort was spared in the selection of the finest audiophile grade components to complement our renowned in-house audio technologies. The Sound Blaster X7 comes with superior class Nichicon “Fine Gold” capacitors.

Sound Blaster X7 is amazingly customizable — it features the option to swap op-amps. Op-amps play an essential role in amplifying the delicate analog signals and also influences the overall audio texture. Users may have their preferences for a certain tonal characteristic. With the Sound Blaster X7, you can easily swap the op-amps (available separately) to define your music's tonal characteristics to your heart's content.

KICKASS 100 Watt Stereo Amplifier

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster X7 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

A high power, high efficiency Class-D digital amplifier TPA3116D2 delivers up to 100W power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω), allowing you to connect to passive bookshelf or tower speakers. The Sound Blaster X7 features an impedance switch to select between 4Ω and 8Ω to match your speakers to deliver the best audio performance.

Your Audio, Personalized

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster X7 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

The Sound Blaster X7 comes with nifty software that functions as your personal sound controller, on your desktop, notebook, tablet or smart device. Introducing the Sound Blaster X7 Control App and the Sound Blaster X7 Control software. Adjust the level of surround to a level you enjoy, or bass till your headphone rumbles. It's all up to you, with SBX Pro Studio Technology. The Sound Blaster X7 Control software allows convenient switch between speakers and headphones with just a click. No more struggling to plug and unplug between speaker and headphone jacks!



It's Good To Be Recognized Sound Blaster

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster X7 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Creative is delighted that the Sound Blaster X7 has been named as the Honoree for two distinguished 2015 CES Innovations Awards namely the 'Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories' category and 'Computer Hardware and Components' category.

Every year, a small percentage of products is given the honor of receiving these awards, for having attained outstanding results across all judging criteria.

The Sound Blaster X7 was also awarded Tom's Hardware's Top Pick for 2015. This award gives recognition to devices in the name of innovation and excellence of the development that surpasses other consumer electronic products this year.



GENERAL FEATURES:

  • External USB DAC, Powerful audio Amp w/ Low-latency Bluetooth Connectivity and Dolby Digital Decoder
  • 5.1 Surround, with Dolby Digital Decoding
  • Low Latency Wireless Audio, via Bluetooth 4.1
  • High efficiency Class-D digital amplifier
  • Capable of driving high-end 600Ω headphones
  • Up to 100 W power (2 x 50 W @ 4 ohms)
  • Impedance switch to select between 4 and 8 ohms to match your speakers
  • Burr-Brown PCM1794 127 dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
  • Up to 24-bit 192 kHz when connected to PC/Mac, including 24-bit 88.2 kHz and 24-bit 176.4 kHz
  • Sound Blaster X7 Control App and the Sound Blaster X7 Control software
  • Two beamforming microphones which support pristine audio recordings and even voice calls
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Audio Processor: SB-Axx1
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 127 dB (DAC)
  • Connectivity Options (Main): micro USB
  • Line / Mic / Optical In: 1 x 3.5 mm jack
  • Speaker:
    • 2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R)
    • 1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out
    • 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Rear Speaker Out
    • 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out
  • Headphone :
    • 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm)Headphone Out
    • 1 x 1/4" (6.3mm)Headphone Out
  • Line / Optical Out:
    • 1 x RCA Aux/Line In
    • 1 x TOSLINK Optical In
    • 1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
  • Speaker:
    • 2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R)
    • 1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out
    • 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Rear Speaker Out
    • 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out
  • USB Host Streaming: 1 x Type A USB Host Port - Device Audio Stream & Charging
  • Headphone Amp Up to 600 Ohms
  • Max Channel Output: 5.1 Channels, Stereo Amplified
  • Audio Technologies: SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice
  • Microphone Type: Built-in Mic with auto-orientation sensor (Landscape / Portrait modes)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
    • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
    • Microsoft Windows 10 32/64-bit, 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista® 32/64-bit SP1 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • > 600 MB of free hard disk space
    • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)
  • Macintosh:
    • Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • >600 MB of free hard disk space
    • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with software)
  • iOS:
    • iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for Bluetooth*
    • iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for USB Host Audio streaming via Lightning port
    • *Devices must support Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy) or higher
  • Android:
    • Phones/Tablets running Android 2.3 or higher for Bluetooth
    • Phones/Tablets running Android 4.1 or higher for USB Host Streaming *
    • * Devices firmware must implement AOA2 protocol that support USB Host Streaming

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

  • Sound Blaster X7 Device
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • WW Warranty Leaflets
  • 24V/2.91A AC-DC Power Adaptor and cable
  • RCA to 3.5mm Stereo Cable for Front Out
  • RCA to 3.5mm Stereo Cable (Female) for Line-In
  • MicroUSB Cable 1.5m
  • Headphone Stand

Headphone Amplifier Specifications

Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
A Digital-to-Analog converter (also known as a DAC) converts a digital audio signal into an analog signal. This is especially helpful for listen to music from digital sources, such as iPods and smart phones.
Built-in
Input Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifiers receive an input audio signal.
Coaxial and Optical
Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
110 / 220V AC

DAC Specifications

Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
110 / 220V AC
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
127 dB

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1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

Sound Blaster X7

UPC

054651185517

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

x7-black

Internal Product ID

110499

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Creative Sound Blaster X7 (Black)