Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe

PCIe Sound Core3D Card

Features

Pure acceleration for your gaming audio

The next generation Sound Blaster card - the Sound Blaster Recon3D - is powered by Sound Core3D™ and heralds a new age in 3D gaming audio and online voice communication. Hardware-accelerated SBX Pro Studio audio technologies deliver unsurpassed audio playback quality, while the innovative CrystalVoice™ processing lets you communicate with crystal clear vocal fidelity in your multiplayer games, online chats and video conferencing.

Engineered for low power consumption and high performance, the Sound Core3D processor is Creative's first sound and voice processor to integrate a quad-core high-performance digital signal processor (DSP) and high-quality converters onto a single chip.

Sound Core3D quad-core audio processor

Powered by Sound Core3D™ quad-core audio processor

The revolutionary Sound Core3D Audio and Voice chipset accelerates SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice processing effects, drastically improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates, more immersive gaming audio, and crystal clear voice communications.
Hardware-accelerated SBX Pro Studio

SBX Pro Studio technologies

SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.
CrystalVoice

CrystalVoice™ voice enhancement and clarity technology

Express yourself and be heard clearly in video conferencing, multiplayer games and online chats.
Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work.
Dolby Digital Live

Dolby® Digital Live encoding

Dolby Digital Live encoding allows you to connect to your decoder or home theatre system through a single TOSlink for compelling 5.1 surround sound.
Dedicated headphone amplifier

Dedicated high quality headphone amplifier

Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600 ohm impedance.
Scout Mode

Scout Mode™ - Hear them before they hear you.

This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
Windows 8 Compatible

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Click here to download the latest drivers.

Multiple connectivity options


Connect to your favorite audio equipment with ease.
Connectivity options

REVIEWS

Custom PC Review

The Recon 3D worked as advertised and worked very well. If you find yourself constantly listening to lossy audio tracks, this sound card could be a very worthwhile investment especially if you've got a higher quality pair of headphones and the popping, hissing, and crackling is driving you insane.

Certified Awesome Award; Silver

Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe

2009-02-01

A Closer Look

Specifications

Audio Technology
Sound Core3D
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
102dB
Connectivity Options (Main)
Speaker Out: 3 x 3.5mm jacks (Front,Rear,C/Sub)
Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK
Headphone: 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Line / Mic In: 1 x shared 3.5mm jack
Headphone: 1 x Amplified 1/4" jack
Max Channel Output
5.1 Channels
Audio Technologies
SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
Audio Fidelity
Up to 24-bit / 96kHz
Platform
PC - PCIe x1
Recommended Usage
Gaming, Home Entertainment

System Requirements

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster
  • Intel, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 600MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
  • Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe sound card
  • Quick Start leaflet
  • Installation CD containing:
    • Drivers for Windows®
    • Creative software suite
    • User's Guide

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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