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Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 review

How does a soundcard manufacturer challenge Creative? It's all in the chips

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Product Type
Sound Board
Product Family
Channel Supported
Brand Name
Form Factor
DAC Data Width
24 bit
Sampling Rate
96 kHz, 24 bit 96 kHz ADC, 24 bit 96 kHz 7.1 Channel DAC, 24 bit 96 kHz Stereo DAC
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
120 dB, 120 dB - (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
Host Interface
Auzentech, Inc
Product Model
Product Name
X-FI Prelude 7.1 Sound Card
Product Line
Audio Processor
Creative X-Fi CA20K
Manufacturer Part Number
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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.

1 x 3.5mm - Mic input, 1 x 3.5mm Audio Line In, 4 x 3.5mm Audio Line Out - For FL/FR/C/SW/RL/RR/RSL/RSR, 1 x 4-pin - AUX connector on board, 1 x 10-pin - Front panel connector for MIC input and headphone support on board, 1 x 40-pin - Digital extension header to support AD-Link and other digital functionality on board, 1 x S/PDIF - Combo input connector for receiving either coaxial or optical digital, 1 x S/PDIF - Combo output connector for transmitting either coaxial or optical digital
Sound Channels
Standard Memory
64 MB

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