Sound Blaster ZxR

High Performance PCIe Sound Card

The flagship of the ultra high-performance Sound Blaster Z-Series of sound cards, Sound Blaster ZxR elevates the standards of technology and performance for the future of PC gaming and entertainment. Boasting an unbeatable SNR of 124dB, it includes a DBPro daughter board and Audio Control Module for unrivalled audio playback and content creation.

$2,688.00

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FEATURES

The ultimate in audio playback and creation solution

Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 124dB

A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 124dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pristine, which is over 89.1 times better than motherboard audio.

Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency

Enjoy reduced latency with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster ZxR. Hear your audio recordings come to life!

24-bit / 192kHz audio output

Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.

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.

Learn more about SBX Pro Studio™ technologies.

Studio-grade content creation

Add studio quality audio sound tracks or voice tracks to your video clips or home videos created with hardware that uses only audiophile-grade components such as 123dB analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for outstanding recording quality. With the 600 ohm headphone amplifier, you can do studio-grade monitoring as well.

CUSTOMIZING AUDIO WITH SWAPPABLE OP-AMPS - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

High-quality DBPro daughter board

The DBpro is another reason why Sound Blaster ZxR delivers only the best audio playback and creation. It offers optical output for outstanding audio playback, plus professional-grade ADCs with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for studio-grade recording quality.

Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM)

Take control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels.

Sound Core3D audio processor

The multi-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor is designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.

Crystal clear communication

In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear communication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone. Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work.

High fidelity multi-channel surround

Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.

Never unplug your headphones again

With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.

REVIEWS

  • Guru3D

    This card seems to have that "IT" factor, a quality that makes the product sound excellent but it cannot be put into a formula or a component.  A product either has it or it does not and man, the ZXR card definitely has it!

    Sound Blaster ZxR

    2013-07-22

  • Vortez

    So who is the ZxR aimed at? It would appear, everyone who cares about audio. The reason for this is, it is the first soundcard to deliver 'audiophile' grade components and features, yet being able to cater for the needs of gamers, entertainment and home theater enthusiasts, budding musicians seeking high quality recording features at home and of course people who want to plug in their high end headphones into an amplified quarter inch jack and get high fidelity music playback.

    Sound Blaster ZxR

    2013-06-24

  • GamingShogun

    My 5.1 speaker setup was rocking my gaming desk with just how incredible the sound was. The Sound Blaster ZxR’s 124dB Signal to Noise Ratio allowed for some very clear and powerful sound to be produced.

    Sound Blaster ZxR

    2013-04-18

    5

  • Expert Reviews

    There's a solid bass presence, alongside plenty of treble and mid-range detail. We appreciated the great sense of space and separation that really lent itself to live studio and orchestral recordings

    Sound Blaster ZxR

    2009-02-01

    5

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Customer Reviews

  • G. Garner

    This product is ideal for sound recording enthusiasts (like me) who demand the highest standards in digital recording and playback. The "daughter board" concept is a brilliant concept providing flexibility beyond anything else available on the market. Definitely recommended.

Sound Blaster ZxR 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. based on 4 reviews.

A Closer Look At Your Product

    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Output 5.1 Channels
    • Audio Processor Sound Core3D
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 124dB
    • Connectivity Options (Main) Headphone: 1 x Amplified 1/4" jack
      Speaker Out: 2 x RCA (L / R) 2 x 3.5mm jacks (Rear, C/Sub)
      Microphone In: 1 x 1/4" jack
    • Connectivity Options (Accessory) DBPro Daughter Board
      Line In: 2 x RCA (L / R)
      Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
      Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK
    • Headphone Amp Up to 600 Ohms
    • Learn More
    • System Requirements
      • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2GHz or faster recommended.
      • Intel®, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
      • Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
      • 1 GB RAM
      • >600 MB of free hard disk space
      • Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
      • Available I/O slot opening on casing
      • Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    • Download Drivers
    • Owner's Manual
    • PACKAGE CONTENTS
      • Sound Blaster ZxR sound card
      • Sound Blaster DBpro card
      • Sound Blaster Audio Control Module
      • 1x Optical Cable
      • 1x Stereo(3.5mm)-to-RCA cable
      • 1x DBpro cable
      • Quick Start Leaflet
      • Installation CD containing:
        • Drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8
        • Creative software suite
        • User's Guide
    • WARRANTY
    • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Creative Store FAQ

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  • Featured Questions
  • Why are the op-amps swappable?
    No doubt the sound quality is excellent as it is, but Sound Blaster ZxR lets you optimize your listening experience further by customizing the sound coloration at the hardware level.
  • What is the DBPro daughter board used for?
    The DBPro daughterboard focuses on pristine recording. It is connected via a header on the ZxR main board and does not require any additional power. The daughterboard has its own Sound Core3D audio processor to handle all audio recordings, coupled with high-quality 123dB SNR analog-to-digital (ADC) converters to ensure only the highest quality of recordings.
  • What is SBX Pro Studio?
    SBX Pro Studio suite of audio playback technologies delivers a new level of audio immersion. Realistic surround sound, the ability to clearly hear specific sounds in a gaming environment are just a few elements of SBX Pro Studio that enhance the overall experience, be it movies, games or music.

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High Performance PCIe Sound Card

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