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Multimedia 5.1 USB Sound Card

Code: A18FW

Multimedia 5.1 USB Sound Card is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17.
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  • External USB sound system with true 5.1 digital out and analogue audio outs
  • Ideal for upgrading the audio on your laptop or desktop PC
  • Easy installation connects instantly to the USB port

Product details

Multimedia 5.1 USB Sound Card

• External USB sound system with true 5.1 digital out and analogue audio outs• Ideal for upgrading the audio on your laptop or desktop PC• Easy installation connects instantly to the USB port• 16-bit / 48kHz playback and recording• Powered by USB - no adapter required• USB 2.0 (backwards compatible with USB 1.1)• Input connectors: line-in and microphone• Output connectors: front, rear, subwoofer and centre speakers• EAX 2.0 Directsound 3D compatible• Mute button with LED indicator• Includes high quality USB cable• Compatible with Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista and 7 (does not support Mac or Linux)
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 85 x 125 x 25 mm

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good purchase. I was told that if it didn't work with Win7 I could bring it back within 28 days. It works fine with Windows 7 and XP (all I've tried so far) I haven't needed to install the drivers, it worked straight away. Things to note: The black output is a digital output (I think) so does not work with regular speakers, you have to use the green output for that. It is much smaller than you think from looking at the image. The red LED does not seem to do anything on my model (it should light up when you mute it) In the box: CD, USB cable, Sound card, Manual 5/5 the USB cable supplied is of a high quality, very thick. A great buy.
Date published: 2010-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little box with excellent results I bought one of these to record musical instruments into my computer and it gives fantastic results. I originally purchased an M-audio soundcard which is supposed to be a pro audio product but the latency was too problematic so bought this item and have been very very pleased with its performance and no latency problems at all.excellent item.
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Low Latency for music production The module doesn't do above 48kHz at 16 bit for input capture, and it uses 3.5mm jacks for all inputs and outputs. However, using ASIO4ALL with Ableton Live it can capture stereo and produce three stereo output channels at 96kHz and 32(?) bits. As someone else has pointed out, the latency is very low (rock steady at 3.0ms input and output, at 96kHz, 128 byte ASIO buffer on my Dell Inspiron)). Few other devices get close to this, even with a dedicated ASIO driver! I've been using it for interactive music production. It should be noted that this device is not compatible with USB 3.0 ports, it will hang and cough and splutter. Plug it in to a USB 2.0 port, or a USB 2.0 hub (which may affect throughput), or disable the USB 3.0 function of the port in use. Apart from the points raised above, it's a good piece of kit. For information, it appears to use the C-Media CM6206 chip.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As per description this now supports Windows 7. Only word of caution - I did initially get the Windows "Blue Screen of Death". I did a driver update now shows version 7.12.8.2150 Dated 12/08/2010 - All OK since.
Date published: 2011-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Having bought this to use on a windows 7 64 Bit system. Despite the mixed reports gave it a go and best words of advice to give is DO NOT use the driver supplied on the included disc but instead use the link supplied by Maplin in the bottom of the description area of the product on the website. It is a RAR file. Once installed and computer immediately rebooted as per instructions it works perfectly.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy to say, this works well, once I'd realised I didn't need the supplied device drivers. I'm using this with PCDJ and Vista. With a little tweaking it works a treat and sounds ok, not as good as my Maya44, (which unfortunately does not work with Vista).
Date published: 2009-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound card, i bought this because my computer had 5.1 but my speakers did not connect to it, i bought this card hopeing it would solve my problems and it did sounds fab great product....
Date published: 2011-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I decided to buy this product as I have read about mixed reviews. I set it all up, installed the windows 7 drivers, and all I got out of it was a loud hissing and an ear piercing sound. I will be taking the product back today and will be getting a full refund.
Date published: 2012-12-28
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Have this 5.1 Surround Sound 'adapter' which worked well on my sound system as I had 'Windows XP' but now have 'Windows 10' and wish to get same driven by W10 but not that the driver I have covers up to Windows 7!! Help!!

Asked by: John
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Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-09-29

hi where can i find the drivers for windows?

Asked by: atti
This is a discontinued product for us, but drivers are available from the manufacturer website. http://www.gstar.com.tw/support http://www.gstar.com.tw/upload/files/CM6206LX-1.16.rar
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-09

Can you link me the drivers to this device? iv looked everywhere and cant find any? or give e the model number or something as there is none on the physical item! thank you!!

Asked by: Adam
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range. Therefore we are unable to obtain any further in-depth Technical specification.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-28

As this item is now in stock, could someone email me a link to the drivers for it?  Thanks

Asked by: Gummo
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range. Therefore we are unable to obtain any further in-depth Technical specification.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-10-05

hi... i have an old system with vista.but my soundcard does;t work now. Would the above item work ok.  i had xp but someone hacked my pc and now i can't use xp. The drivers for my soumdcard are on the xp harddrive

Asked by: Eddie
Unfortunately we no longer stock this item as it has been discontinued from our range. Therefore we are unable to obtain any further in-depth Technical specification.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-26

Could somebody link/e-mail me the drivers for Windows 10?

Asked by: Gummo
Unfortunately we no longer stock that item as it has been discontinued from our range. Due to this we are unable to obtain any in-depth Technical specification for the item.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-09-22

you had a link up with the drivers/software for this... can you please send me it?

Asked by: rhys
I can send the drivers to your email address.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-08-26

will it work with windows 10

Asked by: djkempy
Yes this item will work with windows 10
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2015-08-19
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A18FW Multimedia 5.1 USB Sound Card (1+) £15.00

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