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Maplin 7.1 PCI-e HD Sound Card

Code: A50NB

Maplin 7.1 PCI-e HD Sound Card is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
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  • Native 7.1 output PCI-e audio card in low profile design
  • UAA (Universal Audio Architecture), can work with Windows 8 and Windows 7 directly
  • Experiences quality audio with 24bit / 192kHz, SNR 105dB
  • Uses CMEDIA CM8828A Audio DSP and CMEDIA CM9882A 7.1 HD Audio Codec
  • Built-in 4-pole headset connector with CITA standard, supports Apple, HTC or Samsung headsets
  • Built-in Line-in for Hi-Fi audio recording
  • Daughter board with Digital I/O ( includes optical I/O + coaxial I/O)
  • HD Audio Header for external phone/microphone
  • Output with anti-pop protection
  • Includes 4 brackets (2 for standard size, 2 for low profile)
  • Bundled latest Xear Audio application, provides additional features
  • Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP
  • Limited stock may be available in some stores. Call us on 0844 557 6000 to check

Product details

Maplin 7.1 PCI-e HD Sound Card

• Native 7.1 output PCI-e audio card in low profile design
• UAA (Universal Audio Architecture), can work with Windows 8 and Windows 7 directly
• Experiences quality audio with 24bit / 192kHz, SNR 105dB
• Uses CMEDIA CM8828A Audio DSP and CMEDIA CM9882A 7.1 HD Audio Codec
• Built-in 4-pole headset connector with CITA standard, supports Apple, HTC or Samsung headsets
• Built-in Line-in for Hi-Fi audio recording
• Daughter board with Digital I/O ( includes optical I/O + coaxial I/O)
• HD Audio Header for external phone/microphone
• Output with anti-pop protection
• Includes 4 brackets (2 for standard size, 2 for low profile)
• Bundled latest Xear Audio application, provides additional features
• Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

A low profile PCI-e sound card with 8 HD outputs. Each channel delivers 24-bit/192 kHz with 105 dB SNR audio performance. Includes a daughter board with SPDIF I/O that includes both input and output of optical and coaxial interfaces. Compliance with UAA (Universal Audio Architecture) means you can use this board under Windows 8 or Windows 7 without installing any drivers. This sound card comes bundled with Xear Audio to full customise your audio experience.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Its ok You get the low profile and full width metal work which is nice. Purchased this as I wanted the SPDIFs and that all works great. Running windows 7 64bit could not get any microphones to work with it at all. Be warned if you are wanting mics to work. I guess I was unlucky but it was a brand new install of windows so I suspect a rubbish driver, with nothing else available on line. Large amount of hiss from my hifi with this plugged in.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Fine This sound card works fine, easy to install but you will need a tiny screwdriver to switch brackets. The only problem I have is finding updated drivers.
Date published: 2017-06-03
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Where do I find driver updates?

Asked by: none
There is no updates for this item.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-04

Does the HD Audio 10-way header fit PC front panel connector leads (AAFP 10-1)? I wish to hook my PC's front panel L/S and mic jacks to the soundcard instead of the motherboard, but the PC case internal audio lead is 9-pin.

Asked by: AlanW
No, I am sorry but the item will not support this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-11

Can this sound card output 2 Chanel pcm via the optical out?

Asked by: Casa
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-14

Is this OK to use on Windows 10 ?

Asked by: STAN
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-13

How do you get this to work with Windows 10? Just got from store and can not find the optic out on the software?

Asked by: Mojo46
This item has now Windows 10 support
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can this allow signal from SPDIF in to be sent directly to the SPDIF out? Thanks

Asked by: Smithy68
Yes this should be fine to do.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-27

i have had this sound card a few months now but only just had a look at using the optical out. However it doesn't light up at all. I have checked the connections and they seem secure. Do I need to adjust settings on the computer to activate this panel?

Asked by: mojo back
Some settings may need to be changed depending on your PC however if the drivers are installed it should work fine.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-27

how many inputs does this card have?Thanks

Asked by: Teresa
This has no inputs, they are all outputs.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-09-17
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