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post #1 of 5946 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 10:50 AM - Thread Starter
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Z Series
 


Sound Blaster ZxR
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FAQ, Guides & Tweaks (Click to show)
Take Advantage of SBX Pro Surround 5.1 / 7.1 Guide
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See Guide Here!

Setting for First Person Shooters...
Lower down the Surround slider under SBX Pro Studio setting about +/-25%.
 
What are the differences between the Z and Zx?
The only differences are the ACM module on the Zx and the external microphone on Zx.
 
What's inside the ACM?

 

Official Driver for ZxR (Click to show)
This download contains the software(s) and application(s) for Sound Blaster® ZxR. For more details, read the rest of this Web release note.

 

This download supports and is applicable for the following models:

  • Sound Blaster ZxR (SB1510)

 

To install this pack, do the following:

  1. Download the file onto your local hard disk.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
  3. Follow the instructions on screen.
  4. Restart your computer when prompted.
 
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  Official Driver for Z and Zx (Click to show)

This download contains the software(s) and application(s) for Sound Blaster® Z-Series. For more details, read the rest of this Web release note.
 

This download supports and is applicable for the following models:

  • Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, SB1502)
  • Sound Blaster Zx (SB1506)

 

To install this pack, do the following:

  1. Download the file onto your local hard disk.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
  3. Follow the instructions on screen.
  4. Restart your computer when prompted.

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Latest Driver for Z
  Unofficial PAX Driver for Z, Zx & ZxR (Click to show)
Please use with cautious! At your own RISK! 

Noted by the author, you need to install the Official driver first before installing this modded driver by Robert McClelland at hardwareheaven.com

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Latest PAX Driver for Z series

 
 
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If anyone is interested:
SBZ Switcher - Automate Speakers/Headphones mode switching


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Damn. I am not going to be happy about the price down here in New Zealand, but it's not going to stop me purchasing the ZxR
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The review looks good - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

 

I am looking for a better card than my sub $100 Xonar DX. It served me well so far until some BluRay movies and 320Kbps sounds are lacking in clarity, even I tweak it. The whole sound become muffled. I can't push it any further without distortion.

 

High-End headphones and speakers need a good sound card. So it's time, late xmas present for myself. I think ZxR should release in mid Jan.



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More updates.

 

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Product page finally appeared -> http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-ZxR-PCIe-Sound/M/B00AQ5PK6I.htm

 

Product Instruction and manual listed (Dec 21, 2012) -> http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=112159

 

Driver section just recently updated on Dec 27, 2012.



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Wow, that looks like one serious sound card!

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Just picked up a Pioneer SW-8 for my computer to match my Creative T40's. Now can I use those RCA connectors with my new Pioneer???


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Just picked up a Pioneer SW-8 for my computer to match my Creative T40's. Now can I use those RCA connectors with my new Pioneer???

 

Yeah if you want to.

 

Got an Email update from PCCanada that it should arrive in Feb.

 

 

 

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Sounds good, I'm using a Creative X-Fi sound card, and don't like the fact its a RCA to 3.5 to plug it in :\


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Sounds good, I'm using a Creative X-Fi sound card, and don't like the fact its a RCA to 3.5 to plug it in :\

Once you plug it in, you will never know it is there or was plugged in that manner. That is simply a non-issue.
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