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Z Series


Sound Blaster ZxR
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Take Advantage of SBX Pro Surround 5.1 / 7.1 Guide
by djinferno806
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?
Click here to see.

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.

Download Links

> Latest Driver for ZxR

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.
Download Links

> Latest Driver for Zx
> Latest Driver for Z

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

Download Links

> Latest PAX Driver for Z series


Originally Posted by Tiihokatti View Post

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

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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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Originally Posted by nismo_usaf View Post

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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Additional Notes: Updated ETA: Feburary 2013
 

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am i the only one who doesnt like that ribbon cable ? they could had done an optional dual slot soundcard bracket with some sort of "bridge" cable

... maybe its just me lol ( i guess i gotta buy them and mod them )
 

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Since we are on topic with the Soundblaster Z series here, I thought I'd have something to share:

Apparently, the newest batches of the Z is different from the batch that was on initial release back in Nov 2012. The difference being that the latest batch of Z is using a mixture G-Luxon and Fujicon caps.
Originally, it used Nichicon Gold caps.

The Zx on the other hand while on paper is pretty much the same thing with the Z except for the ACM module, does use Nichicon Gold caps until today.

Just thought I'd give a heads-up.
 

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Originally Posted by Manticorps View Post

Half a dozen of one, 6 of the other.

In other words, one isn't arguably better or worse than the other, hence, a "sidegrade", not an upgrade or downgrade.
Thank you, equal.
 
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