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Diamond XS 7.1 Sound Card

Makaveli    -   June 24, 2007
Category: Sound Cards
Price: $29.99 USD
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Introduction:

One of the most popular gems in the world is the diamond. It is pure, clean, and extremely eye catching. Today we have Diamond’s XS 7.1 sound card and we’re going to see if its product can captivate the ears much like a diamond does the eyes. We're going to find everything out about this card to see if the Dolby EX gives the extra edge in any tests. Will this card sound crisp and pure consistently throughout the vigorous tests? Will it be able to pump out quality sound when placed under high demand? And finally, how will it do against a card that is in its division? Let’s open it up and find out!

Diamond Multimedia has been around for two decades producing some of the best graphics, sound, and communications products on the market. The company has pulled together many different aspects of computing to create a company that stretches across many different markets in order to reach out and captivate as many customers as possible.


Closer Look:

While you can buy this sound card, I didn't get any packaging for the sound card because of how new it is. So let’s go ahead and look at what you get when you purchase this card. You’ll get the sound card, which is shipped in an anti-static bag, and a bag that contains an instruction booklet and a software CD.


The sound card has ten ports on it. Starting with the green port and going down you have: Front-Out, Rear-Out, Center-Out, Bass, Microphone In, Line-In, S/PDIF-In and S/PDIF Out. The black ports on the top right side of the card are the Aux-In and CD-In ports. Notice how the card is as long as the PCI slot connector, which is good because you know it won’t take up too much room inside your case.

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Configuration
  3. Configuration (Cont.) & Specifications
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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