The Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card delivers optimized audio signals directly from the computer game to the gamer, creating the most realistic gaming environment. It features proprietary Razer audio technologies including the patent pending Razer Enhanced Sonic Perception architecture to allow gamers to pinpoint the exact location of enemies more accurately than before.
Expanded In-Game Dynamic Soundstage for Explosive Gameplay
The Razer Enhanced Sonic Perception enhances the sonic level of your 3D audio, so that you can have increased audible range in-game.
Onboard Dolby® Pro-Logic Technology for Surround Sound
The Razer Barracuda AC-1 comes with built-in Dolby® Pro-Logic IIx technology. Using advanced processing algorithms, it converts a stereo or 5.1-channel source into 7.1-channel audio.
Surround Sound with Only Two Speakers
The Dolby® Virtual Speaker Solution employed within enables complete immersion in virtual surround sound fields delivered via stereo speakers.
- Technical Specifications
- Razer Fidelity gaming audio engine
- Razer Enhanced Sonic Perception
- Integrated 24-bit / 192KHz S/PDIF receiver/transmitter
- Dolby® Prologic IIx surround processor
- Dolby® Digital Live 5.1 encoder
- Dolby® Headphone technology
- Dolby® Virtual Speaker
- DTS® NeoPC
- DTS® Interactive real-time encoder
- 7.1-channel digital audio playback
- Supports EAX™ 2.0, Aureal3D™ 1.0 and DirectSound
- Signal-to-noise ratio (output): 117dB
- Frequency response (at 24-bit / 96KHz): 20~20,000Hz
- Dynamic range: 116dB
- Total harmonic distortion + noise: -97dB
- Simultaneous voices: up to 128
- PCI 2.2 interface (burst modes and bus mastering)
- Razer High Definition-Dedicated Audio Interface (HD-DAI connector)
- S/PDIF in/out Toslink connectors
Pentium® II 350MHz, AMD® K6 450 MHz or Higher
One Available PCI 2.1/2.2 Slot
128 RAM Memory or Higher
At least 55MB of Hard Disk Space
Graphic Display at 800 x 600 High Color (16 bit)
CD ROM Drive
Headphones or Amplified Speakers
Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / MCE / Vista / 7
- Customer Testimonials
|1. bladeofsinz on 1/18/09 rated this product: |
Awesome Sound! Way better than the Realtek onboard I had. You guys really did it! I'm very thankful that the Sound Card is working great on Vista
|2. Skyler Gioiosa on 1/7/09 rated this product: |
i cant give this brand name a 1 star rating but i sure as hell will give it a 2 star rating. really i cant be mad at razer but i sure as hell can get mad at there lack of a good driver for windows vista. vista has been out for well over 2 years now and still in beta testing for the sound card haha. really i just have never gotten a break from this terrible OS and i wish i didnt have to subject my sound card to this D; but still i was hoping to see razer's help, which they did, but to no a vale with there beta drivers. my audio output keeps messing up by only coming out of the front left and right or just the left and no right or just no sound at all and the bass is kicking. really i have never been so upset trying to fix this sound card by surfing the web and razers homepage to find atleast a descent solution. my gaming is somewhat lacking because my sounds are coming out of different parts of the headphones and people arent even in that general direction. but really this sound card is amazing with all the features it packs and if you make your own rig i suggest this for gamers that love razer. now my whole setup is complete with all razer equipment :D but i hope razers finds a solution soon!!!
|3. KURTLEYBA on 10/12/08 rated this product: |
VISTA: DOWNLOADED THE DRIVERS DIRECTLY. I was expecting to have to download, install, and troubleshoot for hours when I put this card in. I was thinking that, like all my previous Creative cards, you would have to allow 2 or more hours of troubleshooting when installing a new card. BUT NOT W/ THIS CARD!!! It worked right after I installed the driver! WHAT!!! It just cannot be that easy, I thought. But it was! GREAT PRODUCT!
|4. Matthew Henson on 7/17/08 rated this product: |
This card rocks. I never expected how much better the sound is with this card over the Creative cards. After having so many problems with the Creative products I started looking around for another brand too use. Since i had become a great fan of Razer I have been looking at this card for quite some time now. I finally broke down and bought this card. I must say it is well worth the money. I kick myself for not getting it earlier. It is a solid card and looks great. The design it perfect with the inside connections at the end for wiring. The audio software options that comes with the card is very easy too use if you can just take the time too sit back and look at it. Although; if you have Vista you need to download the software and drivers as the disk only comes ready for Windows XP. The card itself has Dolby Digital, dolby Digital Pro Logic II, and DTS. It supports EAX which is good. It may not be as new of a EAX as the Creative cards but the quality of the EAX seems to be a lot better for some reason. You have Environmental Effects that can be used as well as Environmental room size. It also comes with an Equalizer with Presets for different types of music selections; like country, rock, etc., etc.,. And has the ability to set up your own profiles. I tested this on the BF2142 and it blew my mind. Their is a lot more that I can go into on this but it is getting to be a bit long already. I will have a full review posted in the forums that I frequent. EAUK Forums under VectorRoll. I would highly recommend this card over any Creative card in a heartbeat. The difference in the sound is so obvious and so much better that it astounds me. And I have had many Creative cards to compare this too. You can definitely tell that it was made for gaming. So if any of you get the chance to pick this card up; then you should. You will not be disappointed.
|5. Jason Banks on 5/7/08 rated this product: |
I agree. solid piece of hardware! top notch audio quality. clear signals all round. I have the Hp-1 and the pair works wonderfully.