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Sound Blaster 16 PCI Sound Card

sound blaster 16 pci
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  • CD quality audio with a fast PCI interface
  • Time tested compatibility based on the award-winning Sound Blaster 16
  • 128-voice MIDI music synthesizer
  • Plug-and-Play for easy installation

  • Based on the award-winning, Sound Blaster 16 technology, the Sound Blaster 16 PCI delivers the same high quality audio with the performance increase of the PCI bus. Sound Blaster 16 PCI provides CD-quality stereo sound with low CPU utilization and great wave-table music that is ideal for home, business, and Internet applications. Sound Blaster 16 PCI allows you to hear the difference, with better sounding music and multimedia in your Windows applications.
  • Full Plug-and-Play support is built in, so PC setup is hassle free. Every signal is processed and mixed with a 16-bit digital audio engine for high quality. Sound Blaster 16 PCI provides support for positional 3D sound technology to provide spacious sound on headphones or 2 speaker configurations. The included bundled software allows you to play and record your own sounds and music, experience streaming Internet audio in real time...all backed by the industry standard Sound Blaster compatibility, quality and support.
  • The Sound Blaster 16 PCI is the most affordable Sound Blaster PCI product to date. Get one and hear the difference for yourself.



Feature Description
MIDI Features
Synthesizer Type Wavetable
Polyphony Scalable
Sample Sets 2, 4 and 8MB
MIDI Channels 16
Digital Audio Features
Duplex Type Full Duplex
Max. Recording Depth 16-bit
Max. Recording Rate 48 KHz
Max. Playback Depth 16-bit
Max. Playback Rate 48 KHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 db (Amp out)
Soundfont Support No
Built-in Amplifier No
Windows XP Yes
Windows ME Yes
Windows 2000 Yes
Windows 98 Yes
Windows 95 Yes
Windows NT 4.0 Yes
Windows 3.x Yes
MPC3 Yes
Plug & Play Yes
Sound Blaster PCI Yes
EAX Support Yes
Microsoft DirectSound Yes
Microsoft DirectSound 3D & Derivatives Yes
PCI 2.1 Yes
AC97 Yes
MPU-401 UART Yes
Dolby® Digital 5.1 decoding No
Microphone In Yes
Line In Yes
Line Out (Front)/Speaker Out Yes
Line Out (Rear) No
MIDI/Joystick Port Yes
MPC3 CD Audio In Yes
Auxiliary In Yes
Telephone Answering Device (TAD) In Yes
Live!Drive No
4 Speaker Support No
Creative MultiSpeaker Surround No
Creative Environments No

System Requirements
  • Genuine Intel® Pentium® class 133MHz or faster processor
  • Intel® or 100% compatible motherboard chipset
  • 16MB system RAM (32MB strongly recommended)
  • Windows® 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT® 4.0*
  • Open half-length PCI 2.1 compliant slot
  • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
  • CD-ROM drive required for software installation

*Usage of this product in Windows NT 4.0 requires a minimum 200MHz processor and 32MB system RAM. Functionality may differ from box specifications due to limitations in Windows NT. Bundled application and utility software may have higher system requirements.

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