Turtle Beach Riviera 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Card - TB342501

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Total Reviews
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4.2
Overall Satisfaction
4.8
Value
4.2
Ease of Use
4.5
Performance

The card was easy to install and connect to PC speaker system, drivers & software installed w/no problem, 5.1 audio sounds great. HOWEVER, the drivers are almost 2 years old and when installed it caused my Windows boot time to go from about 10 seconds to over a minute. The initial Windows loading screen would appear, then the screen would go black, optical mouse would turn off and the PC would just sit there with no activity for a minute or more, then bootup would continue normally. Uninstalled the driver and bootup went back to normal. This was true for the Turtle Beach driver (both CD and web site) and the driver Windows finds from its database. No card is worth a 1+ minute bootup time, so it's being returned.

-Nate quote

I am not a sound guru but this card sounds better than on-board and most mid range cards out there to me. It was easy to install and I haven't had any problems out of it. It has good features for the price and I am very happy with it.

-Anonymous quote

Good sound, but driver problems

by Nate on 2/25/2006

The card was easy to install and connect to PC speaker system, drivers & software installed w/no problem, 5.1 audio sounds great. HOWEVER, the drivers are almost 2 years old and when installed it caused my Windows boot time to go from about 10 seconds to over a minute. The initial Windows loading screen would appear, then the screen would go black, optical mouse would turn off and the PC would just sit there with no activity for a minute or more, then bootup would continue normally. Uninstalled the driver and bootup went back to normal. This was true for the Turtle Beach driver (both CD and web site) and the driver Windows finds from its database. No card is worth a 1+ minute bootup time, so it's being returned.

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Great Sound Card

on 7/6/2006

I am not a sound guru but this card sounds better than on-board and most mid range cards out there to me. It was easy to install and I haven't had any problems out of it. It has good features for the price and I am very happy with it.

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Product Overview

Riviera is an affordable, high quality sound card for enjoying immersive PC game play and multi-channel DVD audio, MP3 or other digital PC game play and multi-channel DVD audio, MP3 or other digital music enhanced with the fullness of multi-speaker surround sound. With selectable 2, 4 or 6 channel outputs, plus a digital S/PDIF output for pass-through of Dolby Digital and DTSmulti-channelDVD sound, Riviera's feature-rich surround sound environment makes it a perfect upgrade for the stereo sound capabilities of typical PCs.

Specifications

Manufacturer Turtle Beach
Mfg Part# TB342501
SKU 10362915
UPC 731855034253
UPC 14 00731855034253
Features
Interfaces/Ports 1 x Audio Line-in - Microphone / 1 x Audio (Line-in/out) - Operates as either a Stereo Line Input or Center/Sub woofer channels out (5 & 6) / 1 x Audio Line-out - Front channels L/R (1 & 2) / 1 x Audio Line-out - Rear channels L/R (3 & 4) / 1 x D-Sub (DB-15) Audio Line-in - MIDI/Game port / 1 x Audio Line-in - Internal Connectors for CD and Aux audio sources
Manufacturer Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number RIVIERA
Manufacturer Website Address www.turtlebeach.com
Product Name Reviera 5.1 Channel Surround Sound
Host Interface PCI 32-bit
Sound Channels 5.1 - Surround Sound
Product Type Sound Board
Tech Specs
Software Included Riviera Control Panel and Mixer3D Multi-Channel Audio DemoRecord Producer LEAudioSurgeon LEMusicWrite LERecording StationSoundCheck
Form Factor PCI Internal
Manufacturer Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc
Interfaces/Ports 1 x Audio Line-in - Microphone / 1 x Audio (Line-in/out) - Operates as either a Stereo Line Input or Center/Sub woofer channels out (5 & 6) / 1 x Audio Line-out - Front channels L/R (1 & 2) / 1 x Audio Line-out - Rear channels L/R (3 & 4) / 1 x D-Sub (DB-15) Audio Line-in - MIDI/Game port / 1 x Audio Line-in - Internal Connectors for CD and Aux audio sources
Host Interface PCI 32-bit
Manufacturer Part Number RIVIERA
S/PDIF Output @ Up to 24 bit 44.1kHz or 48kHz
Manufacturer Website Address www.turtlebeach.com
System Requirements Computer: IBM PC or compatible with one available PCI 2.1-compliant expansion slotProcessor: Pentium 450 MHz or higherRAM: 128 MB RAM or higherHard Drive: Approximately 50 MB free space is required during the driver / application installation processDisplay: 800x600 High Color (16-bit)Operating System: Windows 98/Windows Millennium/Windows 2000 Pro/Windows XPCD-ROM Drive: 4X CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation. A DVD drive and a compatible software DVD player application are required for playing back Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio from DVD moviesSpeakers: Headphones or amplified speakers
Audio CODEC - Full-duplex
Product Line Riviera
Sound Synthesis Method Wavetable
Playback Modes Digital
Product Name Reviera 5.1 Channel Surround Sound
Signal Conversion 24bit
Product Type Sound Board
DAC Data Width 24bit
Sound Channels 5.1 - Surround Sound
API Support EAX / A3D / DirectSound 3D / I3DL2
Platform Support PC
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