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Virtual 7.1-Channel USB External Sound Card


Adds external microphone, speaker and/or headphone ports, as well as volume and mute controls, to your computer or laptop via USB port. An inexpensive replacement for damaged sound cards or audio connectors.

  • Customizable audio settings via included CD software
  • Supports 3D and virtual 7.1-channel surround sound
  • LEDs indicate status, activity and speaker/microphone mute
  • Plug and play—no external power supply required
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux
  • 1-year limited warranty

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Tripp Lite Part Number

U237-001

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Overview

The U237-001 Virtual 7.1-Channel USB External Sound Card plugs into your computer or laptop’s USB port to provide easy-to-access audio-in and audio-out ports. A convenient, inexpensive replacement for a damaged sound card or audio connectors, the U237-001 lets you plug a microphone, speakers and/or headphones into its 3.5 mm audio jacks and enjoy rich, vibrant sound. By installing the Xear™ 3D Virtual 7.1-Channel Surround Sound software (included), you’ll be able to customize the audio settings.

In addition to the two audio ports, the U237-001 features volume controls, microphone and speaker muting buttons, and LEDs that indicate audio status, activity and microphone/speaker mute. It’s plug-and-play, with the USB audio driver automatically installing upon connection to a USB port. Compatible with Windows® 2000™ and later, Mac OS X® and Linux. Xear 3D software compatible with Windows XP, 7 and 8™.

Features

Adds an External Sound Card to Your Computer’s USB Port

  • Dual 3.5 mm audio jacks for connecting microphone, speakers and/or headphones
  • Inexpensive replacement for damaged sound card or audio connectors
  • Easy-access volume controls
  • Microphone/speaker muting buttons
  • LEDs indicate status, activity and mute

Xear 3D Virtual 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Software

  • Customizable audio settings
  • Supports 3D and virtual 7.1-channel surround sound
  • Preset sound effects with 10-band equalizer
  • Software compatible with Windows XP, 7 and 8

Easy to Use

  • Plug and play—no external power supply required
  • USB driver automatically installs upon connection
  • Unit compatible with Windows 2000 and later, Mac OS X and Linux

System Requirements

  • Available USB-A port
  • 3.5 mm stereo speakers, headphones and/or microphone
  • Windows 2000 and later, Mac OS X or Linux
  • Windows XP, 7 and 8 (Xear 3D software)

Package Includes

  • U237-001 USB External Sound Card
  • Xear 3D software CD
  • Quick Start Guide
RoHS compliant

Specifications

OVERVIEW
UPC Code037332192745
TechnologyStereo Audio; USB 2.0 (High Speed)
AUDIO
Audio Specification7.1 Surround Sound
INPUT
Bus Powered  Yes
POWER
Power Consumption (Watts)0.5
USER INTERFACE, ALERTS & CONTROLS
LED IndicatorsRed (Speaker/Mic Mute), Green (Active)
PHYSICAL
Material of ConstructionPVC
ColorBlack
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.)5.80 x 2.17 x 4.20
Shipping Weight (lbs.)0.10
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.)0.55 x 2.2 x 1
Unit Packaging TypeClamshell
Unit Weight (lbs.)0.02
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Temperature Range32 to 104 F (0 to 40 C)
Storage Temperature Range14 to 131 F ( -10 to 55 C)
Relative Humidity5% to 90% RH, Non-Condensing
BTUs  1.7 BTU/Hr
CONNECTIONS
Number of Ports2
Side A - Connector 1USB A (MALE)
Side B - Connector 1(2) 3.5MM (FEMALE)
Connector PlatingNickel
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
USB SpecificationUSB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbps)
Driver RequiredNo
STANDARDS & COMPLIANCE
CertificationsTested to CE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE
WARRANTY
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide)1-year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

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