Thursday, May 22, 2008

C-Media USB 3D Audio Controller - PD 552

The pack of USB PD 552
This is a true 3D Sound Audio Controller in form of either PD 551 or PD 552 (the later shown in picture above). You get a USB Audio and Extension Cable with the buy pack of PD 552 just for around 12$.
Best USB Multi-Channel 3D Sound Solution
Best USB Multi-Channel 3D Sound Solution, this device supports 3D Sound (AC-3) and Virtual 5.1 Sound Track and claims to be the best Entertainment for Game, DVD, Music. It's brightened by LEAD 3D Sound 5.1 TIDE.
Integrated with 2 channel this USB Audio Controller is the Leading Digital Technology in the Word with main functions summarized as (the pack reading) :

  •     Real USB Plug and Play
  •     Drive 2CH speakers Directly and Support 3D positional sound and Virtual 5.1 CH sound track
  •     Use USB port power directly
  •     External power adapter Not required
  •     Digital Class-B Power Amplifier Inside
USB 3D Sound Configuration Main Setting
USB 3D Sound Configuration Main Setting
USB 3D Sound Configuration Effect
USB 3D Sound Configuration Effect
USB 3D Sound Configuration Infromation
USB 3D Sound Configuration Information

Software Value-added for DVD contains
5.1 Xearphone
2-Speaker Virtual Theater
Earphone plus Personal Theater
Enhanced 5.1 Home Theater
Software Value-added for music
27 preset Environment Effects
3 Environment sizes
10 Band/Pre-set Equalizer

Software Value-added for games
EAX 2.0 or A3D 1.0
Microsoft DirectSound 3D
Earphone Plus
Speaker Shifter
In my case, I found the following specifications for the USB PD 552 Audio Controller ie a C-Media 3D Audio Configuration Version :
3D Audio Engine: Xear3D CRL3D DS3D EAX2.0 A3D1.0
Audio CODEC: CMI108
Audio Driver Version: (39a)
Audio Controller: Inter(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b
For this Composite Device, the latest drivers and value added service packs can be downloaded from the official website of C-Media or other related links provided at the bottom of this article.
The System driver files are provided by C-Media Electronics Inc (installed directly to the path as below). You can manually check them, however for Windows XP and Vista and for many Linux Distributions no any external drivers are required, but who doesn't want value added service at no cost at all.
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\USBAUDIO.sys
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\smudau.sys
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\system\cmcnfgu.cpl
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\system\cmds3du.dll
  • C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\cmudaU.sys
You can manually update the drivers and value added softwares based on or replacing these driver and system files. The following registry value is modified by the Composite Audio Controller
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9 responses:

i-geek said...

This post has been updated at Please, visit and go to download section to download the full driver of CMedia.
Thank you,
author (i-geek)

Anonymous said... is the mfr's web site for this module.

malik said...

i like 3D Sound USB is the best said...

hello , i cant find any link working for the software , any help ?

Anonymous said...


LokIT said...

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Anonymous said...

Bonsoir monsieur,
Je m'appelle RUPHIN et j'adore le logiciel"usb 3d sound configuration que j'ai eu avec mon sp3 mais ce sp3 ne fonctionne pas bien avec ma machine .je vous prie de m'envoyer une version qui peut aller avec mon sp2 à l'adresse je vous prie vraiement

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gearShifts said...

All download links have been updated, please check the download now button at the article.

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