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Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX Box

Features

  • External Audigy Drive- Flexible drive placement lets you create a professional studio-like set up while freeing up a drive bay for other applications.
  • Comprehensive Connectors- Including Optical I/O, SPDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, AUX-IN, Mic IN and SB1394 provide extensive connectivity to digital and analog, PC and CE devices. Professional Software Tools - A full suite of professional software creation applications are bundled to enhance your home studio entertainment.
  • ASIO- Enjoy 2ms low-latency performance with ASIO support for professional multi-track recording.
  • SoundFont 2.1- With SoundFont's powerful 64-voice digital sampling synthesis technology, you'll experience the same professional quality sampling used by today's hit record producers.
  • 24-bit / 100dB SNR- Experience high definition audio quality surpassing high-end home theater receivers.
  • Dolby Digital Decoding- Enjoy true 5.1 multi-channel playback in music, games and movies with on-board Dolby Digital decoding capabilities. No need for a separate decoder.
  • Wireless Remote Control- Conveniently control your PC home theater entertainment with the easy-to-use remote control and software application.
  • EAX ADVANCED HD offers dramatically increased 3D audio performance and functionality, delivering superior audio fidelity and sophisticated reverb effects for high definition audio environments such as Multi-Environment, Environment Morphing, Environment Panning, Environment Reflections - , Environment Filtering and Extreme Effects.
  • Create an intense multi-player gaming environment with easy SB1394 PC-to-PC connectivity and low latency gameplay performance beyond LAN gaming.
  • Creative PlayCenter 3- Your personal digital music center on the PC! Rip MP3 and WMA files with the included 320 Kbps encoder for up to 9X encoding acceleration. Burn your own audio CDs from digital music libraries, create playlists, as well as organize and customize your entire digital audio collection.
  • Audio Clean-Up- Click Removal and Noise Reduction removes unwanted "hiss" and scratches from MP3s or recordings from old tapes and LPs.
  • DREAM- Create enhanced, "club-like" surround sound from any stereo source by redirecting the path of a specific frequency range.

Specifications

  • RAM size: Based on System RAM, up to 1GB, Sample Sets: 4 MB, Synthesizer Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Pitch Shifter, Distortion, etc, MIDI Channels 48, Effects Engine: 32-bit.
  • Duplex Type: Full, Max. Recording Depth: 16-bit, Max. Recording Rate: 48kHz, Max. Playback Depth: 24-bit, Max. Playback Rate: 96kHz, Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 100dB.
  • Soundfont Support including Soundfont 2.1, General MIDI, MPC3, EAX Support, Microsoft DirectSound, Microsoft DirectSound 3D & Derivatives, AC97, MPU-401 UART, EAX Advanced HD, ASIO Support.
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding, 4 Speaker Support, Creative MultiSpeaker Surround, Creative Environments, 5.1 Speaker Support, Headphone Support, Dolby Digital 5.1 Pass-through with Dolby Digital-capable softDVD player, DTS pass-through with DTS-capable softDVD player.
  • Front/Rear Speaker Level Adjustment, Center Speaker Level Adjustment, Subwoofer Level Adjustment, Crossover Frequency Adjustment 10 - 200Hz.

Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX Card

PCI Card Connections

  • Microphone In
  • Line In
  • Line Out (Front)/Speaker Out
  • Line Out (Rear), MIDI/Joystick Port as a separate attachment
  • MPC3 CD Audio In
  • Auxiliary In
  • S/PDIF In
  • Telephone Answering Device (TAD) In
  • 24-bit DAC (Digital to Analog Convertor)
  • 24-bit ADC (Analog to Digital Convertor)
  • Analog/Digital Out (Analog: Center & Subwoofer / Digital : 6-channel S/PDIF)
  • Digital DIN Support
  • SB1394 Connector
  • CD Digital In

Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX Audigy Drive

Audigy Drive Connections

  • S/PDIF Out
  • Optical In
  • Optical Out
  • Aux In 2
  • Headphone Out
  • Line In 2
  • Mic In 2 (shared with Line In 2) Supports both dynamic and condenser types.
  • InfraRed Receiver

Software

  • Creative PlayCenter 3- Creative PlayCenter is your personal digital music center on the PC. Easily create, organize and listen to quality digital music enhanced with EAX ADVANCED HD effects. When connected to a digital audio player, PlayCenter makes it fast and easy to transfer playlists and digital music content.
  • Creative RemoteCenter- From a distance, easily control your PC home theater system with the convenience of a touch of a button. You can also control the playback and manage your MP3 files, audio CDs and other digital media.
  • Creative Surround Mixer- Integrate all of your audio inputs to allow you to create the perfect listening environment. With the Surround Mixer, you can control your speaker configuration, add super-environment presets, and position audio sources. You can even select and display a spectrum analyzer.
  • Goldmine Demo- Take an interactive tour that shows off the power and realism of EAX for games, including many of the new effects available with EAX ADVANCED HD.
  • Oozic Reactor- Enjoy cutting edge interactive 3D music video entertainment. Take direct "VJ" control using your own digital photos and music to create stunning cinematic visuals that warp, morph, and mutate in synch with your music.
  • Vienna SoundFont Studio 2.3- Supporting the SoundFont 2.1 format, this user-friendly SoundFont editor allows you to sample, create, edit, and playback musical sounds, special sound effects and more.
  • Creative Playcenter 3
  • Deus Ex- Travel the globe as you develop your skills and build a network of allies. Employ stealth, strategy or action where appropriate. But remember, trust no one. Question everything. Even your allies may be more than they seem.
  • iM Networks Inc.'s iM Tuner- Install, turn on, tune in. Listen to the 'Best of the Planet' Internet Radio on your PC. Select from 25 different stations - with more than 30 stations per genre - to suit your listening taste.
  • Beatnik's Mixman Studio Remixer- Create and remix club-like music with the patented automatic beat matching and real-time control of pitch, panning, volume and tempo.
  • MixMeister Technologies' MixMeister- This revolutionary software creates a killer mix using your MP3 music files. With just a few clicks, you can produce the ultimate DJ mix for all occasions. It also delivers powerful intelligence and control, so you can adjust your mix to perfection.
  • Steinberg's Audio Suite (Cubasis VST CE )- Cubasis VST CE is a complete audio and MIDI recording studio. You can record and arrange your musical ideas, create a mix and add effects to your masterpieces. It supports low latency ASIO drivers in Sound Blaster Audigy and features 24 audio playback channels, 64 MIDI channels, 3 stereo output busses, and integrated VST mixing effects.
  • Ulead VideoStudio 4.0 SE Basic- This award winning, easy-to-use video editor allows you to unleash your movie-making skills. Edit and enhance your video clips from your DV Camcorder by adding title pages or including background music from your CDs or MP3 collection.
  • Unibrain S.A.'s FireNet- FireNet gives you easy PC-to-PC networking capabilities with blazing transfer speeds of up to 400Mbps surpassing ordinary Ethernet LAN solutions.

System Requirements

  • Genuine Intel Pentium 266MHz, AMD K6 300MHz or faster processor.
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard chipset.
  • 64MB system RAM (128MB Highly Recommended).
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space.
  • Windows 98, 98SE, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows XP drivers to be downloaded from www.soundblaster.com).
  • Available half-length PCI 2.1 compliant slot for Sound Blaster Audigy card.
  • Available adjacent slot for Audigy extension card.
  • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately).
  • CD-ROM drive required for software installation.
  • Available 5 1/4" PC drive bay (for Sound Blaster Audigy drive).
  • SB1394: Works only on Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000 or Windows Millennium Edition and requires Genuine Intel Pentium II 350 MHz / MMX or AMD 450 MHz / 3Dnow! for SB1394 applications or games.
  • DV Editing: 128MB recommended for Digital Video (DV) capture and editing. Ultra DMA hard disk with 1GB workspace (ATA-100, 7,200rpm with 6GB recommended.
  • Games: 128MB system memory recommended, a 3D accelerator with at least 8MB of texture RAM, available 300-500MB disk space. Games may not work optimally under Windows 2000.
  • DVD: At least a 2nd generation DVD-ROM drive with these recommended soft-DVD players: Intervideo's WinDVD 2000 or CyberLink's PowerDVD 3.0 and above.
  • Internet Radio: Requires at least a 56Kbps modem and an active Internet connection before running the application.

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