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Sound Blaster Audigy X-Gamer Box


  • 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 games with on-board Dolby Digital decoding capabilities. No need for a separate decoder.
  • 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.
  • Highly optimized for Sound Blaster Audigy, the new 3D audio engine improves 3D sound imaging in both multi-speaker systems and headphones allowing you to locate and frag your opponents quickly.
  • SB1394 Connectivity- 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.
  • Time Scaling- Speed up or slow down audio playback without changing the pitch or audio quality.
  • DREAM- Create enhanced, "club-like" surround sound from any stereo source by redirecting the path of a specific frequency range.


  • 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 X-Gamer 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


  • 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 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 Player- Pump up the volume and dance to the rhythm! Oozic* creates a whole new dimension for Internet music - a world where you will be dazzled by spectacular studio-quality cinematography. MP3 songs can be accompanied by an interactive, customized, and spectacular music-synchronized "video" for a completely immersive 3D visual experience. * (formerly known as LAVA!).
  • Creative Playcenter 3
  • Giants: Citizen Kabuto- On a distant planet, three powerful forces are about to collide in the most spectacular action game ever seen! Giants: Citizen Kabuto's award-winning gameplay offers up unbelievable action, tons of laughs, gripping drama, and amazing graphics. Play as three unique species including the technologically powerful, hard partying Meccs, the ethereal and magical Sea Reapers, and the unstoppable behemoth known as Kabuto. Giants: Citizen Kabuto is action adventure on a massive scale!
  • 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
  • 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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