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Creative Technology Announces Sound Blaster Audigy 2

Creative Technology has announced the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card, the first PC card to support the new DVD-Audio format. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 comes in two ve...
Creative Technology has announced the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 sound card, the first PC card to support the new DVD-Audio format. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 comes in two versions: in a PC card configuration (the Sound Blaster Audigy 2), and in a drive-bay configuration with front-facing controls (Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum). Both versions contain these features:
  • 24-bit/96kHz recording and up-mix of stereo MP3 music into full 6.1 surround sound
  • 24-bit audio performance at 106dB SNR
  • Support for 64 3D-hardware voices
  • Support for a discrete rear-center speaker (6.1 surround sound)
  • A SB1394 (FireWire) port for fast transfer of music to and from the PC
  • Support for simultaneous digital and analog connectivity to devices such as MIDI instruments, external digital audio devices and headphones
  • The ability to generate high-definition EAX advanced HD effects such as Environment Morphing, Environment Panning, Environment Reflections and Environment Filtering technologies
  • Claims to be the only PC sound card with THX certification The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum also comes equipped with a remote control. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 has an estimated street price of $129.99 and the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum has an estimated street price of $199.99. Both products are slated for worldwide shipment in October.
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