- Tap into unprecedented high definition audio
and extensive front panel connectivity with Sound Blaster® Audigy™
Platinum. You'll experience incredible audio clarity with 24-bit
multi-channel 5.1 sound, and stunning 100dB SNR. The increased power
of the Audigy chip enables EAX® ADVANCED HD™ to deliver a host of
definition audio effects with next generation interactive 3D audio for
gaming, and sophisticated effects for music.
Front panel connectivity of the Audigy drive has the most
comprehen-sive connectors for analog or digital devices including
home-stereo receivers, Optical DATs, MIDI devices, and professional
audio gear. You'll also have the advantage of high speed connectivity
to SB1394™ qualified devices like DV Camcorders, digital audio
external hard drives/high speed CD-RWs.
- Front Panel Internal Audigy Drive - 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.
- ASIO™ - Enjoy
2ms low-latency performance with ASIO support for professional
- SoundFont® 2.1 - With
SoundFont's powerful 64-voice digital sampling synthesis capabilities,
you'll experience the same professional quality sampling used by
today's hit record producers.
- Digital Video Camcorder Support -
Plug-in your IEEE® 1394-enabled DV Camcorder
and create amazing digital movies using your current or bundled
digital video editing suite.
- 24-bit/100dB SNR – Listen
to MP3s, WMAs, CDs, and any stereo music with high definition audio
clarity surpassing high-end home theater receivers.
- Dolby® Digital Decoding – Enjoy
true 5.1 multi-channel playback in music 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™
- 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.
- Create an intense multi-player gaming
environment with easy SB1394 PC-to-PC
connectivity and low latency gameplay performance beyond LAN gaming.
- Unsurpassed clarity in audio CD, MP3 or WMA
playback at 24-bit, 100dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio.
- 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
- DREAM™ -
enhanced, "club-like" surround sound from any stereo source
by redirecting the path of a specific frequency range.
- Benefit from maximum compatibility
to qualified devices like the future SB1394
NOMAD® Jukebox, external CD-RW drives and other SB1394 qualified
- INTERFACE -
PCI 32-bit bus-mastering
- MIDI SPECs-
Synthesizer Chip: Audigy
Synthesizer Type: Wavetable
Polyphony : 64 (with 8-point interpolation)
RAM size : Based on System RAM, up to 1GB
Sample Sets : 4 and 8 MB
Synthesizer Effects: Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Pitch Shifter,
MIDI Channels : 48
Effects Engine : 32-bit
- DIGITAL AUDIO SPECs-
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 : Yes, including Soundfont 2.1
Built-in Amplifier : No
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 (on
AudigyDrive); Telephone Answering Device (TAD) In.
24-bit DAC (Digital to Analog Convertor); 24-bit ADC (Analog to
Digital Convertor); Analog/Digital Out Yes (Analog: Center &
Subwoofer/Digital: 6-channel S/PDIF); Digital DIN Support; SB1394
Connector; CD Digital In.
4 Speaker Support, Creative MultiSpeaker
Surround, Creative Environments, 5.1 Speaker Support, Headphone
Support, Front/Rear Speaker Level Adjustment, Center Speaker Level
Adjustment, Subwoofer Level Adjustment, Crossover Frequency Adjustment
(10 - 200Hz), Dolby Digital 5.1 Pass-through (with Dolby
Digital-capable softDVD player), DTS pass-through Yes (with
DTS-capable softDVD player).
- AUDIGY DRIVE
Uses internal 5.25" bay. Includes InfraRed
receiver and InfraRed Remote Control with batteries.
Ports: 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
Windows ME/2000/Windows 98 (Win 98SE required
for SB1394 support), Windows NT 4.0, DOS. Windows XP downloadable.
General MIDI, MPC3, Plug & Play, Sound Blaster PCI, EAX Support,
Microsoft DirectSound, Microsoft DirectSound 3D & Derivatives,
AC'97, MPU-401 UART, Dolby® Digital 5.1 decoding, EAX Advanced HD,
Creative PlayCenter 3, Creative Surround Mixer,
Goldmine Demo, Oozic™ Player,
Giants: Citizen Kabuto, FireNet - Unibrain.
Min: 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/NT® 4.0/2000/Millennium Edition
(Windows XP drivers to be downloaded from www.soundblaster.com).
Free half-length PCI 2.1 compliant slot for Audigy™ card. Free
adjacent slot for Joystick/MIDI bracket (optional). Headphones or
amplified speakers (available separately). CD-ROM drive required for
software installation. Free 5 1/4" PC drive bay (for Sound
Blaster Audigy drive).
- CPU: Intel® Pentium® II 350 MHz/MMX
or AMD® 450 MHz/3Dnow! for SB1394 applications or games.
- SB1394: Works only on Windows® 98
- 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. Check out latest updates from
- 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