Creative Technology today announced the availability of the PCI-E Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi? Titanium HD discrete audio card and USB Creative Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD digital audio system.
Both the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD and Creative Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD feature THX TruStudio PC audio technology which is specially designed to bring the same audio experience found in live performances, films and recording studios to the PC.
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
Designed to deliver outstanding audio performance from desktop PCs equipped with PCI-Express slots, the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD features audiophile grade Digital to Analog Converters (DACs) and components to produce a 123db signal-to-noise ratio. Replaceable OpAmps allow users to customise audio output to their personal tastes. Additional features include:
* RCA Line Out for audio playback up to 122dB, 24-bit/96kHz Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC)
* RCA Line Input for recording up to 118dB, 24-bit 96kHZ Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC)
* 0.001% Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N)
* Headphone output for audio listening up to 115dB, 24-bit/96kHz, 33 Ohms
* Hardware-accelerated 3D positional audio and EAX 5.0 effects with headphones and speakers
* Dolby Digital and DTS encoding enables one-step single-cable connection to home entertainment systems
* TOS-link optical-in/out
* 1/8" microphone-in
* 1/8" headphone jack
* Creative Alchemy to restore EAX and surround sound that is otherwise lost in DirectSound game titles running under Windows Vista and Windows 7
* ASIO recording support with latency as low as one millisecond with minimal CPU load
* Windows Vista and Windows 7 compliant
Creative Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD
Creative Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD has been engineered to be the ultimate high definition USB audio solution for notebooks and desktops. It is the only USB digital audio system that includes an analogue phono input, as well as standard audio inputs, enabling users to convert analogue audio from their record albums or cassette tapes into MP3, AAC, FLAC and other digital formats. Additional features include:
* RCA Line Out for audio playback up to 114dB, 24-bit/96kHz Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC)
* RCA/Phono Line Input for recording up to 108dB, 24-bit 96kHZ Analog-to-Digital Converters
* SPDIF (TOS-link) optical-in/out
* Gold-plated 1/4" microphone-in
* Gold-plated 1/4" headphone jack
* USB-bus powered, no external power supply required
* Creative ALchemy to restore EAX and surround sound that is otherwise lost in DirectSound game titles running under Windows Vista and Windows 7
* Windows Vista and Windows 7 compliant
THX TruStudio PC
TruStudio PC suite of technologies features THX TruStudio PC Surround, THX TruStudio PC Crystalizer, THX TruStudio PC Speaker, THX TruStudio PC Dialog Plus and THX TruStudio PC Smart Volume.
THX TruStudio PC Surround
THX TruStudio PC Surround provides control to enhance the natural sense of audio depth and spaciousness by creating virtual surround sound channels. Stereo content or multi-channel content played over stereo speakers and headphones will sound as if it is coming from all sides while voices remain centred in front and original balance and timbre is preserved.
THX TruStudio PC Crystalizer
THX TruStudio PC Crystalizer restores the natural dynamic range that is lost when iTunes and MP3 music gets compressed.
THX TruStudio PC Speaker
THX TruStudio PC Speaker fills in the missing low frequency tones and gives the extra impact for a better entertainment experience.
THX TruStudio PC Dialog Plus
THX TruStudio PC Dialog Plus enhances the voices in movies for clearer dialogue, allowing the listener to hear the dialogue over the rest of the soundtrack and over ambient noise in the listening environment.
THX TruStudio PC Smart Volume
THX TruStudio PC Smart Volume addresses the problem of abrupt volume level changes during playback and between songs by automatically and continuously measuring volume, and intelligently applying gain and attenuation to compensate for those changes.
The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD and Creative Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD are currently available at the online store at creative.com/shop and authorised dealers in Asia at the suggested retail prices of US$199.99 and US$99.99 respectively.