Creative Technology today announced its Sound Blaster Recon3D audio platform and sound cards, powered by the new Creative Sound Core3D quad-core sound and voice processor.
Designed to deliver hardware-accelerated THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice audio technologies for games, music and movies, the new series of Sound Blaster Recon3D sound cards will be previewed from 2-7 September at the 2011 IFA Berlin, at the Creative stand 111, Hall 17, Messe Berlin.
The audio and voice performance of the Sound Blaster Recon3D sound cards is powered by Creative's new Sound Core3D, the first quad-core sound and voice processor. Designed by Creative's in-house team of audio scientists and engineers, Sound Core3D is engineered for low power consumption and high performance. It incorporates Creative's patented Quartet digital signal processor (DSP) with four independent processor cores, and is the first processor to integrate an array of DSP cores with HD audio codecs of over 100dB on a single chip.
Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion
The Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion sound card provides hardware-accelerated THX TruStudio Pro audio technologies. It includes an I/O drive with headset mini-jacks, volume control and audio input connectivity options. The card also includes a beam-forming microphone, which leverages CrystalVoice Echo Cancellation, CrystalVoice Focus and CrystalVoice Active Noise Reduction to enable gamers for the first time ever to use speakers and a desktop microphone while gaming without any sound other than the gamer's voice being transmitted through the microphone. CrystalVoice technologies also provide a voice communications option for VOIP solutions such as Skype. The Sound Blaster Recon3D Fata1ity Champion software enables easy switching between multi-channel speaker settings and headsets or headphones. The card is slated for availability in Q1 of 2012.
Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional
Designed with the same THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice audio technologies of the Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion, the Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional sound card features I/O connectivity on the sound card itself, for users who don't wish to use an I/O drive. This card also includes the beam-forming microphone, allowing voice communication without the need for the headset by leveraging CrystalVoice Echo Cancellation, CrystalVoice Focus and CrystalVoice Active Noise Reduction.
Sound Blaster Recon3D
Providing accurate positional 3D audio over headsets or speakers, the Sound Blaster Recon3D sound card is also powered by the new SoundCore3D quad-core audio and video processor. It provides hardware-accelerated THX TruStudio Pro and select Crystal Voice audio technologies. The Sound Blaster Recon3D sound card is slated for availability later this year.
The Sound Blaster Recon3D PCI Express sound cards feature 6-channel 24-bit 102dB DACs, 4-channel 24-bit 101dB analog-to-digital (ADC) converters, integrated headphone amplifier-out, digital microphone interface, S/PDIF inputs and outputs and general purpose inputs and outputs (GPIO).