Amazing Digital Surround Sound Without a Digital Sound Card
Virtually every Notebook Computer sold today (as well as most desktops) come with a DVD player. One of the great joys of DVD's is that they are encoded in wonderful 5.1 or even 7.1 surround sound. Until now, the only way to truly take advantage of that was to play the DVD on your home theatre system with 7.1 sound built in (very expensive) or on your computer with a dedicated (and expensive) digital surround card installed.
The Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM changes that by attaching to your USB and opening up the musical beast that lies beneath the surface of your computer.
The Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM is no bigger than a pack of cards. It installs very easily, comes with a full feature software package and has lots of input/output options to ensure compatibility and great sound.
Here is the "official line" from the Turtle Beach Web site:
Turtle Beach Audio Advantage SRM
The Audio Advantage SRM USB Audio Adapter (or USB Sound Card) is the perfect audio upgrade for your PC or laptop. SRM easily plugs into any USB port, instantly adding 5.1 / 7.1 channel surround sound and an amazing array of features - all in a package that fits in the palm of your hand.
SRM Features Include. . .
- 5.1 or 7.1 Output
- Analog and Digital Outputs
- Built-in Stereo Microphones
- 10 Band EQ
- Ambience Effects
- Optical Digital Adapters
Improve your listening experience with either speakers or headphones by adjusting virtual speaker position, tone, environment, room size, delay time, and individual speaker frequency response. Built-in amplifiers drive optional 5.1 headphones.
Connect to your home theater
S/PDIF output allows pass-through of Dolby Digital® and DTS® DVD formats for pure digital quality surround sound on A/V receivers or digital speakers. S/PDIF input records from digital audio gear with no loss in audio quality.
Great sounding stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound
Music, movies and games come alive on either multi-channel or stereo headphones and speakers. Ordinary stereo turns into an expanded sound field for immersive multi-speaker surround sound.
Turn your notebook into a portable recording system
Using the built-in stereo mics, you can record and edit meetings, memos, music and other sounds with the included software. Monitor room sounds while using headphones. Connect a headset with microphone for use with Internet phone or online chat software..
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