Monday, August 20, 2001 - 9:54 am CT
Creative Shipping Sound Blaster Audigy
Creative Technology today announced the Sound Blaster Audigy line of PC audio cards, slated for immediate shipping to global retail and online outlets. The Sound Blaster Audigy features four times the processing power of the previous Creative audio processor used in the Sound Blaster Live.
Sound Blaster Audigy delivers multi-channel audio through 24-bit, 96kHz digital-to-analog converters, producing a 100dB signal-to-noise ratio. The Sound Blaster Audigy also includes support for true discrete multi-channel playback, which enables Dolby Digital 5.1 music. For gaming, the Audigy audio processor features a 32-bit multi-effects engine, providing users four simultaneous audio environments in real time; a natural audio transition from one environment to another with real-time morphing of each environment's audio characteristics; 3D spatialization and localization of an upcoming or distant environment; sound bouncing off surfaces and returning to the gamer in full 3D; and accurate simulation of sound from both indoor and outdoor en