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Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1

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Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1

Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 provides the best Dolby Digital 5.1 audio entertainment on your PC for movies, music, and games. You can enjoy engulfing 5.1 surround sound by connecting digital multi-channel speakers or an analog Dolby Digital-ready home stereo system to your Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 sound card... so there's no need to purchase a Dolby Digital decoder. With the front panel connectors of the innovative Live!™Drive IR, you can easily attach MIDI instruments, MiniDiscs, and other digital audio devices, headphones and much more. Also control your audio entertainment with the easy navigation and convenience of the included wireless remote. And, because the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 is powered by the EMU10K1 audio processor, you will experience real-time audio and effects for true-to-life action in every audio application.

When it comes to quality, power and fun on your PC, the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 delivers! It's the most advanced 5.1 audio solution for enjoying incredible sound in movies, composing music, listening to crystal-clear music, creating and organizing MP3 files, and playing today's hottest games.

Features and Benefits

Experience crystal-clear Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound in music, movies and games Take advantage of the digital connection to Cambridge SoundWorks DeskTop Theater 5.1 DTT3500 Digital speakers and the analog connection to Dolby Digital-ready home theater systems Tap into the most powerful integrated effects engine with EAX for true-to-life audio environments and more Expand your interests with the included Dolby Digital decoder, MP3 and WMA digital audio encoder, music composition software, and four full EAX-enhanced game titles Included Software

Interplay's MDK2 Eidos Interactive's Deus EX Epic Games' Unreal Tournament Eidos Interactive Thief 2: Metal Age Cubasis VST/WaveLab/ReCycle Creative PlayCenter 2 Mixmeister Mixman Technologies Mixman Studio Creative MediaRing Talk PixMaker (Creative Edition) Technical Specifications

Wave-Table Synthesis

E-mu Systems, Inc. EMU10K1?music synthesis engine 64-voice hardware polyphony with E-mu's patented 8-point interpolation technology Uses SoundFont Banks technology for user-definable wave-table sample sets which includes 2MB, 4MB and 8MB sets Load up to 32MB of samples into host memory for professional music reproduction Scalable PCI wave-table synthesis architecture Up to 1024-voice polyphony with multi-timbre capability 48 MIDI channels with 128 GM & GS compatible instruments and 10 drum kits Effects Engine

E-mu Systems, Inc. EMU10K1 patented effects processor Support for real-time digital effects like reverb, chorus, flanger, pitch shifter, or distortion across any audio source Capable of processing, mixing and positioning audio streams using up to 131 available hardware channels Full digital mixer maintains all sound mixing in the digital domain, eliminating noise from the signal Customizable effects architecture allows new audio effects to be downloaded from the Web Full bass, treble and effects controls available for all audio sources EAX and 3D Audio Technology

User-selectable settings are optimized for headphones, two, four or six speakers and external A/V amplifiers Dolby Digital audio decoding to 5.1 speaker channels in analog or digital modes Upgradable 3D audio architecture allows for improvements over time Accelerates Microsoft DirectSound?and DirectSound 3D Hardware acceleration of EAX in games Creative Multi Speaker Surround technology places any mono or stereo source in a 360 audio space EAX effects - user-selectable DSP modes that simulate acoustic environments Hollywood-Quality, 32-Bit Digital Audio Engine

Processes bit resolutions from 4-bit to 16-bit Processes sample rates from 5kHz to 48kHz All sound sources are bundled with 32-bit precision for highest quality output Analog and digital I/O modes supported Hardware full duplex support enables simultaneous record and playback at 8 standard sample rates Utilizes AC '97 Audio Codec MIDI Interface/Joystick Port

Supports Sound Blaster MIDI and MPU-401 modes IBM compatible 15-pin joystick port with analog support Support for digital and DirectInput game devices On-Board Connectors

Analog/Digital Out (Analog Center & Subwoofer/6-channel S/PDIF Output) Line in Microphone in Line level out (front)/Headphone out Line level out (rear) MIDI/Joystick port Telephone Answering Device in MPC-3 Analog CD Audio in Digital CD Audio in Expansion header for Live!Drive series or Optical Digital I/O card (available separately) Works with the Following Standards

Windows 95, 98, NT4.0, 2000 and Millenium Edition General MIDI MPC-3 Plug and Play Sound Blaster PCI EAX Microsoft DirectSound, DirectSound3D and derivatives PCI 2.1 compliant AC 97 compliant Dolby Digital Live!Drive IR Front Panel Connectors

PCM S/PDIF In and Out (RCA/Coaxial Jack) Headphone Out (1/4" Stereo Jack with Volume control) Line In (1/4" Stereo Jack, shared with Microphone In) Microphone In (1/4" Jack with Gain control) MIDI In (mini DIN) MIDI Out (mini DIN) Optical S/PDIF In and Out Stereo Auxiliary In (2 x RCA/Coaxial Jack) Infra-Red Receiver System Requirements

Genuine Intel Pentium?class 166MHz or faster processor Intel or 100% compatible motherboard chipset 32MB system RAM (64MB recommended) Windows?95, Windows?98 or Windows?NT 4.0*, Windows?2000* or Windows?Millennium Edition Open half-length PCI 2.1 compliant slot Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately) CD-ROM drive required for software installation Available 5 1/4" PC drive bay (for Live!Drive IR) *Usage of this product in Windows?NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 requires a minimum of 200MHz processor and 64MB system RAM. Functionality may differ from specifications due to limitations in these Operating Systems.

Viewing DVD movies requires a softDVD player such as Intervideo's WinDVD 2000 or CyberLink's PowerDVD 2.55 which in general, runs optimally on Pentium 300 MHz screen resolution of at least 800 x 600 dpi.

Creative PlayCenter?2 requires one of the following OS's: Windows 95 OSR2, 98, NT4.0 Service Pack 6 (with IE 4.0), 2000 and Millenium Edition.

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