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X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-e arrives

The Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-e has finally arrived, although it's only an OEM card so far as it doesn't come in a retail box. It looks rather basic with support for 7.1-channel analogue outputs and optical S/PDIF in and out. This card doesn't seem to have support for any of the upgrade options that the current X-Fi cards have and the audio processor looks like it comes from the newer entry level cards.

 

 

The blue PCB also makes it look more like he entry level products, as the higher end cards are using a black PCB. It also seems to lack support for some of the more advanced audio features, again akin with the lower end models. Interestingly it seems to have a standard connector for case mounted audio connectors, so it would be easy to use this card with the front audio connectors on your case. At US$65, it is priced quite reasonable and it ships with Windows Vista drivers.

 

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Sound Blaster X-Fi Audio Arrives For Notebooks

Creative have just launched their new "SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook" sound solution in Japan (with word that it will reach the rest of us sometime within the next week or so). This is exactly as the name implies, a X-Fi-based sound card designed to work with your notebook (providing it has a residing ExpressCard 54 interface that is).

 

 

Given that it offers up to 7.1 audio, an external dongle is required to connect up to the card but one of the pluses is that the card itself sports both headphone and microphone ports so as you dont have to fiddle with the dongle when on the go.

 

As far as I can tell, most (if not all) of the features of the desktop based X-Fi have been brought across to this condensed offering, and to give you an idea on pricing it is said to be selling for 12 800 YEN ($107).

 

For further information, the product page is already up on their website folks.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Buy.com - The Klegg M6 501 Surround Sound System for $299.99 Shipped Free!

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Offer: I wasn't too sure about these speakers at first, but then I noticed that they had their debut at $999! The Klegg M6 501 is the smallest full-range surround sound system on the market today. The full-frequency range and design of the M6 speaker system allows for the most accurate and lifelike sound reproduction possible from a speaker its size. Although small enough to fit in your hand the Klegg M6 produces enough dynamic sound to fill your entire room. Best of all, the gorgeous M6 loudspeakers are sure to blend in beautifully with your home decor. Here are some reviews - Keep in mind these were reviewed at the $999 price point too!

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! Buy.com - SMC EZ Stream 802.11g Wireless Audio Adapter for $34.95 Shipped Free!

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Offer: This is a hot little item that allows you to stream your music to your home theater receiver. Typically these devices are pretty expensive, but the SMC had made their unit so affordable. It can stream MP3 and WMV music, has a Flip-up LCD user interface, Support Secure Wireless Connections, and works with TVersity (free download too)!

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Nice! Amazon - Logitech Z-10 Touch-Sensitive Speakers for $109.99 Shipped Free!

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Offer: With built-in touch-sensitive multimedia controls and a backlighted display that shows digital-music track information, a clock, volume and more, these trophy speakers are meant to be touched and seen. Perfect for use with either a desktop or notebook PC, these powerful speakers deliver rich audio without using a separate space-consuming subwoofer. The bi-amp design, 1-inch dome tweeters and 3-inch high-excursion woofers deliver studio-quality sound that fills a room.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - CircuitCity.com - Creative Labs Inspire T3030 2.1-Channel Speakers for $19.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

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Offer: Get the Creative Labs Inspire T3030 2.1 channel speaker system with wired remote and headphone jack. The $30 worth of mail in rebates expire 2/17/07.

 

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Creative Launches Three New Speaker Systems

First discovered over at Techpowerup! a short while ago, Creative have just kicked off three new PC speaker systems. These being the Creative X-Fi Sound System Z600, Creative PlayDock Z500 and Creative TravelSound ZEN V docking speakers.

 

To learn all about them have a read of the press details here folks.

 



Creative, a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today announced an exciting new range of high-fidelity speaker systems with the Creative X-Fi Sound System Z600, Creative PlayDock Z500 and the Creative TravelSound ZEN V docking speakers. Offering the best in innovative design and high quality audio performance, they bring listening experience to greater heights and music closer to users.

 

The stylish Creative X-Fi Sound System Z600 is integrated with the award-winning X-Fi technology that dramatically improves users' listening experience by bringing MP3 music to the X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity™ standard. The compact design of the Creative PlayDock Z500 and Creative TravelSound ZEN V docking speakers makes them conducive for travel or any outdoor activities. Family and friends can enjoy music and videos together either during vacations or in the comfort of a home setting.

 

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Asustek to use C-Media audio solutions on motherboards from 2007

For those of you that rely on onboard sound and have a soft spot for ASUS motherboards, you may be interested to know that ASUS will be sticking to C-Media based audio solutions on all of their motherboards from 2007.

 

Details at Digitimes.

 


C-Media Electronics and Asustek Computer will extend their partnership with the adoption of C-Media's Dolby/Digital Theater System (DTS) audio IC solutions on Asustek's motherboards from 2007, according to C-Media.

 

C-Media anticipates that both parties will see benefits from the growing demand for high-end audio solutions in digital home applications.

 

The audio IC solutions from C-Media will be available only to Asus-brand motherboards and the IC design house will not offer it to other system makers, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report, which cited the company.

 

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