Hearing is believing. Redefine your expectations of PC audio.
Creative's Sound Blaster® X-Fi XtremeMusic brings the revolutionary new Xtreme Fidelity audio standard to the PC. With 24-bit Crystalizer it restores the sparkle lost during MP3/WMA compression while CMSS 3D Surround upgrades all audio to 24-bit surround sound. Featuring the world's fastest audio processor, it accelerates gaming and also enables CMSS 3D Headphone for incredible surround sound over stereo headphones for compelling LAN gaming, late-night gaming, and movie watching. Bring movies to life with comprehensive soundtrack decoding (DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX), CMSS up-mix for non-encoded movies plus THX certification. With three selectable, easy-to-use modes (Gaming, Entertainment, Audio Creation) it's the ultimate audio solution for the PC.
The world's fastest audio processor for ultra-fast gaming, equivalent to a Pentium 4 3.6GHz and 24 times the power of Sound Blaster Audigy.
CMSS 3D for incredible surround sound over stereo headphones plus stereo-to-surround up-mix for headphones and multi-channel speakers.
24-bit Crystalizer makes all audio sound better, including MP3/WMA, streaming audio and video, DIVX and DVD movies.
Active Modal Architecture with 'Entertainment', 'Gaming' and 'Audio Creation' modes dedicates the processor 100% to the task at hand, with an easy-to-use interface for each mode.
SuperRip converts stereo CDs to 24-bit surround files.
DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX movie soundtrack decoding.
24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog inputs at 96kHz sample rate
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources at 96kHz to analog 7.1 speaker output
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of stereo digital sources at 192kHz to stereo output
16-bit to 24-bit recording sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
ASIO 2.0 support with direct monitoring at 16 and 24-bit at sample rates of 44.1/48/88.22 and 96kHz
Enhanced SoundFont support at up to 24-bit resolution
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
-Stereo Output 109dB
-Front and Rear Channels 109dB
-Center, Subwoofer and Side Channels 109dB
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (20kHz Low-pass filter) = 0.004%
Frequency Response (+/-3dB, 24-bit/96kHz input) = <10Hz to 46kHz
Frequency Response (Stereo only) (+/-3dB, 24-bit/192kHz input) = <10Hz to 88kHz
FlexiJack (Digital In / Digital Out / Line In / Microphone) via 3.50 mm minijack
Line level out (Front / Rear / Center / Subwoofer / Rear Center) via 3.50 mm minijacks
AUX_IN line-level analog input via 4-pin Molex connector on card
One External AD_Link (26 pin) connector for linking to the X-Fi I/O Console (upgrade option)
One Internal AD_Ext connector for linking to the X-Fi I/O Drive (upgrade option)