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Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 in Hardware News |

Creative Labs launches its Sound Blaster sound cards Z Series

Creative Labs launches its Sound Blaster sound cards Z Series

In June last year announced its new audio microprocessor Core3D Sound , and then in September of that year to launch the first sound cards based on it: sound cards Sound Blaster Recon3D , and then in December added two new Recon3D .

Creative Labs announces today its second generation of sound cards based on chip Core3D Sound: new family of cards that replace the current product family Recon3D, and initially will have three members:

Sound Blaster ZXR
The maximum exponent (top end) of this new generation of sound cards from Creative Labs, has a signal/noise ratio of 127dB, OPAMPs replaceable, a card “daughter” DBPro (with additional input / output) and an external module audio control.

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The card has an MSRP of $ 249.99.

Sound Blaster Zx
The average range of this new generation, although the module has external audio control, the card has no “daughter” DBPro, has a ratio of signal / noise ratio of 120dB.

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The card has an MSRP of $149.99.

Sound Blaster Z
The most basic model from the new Series, its specifications are identical to those of the Sound Blaster Zx, although no external module audio control, but instead brings a dual-array microphone.

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The card has an MSRP of $99.99.

Common Features
The three new sound cards are available in PCI Express (PCIe) support 1x and 24-bit audio at 96 kHz (24 bit mode to 192 kHz is limited to two channels), also have many of the recognized audio technologies Creative Labs as Crystal Voice and the new SBX Pro Studio, the replacement of the now old “THX Tru Studio”, which brings together technology turn many effects and features focused on providing the highest quality possible hearing in hearing, creation and sound recording, offering a complete audio system (as Creative Labs).

The new cards are available in the Asian market, and is expected in a few weeks be available in the rest of the world.

Link: Creative,「Sound Blaster Z」を国内発表。Sound Core3Dと外部DAC&ADCを搭載した新世代サウンドカード (4Gamer)

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