Creative announces additional Sound Blaster Recon3D cards in Japan

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We've already seen the Sound Blaster Recon3D and Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional, but it looks like Japan is getting an exclusive on no less than two additional models, the Sound Blaster Recon3D Professional Audio and the Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion edition. Both cards are of course based on the new Sound Core3D chip from Creative which the company was touting as a quad core audio processor a little while ago.

We've already seen the Sound Blaster Recon3D and Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional, but it looks like Japan is getting an exclusive on no less than two additional models, the Sound Blaster Recon3D Professional Audio and the Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion edition. Both cards are of course based on the new Sound Core3D chip from Creative which the company was touting as a quad core audio processor a little while ago.

The Fatal1ty Champion is quite similar to the Fatal1ty Professional and the main difference as far as we can tell is the inclusion of a front mounted I/O bay that appears to be identical to the one supplied with the older Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion series. Apart from that the two cards appear to be identical.

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The Professional Audio version on the other hand ends up somewhere between the Sound Blaster Recon3D and the Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional, as it has the same shield as the Fatal1ty cards, but with a blue tinted window. We're not entirely sure what else has changed, but Creative Japan is touting this as a mid-range model. It comes bundled with a 3.5mm to dual RCA cable and an optical Toslink cable as well as Creative's Media Toolbox software, something you don't get with the basic Recon3D model.

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It also appears that all the two new models will be bundled with a "beamforming microphone array" in Japan which is meant to allow for clearer sound during things like voice calls or video conferencing. The two new cards aren't expect to arrive until January, so we might see them in other regions as well by then and sadly Creative Japan didn't provide any pricing for the two new addiotions.

Source: Creative Japan

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