PS SB X Fi thumb Creative Delivers X Fi Surround 5.1 Sound On USB

Creative today announced the Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi® Surround 5.1, the
first USB 2.0 audio solution that provides users with the easiest upgrade from
basic, built-in audio to the premium Xtreme Fidelity™ (X-Fi) audio experience
for their PC and notebook.
The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 will be available in Singapore by
end May 2008 for S$ 99.00.

PS SB X Fi Creative Delivers X Fi Surround 5.1 Sound On USB

Creative Technology Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital entertainment
products, today announced the Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi® Surround 5.1, the
first USB 2.0 audio solution that provides users with the easiest upgrade from
basic, built-in audio to the premium Xtreme Fidelity™ (X-Fi) audio experience
for their PC and notebook.

The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1’s elegant black design in simple
clean lines belies the state-of-the-art X-Fi technology and high quality
connectivity that enhances users’ aural enjoyment of their music, movies and
games. Users can simply connect the device to their PC or notebook via the USB
port and turn their MP3 and iTunes music into their own personal concert. The X-Fi
technology also allows users to immerse themselves in full cinematic surround
sound while watching their favourite DVDs or downloaded videos. Creative’s EAX®
Advanced HD effects also provide realistic game play.

The X-Fi technology comprises two main features:

X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer – The X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer revitalises
downloaded music and movies by restoring the details and vibrance that music and
movies lost during compression. The X-Fi technology intelligently enhances all
the highs and lows so everything can be heard in crystal clarity, making MP3s
sound even better than CDs.

X-Fi CMSS-3D – The X-Fi CMSS-3D technology expands stereo MP3s and
digital movies into virtual multi-speakers or headphones. Voices are centred in
front of users with ambient sounds accurately positioned all around them,
similar to a live performance.

With the built-in X-Fi technology, users of the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi
Surround 5.1 can now enjoy all their music, movies and games with one
easy-to-use device that gives them premium cinematic sound quality and realistic
surround sound effect on virtually any speaker systems or headphones.

Key Features of the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

· Supports USB 2.0 for high quality 5.1 audio
· USB bus-powered
· Gold plated RCA front outputs and mini-jack surround outputs for maximum
fidelity
· Optical Output for connectivity to surround sound systems
· 24-bit Playback and Recording ADC, DAC
· X-Fi audio enhancement technology
· Easily accessible Headphone out and Mic In for connecting headsets
· Convenient Volume Control with push to mute feature
· Line-in monitoring
· Host-based EAX Advanced HD 4.0 and OpenAL support
· Creative ALchemy software that restores DS3D Games’ 3D audio in Windows Vista

Pricing and Availability
The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 will be available at The CREATIVE
Stores at Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and International Business Park, the
online store at sg.store.creative.com and authorised dealers in Singapore in end
May 2008 for S$ 99.00. The bundled Creative ALchemy software supports host-based
EAX 4.0 and OpenAL. It restores surround sound for Windows Vista™ users and
delivering the same great gaming experience.