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Auzentech Prelude 7.1 (Source: Hardware Canucks)
EAX 5.0 and Dolby Digital Live on a single PCI sound card

Auzentech is set to release the first third-party Creative Labs X-Fi based sound card – the Prelude 7.1. The Prelude 7.1, announced last month, allows users to enjoy multi-channel EAX 5.0 positional audio without connecting four sets of audio cables. Auzentech licenses Dolby Digital Live multi-channel audio encoding technology to provide users single-cable convenience over S/PDIF.

The new Prelude 7.1 mates features previously found on the Auzentech X-Meridian with the Creative Labs X-Fi sound processor. Auzentech equips the Prelude 7.1 with a removable OPAmp on the front channels output of the sound card, unlike the X-Meridian’s four removable OPAmps. A LM4562NA is the default installed OPAmp on the Prelude 7.1.  

Auzentech pairs the Creative Labs X-Fi sound processor with two memory chips for 64MB of memory. AKM digital-to-analog convertors are installed on all eight audio channels, a step up from the Cirrus Logic DACs employed by Creative Labs. Other notable features of the Prelude 7.1 include audio headers, although it is unknown if they meet Creative Labs’ specifications.

Expect the Auzentech Prelude 7.1 to trickle into retail channels in the coming weeks.



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RE: Modding Creative Xi-Fi
By rudy on 5/30/2007 7:33:10 PM , Rating: 2
What has always bothered me about the sound industry is how hard people will work to get performance out of something they should already be getting. It has never taught these companies just to make a good product in the first place. Ever seen how hard people work to resolve drivers issues, or the corrupt EEPROM problems with audigy and X-Fi cards. Personally I returned mine with a note I did not plan to purchase from them again.


RE: Modding Creative Xi-Fi
By jeuda on 9/3/2007 11:49:41 PM , Rating: 2
I did the mod. And I am loving my modded xtreme music more :)


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