More Auzentech Prelude 7.1 Details Revealed
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May 30, 2007 4:27 PM
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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.
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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5/30/2007 8:53:48 PM
Hey that sounds pretty nice. I really enjoy my Auzentech X-Plosion DTS 7.1.
I just wish they'd put DTS on this upcoming card as well and not just DDL. (Or did DT just leave out mention of DTS?)
If this card is PCI-E I will probably upgrade to it at some point to get rid of my only PCI peripheral card (the X-Plosion).
I can see that merging in Creative's technology has cost the card some of the previous features Auzentech has offered such as all the OPAmps being removable. While it's more of a gimmick for someone like myself who wouldn't bother replacing them, having just one replacable on this card is sorta cheesy, no? Either allow all of them to be replaced or none at all. Also if it loses DTS that's something else lost just to gain higher level EAX from Creative. I dunno about that trade-off merit.
5/30/2007 9:56:18 PM
Last time I spoke with an Auzentech spokesperson they said DDL is 100% going to make it while DTS has a 50/50 chance of making it, so I tend to not mention it until its 100% certain.
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