Creative Labs heeft een press release gepost over hun nieuwe Soundblaster Live! kaarten. Release dates worden niet bekend gemaakt, wel wordt er iets meer info gegeven over de features van de SBLive! Platinum en SBLive! Player Digital:
Coming soon, are the Sound Blaster Live! Value DIGITAL and Sound Blaster Live! Player; two of the latest sound cards which are to be the first wave of new sound products from Creative.
---Let's put it in perspective!!!---
Sound Blaster Live! and Live! Value will be soon phased out in the coming months leading to Xmas, making way for a new range of sound cards from Creative. The top of the range Sound Blaster Live! will be eventually replaced by the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum and the Sound Blaster Live! Value will be replaced by the Sound Blaster Live! Value DIGITAL.
---The Platinum Difference?---
The SBLive! Platinum is still a long way from release so don't expect it too soon, however the beginner version is known as the Sound Blaster Live! Player and is expected to be released quite soon. As reports go for now, the SBLive! Player is identical to the SB Live! Platinum BUT doesn't include the Live!Bay (Live!Bay is a 5.25" Bay drive cover with all the digital connections. It's similar to what is found on the front case of the current BlasterPC.)
---What's SBLive! Value Digital then?---
Generally it's the standard Sound Blaster Live! Value card with an extra output on the back plate. The idea is that the digital cable which comes in the SoundWorks FPS2000 speakers, can be finally connected to an affordable sound card with a digital output.
---How Does it Go Again?--
Top Sound Card to promote for Xmas - Sound Blaster Live! Platinum = That's the Platinum Sound Card with the Live!Bay. Remember this is available later in the year.
--To be released this month--
Sound Blaster Live! Player = Which is just the Platinum card without Live!Bay.(Digital connections that take up the 5.25" drive bay) Also to be released this month - Sound Blaster Live! Value Digital - the companion sound card for our Digital speakers.
---Up and Coming Accessories for the new range---
1)Live!Bay - upgrades the SBLive! Player to the Platinum. Allows all the digital connections to be accessible from the front of the PC by using a spare drive bay.
2)Digital Output Module or DOM - provides additional digital outs for SB Live! Value owners.'