Creative Labs heeft bekend gemaakt dat de SBLive! Platinum vanaf heden geshipt wordt. GA-Source serveert de press release:
Creative Technology announced today the availability of the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum audio card, a digital audio solution that provides users with a strong set of applications for Internet audio, music applications and gaming.
The new audio accelerator boasts the new Live! Drive, a front-end console that provides easy and convenient connectivity to a wide array of analog and digital devices ranging from general consumer accessories to sophisticated hi-fi equipment for professionals.
The Sound Blaster Live! Platinum sound card is a feature-laden solution that offers options for consumers and digital musicians looking for front panel connectivity. By integrating a front panel connection to virtually any audio source, the Live! Drive eliminates the need to connect consumer electronic devices and instruments directly to the back of the sound card. The Live! Drive features a coaxial SPDIF input, coaxial SPDIF output, MIDI input, MIDI output, line or microphone (Mono) input, and a headphone output with volume control. Users looking for immersive entertainment experiences will value the music playback and movie sound capabilities enabled by AC-3 pass through support. Sound Blaster Live! Platinum also offers easy connectivity to Creative's acclaimed DeskTop Theater 5.1 DTT2500 Digital speaker system.
The Sound Blaster Live! Platinum offers a full feature set of innovative applications and utilities. Combining key elements of both the Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer and MP3+ solutions, the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum gives users control over content creation and enhancement through options such as customized pre-sets, software to organize and edit a variety of sound files and CD ripping software.
Gamers will enjoy the effects of Environmental Audio with its high-quality reverb and its improved 3D positioning and support for effects like occlusion and obstruction. For a head-start on the action, three new games are bundled with the Sound Blaster Live! Platinum solution: Descent 3, Need for Speed 4: High Stakes and Thief: The Dark Project.
The Sound Blaster Live! Platinum is now available through Creative's extensive network of distributors and resellers in the U.S. at an estimated street price of US$199.99.