Sensaura heeft aangekondigd dat de Diamond Monster Sound MX400 gebruik zal maken van de Canyon3D technologie. Dit chippie doet aan 3 dimensionaal gepositioneerde audio en ondersteund zowel EAX 1.0 als EAX 2.0. Hier wat optimistisch geblaat uit de press release bij GA-Source:
Sensaura today announced that the recently unveiled Diamond Monster Sound MX400 audio accelerator, by S3 Incorporated, will provide the complete Sensaura feature set. The MX400 uses the Canyon3D DSP chip, manufactured by ESS Technology Inc and is one of many Sensaura-based items available in the global marketplace. Other Sensaura licensees who, in total, supply in excess of 70 percent of the PC market for audio chips include the Yamaha Corporation and Crystal Cirrus Logic.
"We are delighted that the Monster Sound MX400 will incorporate all of the latest innovations featured in Sensaura 3D Positional Audio technology. Diamond are a recognized industry leader in sound acceleration and the ubiquity of 3D gaming ensures a growing market for their products. We look forward to increasing our co-operation with both Diamond and S3 on future technology products," said David Monteith, Sensaura CEO. The MX400 provides the following Sensaura features:
- MultiDrive for true 3D multi-speaker audio (as opposed to the panning of sound, as offered by many competitors).
- EnvironmentFX for full EAX 1.0 and EAX 2.0 support.
- MarcoFX for the realism of sounds close to the head.
- ZoomFX for the realism of large sounds.
- Full support for the industry standard Microsoft DirectSound3D(DS3D) application program interface (API).
- Full integration of `Interactive 3D Audio Rendering
- Guidelines Level 2.0' (I3DL2)
During the product planning stage of the MX400, Diamond, seeking to identify the most realistic 3D audio technology available, preferred the Sensaura-based Canyon3D chipset ahead of all competing alternatives in `blind testing' experiments.
Sensaura technology is already available on hardware items from companies such as IBM, Dell, Intel, NEC and Guillemot. News that another leading soundcard manufacturer is set to replace it's existing 3D audio brand with Sensaura's technology, is expected very soon.