Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS debuted

The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS is the first 7.1 Sound Blaster available and is ideally matched with the Creative GigaWorks S750 speakers which are designed to deliver the power and performance neededfor the full 7.1 experience. By adding two rear speakers and moving the surround sound speakers to either side of the user, the gaps in sound between speakers are eliminated to create anall-encompassing soundstage.

“With the introduction of 7.1 on Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS and Creative GigaWorks S750 the audio in gaming is truly phenomenal. Everyone who experienced how great our 5.1 and 6.1 solutions were willbe blown-away when they hear 7.1 with the Audigy 2 ZS and GigaWorks S750,” said Craig McHugh, president of Creative Labs. “With the quality of Audigy 2 and power of GigaWorks S750 we expect to seethe PC industry make a rapid shift to Creative’s 7.1 audio solutions. All of our users will be able to get this experience with their existing 3D games and, with our patented CMSS® technology, alsolisten to all their MP3s, CDs and movies in 7.1 surround.”

“We’re excited to introduce the Creative GigaWorks S750, a new class of speaker for serious gamers that enables the ultimate 7.1 experience when paired with the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS”, said MalaSharma, director of product marketing for Creative Labs. “Gamers will be astounded by the 700 watts power and the precise positional audio created by a 7.1 speaker system-making any 5.1 solution palein comparison. Anyone wanting the ultimate solution for gaming will be disappointed if they buy anything less than this powerhouse duo.”

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Features and Benefits
The Audigy 2 ZS will be available in three product offerings including the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum and Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro, with the followingcompelling features and benefits:

    7.1 surround sound adds audio realism to games;
    108dB SNR across all eight channels for unsurpassed audio quality;
    THX® Multimedia Certification with Creative’s unique THX Setup Console that provides accurate audio calibration for a precise speaker listening environment;


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