The Sound Blaster Live! brings cinema-quality sound to your movies, music, and games with digital 5.1 clarity. Driven by the powerful EMU10K1 digital signal processor, you will experience the highest quality sound reproduction with real-time audio and effects. The Sound Blaster Live! includes Creative PlayCenter with a full 320 Kbps encoder and 9x MP3 acceleration, making it fast and easy to create, customize, and listen to quality MP3/WMA files. With the ability to connect to Dolby Digital and multichannel digital speaker systems or analog audio devices, you can experience true 5.1 surround sound with all PC audio entertainment. Creative multi-speaker surround (CMSS) mode lets you experience 5.1 audio from a stereo signal, or enjoy movies in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio when connected to digital 6-channel speakers or analog Dolby Digital-ready home stereo receivers.