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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum

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The Definitive 24-bit ADVANCED HD Gaming Solution with 8 Channel 108dB SNR for Unsurpassed Audio Fidelity and Internal I/O Drive with Remote

The THX® certified Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS Platinum delivers 24-bit ADVANCED HD audio, 108dB SNR clarity across 8 channels, and is the only available PC platform to deliver Advanced Resolution 24-bit DVD-Audio playback in 24-bit/192kHz stereo and 24-bit/96kHz 5.1 surround. The included Audigy 2 ZS Internal I/O Drive provides enhanced front panel connectivity. EAX® ADVANCED HD effects produces ultra-realistic sound in supported games and multi-channel playback in 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 with over 400 existing 3D games. EAX ADVANCED HD acoustic enhancements dramatically improve all your music with features including Bass Boost, Graphic Equalizer, Audio Clean-Up, and more!


Front Panel Audigy 2 ZS Internal I/O Drive

* Front panel I/O with analog stereo connectors for four channel input, optical and coaxial digital I/O, MIDI I/O, microphone with gain control, headphone with volume control, and a second 1394 FireWire® port.

* Two Integrated High Speed 1394 FireWire® Ports
Enables PC-to-PC networking and low latency gaming plus high speed data
transfers with IEEE® compliant devices including MP3 players, storage
devices and DV Camcorders.

Superior Fidelity 24-bit ADVANCED HD Audio

* Superior quality 24-bit/192kHz audio, ultra-realistic EAX® ADVANCED HD GAME effects, and studio quality EAX® ADVANCED HD MUSIC settings
* Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum is the ideal platform for Windows Media 9 content including full 24-bit/96kHz audio in discrete 5.1 surround sound.

THX® Certified Sound Card for Cinematic Audio

* Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum has received the prestigious THX Multimedia Certification making it the ideal choice for delivering cinematic quality audio on the PC.
* The unique Creative THX Setup Console provides accurate audio calibration for a precise speaker listening environment.

Advanced Resolution 24-bit DVD-Audio Playback

* DVD-Audio offers 5 times the audio detail of CD audio in 24-bit/192kHz stereo and 24-bit/96kHz in 5.1 surround. Experience compelling music playback in pristine audio quality, clarity, and depth.
* ¡§Lossy¡¨ compression formats like MP3 reduce file size by removing audio frequencies. The ¡§Lossless¡¨ (MLP) compression format of DVD-Audio retains all the characteristics of the original ambient recording without compromising audio fidelity.
* Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum is the only available PC platform to deliver Advanced Resolution playback at 24-bit/192kHz in stereo or 24-bit/96kHz in 5.1 surround.

Ultra-realistic EAX® 4.0 ADVANCED HD Effects*

* Multi-Environment delivers life-like sound as multiple environments are simultaneously processed in real-time.
* Enjoy ultra-realistic effects in today's hottest games including Lara Croft® Tomb Raider®: The Angel of Darkness, Enter The Matrix, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and more!

EAX® Music Console with Acoustic Enhancements

Dramatically enhance your music experience with new EAX® ADVANCED HD MUSIC features including Bass Boost, multi-band Graphic Equalizer on all 8 channels, Audio Clean-Up and Karaoke.

* Bass Boost: Punch up the bass with all PC audio
* Multi-Channel Graphic Equalizer: Personalize playback across all 8 channels
* Audio Clean-Up: Remove noise from MP3s of old recordings
* Karaoke: Remove vocals and sing along to your favorite music tracks
* Smart Volume Management (SVM): Automatically match volume levels across music tracks
* EAX® Effects: Add acoustic effects like Concert Hall to your music

Patented Creative CMSS® 3D Audio Technology

* Allows all stereo recordings including MP3/WMA, CDs, VCD and movies to be played back in captivating 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 surround.
* Delivers virtual surround with headphones and stereo widening with stereo desktop speakers.

Complete Cinematic Surround Sound with DTS-ES and Dolby Digital® EX Movies

* Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS features built-in DTS-ES and Dolby Digital® EX decoding to deliver captivating audio playback in 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 surround with DVD movies.

Comprehensive Multi-Channel Surround with 3D Games

* Comprehensive Multi-Channel Surround with 3D Games -
Enjoy up to 7.1 surround in existing 3D games. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS plays back DirectSound3D® games in 5.1 surround, 6.1 surround with additional rear center channel, or 7.1 surround in rear center surround or side surround configurations.


* Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (AES17) = 0.004% (1V, 2V Rated Output)
* Frequency Response at -3dB= <10Hz to 22 kHz (1V, 2V Rated Output)

High Definition Audio Quality for Playback and Recording

* 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion during playback with sampling rates of 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz in 7.1 mode and up to 192kHz in stereo mode
* 24-bit Analog to Digital conversion during recording in 8, 16 or 24-bit at sampling rates of 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
* SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) input at up to 24-bit/ 96kHz quality
* SPDIF output up to 24-bit at 48 or 96kHz
* ASIO 2.0 drivers for low latency (as low as 2ms) multi-track playback and recording at 16bit/48kHz or 24-bit/48kHz*

*(Latency performance may vary based on system configuration)

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum On-Board Connectors

* Line level out (Front / Side / Rear / Center / Subwoofer)
* Digital Out for 5.1 support (6-channel SPDIF to Creative digital speakers)
* Line in
* Microphone in
* Firewire® (IEEE® 1394)
* Telephone Answering Device in
* Analog / Digital CD Audio in
* 15-pin MIDI / Joystick port extension header
* Internal IEEE® 1394 header to Audigy 2 ZS Internal I/O Drive
* AD_EXT extension header to Audigy 2 ZS Internal I/O Drive

Audigy 2 ZS Internal I/O Drive Front Panel Connectors

* Headphone Out (1/4" Stereo Jack)
* Line In 1 (1/4" Stereo Jack , shared with Microphone In with Gain Control)
* Two RCA jacks for Auxiliary input
* Optical SPDIF In/Out
* Coaxial SPDIF In/Out
* Digital Out for 5.1 support (6-channel SPDIF Output to Creative digital speakers)
* 1x FireWire® (IEEE® 1394) port
* MIDI In / Out
* Infra-red Receiver

+Supports Windows XP SP2
Release date NZ
August 31st, 2005
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