"Kudos to Hercules and its parent company Guillemot for having the guts to take on the big boys in the sound card market and coming out on top. This combination of hardware and software blows the doors off of anything else we have been able to put our hands on, particularly when you factor in the awesome value the package provides. If you are a gamer and an avid MP3 fan, look no further -- this is the product you want to spend your hard earned money on. " -- www.avault.com
- 4.5/5 stars
A revolutionary gaming sound card with a powerful rack
Experience surround sound on regular headphones, 4 or 6 speakers
Connect joysticks, wheels and gamepads on the USB and game port and start playing!
Hardware MP3 decoding and 3D audio effects playback
For hardcore gamers:
A real sound station for game fans :Including both a PCI sound card and a powerful external rack, the Game Theater XP is the most powerful, innovative and easy-to-use solution ever offered to gamers.
Multiple USB and game port accessible on the front panel lets players plug in several game peripherals simultaneously for multi-player gaming. Connect joysticks, wheels or gamepads and start playing!
The external rack includes a high-speed 4-ports USB hub, compatible with all USB devices.
A powerful Digital Signal Processing (DSP) accelerator for unparalleled 3D sound experience on 2 or 4 speakers leaves your computer free for other tasks.
Included in the extensive suite of high quality software bundled with Game Theater XP, Sensaura Virtual Ear brings gaming reality one step closer allowing you to custom configured 3D gaming sound sound effects to your own ears The GameLoft package offers all of the utilities a gamer would want in a single pack to play online and join the online gaming community. It includes several games demos allowing to play on GameLoft.com : Rogue Spear, Midtown Madness, and more!
For DVD enthusiasts: The ideal solution for PCs equipped with a DVD drive:
Experience surround sound on 2, 4 or 6 speakers (5.1 channels) with PowerDVD's certified Dolby Digital decoder.
Using standard stereo headphones, you can enjoy unparalleled Dolby 5.1 surround sound with PowerDVD's certified Dolby® Headphone technology.
Dolby Digital and DTS formats supported by PowerDVD on the digital outputs of the Game Theater XP (Coaxial or Optical).
For music fans:
Convert any kind of audio source to MP3 and play back your tracks using Cirrus Logic's SoundFusion® DSP MP3 decoding accelerated in hardware without straining your PC.
Connect your USB MP3 player to the USB port for high-speed downloads.
Load digital audio files onto MiniDisc or DAT thanks to the Optical and Co-axial Digital In/Out.
1/4" Mic pre-amplifier input jack for connection of a high-quality microphone.
Connect your MIDI keyboard to the complete MIDI interface (MIDI-In / MIDI-Out DIN connectors).
Game Theater XP is compatible with all popular music applications: Cubase VST, Cakewalk, Logic Audio and others.
Game Theater XP PCI sound card and external rack
2-meter cable to link sound card to external rack
Free bundled software:
Gameloft package (utilities to play online and game demos including Rogue Spear, Midtown Madness, and others)
Sensaura Virtual Ear (3D sound positioning configuration utility)
PowerDVD (DVD player - Certified Dolby Digital Decoder with 2/4/6 channels - Dolby® Headphone Technology)
MusicMatch Jukebox (complete digital audio solution - unlimited MP3 encoding) ·Yamaha Soft Synthesizer S-YXG50
Sonic Foundry® ACID Xpress (25 free loops)
Sonic Foundry® SIREN Jukebox press (20 free MP3 rips/encodes)
Koolkaraoké Lite software (up to 20 free songs)
Magix® playR jukebox