Creative Sound Blaster Extigy: At default, the Extigy is seen as a WDM card which supports reproduction on 3 different virtual devices. How, you ask, is this achieved? For listening to multichannel games, DVD movies and Internet radio with the Extigy it’s necessary to provide: We tested the Extigy in the Sonar 1.

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I’m sure that a lot of you, being gamers, already have solid sound cards in your desktops.

Very good in detail Very good results! Click the Settings button and you will get two tabs with recording playback settings: Though the difference is not very audible.

You can add reverb, echo, and even a strange effect that makes music sound like it’s whirling around the room. This is a basic mode for any sound card. The Audigy and Extigy showed in the demo 59 and 57 fps respectively. With this external sound card attached via USB, your computer can send and receive audio to and from MiniDisc players, DVD players, home-theatre systems, surround-sound speakers, microphones, guitars, MIDI drum machines and almost any other audio device you can think of, in digital, analogue, or Dolby Digital surround sound.

All things considered, if you’re in the market for a 5. The ASIO is not supported, though there are such drivers from other developers and, according to Creative, they will soon get the Extigy support.

Download this patch only if the Autorun or Autoplay feature is disabled; there is no need to download it otherwise. However, behind the codecs are buffer operational amplifiers which adjust a signal with a load and protects the codec from overload, and different discrete elements, including feed-through electrolytic capacitors. The utility is the most interesting for Creative’s portable players.



The MIDI interface will be a welcomed site for your musicheads. Some once brilliant Live! When we tried this approach, the results were excellent — fully immersive surround sound. As for software, the Extigy comes with a whole slew of programs, mostly aimed at music. This patch is for products bundled with Creative Disc Detector. The Audigy has a powerful operational amplifier to maintain the load when low-resistance headphones are connected. Creative advertises this option as lwbs possibility to lower load on a processor soind a USB bus.

Speaking of which, if your stereo isn’t right next aound your computer, you can daisy-chain up to five USB ports together with foot USB cords, putting the Extigy up to 75 feet away from your PC.

Creative Sound Blaster Extigy

Despite the optimistic diagnostics and 10ms latency it’s impossible to work with audio on the Athlon processor at such latency because of lack of power. Software features According to the CoolEdit Pro diagnostics, the Extigy supports all known sound recording and reproduction formats. Of course, at a product demo everything is dialed in and tweaked so that nothing can go wrong. By the way, when moved along the vertical plane the sound alters; it means that the Extigy and Audigy cards have normal realization of vertical positioning of sound, whatever opponents sounc Creative and cards with the EAX support may say.


The sound sometimes broke when we opened and closed quite heavy applications, though the Audigy installed into the same system didn’t have such problems. Creative Remote Center controls the Extigy with a remote control. You could run your Xbox directly to the Extigy and let it do all the Dolby Digital decoding.

For the Sounx we installed the WDM drivers of The mic-in has an analog level regulator.

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Disadvantages of the Zound Blaster Extigy: The fact that it is an external device also renders your audio free from the PC’s internal electrical noise. Cafd addition, first version USB bus that used in Extigy not very suit for intensive data exchange. Nothing more is needed for multimedia and games because quality of original samples will be determining.

You can also structure records into playlists and then transfer files to a Creative NOMAD player connected to a computer.

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