For the Extigy we installed the WDM drivers of The respective output of the Audigy Platinum eX has similar parameters. Click the Settings button and you will get two tabs with recording playback settings: This patch is for products bundled with Creative Disc Detector. Frequency response 40 Hz – 15 kHz , dB As usual, there is wrapper of the A3D 1.

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They allowed us to compare the sound by switching between the codec and the front output.

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. Additional utilities on the CD Audio Stream Recorder is a utility vreative captures and records an audio stream in blsster of broadcasting via the Internet, for example, when you are listening to radio stations.

And since the Extigy is not a good choise for such people, let’s leave this mode aside. Speaker configuration setting is saved after the restart.

You can add reverb, echo, and even a strange effect that makes music sound like it’s whirling around the room. Overall, the Sound Blaster Extigy is soudn fine product that everyone who uses a computer for entertainment should consider.

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The spectrograms prove it. The LF filter cutoff frequency for the subwoofer can’t be adjusted in the Extigy, contrary to the Live!


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 of Creative and cards with the EAX support may say. At default, the Extigy is seen as a WDM card which supports reproduction on 3 different virtual devices.

But anyway, for Creative soundcards you’d better choose 48 kHz for the digital output to avoid unnecessary resampling and carf of synchronization when a digital signal is transferred. The central unit comes with a power supply unit, a wireless remote control, a USB cable to connect to a PC, a CD with drivers and programs and a brief installation manual in English.

The measurements were carried out under the Windows ME. Fortunately, quality of the soft MIDI synthesis of the Extigy is better than it was in the previous generations. With all of these extivy and outs, you can connect pretty much any audio device to the Extigy — and we did.

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Llabs ThinkPad X1 Extreme 8. Very good in detail In this mode the Extigy performs very well. With hope Creative will consider broader support in a future version. Creative Disc Detector Patch Filesize: When we tried this approach, the results were excellent — fully immersive surround sound.

Creative Soundblaster Extigy SB0130 Sound Blaster

Do not be carried away by the results. Some once brilliant Live! As for blsster, the Extigy comes with a whole slew of programs, mostly aimed at music. Soound the upgrade is installing, do not: On the rear panel there are outputs for active acoustic systems, 3 minijack analog connectors and one 4-pin minijack digital connector which is typical of Creative sound cards. The digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital converters are of a very high quality more than a dB signal-to-noise ratio and up to bit 96KHz in and outso whether you’re listening to PC-based MP3s on your headphones or recording onto your hard drive from an LP, the Extigy delivers remarkably hiss-free sound.


So, what about a low noise at any signal level? Though the difference is not very audible. If there are ID3 tags, it’s possible to group music according to performers and genres. Creative also said that Extigy needs a separate USB controller for normal operation.

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy

Further, when you plug in the Extigy the device will activate itself and determine the number of active speakers or headphones. Both Extigy and Audigy have decent quality for MP3 music with middle bitrates. Games The card was tested in the Serious Sam: The Unreal Tournament has some bugs related with sound, and even its patched version doesn’t reproduce all sounds always correctly.