A Prima Donna on PC: Creative Labs Audigy 2


To keep its place as pioneer in sound, Creative Labs has to break new ground all the time. Challengers to Creative Labs' established leadership in multimedia sound cards are never very far behind. With the Audigy 1, Creative Labs strengthened its 3D sound advantage by the EAX Advanced HD, and took a decisive step in non-professional use with the inclusion of ASIO drivers and a rather timid incursion into the 24 bit/ 96 kHz domain. One year later, the release of the Audigy 2 has confirmed this move towards mainstream use and proves how clever Creative Labs can be.

Just take a look at its main new features and you will see for yourself:

  • Supports DVD Audio;
  • Plays at 24 bits/ 192 kHz;
  • Plays and records at 24 bits/ 96 kHz;
  • Dolby Digital EX decoding;
  • Seven analog outputs;
  • Supports 6.1 sound in games and movies;
  • THX Certification;
  • Signal-to-noise ratio of 106 dB;
  • CMSS 3D.