Hercules - Game Theater XP
The Hercules Game Theater XP sound card by Guillemot takes aim squarely at the Sound Blaster Live with Live Drive sound card. The design of the Game Theater XP is unique in the fact that Guillemot used an external breakout box. This external breakout box is an interesting way of adding all of the additional inputs and outputs that are provided by competitor Creative's Live Drive.
The external breakout box that Hercules calls the "External Rack" adds both new function and features when compared to the Creative Live Drive.
|Data Transfer Specification||PCI 2.1 Bus Mastering|
|Audio Processor (DSP)||Cirrus Logic SoundFusion CS4630|
|Audio Standards Compatibility||Sensaura based 3D positional Audio with support for Microsoft DirectSound 3D, EAX 1.0, EAX 2.0, A3D 1.0, I3DL2, MacroFX, MultiDrive, ZoomFX, EnvironmentFX, Compatible with Dolby Surround|
|Legacy DOS Support||Yes, Legacy DOS/Sound Blaster Support|
|Wavetable Synthesizer||DSP accelerated engine for unlimited number of voices (64-voice hardware)8 MB General MIDI/GS sample setGM (General Midi) and Yamaha XG compatible|
|External Connector Configuration||DB44 connector on the back of the sound card to connect to external rack. Connectors on the external rack include: head phones w/volume control, mic input, joystick port, 4 USB ports, RCA line inputs, 5.1 RCA speaker outputs with separate sub and center channel outputs, 2 front/rear combined mini jack speaker outputs, RCA and Toslink digital input/output, midi din in/out, and DB44 connector to connect to sound card.|
|Operating Systems Supported||Windows 95/98/ME/2000|
|Status Of Windows XP Drivers||Windows XP Driver In Development|
|Special Features||Unique External Rack to handle just about ever input and output on the planet!|
|Software Included With The Card||Game Theater XP control panel, Sensaura Virtual Ear, Gameloft package (includes several game demos), PowerDVD 2/4/6 channel version, MusicMatch Jukebox, Yamaha Soft Synthesizer S-YXG50, Sonic Foundry ACID Xpress and SIREN, Koolkaraoke Lite, Magix playR Jukebox.|
|Suggested Retail Price - US||$150 US|