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First-ever USB-enabled 5.1 surround sound system released
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Wed May 14, 2008 4:44 am Reply and quote this post
Creative’s newaddition to its X-Fi range, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1, is thefirst of its type that allows you to upgrade your PCs basic, built-inaudio system to 5.1 surround sound.
The device comes in black and simply plugs into a USB2.0 port togive your computer advanced audio capabilities - ideal for those whoare afraid to open up your PCs to see what lurks inside.
Located on the Sound Blaster are gold-plated RCA ports and mini-jackoutputs, while there’s also an optical-out for connecting to surroundsound systems. A rather stylish remote control is also supplied.

Let the games begin
The X-Fi Surround 5.1 is not only geared towards those who want toimmerse themselves in their DVD collection, it’s ideal for gamers too.
Put a game on and Creative’s EAX Advanced HD effects kick in, giving – in theory – a fantastic 5.1 gaming experience.
The Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 is out now, priced at around £30.

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Thu May 15, 2008 8:38 am Reply and quote this post
...this has been accomplished years ago.  Theres a 5.1 USB powered SoundBlaster Live.  Sure that isn't as good but this is nothing special.
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