OH YA, Audigy 2 Platinum Ex is a comin'!!!!

chizow

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Originally posted by: Gunbuster
I put my guess for the final driver install at 450megs

LoL! For a second there I thought you were quoting the price :Q Put a dollar sign in front and it'd probably be about right :)

Chiz
 

JackBurton

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Na, it's going for about $250 at Creative's site, so expect it to be in the range of $200-230 for online retailers. I'd pay that. :)
 

chizow

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Originally posted by: JackBurton
Na, it's going for about $250 at Creative's site, so expect it to be in the range of $200-230 for online retailers. I'd pay that. :)

Yah, should be a good solution for Prosumers. I'd love to see card that basically broke out into a full-blown amp/receiver though :Q :D

Chiz
 

dionx

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i can't wait. i sold my soundblaster audigy in anticipation for this. i have the nforce2 onboard sound as a temporary solution until i install this. i needed the ex version as oppossed to internal because with my chieftec dragon case, i couldnt use the remote if the door was closed.
 

Tripitz

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Is it me, but is the digital coax and optical out missing from that? Kinda seems pointless if it can do all that decoding without being able to send the data downstream to a real amp...
 

bigshooter

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look at the pictures. It optical in and out on the front and coax on the back. Even has a dedicated digital out for creative speakers, how nice.
 

chizow

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Originally posted by: bigshooter
look at the pictures. It optical in and out on the front and coax on the back. Even has a dedicated digital out for creative speakers, how nice.

I must be missing something, b/c I noticed the same thing about a lack of toslink and coax out. Looks like only a 1/8'' mini-plug to creative inspire speakers, and you still need a 1/8'' to mono RCA adapter to use a digital coax cable.

The 2 front toslink look like inputs, minidisk and DVD/console. The back RCA's are all for inputs as well, CD player and DAT.

You can still connect through a receiver using the 3 analog outputs to a 5.1 input on a receiver, or again, using the s/pdif output using an adapter to a coax in on a receiver...still no toslink though :confused:

Chiz
 

Pariah

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Read the specs page:

http://www.soundblaster.com/products/audigy2_platinum_ex/specs.asp

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum eX External I/O Module Front/Rear Panel Connectors
Headphone Out (1/4" Stereo Jack)
Line In 1 (1/4" Stereo Jack , shared with Microphone In with Gain Control)
Line In 2 (1/4" Stereo Jack)
Line In 3 (2x RCA Jack)
Optical SPDIF In/Out
Coaxial SPDIF In/Out
Digital Out for 5.1 support (6-channel SPDIF Output to Creative digital speakers)

2x SB1394 / FireWire ports
MIDI In / Out
Infra-red Receiver
 

mchammer187

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damn i wish you could buy a breakout box seperately or get an value edition + breakout box combo because i hate creative software that i dont use that just jacks up the price
 

farmercal

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Doesn't the Guillemot Hercules Gaming Theater XP 7.1 come with a break out box? It's only around $90.00. Is there something wrong with this sound card?
 

jaeger66

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Who on earth would buy one of these when you can get better sounding 192/24 cards for half the price? The only new thing here is the ASIO 2.0 drivers, and no musician will ever use a CL product so that goes into the "who cares" pile. The promise of a 24/96 effects engine seems to have been broken. But hey, you get a really cool box with pretty pictures and marketing hype on it! Maybe it makes for good reading in the can.