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Creative X-Fi Notebook
Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 16 September 2007 20:07

AtomicMPC give us an overview of a soundcard add-on for notebook computers:

Professional multitrack interfaces aside, Creative has been the only real contender for aftermarket consumer soundcards. The last offering from Creative was the X-Mod, which disappointed, as it used a generic Texas Instruments DSP with performance similar to an Audigy, but with two filters from the X-Fi feature set tacked on. Its most recent attempt delivers a card powered by a true X-Fi chip.

Read the full review at AtomicMPC:

Specs:

  • Stereo/Surround playback: 24-bit/96kHz
  • SPDIF out: 24-bit/96kHz (Windows XP), 24-bit/48kHz (Windows Vista)
  • Recording: 24-bit/96kHz

The Express Card socket is far too small to accommodate all the available analogue outputs, so in addition to fixed 3.5mm analogue and digital in and outputs, a breakout box is provided to connect analogue surround speakers. It’s not the only unavoidable inconvenience that its form factor is to blame. Because there is no retainer clip in the notebook, the only connecting force the X-Fi notebook is provided by the interlocking data and power pins between it and the notebook.

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