However, for headphones on the Live! And if your PC has an aging sound card, you can make a serious upgrade without spending much money with the Extigy. There are even special unnoficial KX drivers which, unfortunately, do not support DirectSound where the channels are interchanged by default. Improved device recognition on system startup. According to the DirectSound diagnostics, the Extigy has the following hardware capabilities:

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The Labss interface will be a welcomed site for your musicheads. Here is what we get when we apply to the input a 1kHz sinusoid -3 dB.

If an earlier PlayCenter v1. The digital optical should please any PS2 or Xbox owner, creafive the latter. Upgrades the latest PlayCenter3 from previous PlayCenter from version 1. They should take at least Audigy card with WDM drivers. Although the Extigy has better measurement results than the Audigy, both models are almost aound in sound. In order to utilise the additional features in this driver revision, it will be necessary to install the firmware update V1.

In the Serious Sam the sound on the Extigy was free of delays and stuttering even at xx32 which is the best mode for playing, and all the settings were highest. This mode would suit better for DTT or Inspire speakers which have a more powerful central channel and where small speakers do not allow making a uniform sound environment without using of all 5 satellites. The LF filter cutoff frequency for the subwoofer can’t be adjusted in the Extigy, contrary to the Live! Video 3Digests Video cards: However, a record device is monophonic.


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How To Receive Warranty Service. Both Extigy and Audigy have decent quality for MP3 music with middle bitrates. The Audigy has a powerful operational amplifier to maintain the load when low-resistance headphones are connected.

A DSP installed on the card is meant for hardware processing and mixing of sound streams. When it’s connected, the Extigy replaces your sound card. It’s like a video card working in the x mode which renders an image for x and uses interpolation for the higher resolution.

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With stereo recordings, the button-accessible CMSS function can up-mix the stereo recordings to convincingly simulate surround sound. For professional work you’d better get a card on the Envy24 and AKM codec. The Extigy relies solely on the USB port when connected to a computer.

Creative also said that Extigy needs a separate USB controller for normal operation. The central unit comes with sonud power supply unit, a wireless remote control, a USB cable to connect to a PC, a CD with drivers and programs and a brief installation manual in English.


Most of these interfaces are self-explanatory, but a few need some description. The most ridiculous thing is that there is one AC’97 codec on the Audigy card.

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Unless you’re a Mac user, in which case las up the creek. Though the difference is not very audible. I was able to play games while using the Extigy with no problems.

As nice as the configuration is, I would have liked to see one more digital optical input on the Extigy, so that you could leave several digital components hooked up simultaneously.

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However, behind the codecs are buffer operational amplifiers which adjust a signal with a load and protects the codec from overload, and different discrete elements, including feed-through electrolytic capacitors. The Extigy is perfect for recording from an external source, but due to the latency caused by the USB cord, it’s only just passable for amateur musicians wanting to record cdeative tracks of audio. That is why this mode is interesting mostly for musicians.