Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Zs Platinum Pro

Contents. First generation The Audigy cards equipped with EMU10K2 (CA0100 chip) could process up to 4 simultaneously with its on-chip and native support, and supported from stereo up to 5.1-channel output. The audio processor could mix up to 64 sound channels in hardware, up from 32 channels. Creative Labs advertised the Audigy as a 24-bit sound card, a controversial marketing claim for a product that did not support end-to-end playback of 24-bit/96 kHz audio streams.

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You who have read our review of the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum eX may still remember that we were really impressed by that product, and now it's time for.

The Audigy and shared a similar architectural limitation: the audio transport (DMA engine) was fixed to 16-bit sample precision at 48 kHz. So despite its 24-bit/96 kHz high-resolution DACs, the Audigy's DSP could only process 16-bit/48 kHz audio sources. This fact was not immediately obvious in Creative's literature, and was difficult to ascertain even upon examination of the Audigy's spec sheets. (A resulting class-action settlement with Creative later awarded US customers a 35% discount on Creative products, up to a maximum discount of $65.) Aside from the lack of an end-to-end path for 24-bit audio, Dolby Digital (AC-3) and DTS passthrough (to the digital out) had issues that have never been resolved. First generation break out box Audigy card supports the professional driver interface natively, making it possible to obtain low latencies from (VST) instruments. Some versions of Audigy featured an external with connectors for, analog and optical signals. The ASIO and break out box features were an attempt to tap into the 'home studio' market, with a mainstream product.

  1. Creative has released new version 2.18.0017 drivers for Creative Sound Blaster Audigy series sound cards. The drivers were release on April 8, and are said to fix a number of issues.
  2. Nov 13, 2003 - Audigy 2 ZS, Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro. Audio Resolution Playback & Quality, 24-bit/96kHz in 5.1 DVD-Audio.

Sound Blaster Audigy ES This variant (SB0160) uses the full EMU10K2 chip (CA0100 chip ) and is, as a result, quite similar in feature set. It is only missing its port. Sound Blaster Audigy SE & Audigy Value The Audigy SE (SB0570) and Audigy Value (SB0570) are stripped down models, with a less expensive CA0106 audio-controller in place of the EMU10k2. With the CA0106, the SE/Value are limited to software-based EAX 3.0 (upgraded to software-based EAX 4.0 with a driver update), no advanced resolution DVD-Audio Playback, and no Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby Digital EX 6.1 playback.

With these cards only one of the mic, line in, or AUX sources may be unmuted at a time. The Audigy SE and Audigy Value both carry the SB0570 model number. It is possible that the same card was sold in different markets with different names, that perhaps the cards were sold with one name for a while and later it was changed or it's possible they could even be slightly different cards. The SE is a PCI card in the Audigy family, and still has many unsold units at online retailers unlike the other Audigy cards.

Sound quality Wavetable 64-voice Audio path (ADC): 24 bit @ 96 kHz (DAC): 24 bit @ 96 kHz recording: 16‥24 bit @ 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 kHz Digital path: 24 bit @ 44.1, 48, 96 kHz Sound channels Analog: 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 and Creative Multi Speaker Surround (CMSS) which means that Audigy SE 7.1 cards can upmix mono or stereo sources to 7.1 channels. Digital: 2.1 Sound Blaster Audigy LS The Sound Blaster Audigy LS (SB0310) is similar to the Audigy SE in that it supports neither hardware acceleration nor. Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX The Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum EX (SB0090) is similar to the Audigy ES, but supported an external break out box instead of the standard internal version. It came with a Firewire port and was introduced before the AS models.

Sound Blaster Audigy VX The VX (SB0060) is a PCI card in the Audigy family. suggestion to readers: the model number listed here is the same number as the cards in the Sound Blaster Live! Is this a typo?

Second generation Sound Blaster Audigy 2 series Sound Blaster Audigy 2 The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (SB0240) (September 2002) featured an updated EMU10K2 processor called CA0102 to gain access to CA0151 which is a separate chip. Collectively CA0102 and CA0151 was sometimes referred to as EMU10K2.5 (The CA0102 chip alone is just a version of Emu10k2 ). To address the biggest shortcoming of the original Audigy, a revised DMA engine allowed end-to-end high-resolution (24-bit) audio playback: 96 kHz 6.1 channel recording, and 192 kHz stereo. However, the high-resolution audio was achieved by bypassing the DSP, being decoded directly by CA0151 chip also known as 'p16v' to take advantage of which Creative substituted CA0102 for the old CA0100 used in Audigy 1. Using the DSP with high-resolution audiostreams resulted in the Audigy's characteristic downsampling (to the DSP's native-rate of 48 kHz), for mixing with other audio sources. Use of Windows Vista or 7 should mitigate the DSP sample rate conversion issue as setting the card to 16-bit/48 kHz resamples audio using the much superior 32-bit float Windows audio stack before sending it to the card. It is unclear whether this works for all use cases (e.g.

The Audigy 2 supported up to 6.1 speakers and had improved (SNR) over the Audigy (106 vs. Audio output was supplied by the codec on the front outputs and on the rear. It also featured built-in decoding for improved DVD play-back. An connector was present in all modifications except Value.

Audigy 2's 3D audio capabilities received a boost when compared to its predecessors. Creative created the standard to coincide with Audigy 2's release. The chip again can process up to 64 audio channels in hardware.

It also has native support for the and audio. This article reads like a rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. Please help to make it in tone and meet Wikipedia's. (August 2017) The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (SB0350) improved upon the Audigy 2 by having a slightly improved (108 vs. 106 dB) and added built-in -ES (Extended Surround) for improved DVD playback. The Audigy 2 ZS supports up to 7.1 speakers albeit on a non-conventional pin out: Side R/L are on Line Out 2/3, respectively.

Via 4-pole mini-jacks. Most widespread card of Audigy series. Unofficial drivers for 32 and 64-bit editions of Windows 10 / 8.x / 7 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3 are available.

Has drivers for the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS and it can be installed into the series of workstations. There was also a version of the ZS for use with notebook computers. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum. This section needs expansion.

You can help. (April 2012) Testing chain: External loopback (line-out1 - line-in3) Sampling mode: 24-bit, 96 kHz Measured values:. Noise level, dB (A): -104.3.

THD,%: 0.0015. IMD,%: 0.0070. Stereo crosstalk, dB: -103.2 Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook (SB0530) is a version of the Audigy 2 ZS released in Fall 2004 for the notebook market. It had nearly all of the capabilities of the edition, but in a far smaller form factor. Reductions in capability included somewhat limited capability (compared to the PCI version) and the loss of. It was the first gaming-oriented sound hardware add-on board for notebooks that offered full hardware acceleration of 3D audio along with high-fidelity audio output quality.

The card struggled with compatibility due to quality issues with the CardBus host chipsets in many notebooks of the time, a problem also suffered with other companies' products, such as 's Indigo. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor (SB0480) was an external USB soundcard, which combined audio playback, accelerated video editing and a 4-port USB 2.0 hub in one solution. It featured accelerated video encoding with DoMiNoFX video processing technologies. The audio system provided certified sound and 24-bit EAX ADVANCED HD in 5.1 or 7.1 surround. The video capture of the device is hardware-accelerated; encoding it to a complex format in real-time rather than using the CPU.

While this results in good quality video even on basic systems, the device cannot be used by software that uses the standard or interface. Because of this limitation, the supplied software to capture video must be used. This prevents use of the device in conjunction with a video camera as a, as standard webcam interfaces use. Creative has made the free VidCap application available on their website.

It allows quick and easy capture and output to devices. Captured files can be imported into a video editor application or DVD authoring program. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value (SB0400) was a somewhat stripped down version of the Audigy 2 ZS - It uses EMU10K2.5 chip CA0108 which integrate CA0102 and CA0151 on a single piece of silicon but is a value version, with an SNR of 106 dB, no FireWire connector, and no DTS-ES 6.1 playback. It is, however, fully hardware accelerated for and EAX 4 and was sold as a cheaper companion for the more expensive ZS. Sound Blaster Audigy 2 SE The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 SE (SB0570) is similar to the Audigy SE and Live! 24-bit edition in that it does not have a hardware DSP as part of the audio chip. As such, it puts far more load on the host system's CPU.

The card is physically smaller than other Audigy 2 cards. It is designed as an entry-level budget sound card. suggestion to readers with more knowledge of these cards: I searched the internet and could find no evidence of any retail boxes labeled 'Audigy 2 SE'. I see numerous boxes labeled 'Audigy SE' and 'Audigy Value', both containing cards carrying the SB0570 model number. If there is an Audigy 2 SE, it doesn't seem very likely it would have the same model number as the others unless it is the same card but sold in a different part of the world with a different name, or perhaps the same card and the name was changed after some time; though it could be a slightly different card that exists somewhere Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 NX (SB0300) was an external soundcard, supporting 24 bit playback, but with no DSP chip. (CA0186-EAT) Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition. Main article: Also known as Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED MB (SB060), it is similar to Audigy 2 SE, but the software supports EAX 3.0, which supports 64-channel software wavetable with DirectSound acceleration, but without hardware accelerated wavetable synthesis.

DAC is rated 95 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio. It is available as an integrated option for, and notebooks. Of note is that Creative hardware is not necessary for this device.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Zs Platinum Pro Sound Card Driver

It is entirely a software solution that is adaptable to various DACs. Sound Blaster Audigy 4 series Sound Blaster Audigy 4 The Sound Blaster Audigy 4 (SB0610) uses CA10300 (CA0108's unleaded counterpart) DSP instead of the more advanced CA10200 (CA0102's unleaded counterpart) and does not have external hub, FireWire port or gold connectors. The board layout is similar to the Audigy 2 Value.

The SNR is rated 106 dB. Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro. Sound Blaster Audigy 4 The Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro (SB0380) improves on the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS by improving the SNR to 113 dB. It features much of the same core technology as the Audigy 2 ZS which uses the CA0102.

The newer model uses a CA10200 which is unleaded instead, and a new external I/O hub which has superior DACs offering higher digital-to-analog audio conversion quality. It also allows for simultaneous recording of up to six audio channels in 96 kHz/24-bit. It still supports a maximum of 7.1 audio channels up to 96 kHz/24bit, and stereo output at 192 kHz/24bit. The 7.1 mode is only supported under Windows XP, as well as 6.1 speaker mode is not supported by Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SE The Sound Blaster Audigy 4 SE (SB0610VP) is a Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Pro without the remote control. However, it uses the same audio and is functionally as capable as the Audigy 2 and 4 series (other than Audigy 2 SE).

It features full hardware acceleration of DirectSound and EAX. Sound Blaster Audigy Rx The Sound Blaster Audigy Rx (SB1550), released in September 2013, uses E-MU CA10300 from Audigy 4, but with a dedicated 600-ohm headphone amplifier, one TOSLINK optical output, and a PCI Express ×1 interface supported via a bridge controller. Sound Blaster Audigy Fx The Sound Blaster Audigy Fx (SB1570), released in September 2013, is a card, it uses an ALC898 chip from Realtek, includes a 600-ohm amplifier, Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel, EAX Studio Software, and independent line-in and microphone inputs. It is a half-height expansion card with a PCI Express ×1 interface. Alternate drivers kx Project WDM drivers An alternate, independent WM driver model for Windows was developed to provide user-control of the EMU10K1 and EMU10K2 chips found in many Audigy-branded cards. The kxproject driver supports mixing numerous different effects in real time and on the hardware of EMU10K1 and EMU10K2 chips. It was developed by Eugene Gavrilov.

The official webpage is, however the webpage and driver are no longer maintained on a regular basis by its original authors according to the website. But the source code was freed under the GPLv2 license and continues to get contributions from time to time. SB Audigy Series Support Pack User danielk (Daniel Kawakami) from Creative's forums does maintenance updates to keep compatibility with the latest version of Windows and implements several non public fixes. They are available on both Creative's forums and his blog. The latest version is based on Creative's Audigy Rx driver. For the older Audigy cards, there are both benefits and drawbacks compared to the latest official drivers: while they bring back CMSS2, which was deprecated by Creative on Vista/7, OpenAL quality is reported to differ significantly and these drivers do not support EAX in combination with OpenAL.


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Is it not showing up because photoshop is 32 bit and the driver is 64 bit or because the driver is 64 bit and photoshop is 32 bit? (A friend had a problem with an hp scanner where the driver insisted on installing only the 64-bit twain driver on windows 7 64 but then their 32-bit software couldn't use the twain driver without error, and I know others have complained when they went to 64-bit imaging software that they couldn't use their scanner's supplied 32-bit drivers and were waiting for 64-bit scanner drivers.). Ikon cpp 500 drivers for mac.

Card with I / O interface while a 3 line inputs with analog asymtriques a mic / line in jack and RCA midi interface I / O and optical SPDIF cinch tlcommande UTILIZATION The installation fairly simple and well explained the PC does all alone with xp sometimes contradictory with the manual online about a connection to an amplifier cinma home. GETTING STARTED Drivers unstable ds that are key to SETTING THE latency used with a PC athlon 2400xp 512 ram and cubasse sx2, 20 ms latency with vst instruments. Many clicks numriques appear below. Many tracks lissibles at the same time effortlessly, at least thirty. OVERALL OPINION It's been three months that I use. Processing of sound is of good quality.

A very large default, the micro prampli is shameful. It produces a standard breath. This card is a good solution for a trs pc multimedia (DVD GAMES.) because it does everything but it has a professional's name. 6 / 10 for the home studio 9 / 10 for the multimedia.

My message is not lance my setup but that of a friend who has the problem and asked me to correct! Looking for a sound card for general public use cubase sx modest this card seemed to him by many trs appropriate connectors. On the case is compatible Specifies cubase. UTILIZATION The installation is done well and we're happy! I chose this card in addition to my sound card for many ADAT I / O numriques, both MIDI and Firewire ports, but especially the two processors embedded Emu 10 k1.

These are two hardware samplers with no latency. The sound is excellent, especially torque to 7.1 speaker. The tlcommande do me any usefulness. This card has output line on the map, you can not plug anything in analog output, there is not on the Casing. UTILIZATION The installation options are not clear, we are left with a dozen more or less useful programs in his computer.

No problem with installation otherwise. GETTING STARTED I forwarded an exchange with the Creative Service explaining my opinion. Letter 1 Hello, I have a problem: the SPDIF output of FWCenter (pro card) on the branch between the Audigy SPDIF goes well, the Soundfonts too, but the audio tracks of the SB can not be synchronized with those of the FWCenter (spitting, stuttering. Test diffrent config: do nothing.

Is it a problem of latency of SB would generate an audio dcalage? How to reduce this latency in Cakewalk /.2? Rponse Creative 1 Hello Our support can unfortunately not provide troubleshooting problem with use of hardware and software other than Creative. Letter 2 Hello What I meant, and you should send to dpartement product design is my user dception professional. Despite its name, the SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Professional is professional. 1 - I use other sound card professional s'intgrent no problem in the string numrique of my studio.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Zs Platinum Pro Drivers

2 - On the other hand, benefitted from a professional hardware support vritable really matter to people who know the studio environment. I understand that you Tiez Exceeds a problem really sharp suggr by the professional sound that I am. I will spread this info and my apprciate mitigates this product with of the many musicians I IOTC. Creative Rponse 2 Hello This is exactly abolument, SB Audigy cards are not cards and are desintine amateur to music publishing, optimizing audio in games and audio for home theater PC. These cards are not comparable, nor their price has professional equipment. OVERALL OPINION I pay dearly for a sound card that works only with itself.

Impossible will integrate with other peripherals numriques. Otherwise, use with HP T7700, it is perfect for mixing in surround 5.1 or 7.1.

I needed a card with external enclosure offering both analog input / output and numrique and a MIDI interface. The Platinum Pro offers 2 between strro format jack, a pair of RCA format and of course input optic / coaxial SPDIF and while 24/96. I Racords my PC (Xeon / 160 HDD / 1GB Ram XP Pro). With a table mix numrique Just a simple optic cable connecting the console and the map to taste the joy of the 'all digital'. UTILIZATION Nickel Installation on Windows XP, the drivers offer many options with rglages same few 'gadget' kind of a 3D sound environment of symulateur. To taste the joys of 5.1 on a single pair of speakers and a tool for automatic calibration of a HP egualiseur etc. And of course the famous ASIO drivers.

I turned with Cubase VST and I am below 5ms latency. A real happy. On the other hand depending on softs computer music utiliss it will configure the ASIO drivers in different ways. For example Cubase VST. ASIO SPECIFICATIONS dedicates the card can record that from the two first entry. On the other hand if you chose the ASIO drivers of gnrique crative (unlike the ASIO Audigy 2ZS platinum pro) is the all entries available. Installation is very easy, no problem.

GETTING STARTED The drivers are stable and the site of crative prpose of updates and fixes patch (I have not had personal needs) I repeat again I have a lower latency of 5ms a record in between numrique stro. I did not ssay mutipiste from the analog inputs. OVERALL OPINION It's been one month that I use and I following trs happy especially given the relative quality price. DVD fans will be delighted to bnficier outputs 7.1 and other gadgets to audiophiles. A little more. The tlcommande (for use in music creation is useless but hey. Ca little use).

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