Impressive Features and Digital Signal Processing Bring Dynamic 5.1 / 7.1 Surround Sound to Notebook or Desktop PCs
Turtle Beach announces “Roadie,” the latest addition to its Audio Advantage Series of USB audio adapters designed for PC users who are serious about portable, high quality audio.
Roadie transforms the built-in sound of the average laptop into a rich audio experience, packing an amazing array of features into a package that literally fits in the palm of your hand. With 8 channels of analog outputs for true 5.1/7.1 surround sound, it’s an ideal accessory for playing PC games, watching DVD movies, using VoIP applications, and playing or recording music.
Roadie connects a laptop or desktop PC to a wide variety of audio devices with features including stereo analog and S/PDIF digital inputs and outputs, stereo and 5.1 channel headphone outputs, stereo mic inputs, built-in stereo mics, an optional remote control and a robust suite of audio management/editor software.
Digital signal processing provides a stereo 10-band EQ with ambience control for full, dynamic sound, and independent 10-band EQs for each speaker in a surround sound system with adjustable delay for adjusting the surround sound field. A built-in 6-channel headphone amplifier directly drives Turtle Beach’s acclaimed Ear Force surround sound headphones for an immersive surround sound experience without having to set up a surround sound speaker system. [http://www.turtlebeach.com/site/products/earforce/].
“Most USB audio adapters are either short on features or are too bulky and inconvenient to carry along with your laptop,” said Seth Dotterer, Director of Marketing of Turtle Beach. “In contrast, Roadie packs more features than the competition into a package that’s smaller than a deck of cards and requires no external power supply–so it’s easy to take anywhere. It’s perfect for a wide range of users, from college kids who use laptops for study and play, to businessmen who want great sound for presentations and when traveling.”
System requirements include a host computer with Pentium 800 MHz (or faster) CPU with at least 128 MB RAM and 100MB free drive space, a USB port, a CD-ROM drive, Windows 2000 (or higher) operating system, and a sufficient speaker system for playback. An optional programmable remote control is also available.
The Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Roadie is currently available for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $79.95.
For more information and additional product details, please visit http://www.turtlebeach.com/site/products/audioadv/roadie/. High-resolution artwork is available at http://www.turtlebeach.com/artwork.
Roadie and Turtle Beach are trademarks and Audio Advantage is a registered trademark of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.