Creative will soon release the Sound Blaster X7, being billed as the best audio experience for gamers, offering the finest audiophile-grade components. The X7 functions as an ultra high-end external Sound Blaster with an impressive 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and 50-watt per channel stereo amplifier.
The Sound Blaster X7 features the SB-Axx1 multi-core Digital Signal Processor (DSP) which is capable of voice processing, audio restoration, proprietary effects processing and is also a certified Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder. It has a special patented EMU32 bus capable of processing up to 32 concurrent audio streams. This allows the Sound Blaster X7 to handle multiple audio inputs and outputs. In addition, a proprietary audio chip helps the Sound Blaster X7 achieve audiophile-grade audio playback from stereo to 5.1 configurations at up to 24-bit 192kHz.
The Sound Blaster X7 provides a digital audio superhighway starting right from the original uncompressed audio from the PC/Mac, through a high-speed USB 2.0 digital audio path, to a high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz 127dB DAC. A high power, high efficiency Class-D digital amplifier TPA3116D2 delivers up to 100W power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω), allowing you to connect to passive bookshelf or tower speakers. The Sound Blaster X7 features an impedance switch to select between 4Ω and 8Ω to match your speakers to deliver the best audio performance.
The Sound Blaster X7 offers Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX Low Latency and AAC codec support, letting you stream audio wirelessly and yet still maintain the fidelity of your music. Alternatively, you can connect your iOS or Android device with a USB cable via the USB Host port, which allows the Sound Blaster X7 to process the digital audio signal without any degradation in quality and fidelity.
The Sound Blaster X7 Control Panel for PC/Mac users, while the Sound Blaster Central mobile application for iOS and Android devices gives users full access to customise their audio settings, like a remote control right in the palm of their hand.
Pricing and Availability
The Creative Sound Blaster X7 will be available December 2014, priced at $399.99 USD. Learn more at http://us.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-x7