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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro 70SB036000000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCI Interface
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Learn more about the Creative Labs 70SB036000000

Model

Brand
Creative
Series
Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro
Model
70SB036000000

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Audigy2
Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
192KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
108dB
Hardware Decode
Dolby Digital EX, DTS-EX
Polyphony
64 Voices (Hardware)

Ports

Line In
Yes
Line Out
Front/Rear/Center/Subwoofer/Rear Center
SPDIF In
Optical and Coaxial
SPDIF Out
Optical and Coaxial
MIC In
Yes
MIDI/Joystick
Yes
CD/Aux In
Yes
FireWire (IEEE 1394)
1

Spec

Interface
PCI
External Box
Headphone Out (1/4" Stereo Jack), Line In 1 (1/4" Stereo Jack , shared with Microphone In with Gain Control), Line In 2 (1/4" Stereo Jack), Line In 3 (2x RCA Jack), Optical SPDIF In/Out, Coaxial SPDIF In/Out, Digital Out for 5.1 support (6-channel SPDIF Output to Creative digital speakers), 2x FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports, MIDI In / Out, Infra-red Receiver, D_LINK 1 and AD_LINK 2 connectors
Remote Control
Yes
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE, 2000, ME and XP

Features

Features
Studio Quality Audigy 2 ZS External I/O Hub
Superior Fidelity 24-bit ADVANCED HD Audio
THX Certified Sound Card for Cinematic Audio
Advanced Resolution 24-bit DVD-Audio Playback
Ultra-realistic EAX 4.0 ADVANCED HD Effects
EAX Music Console with Acoustic Enhancements
Special Creative CMSS 3D Audio Technology
Complete Cinematic Surround Sound with DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX Movies
Comprehensive Multi-Channel Surround with 3D Games

Packaging

Package Contents
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Plantinum Pro PCI card
Audigy 2 ZS External I/O Hub with infra-red receiver (7.68”L x 8.27”W x
Joystick/MIDI bracket
Quick Start Guide Leaflet
User Guide Manual on CD
Remote Control with battery
AD_LINK cable
Power Converter Cable
3.5mm to 1/4” jack adapter
Steinberg Cubasis™ VST 4.0 Creative Edition + Wavelab Lite 2.0
Image Line FL Studio 4 Creative Edition
Drivers for Windows® 98SE, Windows® ME, Windows® 2000 SP3 and Windows® XP® SP1

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2006 6:06:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest card I've ever used

Pros: Awesome sound quality, tons of features and connectors, just a great card!

Cons: Driver/software suite is bulky, hard to install without the CD, and a pain to update without Creative's auto updater software

Other Thoughts: Great card. I've had this card for three months and over all have no real problems with it. I didn't realize how poor my other card sounded until I installed this.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2006 9:12:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Sound Card EVER for your $$$

Pros: I've had this card for the past two years and in combination with my Klipsch 5.1 speakers with decoder box it delivers outstanding sound. I am a casual gamer who has fine tuned the audio in drivers and settings to as far as they will go and I am very happy with how much clarity comes through than my old Santa Cruz card. I recommend getting unofficial drivers as the one's bundled with this card are mediocre at best whereas the unofficial one's have more options and output far better quality in audio.

Cons: NONE

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  • Peter C.
  • 2/1/2006 7:00:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSounds and runs great

Pros: I bought this sound card well over a year ago. Installed without a problem. Sounded Insanly well even without using the digital out jack and with just a 2.1 speaker setup. (and for the not so bright ones, Yes you can overide the built in Motherboard sound)

NewEgg handled Customer Service like a pro by mailing me a Remote Control that was missing in the Box without asking any questions, or having to go to Creative Labs to get it.

Thanks Newegg!!!

Cons: Non, ill just talk about how cool the external hub looks. And the Remote Control Music Playing Abilities like a Juke-Box when you use there Song Library software.

Other Thoughts: If only my P4 3.4G Processor would quit overheating stock.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/29/2006 5:35:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsThis is a great addition

Pros: I replaced an Aureal card and wow! What a difference. I installed it without a glitch, with a AMD dual core 3800 and ECS 939 nForce 4 MB. Speakers are vastly improved and using Sennheiser HD 600 headphones the sound is great. I look forward to taking some of my vinyl to digital as well. The 100 dollar rebate makes it very worthwhile. Great addition to my computer for listening to music while on the computer. If I want to listen seriously I crank up me sound system.

Cons: None I can think of offhand

Other Thoughts: I listen to a lot of radio stations that stream and this sound card makes an amazing difference.

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  • klaus F.
  • 1/10/2006 9:06:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood sound but...

Pros: good quality Product.
sound is great ,through headphones too.

Cons: Software pack not worht to install... internal Power cable to short(n my pcvrs Sony)what i think is standard size.remote is useless

Other Thoughts: overpriced

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/9/2006 12:41:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Great sounding, Great multichannel for mp3's, external box is nice, will make your home theater set up shine when playing games with this sound card

Cons: Some bad driver issue's. Squal of death happend a lot till I realized I can't do certain things with the card. For some reason winamp did not function well with this card.

Other Thoughts: After figuering out what made the card flip out the thing is great.

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  • Jason P.
  • 1/7/2006 11:27:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood card, bad price

Pros: Good sound quality, like the external I/O box, lowers CPU load, lots of connectivity options.

Cons: Remote is almost useless because it doesn't work 'out of the box' with most common apps.

No option that I can find to switch between headphone and speakers easily. It will autodetect the headphone jack and turn off the speakers when it's plugged in if you configure that, but I'd rather have a one click toggle, because I'd like to leave my headphones plugged in and switch between the 2.

Expensive, but the rebate makes it much more attractive.

Don't care for the interface of the supporting software. I've seen other companies with much cleaner software that allows me to change setting more quickly and also allows me to switch between speakers/headphones more easily.

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  • Franklin C.
  • 12/18/2005 11:34:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Excellent sound quality, and software package has enough options to make ya mad. (In a good way;) Ive noticed people say they have had prob's with headphones, dunno why.. Take it off 7.1 if you use headphones and itll sound fine.

Cons: Dont lose your software cd. I refuse to pay them for another one, and the external box does not work without the drivers on that cd.

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  • Randy P.
  • 11/10/2005 8:30:00 PM
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3 out of 5 eggsMeh...

Comments: Well, I've been impressed by things before, but this ain't one of them. The only reason I'm not sending this thing back is the heavy rebate, to be honest. How does this baby perform? Music through speakers sounds great, more detail and ummph than my onboard sound could muster. Unfortunately, I use my headphones a lot, and everything through them sounds really muted and dull. EAX is alright, but it's taxing and the processor. So, the game takes a pretty good hit in frame rate just to make an echo effect, I guess. Software package is also kind of lame, but thankfully unintrusive. I guess it get's a three, 'cause that's what I'm giving it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/18/2005 8:27:11 AM
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5 out of 5 eggslove it

Comments: I love this thing. the quality is excellent. i used to play games in 22khz stereo, now, i play in digital surround! and if the game doesnt support surround or eax, i play in 44khz stereo. the music quality is awesome! the only thing i dont like is when you play a DVD-Audio disc, it shuts off the digital outputs (my main output) off until i restart my comp. oh well. i dont have many DVD-Audio discs anywho. main point here is, its better than built in audio, or anything i have ever listened to (on a computer)

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