However, the high-resolution audio was achieved by bypassing the DSP, being decoded directly by CA chip also known as “p16v” to take advantage of which Creative substituted CA for the old CA used in Audigy 1. The video capture of the device is hardware-accelerated; encoding it to a complex format in real-time rather than using the CPU. The speaker calibration is a cool trick that winds up being for the most part useless. You need to spend good money on good speakers to really tell the difference between crappy onboard sound and the Audigy 2 ZS. The only real downer is the absence of a remote control. On these speakers, there was no difference between my onboard and the Audigy. The latest download s available for Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is listed below.

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This prevents use of the device in conjunction with a video camera as a webcamas standard webcam interfaces use DirectShow. The chip again can process up to 64 DirectSound3D audio channels in hardware.

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Old Sony Boombox I was using an old Sony boombox tape deck only with the audio jack from the computer plugged into the line-in on the boombox. Note that the Audigy 2 ZS provides a slight improvement over on-board sound in minimum frames and overall framescreating a slightly smoother gaming experience while substantially improving the immersion of the audio. Discussion threads can be closed at aduigy time at our discretion. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price.


External loopback line-out1 – line-in3 Sampling mode: I used a specially written configuration for the game that has been optimized for my system. The product you have selected has motebook classified as ‘End of Service Life’.

With Creative ALchemy, you can:. Double-click the Sound, video and game controllers option. Admittedly, this is always the worst phase with any Creative products. The audio processor could mix up to 64 DirectSound3D sound channels in hardware, up from Live! Creative’s CMSS 3D Audio Technology does a decent job simulating surround sound through headphones, should you forgo the multichannel multimedia speaker set in favor of a totally mobile setup.

Sound Blaster Audigy is a product line of sound cards from Creative Technology.

I know a lot of people use their computers basically as jukeboxes at this point I almost always have music running on mineso this is an important thing, at least to me. Close all other Windows applications. The Audigy 2 ZS supports up to 7.

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

Audio device driver files are not removed completely when uninstalling from Windows Device Manager. I made three runs each time, then averaged them. Please help improve this article to make it neutral in tone and meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted We’ve changed, we promise.


This section needs expansion. This time around, Creative’s Audigy 2 ZS Notebook packs most of the features offered by its bulkier sibling, but it addresses portability concerns with a PC card PCMCIA design that practically disappears into your laptop and doesn’t require a power cord. Because of this limitation, the supplied software to capture video must be used.

To address the biggest shortcoming of the original Audigy, a revised DMA engine allowed end-to-end high-resolution bit audio playback: 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.

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You can help by adding to it. For more details, read the rest of this web release note. My installation of the Audigy 2 ZS was fairly bare, so you can imagine my surprise when it drops two unnecessary programs into my system tray on boot.

I played the Desolation map with seven bots in it, to again maximize the amount of action occurring and make use of the audio. Note that the Max.