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Creative Audigy2 ZS Sound Card

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Bundled utilities

It's good news for users of previous Creative cards. According to our forum visitors, the new drivers and utilities work on almost all Creative cards, including Live. We could make this certain only on Audigy2 Platinum eX that actually worked well.

Surround Mixer

Speaker Settings

EAX Console

DVD-Audio player

THX Setup Console

Graphics equalizer

Media Player


After you install the software and reboot, you are prompted to check card's capabilities and even listen to a 24-bit/192kHz sample. Other makers don't offer such pleasures.

All card features are described in detail in special interactive presentations.

You can also compare the 16/44 stereo and 24/96 5.1 switching them on the fly.

We don't even mention the nice bundled DVD-Audio. Though there's fly even in this ointment: Creative's DVD-A player can play video, so user can't see the recorded textual and graphics parts of the demo, and will have to find WinDVD 5.0 with a special DVD-Audio pack.

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