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Creative Brings X-Fi Technology Into Homes, Premieres New Docking Speaker Systems For iPods

Creative Technology launched a collection of Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity enabled products for the home at the "X-Fi Your Home" press event. X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity is the new audio standard from Creative that is designed to dramatically enhance any music or audio. It features the X-Fi Crystalizer technology and the X-Fi CMSS-3D that expands stereo MP3s and digital movies into surround sound over multichannel speakers, stereo speakers or even headphones.

The Creative X-Fi Sound System i600 is a high-power 2.1 speaker system designed to seamlessly integrate and dock with iPod players. It features X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D which allows users to enjoy surround sound over both headphones and speakers.

The Creative X-Fi Sound System i600 comes with satellite speakers featuring high-performance drivers for efficient reproduction of mid and high frequencies. The compact subwoofer features a dual flared port tube and a long throw 8" driver that reduces audible distortions, producing a clean, deep bass. An ergonomically-designed multi-function wireless remote control features all the controls within easy reach.

For a private listening experience, users can connect the speakers to another audio device using the line-in and headphones output that are located at the rear of the audio control pod. The Creative X-Fi Sound System i600 also has an audio/video out feature that allows images and videos stored in iPod players to be displayed onto external visual display devices such as TVs, thereby providing users an enriching and lively audio experience when watching movies or listening to music.

The Creative Xdock is a dock for the iPod that lets users play music in the iPod in X-Fi sound quality. Add the Creative X-Fi Wireless Receiver that can be purchased separately, users can enjoy the music anywhere, up to four receivers, in the home wirelessly. Connect any external audio players to the Creative Xdock and users can enjoy the music wirelessly in Xtreme Fidelity. Featuring video output and DTS interactive, iPod users can enjoy their movies on the LCD TV with 5.1 surround sound by connecting to an external DTS receiver.

Based on its predecessor, the Creative Xmod, the Creative Xmod Wireless can be connected to the computer or an external audio player while the Creative X-Fi Wireless Receiver placed strategically in any room in the home let users indulge in hours of non-stop music no matter where they are.

The Creative PlayDock i500 is a high-fidelity portable docking speaker system that is designed to play, dock and charge iPod players while users listen to their music. It achieves its balance and accuracy with two full-range drivers and a high-power subwoofer.

The Creative Wide Stereo Effect feature enhances users' audio experience by expanding the soundstage, giving a greater sense of immersion and spaciousness. A built-in subwoofer offers users improved bass and power. Bass levels can be adjusted from the bass control knob to suit any surroundings or occasion.

The digital amplifier allows Creative PlayDock i500 speakers to channel its power more efficiently, ensuring a longer battery life. Being dual-powered, users can choose from eight C-size batteries, which allow 16 hours of continuous music playback on the go, or use the bundled universal power adapter. An ergonomically-designed built-in handle makes it easy for users to transport the speakers around.

A fully functional wireless IR Remote gives users easy control of the Creative PlayDock i500 and iPod. Using the audio/video out connection, users can port the Creative PlayDock i500 to TVs to view movies and photos stored in the iPod on the big screen.

Designed as a compact docking station for iPod players, the Creative TravelSound i enables the iPod to be charged and play music while being docked. The Creative TravelSound i features USB connectivity for users to transfer their music, photos and data files.

The sound is produced by four premium full-range NeoTitanium microdrivers. The Creative Wide Stereo Effect feature enables this portable music speaker system to produce an expansive sound field. These compact speakers also have built-in port tubes that enhance the audio by providing a lower bass.

Audio and video files stored in iPod players can be viewed on TVs when connected to the Creative TravelSound i. A wireless IR remote is also included to control both the speakers and iPod. The Creative TravelSound i can be powered with either four AA batteries, which allow up to 25 hours of extended music playback, or with the bundled universal power adapter.

Pricing and Availability:

  • The Creative X-Fi Sound System i600 - S$599.00.
  • The Creative Xdock - S$329.00.
  • The Creative Xmod Wireless - S$369.00.
  • The Creative X-Fi Wireless Receiver - S$159.00.
  • The Creative PlayDock i500 - S$299.00.
  • The Creative TravelSound i - S$199.00.

The above products will be available for sale in May 2007.

Source: Creative Technology

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