Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro Sound Card: New Top Model Arrived!. Page 11
[01/07/2004 08:19 PM | Multimedia]
by Sergey Samarin
We reviewed the latest top sound solution from Creative – a new Audigy 2 sound card. It supports eight-channel (7.1) speaker systems, has received the THX certificate, and, what’s most important, features the new application programming interface EAX 4.0 Advanced HD. Read more about it now!
Performance in SpectraLAB
To test the sound purity, I ran the SpectraLAB utility (version 4.32.17), which is none other but a FFT spectrum analyzer. This utility is shareware coming with a limited license for 30 days. You can download it from this site.
I explained the testing methodology in my previous articles, which you can find in our Multimedia section. During the tests I did my best to comply with Creative’s recommendations concerning sound card testing. The results below refer to the Line-out 1 – Line-in 3 circuit.
Determining IMD at 44,100Hz/16bit
Determining IMD at 48,000Hz/16bit
The table contains all obtained results:
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