Creative Sound Blaster SB0240 Audigy 2 PCI SOUND CARD


Tested and working high quality surround sound 24 bit sound card with joystick breakout extension.

Sound Blaster Audigy 2

The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (SB0240) (September 2002) featured an updated EMU10K2 processor, sometimes referred to as EMU10K2.5 (CA-0102 chip is separate version of the Emu10k2 [4]). To address the biggest shortcoming of the original Audigy, a revised DMA engine allowed end-to-end high-resolution (24-bit) audio playback: 96 kHz 6.1 channel recording, and 192 kHz stereo. However, the high-resolution audio was achieved by bypassing the DSP, being decoded directly by CA0151 chip also known as "p16v" to take advantage of which Creative substituted CA0102 for the old CA0100 used in Audigy 1. Using the DSP with high-resolution audiostreams resulted in the Audigy's characteristic downsampling (to the EMU's native-rate of 48 kHz), for mixing with other audio sources.

The Audigy 2 supported up to 6.1 speakers and had improved signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) over the Audigy (106 vs. 100 decibels (A)). Audio output was supplied by the AC'97 codec on the front outputs and I²S on the rear. It also featured built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 EX (which is technically 7.1) decoding for improved DVD play-back. A IEEE-1394 (FireWire) connector was present in all modifications except Value.

Audigy 2's 3D audio capabilities received a boost when compared to its predecessors. Creative created the EAX 4.0 ADVANCED HD standard to coincide with Audigy 2's release. The chip again can process up to 64 DirectSound3D audio channels in hardware. It also has native support for the free and open source OpenAL audio API.

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