October 03, 2006 by Mac Slocum
Audiophiles, it’s time to jump on the digital media bandwagon.
A new device from Creative—the Creative Xmod—upconverts playback of MP3, WMA, iTunes or AAC files to levels that Creative says are “beyond the original CD quality.” The Xmod is a small device, about the size of a candy bar, that connects between stereo speakers and a digital media player. The Xmod grabs the sound from the player and bumps it to 24-bit surround audio before delivering it to the speakers.
How does Creative accomplish this audio voodoo? The Xmod relies upon Creative’s X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity audio standard, which restores the high and low elements that are discarded during the digital conversion process.
The Xmod will be available this month for $79.99.
- Xmod upconverts digital audio, improving the sound.
- Device requires no software. It works with Mac and Windows.
- MSRP: $79.99. Available in October.
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