Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS First to Feature DTS-ES
Agoura Hills, CA -- October 15, 2003 -- Setting a new benchmark in audio quality for the PC, the new Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS sound card from Creative Technology Ltd. is the first consumer product available for the PC to incorporate DTS-ES technology. DTS' (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI) extended surround sound technology, DTS-ES enables up to 6.1 channels of discrete surround sound, and also encompasses DTS-ES matrix and DTS Neo:6 capabilities for a variety of content choices. DTS Neo:6 injects the power of surround sound into any stereo source material such as MP3 and CDs..
The Audigy 2 ZS soundcard complements a growing family of products that enable DTS surround sound via the PC, including software-based DVD players PowerDVD (CyberLink) and WinDVD (InterVideo), and hardware speaker systems such as Creative GigaWorks(TM) and Creative MegaWorks®.
"Creative and DTS recognize that the PC is becoming a hub for entertainment much like the home theatre system," said Glenn Arentzoff, Licensing Manager, Emerging Markets at DTS. "As people increasingly use their PCs to play movies and music, they want the same high quality DTS surround sound that they get with their DTS-enabled consumer electronics products."
The Audigy 2 ZS is available in three versions beginning mid-September 2003, with an estimated retail price beginning at US$99.99.
About DTS Consumer Division
DTS is an innovator in the development of multi-channel digital sound solutions for the consumer electronics and professional audio markets, including home AV, video games and consoles, broadcast, personal computers and mobile and portable audio systems. Today, every major consumer electronics manufacturer supports DTS technology. Addressing the demand for DTS-encoded content worldwide, DTS also offers hardware and software encoders to the professional audio communities, allowing them to produce DTS audio content directly.
DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DTSI) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processors, and there are more than 200 million DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as 5.1 Music Discs, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM software. Additionally, DTS is featured on more than 20,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, Japan and China. For further information, please visit www.dtsonline.com.
DTS, DTS-ES, Neo:6 and DTS Entertainment are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. Sound Blaster, Audigy, MegaWorks and GigaWorks are registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd.