MILPITAS, Calif., April 13, 2005 -
Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today announced the GigaWorks ProGamer G500, a THX®-certified surround-sound speaker system built specifically to enhance the audio quality of PC and console games. Already the winner of an Editor's Choice Award from PC Gamer magazine, the ProGamer G500 system is now available for only US$249.99.
"The audio environments of PC and console games are very different from that of DVD or music playback, and we built the GigaWorks ProGamer G500 to deliver earth-shaking bass response specifically for gaming," said Mala Sharma, director of product marketing at Creative. "We've taken the most powerful subwoofer in its class and paired it with superior satellites for an awesome gaming audio experience at a great price."Superior Power for Explosive Gaming
The GigaWorks ProGamer G500 delivers 310 watts of total RMS power and features a 130-RMS watt, wooden subwoofer, with an 8-inch, long-throw driver with twin Flared Dyna-Ports to maximize airflow for deep, intense bass. Each of the five satellite speakers has a three-inch, full-range driver with a Flared Dyna-Port that extends the low to mid-range frequency response. Flexible Setup Options
Unlike the hard-wired satellites in many other speaker systems, the GigaWorks ProGamer G500 features high-end satellite spring clips that give users the flexibility to adjust or substitute wires. These spring clips, combined with optional speaker stands and wall-mount brackets allow for completely customizable surround-sound setups. Intuitive Controls Keep Gamers in the Action
Gamers can adjust audio settings on the fly with the PowerTouch wired controller that features a sleek, ergonomic design which complements a killer gaming rig. Its dual LED panels and intuitive dial make it simple to manipulate individual channel volume, bass, treble, and multi-channel up-mix. The controller also features a headphone jack and the subwoofer has an auxiliary input for connecting a digital audio player. DDTS-100 Decoder
When the GigaWorks ProGamer G500 is coupled with the Creative Decoder DDTS-100, users can extend this powerful audio experience to gaming console systems such as Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox by attaching them via the digital optical-in connectors. Supporting the latest audio standards such as Dolby® Digital EX, DTS®-ES, Dolby® Pro Logic® II and Neo:6, it decodes surround-sound encoded material in console games to home-theater quality. In addition to the three digital optical-in connectors, the Creative Decoder DDTS-100 also boasts three analog stereo inputs and one digital coaxial input for connecting a host of other home theater components.Pricing and Availability
The GigaWorks ProGamer G500 speaker system is available at https://us.creative.com
and Circuit City for an estimated street price of US$249.99. The Creative Decoder DDTS-100 is available at https://us.creative.com
for $149.99.About Creative
Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed Zen and MuVo portable audio players. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment - anytime, anywhere.
# # #This announcement relates to products launched in the United States. The product names, prices and availability are subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. GigaWorks and Dyna-Ports are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. THX is a registered trademark of THX Ltd. All other brand or product names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby recognized as such.