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MEDIA ALERT - Sound BlasterX Katana Wins Prestigious European Hardware Association Award A Second Year Running

The Critically-Acclaimed Audio System Continues an Unbeaten Run with Its Phenomenal Performance and Engineering Delivered by a Tri-Amplified 5-Driver Design, Powerful Subwoofer, Advanced Sound Blaster® Processor, 24-bit DAC, Dolby® 5.1 Decoding, and 16.8 Million Colour Aurora Reactive Lighting System

SINGAPORE - Creative Technology Ltd today announced that it had picked up the prestigious European Hardware Award once again in the Best Speakers category for its Sound BlasterX Katana at Computex Taipei 2018. The Sound BlasterX Katana was also awarded Best Speaker at the European Hardware Awards in 2017.

The European Hardware Association runs the European Hardware Awards and comprises nine of the largest independent technology news and reviews sites from across the continent - with a combined audience of more than 22 million technology enthusiasts. The EHA conducts large scale, detailed research, which is presented at events like Computex and DISTREE. The European Hardware Award is an annual selection of the very best hardware products available in the European market - as chosen by its expert panel - as well as the European Hardware Community awards.

Sound BlasterX Katana: Hi-Res 24-bit Under-Monitor Audio System

About Sound BlasterX Katana
The Sound BlasterX Katana is the world's first Under-Monitor Audio System that comes with Creative's most powerful multi-core audio DSP, doubling as a high-end Sound Blaster sound card/DAC that projects 24-bit high-resolution audio for lossless, crystal-clear and impressive room-filling sound. Its sophisticated tri-amplified design that powers 5-drivers comprises of 2 up-firing midbass drivers, 2 high-excursion tweeters, and a long-throw subwoofer, each individually powered by a DSP-controlled amplifier for precise audio reproduction at each part of the audio spectrum. Incorporating BlasterX Acoustic Engine and a Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder, the Sound BlasterX Katana gives users immersive audio for games and movies. The sleek audio system, crafted with brushed aluminium, also features a programmable Aurora Reactive lighting system with 16.8 million colours.

For more information about the Sound BlasterX Katana, visit Creative.com. For more information about the European Hardware Awards and its winners for 2018, visit https://www.eha.digital/awards/european-hardware-awards-2018-winners-announced/

About Creative
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative drives digital entertainment with cutting-edge audio solutions which include premium wireless speakers, wireless headphones, powerful audiophile-grade amplifiers and digital audio converters, and next-generation home-theatre systems. Creative continues to re-invent the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound Blaster Roar and Sound Blaster X7 that aim at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets.

Beyond Sound Blaster, Creative has also unveiled X-Fi Sonic Carrier: a brand-new concept in hi-res audio and video delivery for home entertainment. This technology powerhouse hosts, bridges and enhances a multitude of state-of-the-art technologies and entertainment platforms, and personifies the Audio of Tomorrow.

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This announcement relates to products launched in Europe. Availability is subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements. Creative, the Creative logo, Sound Blaster and the BlasterX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Creative Technology Ltd is under license. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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