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Auzentech X-FI Prelude 7.1 Review

by Robscix     |     September 4, 2007



Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 Review


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Price: $199.99 at NCIX
Availability: In Stores now
Manufacturer’s Part Number: Prelude
Warranty: 1 Yr, Hardware warranty




Introduction

Auzentech inc. has been the topic of much discussion lately, mainly due to the release of the product we are reviewing here today: the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude. In the recent past, this same company brought us the first Dolby Digital and DTS compatible soundcards to market with the well known X-Mystique and X-Plosion PCI cards. These products helped gain fame for the manufacturer and set the stage for their next move. With the PC audio market hungry for high quality soundcards it was the Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 sound card that successfully elevated this company to worldwide prominence in the PC audio market and quickly made them a household name among PC audio enthusiasts. The quality of build and sound presented by this product could not be ignored and it remains one of the foremost audio cards produced to date. Auzen is once again in the PC limelight with the announcement of the Auzen X-fi Prelude 7.1. This card seemed to stir up the audio communities like no other preceding product, truly melding the different audio tasks and bringing the best of all worlds to PC audio enthusiasts. Can Auzen successfully offer modern gaming audio standards such as EAX 5.0 and OpenAL 1.1 and still give the user crystal clear high resolution sound quality, Dolby Digital and DTS usually only known by audiophiles? Can they surpass the current levels of sound excellence set by others and most notably, by their own company and products? We shall see….