look at the breakout box first.
box with the breakout box contained more goodies.
has a remote control, power cable to connect to the Audigy
card, stereo mini-jack to jack converter, AD Link cable
and of course the breakout box itself.
was surprised to see a power cable to connect to the card
itself; Iím used to graphics cards having one, this one
is used to power the breakout box.
you donít connect the power cable, most of the inputs and
outputs can still work, but the other functions just fail
AD Link cable consists of two separate cables bundled together,
one cable has FireWire connectors and the other has its
own special connector.
a closer look at the breakout box, it has lots of connections
and Iíll try to cover them all.
left to right:
FireWire connector; you can use it for digital cams.
optical output and input; you can use these connections
for a DVD player, game console or a Minidisk device.
Line in connectors, Line in connector 1 also serves as
Volume dials, the first dial is to control the Line in
1/Mic in volume, the other dial is to control the master
volume; this dial can also be depressed to mute the master
(Creative Multi-Speaker Surround) on/off button; This
takes your stereo audio files and creates a simulated
5.1-channel effect over standard stereo speakers or a
set of headphones using Creativeís upmixing/downmixing/headphone-spatialization
front side has 3 lights, one for power, one for CMSS modes
and one to show it is receiving IR functions.
backside also reveals a load of connectors.
shows another Line in 3, making it 3 in total.
in and out are present and next to that a set of digital
in and output connectors using the SPDIF standard.
another digital out, mini jack connector.
come the 2 AD Link connectors, one proprietary and the other
is a firewire connector, both connectors are present on
the sound card as well.
where you use the special AD Link cable.
but not least, another firewire connector to connect your
firewire devices to.
a top side view of the breakout.
up it's the card itself.
box in which the card came has some items too.
neat 24-Bit sticker is included to stick on your case for
sticker is included to color code the connectors on the
back of the card.
cable is a digital audio cable to be used with CD/DVD-ROM
drives that have a digital out connector.
a closer look at the card itself.
you can see thereís a power connector on the card
and an AUX audio in and a digital in SPDIF connector for
I said before, the power connector is used to power the
break out box.
nothing special on the back to see.
2 AD Links are found on the back of the card again, to enable
to user to connect the breakout box.
other 3 connectors are Line level out connectors; these
connectors are Front, Rear, Side / Center / Subwoofer.