As if the original Sound Blaster X7 wasn’t impressive enough, Creative had to knock it up one more nudge with the limited edition pearl white version. It was already teased in the presentation video, but it looked like just a limited edition colour choice.
During CES 2015, Creative presented the new limited edition and revealed that it comes bundled with a 144W power adapter that is capable of delivering up to 100W output to passive speakers and has a very low headphone amplifier output impedance of 1 ohm to effortlessly drive even the more sensitive in-ear monitors on the market.
“The Sound Blaster X7 is the most technologically advanced Sound Blaster we have ever created. We combined our decades of expertise in audio with the finest of the finest audiophile-grade components to deliver the most powerful high-resolution audio experience for games, music and movies. The original black edition of the Sound Blaster X7 comes with a headphone amplifier output impedance of 2.2 ohms which is good enough for most IEMs in the market. Now, our engineers have pushed the boundaries further by specially engineering the headphone amplifier circuit with an even lower output impedance of 1 ohm,” says Low Long Chye, General Manager of Sound Blaster. “The limited edition Sound Blaster X7 can accommodate both extreme ends of headphones in the market – from the most demanding high-impedance studio headphones to the most sensitive low-impedance in-ear monitors – with minimal distortion to audio content caused by variance in frequency response.”
The 144W (24V 6A) power adapter bundled with this limited edition is capable of harnessing the full potential of the built-in Texas Instruments TPA3116D2 Class-D amplifier to efficiently deliver up to 100W (2 x 50W RMS @ 4Ω) to passive bookshelf and tower speakers.
The normal version is available for $399.99 now while the new Pearl White Limited Edition will be available at the end of January for $499.99 at Creative’s online store.
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