Razer BarracudaT AC-1 Selected As The Official Sound Card for CPL 2006

By Julio Franco
Nov 15, 2006
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  1. Anyone had any experiences with this soundcard???

    Press release:

    Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 Gaming Audio Card to be built into 200 limited edition state-of-the*art tournament systems for use at the CPL® 2006 Championship Finals.

    Cyberathlete Professional League, Dallas, Texas – Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) has selected the Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 Gaming Audio Card for use in all tournament systems at the CPL 2006 Championship Finals. In building the state-of-the-art tournament systems, the CPL recognizes that the Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 is currently the definitive gaming sound card in the market today.

    “We are pleased to provide all of the competitors at this year’s CPL 2006 Championship Finals with the finest in gaming audio. The Razer Barracuda™ features proprietary Razer™ audio technologies that optimize audio signals to provide the ultimate gaming experience. We intend to bring the tournament experience to a whole new level with the Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card.” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, President of Razer Group.

    “There is going to be more heart-thumping action this year at the CPL 2006 Championship Finals as we have built the Razer Barracuda Gaming Audio Card into the tournament systems. The tournament competitors can look forward to a more immersive and enriching tournament experience with the most realistic gaming audio environment from the Razer Barracuda AC-1 Gaming Audio Card.” said Angel Munoz, Founder and President of the CPL.

    The Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 features proprietary Razer™ audio technologies including the patent pending Razer Enhanced Sonic Perception™ (ESP) architecture and Razer 3D (720°) Positional Gaming Audio Engine™, providing participants at the event with the most realistic gaming audio environment possible. The Razer ESP feature gives gamers the advantage to expand the range of hearing in-game for critical game sounds such as footsteps and weapon fire, and the Razer 3D (720°) Positional Gaming Audio Engine allows gamers to more accurately pinpoint the exact location of enemies.

    The Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 Gaming Audio Card when paired with the Razer Barracuda™ HP-1 Gaming Headphones provides unprecedented sound quality and true Razer Barracuda™ Integrated Audio System (IAS) experience. The Razer Barracuda™ HP-1 delivers pinpoint positional accuracy essential for gaming by providing eight discrete audio drivers for optimal positional audio without compromising on gaming comfort when using the headsets. The Razer Barracuda™ IAS was developed as a single audio system to create the world’s best gaming audio.


    Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 Gaming Audio Card

    The Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 Gaming Audio Card features a 7.1 channel output, 24 bit audio technology and unprecedented 117dB SNR (output).

    Powered by Razer Fidelity™, the 117bB Signal to Noise Ratio (output) specification outperforms all current soundcards in the market that only perform up to an average of 105dB. The Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 Gaming Audio Card is the world’s first gaming audio card that performs up to 117dB SNR.

    Gaming-specific positional audio, allows gamers to take advantage of an expanded dynamic soundstage for gaming tuned frequencies with Razer ESP™ (Enhanced Sonic Perception™). The in-built audio chip processes and optimizes audio signals from games to provide the ultimate positional gaming audio experience through the Razer 3D (720°) Positional Gaming Audio Engine™.

    The Passive EMI shield™ minimizes electromagnetic interference (EMI) by preventing unwanted interference from graphics cards and other electrical devices that may affect the gaming audio performance.

    The Razer Barracuda™ AC-1 Gaming Audio Card also features optimized proprietary software drivers to provide for the prioritization of enhanced gaming audio signals while leaving as small a memory footprint as possible.

    Razer HD-DAI™ (High Definition—Dedicated Audio Interface) further optimizes the Razer Barracuda™ IAS gaming audio experience by allowing for a proprietary connection for optimized signal transmission when used with the Razer Barracuda™ HP-1 Gaming Headphones.
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