Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier - 15.2 High-Resolution Audio

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. ontelo

    ontelo Active Member

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    Hahahaa!

    "Highend"

    10 pieces of 2.75" Aluminum Cone Midbass drivers and 5 pieces of 0.75" wide dispersion Tweeters.

    + 10" subwoofer.

    and this nonsense / virtual sound horrid wrapped in plastic box with 1750 USD.

    Who buys this ****?
     
  3. WiCz

    WiCz Member Guru

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    And all controlled by Creative's awesome soft/firmware!!

    ROFLMAO!!

    I'll stick with my avr and quality speakers thanks.
     
  4. ontelo

    ontelo Active Member

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    Well one cannot live without x-fi. You get better sound from mp3s than from the original studio sets. ;)

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  5. TDurden

    TDurden Ancient Guru

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    Even the logo looks tacky
     
  6. DeskStar

    DeskStar Maha Guru

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    I'd like to be able to hear this in action.... I've been with my 7.1 setup in both my home theater and living room for quite some time now and would love to hear how this system stacks up. Never knew that Atmos has been around since 2012.

    I think that people need to realize that sound in most things you do is going to be almost half if not more of the overall experience. I would be interested to read of a comparison of this system up against a full blown Atmos setup. I just want to experience this Atmos first hand...!
     
  7. maikai

    maikai Maha Guru

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    A lot of movie theaters have started to implement it. You can buy a/v receivers that support it now as well. Problem is most home receivers don't do more than 9.1. Atmos supports 32 channels, and the only receiver I've seen that supports 32 channels is $18,000, so to truly experience Atmos you would probably be better off finding a movie theater that is utilizing it. I watched Star Wars at my local theater that uses Atmos, it sounded good, but I couldn't tell you if it sounded any better than a theater without it
     
  8. fuzzylogik

    fuzzylogik Guest

    wait... a dolby atmos "sound bar?" is that what that is? plus a wireless sub?
     
  9. sverek

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    Marketing bull**** took a whole new level. Its such a shame there still will be people buying this crap.
     
  10. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    i would rather have DTS like 11.2
     

  11. WaroDaBeast

    WaroDaBeast Ancient Guru

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    My thoughts exactly. o_O
     
  12. haz_mat

    haz_mat Master Guru

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    Looks like they're trying to tap the market of people who will buy that overpriced Sonos crap.

    There is just no way these soundbars with tiny drivers can compete with a properly planned 5.1 setup.
     
  13. maikai

    maikai Maha Guru

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    And they arent the first ones to market such a thing. The Samsung HW-K950 Soundbar is the same kind of thing
     
  14. Tat3

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    If someone is interested about how it's supposed to to work.


    [​IMG]

    Source: http://us.creative.com/soniccarrier/

    I'm a bit sceptic about this.

    EDIT:
    I dont think that K950 has drivers firing left and right ?
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2016
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    I think i'll stay to my Yamaha RX-V775BT :)
     

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    Had it been 1/2 price there'd be more people look at it, but, its outside what most people would spend on a single multi-speaker box.
     
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    This thing is sonos crap.

    I'll stick to my full set of yamaha 1073 + KEF q series and SVS sub thanks. No freaking way this thing could touch that. Tiny little bose style speakers in a tube lol.
     
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    Lol, you beat me to it. The usual marketing bull$hit. Nothing new. Moving on...
     

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