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Gamesurround Fortissimo II Digital Edition

by Thomas on April 9, 2002 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT

Hercules is thrilled to announce its Gamesurround FortissimoT II Digital Edition. This sound card now combines a cutting edge digital audio processor, ultra realistic sound quality and all the software tools necessary for getting the best out of MP3s, CDs, games and DVDs on PCs.

Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition is the ultimate in audio technology and is fully compatible with 2.1 to 4.1 speaker kits, and also with 5.1 Dolby® decoding speaker systems thanks to the S/PDIF optical output. With PowerDVD(tm) 4.0, Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition produces perfect Dolby Digital(tm) sound. Its optical digital in and out allow easy and instant connection to hi-fi devices and MiniDiscs(tm). Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition is a totally user-friendly sound solution with exciting features such as a special headphone output (no need to disconnect the front speakers in order to plug in your headphones), a Hercules designed control panel, and a great 10-band equalizer!

Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition will be available from mid April at a recommended street price of £44.99 inc.

The ultimate solution for Digital Music!

Electronic musicians will enjoy using Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition with StormTM Hercules® SE, the virtual Home Studio, to create their own music with a personal touch. Audiophiles can load songs from their digital audio devices and edit them with Sonic Foundry AcidTM Xpress, the perfect tool for realizing those creative instincts. Including Yamaha's S-YXG50 wavetable SoftSynthesizerTM, Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition guarantees high-end quality for reproducing acoustic instrument sound and is compatible with both General MIDI and Yamaha XG standards.

Get ready for the rush!

Gamers should expect an adrenaline rush when using Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition! To meet power gamers' demands for superior acceleration in games, Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition incorporates one of today's most powerful audio Digital Signal Processors, the Cirrus Logic® SoundFusion® CS4624. Thanks to the famous Sensaura(tm) engine, users enjoy truly lifelike 3D audio effects in the most advanced games (includes support for A3DTM 1.0, EAXTM 1.0 & 2.0, MacroFX(tm), MultiDrive(tm), ZoomFX(tm) and EnvironmentFX(tm)). Thrill-seeking gamers will be seduced by the award-winning Mindmaker Game Commander® 2 SE, which enables voice control of games!

A true DVD Home Cinema experience!

Finally, DVD buffs will benefit from the PowerDVDTM 4.0 DVD player on Gamesurround FortissimoTM II Digital Edition and enjoy a true DVD Home Cinema multi-channel experience with their favorite DVD movies!

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About Hercules Technologies

Founded in 1982 in the U.S., Hercules developed the industry's first high-resolution graphics board for personal computers. From its roots in establishing the monochrome graphics standard, Hercules proceeded to pioneer advances in color graphics solutions. In November 1999, Hercules was purchased by the Guillemot Corporation group, which develops and manufactures high-quality PC and console peripherals. Hercules now offers a complete range of graphics, image and video products, mostly for the gaming community. Hercules' audio product line, dedicated to gamers and music enthusiasts worldwide, integrates more than 17 years of expertise from Guillemot.

Thanks to several years of experience and 2 advanced in-house technology development centers (Europe and North America), Hercules Technologies guarantees end users superior quality products compatible with all the latest market standards and all existing hardware and software. In addition, the company's manuals and software ensure easy installation and the ultimate in user-friendliness.

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