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Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Gaming Soundbar | Black

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Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Gaming Soundbar | Black
249.99
Description

Named after the sword so technologically perfect in structure and so demanding in its creation, the Sound BlasterX Katana exhibits the same sleek sophistication and formidable strength in its design and audio prowess. In a league of its own, the Katana fits right under your monitor with a slimness that's unmatched by other so-called gaming “sound bars”, and is powered and enhanced by our award winning multi-core audio DSP making it the world's first true Under Monitor Audio System (UMAS).

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In addition, the Sound BlasterX features the Aurora Reactive lighting system, a series of 49 programmable LED lights lined from edge to edge of the Katana chassis, making it the perfect addition to fully optimize and customize your PC and desktop setup.

The Katana gives you an immersive audio experience for your games and movies with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine and Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder. This audio system embodies the perfect combination of our most powerful 24-bit high resolution DAC and sophisticated 5-driver system.

Housing a tri-amplified design where the 5 drivers are individually powered by DSP-controlled amplifiers, the Katana delivers ultra-precise audio at each part of the audio spectrum. Equipped with a plethora of connectivity options, you can trust the Katana to be one of the most versatile and most powerful speakers to ever grace your desktop.

Under Monitor Audio System: So Sleek, Yet So Powerful

The Katana can be effortlessly tucked right under your monitors and TV. With a slim profile shorter than 60mm, this Under Monitor Audio System is drastically superior in form and function to ordinary “gaming soundbars” and is perfect for all setups, especially multi-monitor PC and/or console gaming rigs.

The chassis is exquisitely crafted and reinforced with a sturdy, brushed aluminum panel. This construction minimizes harmful vibrations that reduce clarity. Together with its clean, purposeful lines, the detail-oriented craftsmanship behind the Katana makes it a truly remarkable piece of tech and art.

Aurora Reactive Lighting System

The Katana incorporates the Aurora Reactive lighting system, where its base is lined with 49 programmable LED lights from edge to edge. Just like each unique hamon of the Japanese sword, the Aurora Reactive lighting system comes in 16.8 million colours for you to customize your ambience lighting effects to create your own unique profile that elevates your gaming and movie experience.

5-driver Design

The Katana houses a 5-driver design - two up-firing midbass drivers and two high-excursion tweeters in the soundbar, and one long-throw driver in its subwoofer. Each driver is individually chambered and powered by a DSP-controlled amplifier to deliver ultra-precise audio.

2.5″ (63.5mm) Upfiring Midbass Drivers

The highly efficient 2.5″ midbass drivers housed in an optimally tuned ported enclosure pump out clean, transparent midrange and dynamic midbass. Directing the audio upwards also provides for a wider soundstage that doesn't require the listener to be situated in the audio sweet spot.

1.3″ (34mm) High-excursion Tweeters

The high-frequency drivers feature inverted alloy dome diaphragms and wide polymer surrounds for low-resonant frequency and extended low-frequency response. These high-excursion tweeters allow us to cross them to the midbass at a much lower frequency than conventional tweeters, resulting in seamless driver integration and uncompromising clarity.

5.25″ (133mm) Subwoofer Driver

The long-throw subwoofer features a super stiff paper cone and low loss surround for clean, detailed, chest-thumping bass. The driver is housed in a CARB-compliant MDF cabinet with flared port tube for laminar air flow and increased output. Experience the Katana to hear its powerful bass that reverberate through your bones.

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Tri-Amplified Design

The Katana utilizes a game-changing tri-amplified design with a total output of 75RMS/150W Peak Power to deliver room-filling audio, with uncompromisingly clear, high-definition, well-balanced audio and deep resonating bass. With the tri-amplified design, the amplifiers are controlled by our proprietary multi-core Digital Signal Processor (DSP) - two dedicated to driving mids, another two dedicated to deliver the high frequencies, and one dedicated to churn out heart-thumping bass. From traversing through ravines to bullet-fast evasive maneuvers, you can hear all the details that other speakers fail to deliver.

High Resolution 24-bit Audio

In addition to powering the tri-amplified design, the Katana features our award winning proprietary multi-core DSP that is capable of producing 24-bit high-resolution audio for lossless, crystal-clear and impressive room-filling sound. It is also a certified Dolby Digital decoder, providing incredibly realistic virtual 5.1 surround sound.

Immersive 3D PC Gaming Audio

The Katana doubles as a sound card which supports Virtual 7.1 channel1 audio input signals to deliver realistic gaming effects and audio cues with near-perfect accuracy and positioning when you hook it up via USB.

Optical-in

When connected via optical-in, the Dolby Digital certified Katana delivers realistic virtual 5.1 surround sound, giving you the most of your console gaming and movie nights.

7.1 Virtual Surround PC Gaming

Level up your PC gaming experience with Virtual 7.1 audio when you connect to the Katana via USB. You can also enjoy 24bit/96kHz high-resolution audio via the USB Connection.

Crystal Clear USB Audio for Sony

Enjoy cinematic audio performance on the Sony PS4, PS4 Pro, and PS4 Slim via USB Beyond powerful audio performance, in-game communication is also enhanced with a full suite of noise-reduction and voice morphing technologies made possible by the Katana's built-in advanced Sound Blaster processor.

USB Flash Drive

Play your entire music collection directly from the Katana via your USB Flash Drive that contains your favorite songs and press the Play button to enjoy a fantastic listening experience. You may also refer to your playlist from the Sound Blaster Connect.

Perfect for Late Night Games

You don't have to wake up the entire house to be a late night gamer. With the headphone jack and microphone inputs, the Katana works with most headphones and headsets, so you can conveniently put your best game forward, even when everyone else is in their deep slumber.

Remote Control

Sit back and enjoy your movie. The Katana comes with an IR Remote Control, so you can have access to all the controls at your fingertips.

Product Features:
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder
  • 24-bit high resolution DAC
  • 5 individually powered drivers
  • 49 programmable LED lights
Specs
Compatibility
Brand Creative
Colour Black
Width 600 mm
Depth 79 mm
Height 60 mm
Weight 1.5 kg
Compatibility
  • AAC
  • USB
Speakers
Number of Channels 2.1
Woofer Dimensions
Sub-woofer Depth 299mm
Sub-woofer Height 333mm
Sub-woofer Weight 4kg
Sub-woofer Width 130mm
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
Ports & Connections
  • 3.5mm mic jack
  • AUX
  • AUX in
  • Headphone Output
  • Optical Input
  • Stereo Speakers
  • USB
USB Ports 1
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Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Gaming Soundbar | Black is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent PC sound I bought this to replace a 2.1 Creative analogue setup and there is noticeable improvement with the Katana. I use my PC for productivity, gaming, TV and other entertainment (Netflix, YouTube, etc). In all cases I've found the Katana more than competent. I've also used the bar as a Bluetooth speaker for playing music from my Android phone and it has worked perfectly since it was configured correctly. The RGB lighting is a novelty and more distracting than anything else, but your milage may vary.
Date published: 2019-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! I have never had a speaker before. I never thought that something could be so loud,compact and look this good. I really don't need to say anything else. 10/10 would recommend
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear sound, Good bass, can connect almost every device Using with my TV and Echo.. great sounding set with good details.. very loud that I could use only 50% of the volume at the max in my living room..
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super It is super and dynamic sound really please with it
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for money Highly recommend. Great value for money.
Date published: 2019-08-24
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