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Muse Pocket LT

USB External 5.1 Pocket Sound Card

  • USB External 5.1 Pocket Sound Card
 

Description

  • Nice-looking portable external USB 5.1 sound card for PC and Mac: metal color, compact and light weight.
  • Deal for your laptop use: Enjoy the 5.1 surround sound of your DVD movies, games or music anywhere, at any time (train, plane...)
  • Optimized sound:
    • DirectSoundTM, EAXTM and other positioning performed by SensauraTM engine
    • Amplified headset output
  • User-friendly:
    • USB bus-powered device (no extra power is needed)
    • +/- volume control
  • With Muse Pocket LT, phone for free* over the Internet
    • Includes a stereo PC headset with microphone
    • Compatible with Internet Telephony software (required)(*)From PC to PC

 

Technical specifications

  • 3 stereo outputs (Front/Headphones, Center, Rear) for 5.1 Surround Sound
  • 1 line/MP3/iPod®/audio source input
  • 1 stereo microphone input

 

Box contents

  • Muse Pocket LT
  • Installation CD: drivers and Skype software
  • Headphones with microphone

 

Minimum configuration

PC:

  • Windows® 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
  • USB port
Mac®:
  • Mac® OS X 10
  • USB port

 

Technology

Sound card
Electronic circuit added to a computer to play back or record sound files. The sound card is connected to speakers, headphones or an amplifier.
External sound card
Computer sound card which connects to a computer’s exterior port, generally USB, FireWire or CardBus.
2.0 / Stereo
System for transmitting sound over two channels = stereo.
2.1
System for transmitting sound over three channels, with 2 channels reproducing medium and high range frequencies and 1 channel reproducing bass frequencies.
5.1
System for transmitting sound over 6 channels, with 5 channels reproducing medium and high range frequencies and 1 channel reproducing bass frequencies.
DirectSound™
Sound management software protocol used in Microsoft Windows®, DirectSound™ is part of a software interface provided by Microsoft called DirectX [which also includes Direct Input (management of joysticks, mice, keyboards...), Direct 3D (graphics display management), DirectPlay (network management)…] allowing software developers to quickly develop their applications.
Line input
Analog audio input designed to receive an unamplified sound signal. There are 2 line levels: the general public line level, at -10dBv: this is the signal output level of a Hi-Fi component connected to an amplifier via a connector known as a line input. The professional line level, at +4dBu, is much more powerful, and is used to connect studio or public-address (PA) equipment.
Microphone input
An analog plug to which a microphone is connected: microphone inputs may be in 6.35mm jack (1/4’’ jack), 3.5mm jack (1/8’’ jack) or XLR formats.
Mini-jack / 3.5mm jack
Mini-jack is also referred to as a 3.5mm jack or 1/8" connector. A mini-jack connector is a mono or stereo connector used to connect audio inputs or outputs on mass market sound cards.
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