At CES this year, Creative wowed thousands at the world’s largest consumer electronics show with its latest ground-breaking X-Fi Sonic Carrier 15.2 Dimensional Audio home cinema system.
The X-Fi Sonic Carrier is an elegantly-designed high-end lifestyle entertainment platform that integrates all the advanced technologies and convenience in a single beautifully crafted aluminum body. The system is powered by 7 processors with 14 cores and offers a 15.2 high-resolution audio system in a 11.2.4 (front.sub.height) speaker configuration with Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 capabilities. In addition to its impressive audio capabilities, the Sonic Carrier also boasts of an advanced video playback engine that supports 4K (60fps) local and streaming video content. Three distinct wireless technologies are onboard as well – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a zero latency speaker-to-speaker link to up to four subwoofer units.
The Sonic Carrier utilizes Creative’s proprietary EAX 15.2 Dimensional Audio processing algorithms, which upmix and upscale all audio signals into a 11.2.4 high-resolution audio data that is then deliver via the system’s 15-driver main unit and a 2-driver wireless subwoofer. There are nine front-firing drivers, four up-firing drivers, two side-firing drivers, and two subwoofer drivers.
The Creative Sonic Carrier demo theatre managed to impress everyone from journalists, industry peers, to trade visitors. “I watched the theatrical release of Avatar with my kids in a real cinema. The Avatar demo clip they showed on the new Creative Sonic Carrier was even better than that cinema experience. I could hear the fine details in the jungle atmosphere enveloping me – even the sound of the bugs flying around and above me. It was a hyper-realistic experience,” said Madeline Nelson, CEO of Heads Audio.
Chris Chiarelaa, noted audio/video journalist was mighty impressed with the Sonic Carrier too. He said, “The demonstration of the Creative Sonic Carrier was a genuine revelation, the likes of which Ihaven’t experienced in ages. It excelled as both a room-filling home theatre system and as an impressive implementation of Dolby Atmos technology. Hard to believe that it was just the one box, plus subs. Can’t wait to hear the final version,”
Creative has priced the X-Fi Sonic Carrier at $5000, but it is currently available for pre-order at an attractive price of just $1750 for the first 200 buyers. As more units are sold, the pre-order price will keep on increasing in stages. The home cinema system is expected to begin shipping in September. For more details on the X-Fi Sonic Carrier, you can visit the product page at this link.