Diamond Launching the Xtreme Sound 7.1 Audio Adapter Dylan Duarte April 4, 2014 Press Release Way back at CES 2014 (I know it was just in January) Diamond showed off their new Xtreme Sound 24bit 7.1 Channel Digital Audio Adapter, mercilessly abbreviated to XS71HDU. Heading into Q2 2014, theyre finally gearing up to launch the product with a target release window of late May. As the name suggests, Diamonds latest supports true 7.1 HD audio output. Its compatible with Mac, Linux, and of course all modern versions of Windows. It requires a Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor at 2.2GHz or faster, 10MB HDD space, 1GB of RAM, and an open USB drive and CD-ROM drive for the installation software. Theyre fairly tame requirements for what the XS71 offers and interested audiophiles can head over to the official Diamond product page to read all of the specifications. The Xtreme Sound adapter will retail for $59.99. Check out some of the details below. [hide-this-part morelink=”XS71HDU Product Information”] Product Description: The XS71HDU is a USB portable multi-channel device with built-in 7.1 output channels at 24-bit/192kHz, 100dB SNR high quality audio. Support for the highest playback audio specification for Blu-Ray movies, MP3 music for audiophiles and for gamers who settle only for the best high quality digital audio playback. Series: Xtreme Sound Model: XS71HDU PN Number: XS71HDU UPC Number: 757448023084 Case Quantity: TBA Case Dimensions: TBA Master Case WT: TBA Warranty: 1 year Target Audience: Multimedia Audiophiles, gamers and home entertainment. Specifications Product weight 0.20 lbs. Package weight 0.60 lbs. Product Dimensions 3.1(L) x 3.1(W) x 1.0(H) Inches Product weight with content: 0.65 lbs. Features Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Xear Audio Center Equalizer USB 2.0/1.0 Compliant Yes 24 bit Record and Playback 192 KHz Record and Playback OS support Windows, Linux and MAC OS ASIO Version 2.2 Package Contents XS71HDU 7.1 USB HD Audio Adapter USB 2.0 Cable (mini USB to Type A USB) Audio Cable (Stereo RCA to Stereo 3.5mm Jack) Quick Installation Guide Installation CD System Requirements Compatible with Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista , Windows XP, Mac and Linux Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster Available USB port 10MB Hard Disk space 1GB System Memory Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!