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  PSC 724 Sound Card
OVERVIEW
Turn your PC into a high-end multimedia and gaming center with the only consumer soundcard to offer recording, playback and stereo-to-6-channel conversion in High Definition 24-bit quality!

REVIEW
I have had the opportunity to test a number of Philips hardware products and this latest sound card that we received in my opinion is one of their best products. I tested the sound with CD, VCD, DVD, TV and gaming, all with incredible results. Having said that I didn't notice as much difference in quality when using with CD or VCD and TV as I did with DVD and gaming.

During gaming and DVD sessions the sound produced puts you in the middle of the action. The speaker system I used with the card was the Philips MMS316 set and out of all the sound card and speaker combinations I have been fortunate enough to try I have yet to have experience a combination with this popwer and quality on a computer system.

I have a particular favorite online game that I play almost daily for the last year and sound clarity is a definate advantage. I am now hearing more sounds than I have ever heard before and being accused of cheating. I think thats a compliment to me and a credit to the sound clarity the the Philips PSC724 sound card has blessed me with.

Another feature that this sound card has that none of the others I have tested has is another plug in spot for an external audio source such as your stereo, camcorder, CD or Record player. Just for kicks I plugged my old am/fm radio into it and got some great sound through my computer speakers. But thats not all. This new feature allows you to record any of your external sound sources to your hard drive as well.

Installation was very simple and really did it on its own with very little input from myself. One thing to be aware of though is that the card only works with Windows XP.

SUMMARY
If gaming is your main reason for quality sound then the Ultimate Edge PSC724 truly does provide you with the Ultimate Edge over your opponents. The card has a suggested retail price of $69 USD which is really a steal considering the features and great sound quality combined with ease of installation and set up.

Review ID Number: 393
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Philips
Review Date: 2004-07-22
Reviewer: Brad Lawryk
Rating: 10 out of 10
 
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