Date: November 17th, 2003
Article by: Tristan Kay (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Via Technologies
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TERRATEC AUREON 7.1 INTRODUCTION
The Aureon series sound cards from Terratec are based off of VIA's ICEnsemble chipset bringing stunning surround sound in both 5.1 and 7.1 format. The card we are taking a look at today is Terratec's first shot at 7.1 technology, coming in the form of The Aureon 7.1 Space. The 7.1 space is the ideal surround solution for a gamer/audiophile who is looking for an upper mid-range soundcard. It doesn't quite compare to the newest SoundBlaster Audigy cards, but it's up there.
TERRATEC CORPORATE INFORMATION
Established in 1994 by Heiko Meertz and Walter Greiger, Terratec has evolved into one of the worlds foremost developers of soundcards. The company specializes in producing top-notch audio solutions for audiophiles and gamers alike. Through its success, Terratec has expanded into yet another exclusive industry, graphics card manufacturing; within the last few months they acquired the rights to produce the revered Razer mouse. Like so many companies before it, Terratec started off small and now has made it big.