Affordable, High Quality Surround Sound for your PC
Riviera is an affordable, high quality sound card for enjoying immersive PC game play and multi-channel DVD audio, MP3 or other digital PC game play and multi-channel DVD audio, MP3 or other digital music enhanced with the fullness of multi-speaker surround sound. With selectable 2, 4 or 6 channel outputs, plus a digital S/PDIF output for pass-through of Dolby® Digital and DTS®multi-channelDVD sound, Riviera’s feature-rich surround sound environment makes it a perfect upgrade for the stereo sound capabilities of typical PCs.
# Optical S/PDIF output
# S/PDIF output allows for pass-through of Dolby Digital® and DTS® multi-channel DVD sound to external A/V receivers
# Selectable 2, 4, or 6 analog line output channels
# External line input
# Internal CD and Aux inputs
# Supports Game Surround Sound APIs such as EAX, A3D, I3DL2 and DirectSound 3D support
# Converts stereo sound sources to multi-channel format
# Environmental Effects
# Game port for dual analog joystick connection
# Game port for dual analog joystick connection and MIDI In/Out (with optional interface cable.)
# Full-featured software suite
PC Games come to life!
# Supports the latest in 3D positional audio for interactive PC gaming such as EAX®, HRTF-based 3D positional audio, DirectSound 3D™ and A3D®. 32-bit PCI bus interface compliant technology coupled with signal processing handles multiple3D streams and full-duplex audio with ease.
5.1 Digital Surround Sound
# Enjoy DVD playback when using 2, 4 or 6 speakers. Optical S/PDIF output for playback of pure digital audio at resolutions of up to 24 Bits at 48KHz sampling rate, allowing for passthrough of Dolby® Digital and DTS® multichannel DVD sound to external A/V receivers.
Connect a joystick and keyboard
# Connect analog joysticks for PC games. Optional MIDI adapter cable lets you connect external MIDI keyboard equipment. MIDI software is included to help get you started creating music with your PC
Crystal clear music reproduction
# High-quality reproduction of MP3, WAV, CD, DVD and Internet Audio. Virtual surround sound technology converts stereo sound sources to multi-channel format, for listening to MP3 digital music or movies with enhanced surround sound on 2, 4 or 6 speakers.
# Connect to the latest high-tech home entertainment equipment with a pure-digital, distortion-free signal, for highest fidelity, low noise audio reproduction
# Play DVD’s on your PC with multi-channel digital speakers or home-theater systems
# Enjoy multi-channel music, games and DVDs on 2, 4, or 6 (5.1) speaker systems
# Record from line level sources, such as CD players, cassette decks, music equipment, etc
# Connect internal CD or DVD drives with analog outputs
# Enjoy realistic 3D sound effects in multi-channel games
# Listen to stereo digital music or movies with an enhanced multi-speaker surround sound environment using speakers or headphones
# Add a wide variety of reverberation effects to create simulated concert halls and spectacular home-theater surround-sound on multi-speaker systems or headphones
# Connect up to two standard analog joysticks for controlling game play
# Use an optional MIDI converter cable to record and play from external MIDI synthesizers
# Listen to DVDs, record CD’s, record your own music, edit digital audio, and more!
What do I get with Catalina?
# Riviera Control Panel and Mixer
# 3D Multi-Channel Audio Demo
# Record Producer™ LE
# MusicWrite™ LE
# Recording Station
# Surround sound available via digital audio connection to a home theater system or multiple analog audio outputs connected to a surround speaker system
# Optical S/PDIF output for playback of pure digital audio at resolutions of up to 24 Bits at 44.1KHz or 48KHz sampling rates, allowing for pass-through of Dolby® Digital and DTS® multichannel DVD sound to external A/V receivers
# Selectable 2, 4 or 6 analog line output channels with 16 Bit resolution at up to 48 KHz sampling rate
# Converts stereo sound sources to multi-channel format, for listening to MP3 digital music or movies with enhanced surround sound on 4 or 6 speakers
# Game port for analog joystick connection and MIDI In/Out (with optional interface cable)
# Supports Game Surround Sound APIs such as EAX, HRTF-based 3D positional audio, DirectSound 3D and A3D
# DirectMusic®-supported DLS-based wavetable music synthesizer
# Full-duplex codec
# 32-bit PCI bus master
# Mic Input
# VersaJack™: Operates as either a Stereo Line Input or Center/Sub woofer channels out (5 & 6)
# Front channels L/R out (1 & 2)
# Rear channels L/R out (3 & 4)
# Optical S/PDIF Out
# MIDI/Game port D-15 connector
# Internal input connectors for CD and Aux audio sources
# Computer: IBM PC or compatible with one available PCI 2.1-compliant expansion slot
# Processor: Pentium 450 MHz or higher.
# RAM: 128 MB RAM or higher
# Hard Drive: Approximately 50 MB free space is required during the driver / application installation process
# Display: 800×600 High Color (16-bit)
# Operating System: Windows 98 / Millennium / 2000 Pro / XP
# CD-ROM Drive:
– 4X CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation
– A DVD drive and a compatible software DVD player application are required for playing back Dolby Digital® (AC-3) audio from DVD movies
# Speakers: Headphones or amplified speakers.
# System Resources: Software applications may have additional system requirements. Refer to documentation for details