Aureal goes consumer

Soundcards are "big step" for firm

Aureal has announced its will go direct to consumers with its two new soundcards, the Vortex SQ1500 and Vortex2 SQ2500. The two cards are designed for mainstream computer users. The SQ1500 is for your average gamer or music fan and supports two and four speaker set-ups. The SQ2500 is for the more serious gamer and comes with enhanced 3D sound. Both cards are bundled with a range of applications and games and can be updated online. Pricing is not fixed, but the SQ1500 is expected to cost around £40 and the SQ2500 around £65. Both will be available by the end of the year. ®

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