Inspired by the sword so technologically perfect in structure and so demanding in its creation, the Creative Sound BlasterX Katana RGB Speaker exhibits the same sleek sophistication and formidable strength in its design and audio prowess. In a league of its own, the Katana fits right under your monitor with a slimness that's unmatched by other so-called gaming “sound bars”, and is powered and enhanced by our award winning multi-core audio DSP making it the world's first true Under Monitor Audio System (UMAS). In addition, the Sound BlasterX features the Aurora Reactive lighting system, a series of 49 programmable LED lights lined from edge to edge of the Katana chassis, making it the perfect addition to fully optimize and customize your PC and desktop setup.
The Katana gives you an immersive audio experience for your games and movies with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine and Dolby Digital Decoding. This audio system embodies the perfect combination of our most powerful 24-bit high resolution DAC and sophisticated 5-driver system. Housing a tri-amplified design where the 5 drivers are individually powered by DSP-controlled amplifiers, the Katana delivers ultra-precise audio at each part of the audio spectrum. Equipped with a plethora of connectivity options, you can trust the Katana to be one of the most versatile and most powerful speakers to ever grace your desktop.
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The Katana can be effortlessly tucked right under your monitors and TV. With a slim profile shorter than 60mm, this Under Monitor Audio System is drastically superior in form and function to ordinary “gaming soundbars” and is perfect for all setups, especially multi-monitor PC and/or console gaming rigs.
The chassis is exquisitely crafted and reinforced with a sturdy, brushed aluminum panel. This construction minimizes harmful vibrations that reduce clarity. Together with its clean, purposeful lines, the detail-oriented craftsmanship behind the Katana makes it a truly remarkable piece of tech and art.
The Katana incorporates the Aurora Reactive lighting system, where its base is lined with 49 programmable LED lights from edge to edge. Just like each unique hamon of the Japanese sword, the Aurora Reactive lighting system comes in 16.8 million colours for you to customize your ambience lighting effects to create your own unique profile that elevates your gaming and movie experience.
The Katana houses a 5-driver design - two up-firing midbass drivers and two high-excursion tweeters in the soundbar, and one long-throw driver in its subwoofer.
Each driver is individually chambered and powered by a DSP-controlled amplifier to deliver ultra-precise audio.
The highly efficient 2.5″ midbass drivers housed in an optimally tuned ported enclosure pump out clean, transparent midrange and dynamic midbass. Directing the audio upwards also provides for a wider soundstage that doesn't require the listener to be situated in the audio sweet spot.
The high-frequency drivers feature inverted alloy dome diaphragms and wide polymer surrounds for low-resonant frequency and extended low-frequency response. These high-excursion tweeters allow us to cross them to the midbass at a much lower frequency than conventional tweeters, resulting in seamless driver integration and uncompromising clarity.
The long-throw subwoofer features a super stiff paper cone and low loss surround for clean, detailed, chest-thumping bass. The driver is housed in a CARB-compliant MDF cabinet with flared port tube for laminar air flow and increased output. Experience the Katana to hear its powerful bass that reverberate through your bones.
The Katana utilizes a game-changing tri-amplified design with a total output of 75RMS/150W Peak Power to deliver room-filling audio, with uncompromisingly clear, high-definition, well-balanced audio and deep resonating bass. With the tri-amplified design, the amplifiers are controlled by our proprietary multi-core Digital Signal Processor (DSP) - two dedicated to driving mids, another two dedicated to deliver the high frequencies, and one dedicated to churn out heart-thumping bass. From traversing through ravines to bullet-fast evasive maneuvers, you can hear all the details that other speakers fail to deliver.
In addition to powering the tri-amplified design, the Katana features our award winning proprietary multi-core DSP that is capable of producing 24-bit high-resolution audio for lossless, crystal-clear and impressive room-filling sound. It is also a certified Dolby Digital decoder, providing incredibly realistic virtual 5.1 surround sound.
The Katana doubles as a sound card which supports Virtual 7.1 channel1 audio input signals to deliver realistic gaming effects and audio cues with near-perfect accuracy and positioning when you hook it up via USB.
SetupGoals are now achievable with the Katana. Comes equipped with comprehensive connectivity connections, the Katana is versatile and compatible with many multimedia devices.
When connected via optical-in, the Dolby Digital certified Katana delivers realistic virtual 5.1 surround sound, giving you the most of your console gaming and movie nights.
Level up your PC gaming experience with Virtual 7.1 audio when you connect to the Katana via USB. You can also enjoy 24bit/96kHz high-resolution audio via the USB Connection.
Enjoy cinematic audio performance on the Sony® PS4™ and PS5™ via USB! Beyond powerful audio performance, in-game communication is also enhanced with a full suite of noise-reduction and voice morphing technologies made possible by the Katana's built-in advanced Sound Blaster processor.
Play your entire music collection directly from the Katana via your USB Flash Drive that contains your favorite songs and press the Play button to enjoy a fantastic listening experience. You may also refer to your playlist from the Sound Blaster Connect.
The Katana supports Bluetooth v4.2 that gives you a connecting range of up to 10 meters, so you can enjoy all the convenience for great wireless audio.
You don't have to wake up the entire house to be a late night gamer. With the headphone jack and microphone inputs, the Katana works with most headphones and headsets, so you can conveniently put your best game forward, even when everyone else is in their deep slumber.
Sit back and enjoy your movie. The Katana comes with an IR Remote Control, so you can have access to all the controls at your fingertips.
Free yourself from wires completely with Creative BT-W3 (sold separately), an audio transmitter that allows you to enjoy high-quality wireless audio with non-Bluetooth devices! Enable wireless listening on your PS4™ or Nintendo Switch™, or upgrade your current Bluetooth audio experience on your PC or Mac with premium aptX codecs.
The Creative BT-W3 supports 4 different codecs—aptX LL, aptX HD, aptX and SBC, and features a handy codec selection function that allows you to tell which codec you’re using and switch to the desired codec with ease. Powered by a USB-C connection, the Creative BT-W3 is plug-and-play and requires no additional drivers or batteries!
|Dimensions||Soundbar: 60.0 x 600.0 x 79.0 mm (2.4 x 23.6 x 3.1 inches), Subwoofer: 333 x 130 x 299 mm (5.1 x 11.8 x 13.1 inches)|
|Weight||Soundbar: 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs), Subwoofer: 4 kg (8.8 lbs)|
|Drivers||Soundbar: 2 x 34mm Tweeters, 2 x 2.5" Midbass Drivers, Subwoofer: 1 x 5.25" Long Throw Driver|
|System Configuration||2.1 system|
|Bluetooth® Version||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Bluetooth Profile||A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth)|
|Supported Codecs||SBC, AAC|
|Connector Type||Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB FlashDrive, Headset out, USB Audio, Mic-in, Optical-in|
|For Wireless Streaming||Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Stereo Bluetooth Profile (A2DP)|
|For Wireless Control||Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Bluetooth Remote Control (AVRCP)|
|For Digital 5.1 Audio Playback||Optical-in|
|For High-resolution 24-bit 96kHz Audio Playback||For PC via USB Connection|
|For Playback via USB Flash Drive||Up to 128GB formatted in FAT16/32/exFAT.
Common audio formats such as MP3, WMA, FLAC and WAV.
(MP3 and WMA up to 320kbps and FLAC up to 1.3Mbps).
|For Sound Blaster Connect||For Windows® OS
Intel Core™2 Duo processor 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core or equivalent processor
Microsoft® Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit
600MB of free hard disk space
Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
Internet connection (optional)
|For Direct Connection to AUX-in Jack||Analog audio devices with a 3.5mm output|