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    Name: Santa Cruz
    Company: Turtle Beach
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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsSound Nov 20th, 2019 - 9:09 PM EST
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
    Author: Chris Oh
    Date Posted: January 4th, 2002
    SLRating: 9.5/10
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    Pros & Cons

    Pros

    • Great audio quality
    • Great Features
    • VersaJack
    • Robust Control Panel
    • Stable Drivers
    • Cheap

    Cons

    • Doesn't produce true 5.1 in games

    Conclusion

    The Santa Cruz is a card for people who like to do a little bit of everything while maintaining their hold on the latest and greatest hardware. The Santa Cruz offers people great audio quality at an affordable price while keeping the little boys with toys happy and up to date with the latest in audio technology. With a feature set as packed as this and quality as good the Santa Cruz, there might be some big competition for Creative. The customization options given by the control panel are great and there's something for everybody, mp3 decoding is a great feature if you have a low end system, if you're running anything higher than a 500MHz Celeron, you'll probably not even notice the acceleration, but you will notice the quality enhancements the EQ and the reverb options give you. As for driver stability, I noted before that the newest drivers for XP are great and I have never had a problem with a driver issue while using this card. The VersaJack is also a good feature to note on the scoresheet. This card has a bit for everybody and at a price as low as $50; this card is something that everyone should give a good hard look at. The best bang for the buck lies in this card.

    SLRating: 9.5/10

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    1. Introduction/Say Hello To Santa Cruz
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