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Sound Blaster Katana V2

Tri-amplified Multi-channel Gaming Soundbar with Super X-Fi Technology

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Features

Overview

Explore uncharted audile territories and achieve elevated sound experiences with Sound Blaster Katana V2! Bringing back not only the finest features of its predecessor such as the revolutionary tri-amplified design, the Sound Blaster Katana V2 now sports an all-new sleek, matte black build, upgraded list of comprehensive connectivity options, and further engineered to deliver 68% more power than before! Immerse yourself in rich and flawless audio dynamics, and even stronger bass reproduction with the improved tweeters and subwoofer.

We've also further stepped up the audio processing game on Sound Blaster Katana V2 by equipping it with not just the Sound Blaster chip, but also the Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip as well-so you can continue your gaming adventure with multi-channel surround sound in your headphones late at night. With all these major upgrades and more, make the soundbar system the center of your audio hub.

Audio

Uncompromisingly Clear and Precise

The Sound Blaster Katana V2 houses a game-changing tri-amplified design whereby the amplifiers are controlled by our proprietary multicore DSP to drive each of the mid-range drivers, tweeters, and subwoofer driver individually. The result is strong and impactful sound reproduction at every frequency.

Sound Blaster Katana V2 is also fitted with all-new, upgraded �” fabric dome tweeters with the ability to produce cleaner and more refined highs, as well as larger subwoofer driver for deeper and sonorous bass. From heart-thumping action movies to stirring melodies in the latest hits, the Sound Blaster Katana V2 allows you to hear every detail regardless of content played.

Audio You Can Feel

Blast your music away and feel your games come to life with Sound Blaster Katana V2's natural and realistic sound reproduction via true 5.1 channel playback. Now with 68% more power output, the soundbar delivers accurate and clean hi-res audio even at high volumes.

The soundbar is also a certified Dolby Audio1 decoder, so you can recreate the ultimate cinematic experience from the comfort of your own home. From avid gamers to film enthusiasts, Sound Blaster Katana V2 has the ability to create incredible entertainment experiences, best crafted to satisfy your audio needs.

1Available via HDMI ARC and optical connection

Super X-Fi

Don't
Stop
the
Action

Enjoy your favorite media in all its glory no matter the time or day, and continue on your gaming sessions or film binges without disturbing anyone nearby. Equipped with Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip, enjoy our award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography using any headphones just by plugging it in to the Sound Blaster Katana V2.

Super X-Fi captures the listening experience of a high-end multi-speaker system in a professional studio, and recreates the same expansive experience in your headphones. Utilizing advanced computational audio, Super X-Fi also personalizes audio according to your head and ear anthropometry, so the audio you get is specially optimized just for you.

Still prefer to listen with the soundbar? Activate the Night mode, a sound mode that allows you to enjoy clear, cinematic sounds at low volume levels, and continue the fun!

Setting Up Super X-Fi on Sound Blaster Katana V2

STEP 1

Download SXFI APP on your mobile device and register for a Super X-Fi account.

(This is different from your Creative Store account).

STEP 2

Create your Super X-Fi profile via the SXFI App, select ‘Personalize' via the menu tab, and follow the guided Head and Ear-Mapping process.

STEP 3

On the SXFI App, go to ‘Wireless Setup' and select Sound Blaster Katana V2 under ‘Available Devices'.

STEP 4

Press the blinking button on Sound Blaster Katana V2 as prompted to pair the device with the application. Once it's done, your Super X-Fi profile will be transferred to your device.

Gaming

The Soundbar
for Gaming

Feel the intense rush as adrenaline courses through your veins while each bullet whizzes past you as you try to bring your team to a stunning victory. Designed to be your everyday gaming companion, the Sound Blaster Katana V2 offers you more than just enhanced audio system with improved surround immersion, but integrated headphone gaming functionality as well. The soundbar features our acclaimed gaming sound modes—SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode2—allowing the audio system to be THE gaming soundbar for all your gaming conquests.

Scout Mode

Scout Mode is one of our trademark sound modes that focuses on the detection of sounds through enhanced audio cues, highlighting each and every in-game detail that could make or break the game. Whether it's the sound of your enemies' gun reload or a slight ruffle in the grass, Scout Mode has the ability to pinpoint the sounds right in your ears. Detect your enemies' slightest movement before even seeing them on screen!

SXFI BATTLE Mode

Experience unprecedented gaming audio immersion by listening in on the environment of your games, as if you're physically present in the game. SXFI BATTLE Mode is the first and only sound mode that allows you to hear not only the directionality of where the gunshots are coming from, but distance as well, so you can accurately pinpoint your enemies' locations, down to the millimeter.

2Please note that SXFI BATTLE Mode is a headphone technology and is only available in headphone mode. Scout mode is available in both modes, but is optimized for headphone use.

Control

Customize EVERYTHING

Sound Blaster Katana V2 comes with all the customization options you need. Further tune its audio performance to suit your liking with Sound Blaster's processing technologies and EQ settings on the Creative app. With the app, switch up the RGB lighting by selecting your choice of up to 16.8 million colors to match your mood, or save your custom presets to any of the programmable buttons on the remote control!

Prefer a certain sound mode, volume, and lighting color for parties? Save all of the settings and more on a programmable button for easy access.

Remote Control

The Sound Blaster Katana V2 comes with a comprehensive remote control that allows you to access all the settings you need. Besides the basic audio controls, you can also change audio source, switch RGB lighting presets, or access a custom function saved on one of the six customizable buttons!

Connectivity

Centerpiece of Your Audio Hub

Be in command of your very own audio hub with a host of upgraded connectivity options, including a HDMI ARC port, optical port, as well as wireless Bluetooth® 5.0 connectivity! The Sound Blaster Katana V2 works with various platforms, from gaming consoles such as PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch™, as well as PC, Mac and mobile devices too. Whether it's to take on a multitude of challenges in your games, or relaxing to some tunes, Sound Blaster Katana V2 has your back.

Plus, with dual built-in beamforming microphones, further expand the capability of your Sound Blaster Katana V2 by quickly jumping on calls directly on the soundbar. In a gist, the soundbar doubles up as a great WFH option without having to grab a pair of headphones.

Design

Swift, Elegant,
and Deadly

With the soundbar exhibiting a similar sense of nuance and vigor that of an agile, sharp blade, the audio system is capable of reproducing rich audio prowess and strong, deep bass that will reverberate through your soul. Its sleek and elegant design fits perfectly in any living room setup, with its slim profile allowing you to tuck it under any monitor effortlessly.

Downloads

CUSTOMIZE RGB LIGHTING, MAKE EQ ADJUSTMENTS, AND ACCESS SOUND BLASTER TECHNOLOGIES

CREATE YOUR CUSTOM SUPER X-FI PROFILE

REVIEWS

Pocket-lint

As we said in our intro, picking up any soundbar is better than not doing so - but if you're looking for a gaming-specific option, the Katana V2 is a real contender. While we aren't convinced anyone will need the shattering volumes it can offer, it's certainly nice to have the option.

4/5 Stars

Sound Blaster Katana V2

2021-11-08

Geek Culture

With its sleek design and solid build quality, it saves space without compromising on the quality of sound. Take our word for it, the Katana V2 can slice up anything you throw at it.

9.4/10

Sound Blaster Katana V2

2021-10-04

A Closer Look

Specifications

Dimensions
Soundbar: 600 x 95 x 62 mm / 23.6 x 3.74 x 2.44 inches, Subwoofer: 150 x 367 x 367 mm / 5.9 x 14.4 x 14.4 inches
Weight
Soundbar: 1.52 kg / 3.35 lb, Subwoofer: 6.4 kg / 14.1 lb
Operating Temperature
0– 40°C
Power Output
Soundbar: 66W RMS, Total System Power: Up to 126W RMS (Peak: 252W)
Frequency Response
50–20,000 Hz
Bluetooth Operating Frequency
2402–2480 MHz
Operating Range for Bluetooth Devices
Up to 10 meters / 33 ft (Measured in open space. Walls and structures may affect range of device.)
Bluetooth® Version
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth)*
*Stereo Bluetooth or A2DP profile enables wireless transmission of full stereo sound to other Bluetooth devices. To determine whether your device (notebook, PC or mobile device) is equipped with A2DP-enabled Bluetooth technology, refer to your device manufacturer's documentation / website for more information.
Supported Codecs
SBC
Connector Type
AUX-in, Headset out, Optical-in, USB-C, DC-in, SXFI-out (USB-A), Subwoofer-out, HDMI ARC

System Requirements

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 5.1 Surround Audio Playback over USB:
  • Windows® PC
For Dolby Audio 5.1 Audio Playback:
  • Dolby® Audio (Dolby Digital) source connected to Optical-in and HDMI-ARC
For High-resolution 24-bit 96kHz Audio Playback:
  • PC via USB Connection
For Creative application:
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina and above
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 32-bit or 64-bit
  • iOS 11.0 or later
  • Android 7.0 and above

Package Contents

  • 1x Soundbar
  • 1x Subwoofer
  • 1x Remote Control*
  • Power Adapter
  • Optical Cable
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wall Mount Brackets

*Batteries not included

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

California Residents

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

To meet the requirements of Proposition 65, it is our responsibility to notify consumers in the State of California that they can be exposed to chemicals that are known to cause cancer and/or reproductive toxicity. It does not mean that the product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements.

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