The whole box connects to your PC via USB, so it's rather ironic that the
front of the device sports a Firewire connection. Having this though
could be useful if your PC doesn't already have a Firewire port. However,
a better justification for this product would be for digitising and
compressing analogue video footage.
Like other Audigy cards, the back of the device has three stereo line
outs (as mini-jacks) catering for surround sound. There's an additional
stereo-out and stereo-in using phono plugs, SPDIF out, DIN and S-Video
out with yet another set of stereo audio outs.