Category: Sound card
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 645.6¬†KB
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version: 401 Device
This is a sound card developed for turtle bay beach due to the best sound production. The board itself is extremely small as compared to the sound blaster 16 PnP. On the board one will find CD audio connectors, modem audio and Aux Input. Also present is S/p DIF interface for the connection of a DAT machine and one more connector for the daughter wave lab. The user manual is very illustrative, showing the differences between PCI and ISA slots, differences between MPC-2 and Sony connectors. External connectors are very much the standard stuff, line out, line in, joystick, mic in and midi connector. The card lacks two speaker outputs which is a let down since one can have a 5.1 sound system. Before inserting in the appropriate make sure the computer has been shut down and the power cable disconnected.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The dos compatibility for the A3DX stream worked with every DOS program tried both in DOS mode and DOS box. The card also comes with NT and Windows 3.1 drivers. A3D is supported in windows 95 and 98 this is due to the A3D relying on Direct X 5. the A3D itself is very perfect, it comes with few illustrative demos to show off the effect and the pretty display. It is quite impressive especially when it comes to playing unreal with A3D enabled. In unreal one can hear where the other players and anything flying around you. The software pack comes with Voyetra MIDI Orchestrate plus, audio station audio view and MIDI orchestra. It also as music games, multimedia diagnostic programs, wide selection of sound files and driver pack. The pc should be PC equipped with windows 3.1/95/NT4.0 and 98. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and OPTi 929 MPU-401 Device errors before installing any driver updates.