Could someone please post comparison of OPL2LPT and OPL3LPT devices? What pros and cons each has.
I don't have any of these devices yet, but at first look I would come with following. Please correct me where I'm wrong:
1. manufacturing technology
pros: seems to easier to repair due to standard components and soldering technique
cons: capacitors will degrade in future
pros: device is smaller, capacitors will not degrade?
cons: smd components so device repair is probably troublesome
2. synthesis sound chip
pros: matches adlib card
cons: opl2 is worser than opl3, sound is mono only?
pros: has better chip
cons: not sure if commercial dos games will be able to use opl3 features, because there were no pure opl3 soundcard, both adlib gold and sound blaster 16 had pcm capabilites, so games may have issues when trying opl3 mode (so trying to probe soundblaster 16 / adlib gold), right? what about stereo support?
3. software support
Should be similar, though I've heard that opl2 is more sensitive to delays? Please correct here.