Can anyone identify this PAS?

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Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby appiah4 » 2019-3-15 @ 09:46

The FCC ID has what seems to be TH in it but its no thunderboard? Pcb no returns PAS but layout is PAS16 - Im confused.. What is this?
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby root42 » 2019-3-15 @ 10:02

Do you have a better resolution picture? I can't make out anything...
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby bristlehog » 2019-3-15 @ 10:03

This is a newer version of Pro Audio Spectrum 16 with SCSI on-board, FCC ID: IXW-PAS16NS, model number 650-0044.

I can now boast of being able to identify a Media Vision sound card without actually seeing anything :)
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby badmojo » 2019-3-15 @ 11:20

bristlehog wrote:I can now boast of being able to identify a Media Vision sound card without actually seeing anything :)


A valuable life skill :lol:
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby SirNickity » 2019-3-15 @ 18:09

Yep - this is the exact PAS16 that I have. Except mine has red resistor packs. But the rusty jacks are the same!
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby appiah4 » 2019-3-15 @ 21:11

Thanks a lot for the assistance, let's see if I can actually get it for a good price :)
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-3-16 @ 20:38

appiah4 wrote:Thanks a lot for the assistance, let's see if I can actually get it for a good price :)


Windows-95c has drivers built-in to support this card.
So you can test this card before you sell it.
You need a ISA motherboard with 5v. rail support too.
In Win95 go to control panel and add new device.
Select to add the "Media Vision Pro Audio Spectrum 16"
Add drivers and reboot.

I actually like the sound that comes from this card.
There is kind of a 3D sound.
Sounds good with music CD's.
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby root42 » 2019-3-16 @ 20:59

I think he wants to buy, not sell.
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby appiah4 » 2019-3-17 @ 06:53

root42 wrote:I think he wants to buy, not sell.


Bingo ;)
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby Intel486dx33 » 2019-3-17 @ 13:46

root42 wrote:I think he wants to buy, not sell.


Oh, I would look for a NEWer MV-PAS16.
The old ones had the audio from the motherboard passing through the ISA bus.
So the MV-PAS16 would play all the audio produced by the motherboard through the ISA bus by default. Could not be turned off.
This also caused a hissing problem.
and interference with audio play back in the PAS16.
The NEWer PAS16's did not support this feature and therefore provided a cleaner sound.
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Re: Can anyone identify this PAS?

Postby badmojo » 2019-3-17 @ 23:41

Intel486dx33 wrote:So the MV-PAS16 would play all the audio produced by the motherboard through the ISA bus by default. Could not be turned off.
This also caused a hissing problem.


Are you talking about the PAS' ability to intercept the PC speaker via the ISA bus? This can be turned off via the mixer (in DOS at least), and where did you get the idea that it caused a hissing problem?

Yes there's a hiss by default but this can be tamed, again via the mixer.
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