aaron158 wrote on 2022-04-25, 13:37:
for the wavetable header will the wavetable cards install in the direction were they point down towards the the pci slot or out towards the case. if down towards the pci with how short the card is won't that make it impossible to install certain wavetable cards. like for ex Yamaha db51xg or the Roland Sound Canvas those ones are huge wouldn't they run into the motherboard.
i mean i guess u could use one of those ribbon extension cables but then the wavetable card is just dangling.
Well, there will be 4 options:
1. Using the expansion card - you'll be able to install the full-size daughterboard just on it, like on any other regular soundcard.
2. Using the ribbon extension cable - you'll be able to hang the daughterboard somewhere in the case:
3. Plugging the daughterboard into the stock 90 degree angled header - the daughterboard will be parallel to the motherboard, going downwards (to the ISA slots, if there are any), and will obstruct the lower expansion card(s) and/or the bottom of the chassis (if the daughterboard is long enough). Also, if it is wide enough, it will run into the rear side of the chassis.
4. Soldering the straight header instead of the stock 90 degree angled one and plugging the daughterboard onto it - the daughterboard will go upwards, shouldn't be a problem in terms of its height, but the length of the daughterboard will be limited by the rear side of the chassis. Won't be a problem for smaller daughterboards (DreamBlasters, DB51XG, Terratec, etc.), but no way for full-sized ones (DB50XG, SCB-55, etc.), please look (Fortex render is placed over the Roland SCB-55 for better understanding):
Kahenraz wrote on 2022-04-25, 13:47:
I'm sure sure exactly. I will have to experiment with what can be fit based on the right angle connectors that I can find.
Maybe an option can be made available for blank PCBs without any traces, but which includes important mechanical and solder points for audio connectors so that people like me an do a test fit. These points could even be just silkscreen. The cheaper the better, since it's only meant for test fitting.
Please find attached Fortex render placed on A4 sheet, you can just print out the PDF, cut the Fortex out with scissors, glue it onto some thick carton and give it a try: