Reply 200 of 324, by SavantStrike
Isn't that what they call a 'Gold Finch' board or am I confused with something else?
The GoldFinch connector was an audio connector (left out, right out, ground, etc..) that could be connected to the line/aux inputs of your sound card (or a matching GoldFinch connector, if your sound card had it).
(Edit) See attached pic.
I had wondered what those wires were doing. So this expansion really doesn't use the waveblaster header on the sound card (and in fact doesn't need it)! One literally would have SB16 FM + MIDI for when they wanted it, and SB AWE MIDI or SB AWE MIDI + SB16 FM when they wanted that. It almost looks like you could use the goldfinch connectors on the AWE isa expansion card and hook them up to a SB Pro 1/2 with some custom cable making.
Seeing that makes me wish I hadn't gotten rid of my old SB16 compatible when the computer it was in died. I seem to recall it sounded pretty clean at the time (though it couldn't compete with the SB PCI 512 I had in my newer box). Either adding a board to the waveblaster connector (if it had one, I think it might have though) or adding one of those cards could have been awesome simply because it's so retro-chic.