First post, by hard1k
As we're approaching the release of our AWE64 Legacy project, I've decided to start some arrangements for the next one.
This time it will be my all-time favorite brand and product, the almighty Aureal Vortex2 (AU8830), the last game changer in the computer audio industry.
The first idea is to make an "A3D-accelerator", a very small PCB with no bracket, and just two MPC connectors (Line-In and Line-Out) so that it could be installed in tiny systems, thin clients or PCI/ISA shared slot along an ISA card occupying the bracket place.
What would you guys suggest? A new soundcard? What should it be? Or a combo with anything else? Do any of you have any hardware-related docs, a detailed datasheet, for example?
So, the general preliminary product concept will be as following:
SECOND MAJOR UPDATE: we have already designed the PCB, sourced all the necessary parts, produced the first prototype (albeit a buggy one), fixed the identified bugs and ordered the second prototype!
THIRD MAJOR UPDATE: all PCI devices (TI PCI-PCI bridge, AU8830, YMF744) have been detected by the host system, looking forward to testing results by jheronimus!
Fortex, the A3D & XG/OPL3 accelerator (Vortex 2 + YMF744 combo sound card)
Please have a look at my wishlist (hosted on Amibay)