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Re: Sound Blaster: From best to worst

CT4170 rocks for headphone usage If you don't mind CQM (or actually prefer it because you had it back in the day and that was how your games sounded), then yes. Also if you don't need a WT header and can live with the other Vibra limitations...but Vibra cards have a wonderfully clear sound (maybe …

Re: Sound Blaster: From best to worst

Welcome @Metalliferous! Very much appreciated! Also thanks to this awesome community (and probably Google), this thread reached well over 10.000 views by now! Regarding noise measurements: Its a different topic but results should absolutely be merged into this document, yes. I hope that someone with …

Re: Sound Blaster: From best to worst

CHANGELOG 2021-04-19 -We are now on Google Docs Filters and sorting! Always up-to-date XLSX export of latest edit also available -Added CT3630 thanks @perhenden -Lowered SB16 Self-Noise „traffic light“ from red to yellow, changed text from „High“ to „Noisy“ -Revised and expanded all the descriptions …

Re: Sound Blaster: From best to worst

nice work on the latest update. i really have to say though, i am uneasy with the "Self Noise" column and how it's purely based on the DAC. it's uncomfortably close to those endless arguments in audiophile forums comparing two CD players, one with 64x oversampling DACs, and the other with 128x …

Re: Sound Blaster: From best to worst

perhenden wrote on 2021-03-22, 09:01: I found a model not mentioned in the list, and thought I would contribute. The CT3630. I've just seen a picture of it (attachment). Hopefully chips and versions can be identified from this single image. Thanks! Great list. Thank you! If there is a photo, i will …

Re: Sound Blaster: From best to worst

So, based on simple solution that @Cloudschatze suggested, does it make sense to change the status in the "self-noise" field for the CT1730/40/50/70 ? With an added node perhaps ? Big thanks to Cloudschatze for posting these tips for noise optimization. While i personally trust Cloudschatzes …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE: From best to worst

I've got the Vibra 16XV CT4170. It has DSP version 4.16. When i maximize the mixer, i have hearable clipping. At Doom it's very clear hearable. It can also be seen, when loading my posted FLAC files in a audio editor like Audacity. You can see that the waves are cutted and they looks like a …

Re: Finally my 3dfx Voodoo2 SLI project!

Get some air cooling going for these Voodoo 2's...they get hotter the faster the cpu speed is. Putting them in like this and also with other cards above and below, they will get really hot. When Voodoo 2 got released a Pentium II 300 Mhz was the fastest processor and i'm sure the cooling/thermal …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE: From best to worst

Also, I'm beginning to think that the DAC chip has less to do with self-noise, than whether or not the cards have floating op-amps. Creative's left a number of quad amps on their cards with one or more sections of certain amps floating, which is terrible for noise and power consumption. I have a …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE32: From best to worst

btw Burrito78, the PNG version of your latest chart seems to be just a thumbnail. (PDF version is fine) I have to upload to Imgur for now because Vogons started to recompress PNG and JPG uploads. And yes, the CT2760 uses the CT1701 DAC chip. I will change that with the next update. Regarding the …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE: From best to worst

List updated to v8 to include AWE64 and AWE64 Gold, included workaround for slowdown/pauses bug, fixed typos, title updated @zoinknoise: It's a nice hint that i gladly included down in the explanation of the Bug. According to Mobygamer Tie Fighter also supports AWE32 for music. Do you know if that …

Re: Sound Blaster 16 & AWE32: From best to worst

Anyone ever seen AWE32 models CT3940 (Value, PnP) or CT3960 (PnP) in the wild? According to several internet lists these versions apparently exist, but I couldn't find anything except for what I already mentioned about them. Would these still have the CT1747 chip /w OPL? edit: There's another card …

Re: ISA sound card for lucas games?

Read up this excellent comparison of different Creative Labs cards and their sound quality including recordings of the dreaded single cycle DMA clicking bug: http://nerdlypleasures.blogspot.com/2015/05/16-bit-sound-blaster-8-bit-playback.html While the Vibra based cards prevent single cycle DMA …

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