Cuttoon wrote on 2022-03-23, 16:50:
Some poor schmuck bid exactly a hundred Euro for a ct3990 on Saturday. Dafuq?
Someone paid $180 for a CT3990 a few days ago. That's pretty extreme, especially considering that this isn't even a model with a Yamaha OPL chip on it.
If you happened to spot the listing, I'm the one that sniped the CT3990 for about $100 USD last month. I wasn't looking for a CT3990, but none of my AWE32s have a wavetable header, and it came with a lot of other goodies. I watched it until the very end and submitted a sniper bid and won. The price isn't that bad (relative to current prices), considering the model, its features, and all of the accessories. But imo, outside of a collectors market I think that it's really worth maybe half this much.
The card is also in absolute pristine condition. So either the previous owner dunked it in the sink and gave it a scrub or it's barely used.
There is some kind of flaw, either on this model or this specific card. Choosing 16-bit mixing causes garbled audio output, but only with one of the three motherboards I tried it with, and only in the bottom ISA slot. Very bizarre, and there is no way to verify the problem without another card of this exact model.
Another thing worth mentioning is that there are actually two configurations of the CT3990, those with the CT1748 CSM chip and those without. It's soldered onto the board so it's not an accessory upgrade like on other Creative cards.