Cuttoon wrote on 2022-05-05, 09:08:
AppleSauce wrote on 2022-05-05, 04:06:
imi wrote on 2022-05-04, 19:53:
speaking of, this arrived recently, I finally found one... can't complain really for $10 ...sometimes I'm allowed to have luck.
Oh man I'm jealous thats a crazy good deal, I paid like $100 aud for mine but I wanted to see what all the 3D audio fuss was about so I caved in.
That Diamond card has become a bloody unicorn, yes.
Does it have to be a Vortex 2? What about the original Vortex, will that do? Any good threads about the issue?
Wow last time I checked ebay for them a year or two ago there were still some mx300s floating around for okayish prices and some even cheaper turtle beach ones.
It seems like there were a few auctions not long ago and one went for 50 aud so there still are deals to be had.
I'm no expert but after doing some reading it seems like the vortex 2 did more stuff in hardware rather then offloading it to the cpu , plus the vortex 2 got some new features as well.
Heres some quotes from ZanQuance in some posts , he seems to know a bit
A3D Vortex 1 any good?
"Compare charts in the AU8820 and AU8830 product briefs.
AU8820 has 48 total voice channels, AU8830 has 96.
AU8820 lacks hardware HRTF, AU8830 has hardware HRTF support.
AU8820 provides hardware mixing for 32 channels to 16 and sample rate converters for 16 channels. AU8830 uses the same hardware.
AU8820 has hardware wavetable for 32 channels, AU8830 tacks on an extra bank for 64 total wavetable hardware channels, can be repurposed for directsound streams."
A3D 1.0 vs 2.0 vs EAX 1.0 vs 2.0
"In general A3D 1.0 only offers HRTF on 8 audio sources and these are rendered in software. No reverb support at all.
A3D 2.0 gives a whole slew of new features like Occlusions, Hardware HRTF, WaveTraced reflections and some other neat 3D audio features"