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Reply 45440 of 46011, by TrashPanda

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Got a nice little haul recently, I think I now have all the major ESS sound cards, I already had the 688F+968F, 1868F, 1869E and 1938 Solo-1 and picked up the Allegro, Canyon3D and 1688F+968F in this lot. Just need the Maestro and I think I may have all the major models, also grabbed a Sound Blaster CT 2810 that was going for cheap along with a Yamaha 718-s.

I have a thing for ESS sound cards, have always found them to be exceptional replacements for creative cards, the Terratec card I think was the big grab, it looks amazing if the photo is true.

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Yamaha 718-S

The odd one out in this haul was a 64mb GeForce 256 DDR which I saw pop up for 125 bucks, which is considerably less than the other 32mb models listed right now.

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Reply 45441 of 46011, by TrashPanda

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Late addition, found a Maestro-1 for 20 dollars so I think I now have all the major ESS cards.

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Can anyone think of any others ?

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Reply 45443 of 46011, by Nexxen

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-07-06, 15:20:

What's the big deal about the Maestro series and why is the chip so big? Is it for DirectSound acceleration or something?

It looks like there are a ton of pins that aren't even being used.

Additional ram signals. Some cards had optional sockets.

Edit: right here on vogons, ESS ES1948F Maestro PCI card SRAM and DRAM upgrade

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Reply 45445 of 46011, by TrashPanda

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Kahenraz wrote on 2022-07-06, 18:55:

What is the memory for? Synthesizer samples?

Likely for custom sound fonts and samples, since the Maestro was a licensed chip it was really up to the fabs what extras they included on the card, I doubt I will use it beyond checking it works as I really just wanted it to complete the set.

The Terratec Canyon3D card will get some use, I honestly wonder what the 3D is like and how it compares to say A3D or EAX.

Finding drivers for these PCI cards is my next adventure, might be difficult for a few of them, I know its downright impossible to find drivers for the MX400 which is also based on Canyon3D so hopefully the Terratec drivers are easier to locate.

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Reply 45446 of 46011, by cyclone3d

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I should have drivers for the Canyon3d based cards. I'll have to check this evening.

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Reply 45447 of 46011, by TrashPanda

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cyclone3d wrote on 2022-07-06, 19:10:

I should have drivers for the Canyon3d based cards. I'll have to check this evening.

All good mate, Terratec still has their FTP online with all their drivers including their legacy drivers, got the NT4 and VXD drivers for the DMX along with the midi sample sets !

Not sure if anyone here has backed their server up but it might be worth grabbing their legacy stuff.

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Reply 45448 of 46011, by Jccwu

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Maestro-1 with DRAM and SRAM sockets.

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Reply 45449 of 46011, by debs3759

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-07-06, 19:21:
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-07-06, 19:10:

I should have drivers for the Canyon3d based cards. I'll have to check this evening.

All good mate, Terratec still has their FTP online with all their drivers including their legacy drivers, got the NT4 and VXD drivers for the DMX along with the midi sample sets !

Not sure if anyone here has backed their server up but it might be worth grabbing their legacy stuff.

What's the address of the Teratec ftp site? I tried ftp.terratec.de and ftp.terratec.com in Filezilla and neither is recognised

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Reply 45450 of 46011, by Dimitris1980

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Reply 45451 of 46011, by NyLan

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-07-06, 12:34:
Got a nice little haul recently, I think I now have all the major ESS sound cards, I already had the 688F+968F, 1868F, 1869E and […]
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Got a nice little haul recently, I think I now have all the major ESS sound cards, I already had the 688F+968F, 1868F, 1869E and 1938 Solo-1 and picked up the Allegro, Canyon3D and 1688F+968F in this lot. Just need the Maestro and I think I may have all the major models, also grabbed a Sound Blaster CT 2810 that was going for cheap along with a Yamaha 718-s.

I have a thing for ESS sound cards, have always found them to be exceptional replacements for creative cards, the Terratec card I think was the big grab, it looks amazing if the photo is true.

Allegro.jpg
Allegro
Canyon3D.jpg
Canyon3D + 1688F

CT2810.jpg
SoundBlaster CT2810
Yammy.jpg
Yamaha 718-S

The odd one out in this haul was a 64mb GeForce 256 DDR which I saw pop up for 125 bucks, which is considerably less than the other 32mb models listed right now.

V6800.jpg

Asus V6800 256 DDR 64Mb

I can buy a 32MB Geforce 256 SDR for 100$. But I'm not sure worth it. I feel it's a bit expensive

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Reply 45452 of 46011, by SteveC

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SteveC wrote on 2022-07-04, 15:47:

Picked up an IBM PS/1 today and I love it! Just need an adlib (or clone) sound card for it.

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Reply 45453 of 46011, by Nexxen

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NyLan wrote on 2022-07-07, 20:39:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-07-06, 12:34:
Got a nice little haul recently, I think I now have all the major ESS sound cards, I already had the 688F+968F, 1868F, 1869E and […]
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Got a nice little haul recently, I think I now have all the major ESS sound cards, I already had the 688F+968F, 1868F, 1869E and 1938 Solo-1 and picked up the Allegro, Canyon3D and 1688F+968F in this lot. Just need the Maestro and I think I may have all the major models, also grabbed a Sound Blaster CT 2810 that was going for cheap along with a Yamaha 718-s.

I have a thing for ESS sound cards, have always found them to be exceptional replacements for creative cards, the Terratec card I think was the big grab, it looks amazing if the photo is true.

Allegro.jpg
Allegro
Canyon3D.jpg
Canyon3D + 1688F

CT2810.jpg
SoundBlaster CT2810
Yammy.jpg
Yamaha 718-S

The odd one out in this haul was a 64mb GeForce 256 DDR which I saw pop up for 125 bucks, which is considerably less than the other 32mb models listed right now.

V6800.jpg

Asus V6800 256 DDR 64Mb

I can buy a 32MB Geforce 256 SDR for 100$. But I'm not sure worth it. I feel it's a bit expensive

You live in Geneva, Switzerland. Don't you buy expensive watches for fun singing "Je possède des thunes"? 100$ sounds bargain 😉
(yes, it's a joke)

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Reply 45454 of 46011, by HanJammer

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NyLan wrote on 2022-07-07, 20:39:

I can buy a 32MB Geforce 256 SDR for 100$. But I'm not sure worth it. I feel it's a bit expensive

Horribly expensive if you ask me. Considering that super cheap GF2MX400 will do much better and still will be period-correct for any Slot 1/A or Socket A/370 build... So unless it is some very collector model in a box - I wouldn't bother.

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Reply 45455 of 46011, by TrashPanda

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debs3759 wrote on 2022-07-07, 17:48:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-07-06, 19:21:
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-07-06, 19:10:

I should have drivers for the Canyon3d based cards. I'll have to check this evening.

All good mate, Terratec still has their FTP online with all their drivers including their legacy drivers, got the NT4 and VXD drivers for the DMX along with the midi sample sets !

Not sure if anyone here has backed their server up but it might be worth grabbing their legacy stuff.

What's the address of the Teratec ftp site? I tried ftp.terratec.de and ftp.terratec.com in Filezilla and neither is recognised

terratec.ultron.info
/audio is their soundcard drivers

is the one I got from the Terratec site

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Reply 45456 of 46011, by debs3759

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Reply 45457 of 46011, by TrashPanda

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NyLan wrote on 2022-07-07, 20:39:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-07-06, 12:34:
Got a nice little haul recently, I think I now have all the major ESS sound cards, I already had the 688F+968F, 1868F, 1869E and […]
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Got a nice little haul recently, I think I now have all the major ESS sound cards, I already had the 688F+968F, 1868F, 1869E and 1938 Solo-1 and picked up the Allegro, Canyon3D and 1688F+968F in this lot. Just need the Maestro and I think I may have all the major models, also grabbed a Sound Blaster CT 2810 that was going for cheap along with a Yamaha 718-s.

I have a thing for ESS sound cards, have always found them to be exceptional replacements for creative cards, the Terratec card I think was the big grab, it looks amazing if the photo is true.

Allegro.jpg
Allegro
Canyon3D.jpg
Canyon3D + 1688F

CT2810.jpg
SoundBlaster CT2810
Yammy.jpg
Yamaha 718-S

The odd one out in this haul was a 64mb GeForce 256 DDR which I saw pop up for 125 bucks, which is considerably less than the other 32mb models listed right now.

V6800.jpg

Asus V6800 256 DDR 64Mb

I can buy a 32MB Geforce 256 SDR for 100$. But I'm not sure worth it. I feel it's a bit expensive

I dont even look at the SDR models, they are priced too much on eBay for what they are, the 32Mb DDR models are also priced stupidly usually 100 USD more than the SDR ones, I have not seen a 64Mb DDR model show up before but at 125 USD it was worth grabbing for me as I likely wont see another at that price again. (I have the Glasses and software from another similar Asus gpu already)

All I have available to me for collecting is eBay and other online sites since I live in BFE Rural Australia, sure the prices are not amazing but considering the options.

HanJammer wrote on 2022-07-07, 22:34:
NyLan wrote on 2022-07-07, 20:39:

I can buy a 32MB Geforce 256 SDR for 100$. But I'm not sure worth it. I feel it's a bit expensive

Horribly expensive if you ask me. Considering that super cheap GF2MX400 will do much better and still will be period-correct for any Slot 1/A or Socket A/370 build... So unless it is some very collector model in a box - I wouldn't bother.

I partly agree, but since this is a 64Mb DDR model at SDR pricing and this is the first 64Mb model I've seen in the last year and I needed this one to round out my early nVidia collection I grabbed it.

Sometimes its not about the performance 😀

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