Reply 21520 of 22141, by Gmlb256
FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-20, 16:22:appiah4 wrote on 2022-04-20, 11:31:FioGermi wrote on 2022-04-19, 20:35:
You know. I'm gonna be honest with you all: The more i spend time with the Sound Blaster Pro 2, the more I'm happy i didn't pay anywhere near what people on Ebay want.
This card is actually underwhelming. I think some of the Aztech clones iv had previously sounded better! Everything with the pro is just....muffled and uncomfortable. Just a tad bit sad sounding compared to how clear the FM and digital effects quality was on the Aztech. Could be bad caps too ofc.
Sounds like bad caps to me. PCM I can understand but FM should be pretty punchy and clean on a Pro 2.
The FM isn't distorted or anything. Its just a little quieter and a tiny bit muffled sounding compared to my memory of a previous Aztech clone card i hard. Granted i probably played with the mixer on that one (and i was using headphones then) so maybe that's why. Or caps. That probably too. Its been how many years? Beyond the expected life span of the card, that is for sure
Is the Pro 2 suppose to have issues with Duke Nukem 2?
No. That game works fine with a real SBPro2.
The sound card has a low pass filter (that causes higher sample rates to be muffled) that many SBPro compatibles clones lacks which can be disabled with the mixer program that comes with the DOS drivers.
Later Creative ISA sound cards uses a brickwall filter which prevents aliasing much better with higher sample rates.