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First post, by th1r5bvn23

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Recently I'm digging into various AudioPCI cards but realize that the drivers for different models of them are different. The drivers on vogonsdrivers.com are all for ES1371/ES1373 but no ES1370 or EV1938. So I downloaded many drivers for different operating systems and looked for device IDs and here's what I've found:
ES1370/CT5507: VEN 1274 DEV 5000
ES1371/CT2518/ES1373: VEN 1274 DEV 1371
CT5880: VEN 1274 DEV 5880
EV1938: VEN 1102 DEV 8938
CT5880's driver always comes with newer version ones of ES1371/CT2518/ES1373, which doesn't include DOS driver. Besides, I've read from some website that CT5880 is an updated version of ES1371/CT2518, which added 5.1-channel output. Then I found cards as many as possible to look for their chips:
AudioPCI 1000/3000/SoundBlaster PCI 64: ES1370 with AKM AK4531
AudioPCI 5000: ES1371 with TriTech 28023
AudioPCI 5100: ES1371 with TriTech 28023 and LM1876T amplifier
AudioPCI 5200: ES1373 with TriTech 28023
CT4700 (SoundBlaster PCI 128): CT5507 with AKM AK4531 and TDA7360 amplifier
CT4730 (SoundBlaster PCI 64V): EV1938
CT4740 (SoundBlaster PCI 16): ES1373/CT5880 with Crystal CS4297A/SigmaTel STAC9721T and TDA1517P amplifier
CT4750 (SoundBlaster PCI 128 Digital): CT5880 with SigmaTel STAC9708T (The only 5.1-channel AudioPCI)
CT4810 (SoundBlaster Vibra 128): CT2518/CT5880 with Crystal CS4297A/SigmaTel STAC9721T and maybe TDA1517P amplifier
CT5800: ES1373 with SigmaTel STAC9721T
Also there're some mysterious EMU10K1X (VEN 1102 DEV 0006) cards, like Sound Blaster Live! SB0200, Sound Blaster 5.1 SB0680 and Ectiva Audio 5.1 TP0033, which according to some posts may be AudioPCI, though I'm suspicious about this.
Because of the use of SigmaTel STAC9708T codec, the CT4750 card should have the best output quality.
Drivers for these chips are different. Except EMU10K1X, there are 3 different drivers for these chips. ES1370/CT5507 one, ES1371/CT2518/ES1373/CT5880 one, and EV1938 one. Drivers on Ensoniq website are for ES1370/CT5507 only and there's no DOS driver. Drivers on Creative website are for ES1370/ES1371. No EV1938 driver anywhere. I'm sure that CT4730 was a retail card. Some DOS drivers mislabeled ES1371 as SoundBlaster PCI 64V, but in fact it's not.
Therefore I'm interested about driver support for these cards under DOS/Windows 9x/Windows XP. It would be greatly appreciated if someone can provide drivers for these cards for DOS. Currently only ES1371/ES1373/CT5880 have DOS drivers.

Edit: drivers here Re: Different Versions of Ensoniq AudioPCI

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Reply 1 of 23, by yawetaG

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Tidbit of information about the AudioPCI 5000:

This is a OEM version that was used by Gateway 2000, amongst others. It has better AD/DA conversion than the standard models (see old Ensoniq website on Internet Archive.).

Also, I see you have it listed as using a ES1371 chip, but mine uses the ES1370 chip.

Reply 2 of 23, by th1r5bvn23

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There are too many different OEM versions, most of which I can't find on the Internet. So, I'm only covering retail cards or some common OEM ones in this thread.

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Reply 3 of 23, by th1r5bvn23

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By the way, I've also found that VMware had x64 driver for ES1371 (VMware VMaudio), which I tested working in Windows 10 x64 (in VMware).

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Reply 4 of 23, by zyga64

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th1r5bvn23 wrote on 2020-02-23, 02:31:

Currently only ES1371/ES1373/CT5880 have DOS drivers.

Nope. There are drivers for ES1370 too. See this link: Re: Ensoniq AudioPCI / ES1370 DOS Emulation not working

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Reply 5 of 23, by th1r5bvn23

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After some time collecting various drivers, I've figured out the driver compatibility of different versions of AudioPCI.

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However, I don't know whether Ensoniq ES1371 DOS drivers can be used with CT5880 cards (like CT4750). I hope someone can test it.

Here are drivers for these cards:

1) ES1370/CT5507, VEN_1274&DEV_5000
DOS drivers from Ensoniq (Soundscape compatible): https://web.archive.org/web/20010417011500if_ … ds/apiwiz31.exe
Vista/7 x86 drivers from Microsoft: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/ … 574c94c3902.cab

2) ES1371/ES1373/CT2518, VEN_1274&DEV_1371
DOS drivers from Ensoniq (Soundscape compatible): http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/files/ensoniq_do … or_audiopci.zip
DOS drivers from Creative (SB16 compatible): http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/files/audiopci.zip
Vista/7 x86 drivers from Microsoft: use the same package as ES1370/CT5507
VMaudio x64 drivers from VMware: can be stripped out from latest version of VMware Tools

3) CT5880, VEN_1274&DEV_5880
DOS drivers from Creative (SB16 compatible): use the same package as ES1371/ES1373/CT2518
Vista/7 x86 drivers from Microsoft: use the same packge as ES1370/CT5507

4) EV1938, VEN_1102&DEV_8938
DOS drivers from Creative (SB16 compatible): http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/files/sbpci.7z (\Audio\English\EctDos\data1.cab, extract with Universal Extractor or isunpack)

Also all drivers above plus VXD/WDM driver (collected and reorganized by me):
https://mega.nz/#!JLZinQQb!uvp5gmKcJ_k7Ssa_uq … -9R5WYouzk-7a60

Last edited by th1r5bvn23 on 2020-03-07, 14:44. Edited 3 times in total.

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Reply 6 of 23, by Ozzuneoj

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yawetaG wrote on 2020-02-23, 10:17:

Tidbit of information about the AudioPCI 5000:

This is a OEM version that was used by Gateway 2000, amongst others. It has better AD/DA conversion than the standard models (see old Ensoniq website on Internet Archive.).

Also, I see you have it listed as using a ES1371 chip, but mine uses the ES1370 chip.

I was curious, so I looked it up:
https://web.archive.org/web/19980118113345/ht … /apci_s5016.htm

vs

https://web.archive.org/web/19971224042528/ht … com/a_specs.htm

Now for some blitting from the back buffer.

Reply 7 of 23, by th1r5bvn23

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Update: VMware VMaudio driver won't work with real hardware. It's intended for use within VMware only.

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Reply 8 of 23, by Horun

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th1r5bvn23 Wrote:
After some time collecting various drivers, I've figured out the driver compatibility of different versions of AudioPCI.
AudioPCI Driver Matrix.png
However, I don't know whether Ensoniq ES1371 DOS drivers can be used with CT5880 cards (like CT4750). I hope someone can test it.

Here are drivers for these cards:

1) ES1370/CT5507, VEN_1274&DEV_5000
DOS drivers from Ensoniq (Soundscape compatible): https://web.archive.org/web/20010417011500if_ … ds/apiwiz31.exe
Vista/7 x86 drivers from Microsoft: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/ … 574c94c3902.cab

2) ES1371/ES1373/CT2518, VEN_1274&DEV_1371
DOS drivers from Ensoniq (Soundscape compatible): http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/files/ensoniq_do … or_audiopci.zip >> http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=373
DOS drivers from Creative (SB16 compatible): http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/files/audiopci.zip >> http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=374
Vista/7 x86 drivers from Microsoft: use the same package as ES1370/CT5507
VMaudio x64 drivers from VMware: can be stripped out from latest version of VMware Tools

3) CT5880, VEN_1274&DEV_5880
DOS drivers from Creative (SB16 compatible): use the same package as ES1371/ES1373/CT2518
Vista/7 x86 drivers from Microsoft: use the same packge as ES1370/CT5507

4) EV1938, VEN_1102&DEV_8938
DOS drivers from Creative (SB16 compatible): http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/files/sbpci.7z >> http://vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?fileid=370
(\Audio\English\EctDos\data1.cab, extract with Universal Extractor or isunpack)

Also all drivers above plus VXD/WDM driver (collected and reorganized by me):
https://mega.nz/#!JLZinQQb!uvp5gmKcJ_k7Ssa_uq … -9R5WYouzk-7a60
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Sorry to bring up a nearly one year old topic but discovered some links to Vogons library were wrong (you cannot link direct to the file, only the page)

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Reply 9 of 23, by Shreddoc

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This is pretty niche, but since this thread's a repository of all things AudioPCI, then it might as well be here.

A year or two back I picked up an AudioPCI 3000 but unusually, it came with a separate "power amplifier" board based around the LM1876TF.

Excuse the crappy better-than-nothing phone photos on a stormy day:

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Note in these photos that the heat sink for the aforementioned IC has been removed by me, in the course of mucking around with it.

Reply 10 of 23, by Horun

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Shreddoc wrote on 2021-01-16, 23:10:
This is pretty niche, but since this thread's a repository of all things AudioPCI, then it might as well be here. […]
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This is pretty niche, but since this thread's a repository of all things AudioPCI, then it might as well be here.

A year or two back I picked up an AudioPCI 3000 but unusually, it came with a separate "power amplifier" board based around the LM1876TF.

Excuse the crappy better-than-nothing phone photos on a stormy day:
20210117_120236.jpg
20210117_120207.jpg

Note in these photos that the heat sink for the aforementioned IC has been removed by me, in the course of mucking around with it.

Interesting ! Assume the back plate was bolted to the holes with square solder pads or maybe mounted somewhere else in a specific OEM case ?

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Reply 12 of 23, by Wanderer

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th1r5bvn23 wrote on 2020-02-23, 02:31:
Recently I'm digging into various AudioPCI cards but realize that the drivers for different models of them are different. The dr […]
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Recently I'm digging into various AudioPCI cards but realize that the drivers for different models of them are different. The drivers on vogonsdrivers.com are all for ES1371/ES1373 but no ES1370 or EV1938. So I downloaded many drivers for different operating systems and looked for device IDs and here's what I've found:
ES1370/CT5507: VEN 1274 DEV 5000
ES1371/CT2518/ES1373: VEN 1274 DEV 1371
CT5880: VEN 1274 DEV 5880
EV1938: VEN 1102 DEV 8938
CT5880's driver always comes with newer version ones of ES1371/CT2518/ES1373, which doesn't include DOS driver. Besides, I've read from some website that CT5880 is an updated version of ES1371/CT2518, which added 5.1-channel output. Then I found cards as many as possible to look for their chips:
AudioPCI 1000/3000/SoundBlaster PCI 64: ES1370 with AKM AK4531
AudioPCI 5000: ES1371 with TriTech 28023
AudioPCI 5100: ES1371 with TriTech 28023 and LM1876T amplifier
AudioPCI 5200: ES1373 with TriTech 28023
CT4700 (SoundBlaster PCI 128): CT5507 with AKM AK4531 and TDA7360 amplifier
CT4730 (SoundBlaster PCI 64V): EV1938
CT4740 (SoundBlaster PCI 16): ES1373/CT5880 with Crystal CS4297A/SigmaTel STAC9721T and TDA1517P amplifier
CT4750 (SoundBlaster PCI 128 Digital): CT5880 with SigmaTel STAC9708T (The only 5.1-channel AudioPCI)
CT4810 (SoundBlaster Vibra 128): CT2518/CT5880 with Crystal CS4297A/SigmaTel STAC9721T and maybe TDA1517P amplifier
CT5800: ES1373 with SigmaTel STAC9721T
Also there're some mysterious EMU10K1X (VEN 1102 DEV 0006) cards, like Sound Blaster Live! SB0200, Sound Blaster 5.1 SB0680 and Ectiva Audio 5.1 TP0033, which according to some posts may be AudioPCI, though I'm suspicious about this.
Because of the use of SigmaTel STAC9708T codec, the CT4750 card should have the best output quality.
Drivers for these chips are different. Except EMU10K1X, there are 3 different drivers for these chips. ES1370/CT5507 one, ES1371/CT2518/ES1373/CT5880 one, and EV1938 one. Drivers on Ensoniq website are for ES1370/CT5507 only and there's no DOS driver. Drivers on Creative website are for ES1370/ES1371. No EV1938 driver anywhere. I'm sure that CT4730 was a retail card. Some DOS drivers mislabeled ES1371 as SoundBlaster PCI 64V, but in fact it's not.
Therefore I'm interested about driver support for these cards under DOS/Windows 9x/Windows XP. It would be greatly appreciated if someone can provide drivers for these cards for DOS. Currently only ES1371/ES1373/CT5880 have DOS drivers.

Edit: drivers here Re: Different Versions of Ensoniq AudioPCI

Hello,
there are two more models to add to the list:
CT5803 (Sound Blaster PCI 128): ES1373 with Crystal CS4297A, SPDIF output
CT5808 (Sound Blaster PCI 128 Compact): CT5880 with Creative CT1297, low-profile card (no Gameport), SPDIF output

Reply 13 of 23, by Shreddoc

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Horun wrote on 2021-01-17, 05:45:
Shreddoc wrote on 2021-01-16, 23:10:
This is pretty niche, but since this thread's a repository of all things AudioPCI, then it might as well be here. […]
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This is pretty niche, but since this thread's a repository of all things AudioPCI, then it might as well be here.

A year or two back I picked up an AudioPCI 3000 but unusually, it came with a separate "power amplifier" board based around the LM1876TF.

Excuse the crappy better-than-nothing phone photos on a stormy day:
20210117_120236.jpg
20210117_120207.jpg

Note in these photos that the heat sink for the aforementioned IC has been removed by me, in the course of mucking around with it.

Interesting ! Assume the back plate was bolted to the holes with square solder pads or maybe mounted somewhere else in a specific OEM case ?

Yes you're correct the Ensoniq power amp module did originally come on a standard backplate.

I messed with it a bit to see if I could use it as a cheapfree-and-cheerful mini desktop amp buut it wasn't really worth the hassle. The high water mark of "90s power amplification made for PC internals" being-what-it-is.

Indeed an interesting/weird little thing, but very little practical purpose! This right here, is it's 15 seconds of fame and glory. 😀

Reply 14 of 23, by rejean

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Hello all,

I just acquired an old PC tower with an Ensoniq AudioPCI 3000 card using the chip ES1370, my OS is Windows NT 4.01 and I am unable to find the drivers for that card!

By any chance, is there someone here who have the drivers for NT available?

Thank you so much for your help,

Rejean

Reply 15 of 23, by Kamerat

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rejean wrote on 2021-02-01, 15:27:

I just acquired an old PC tower with an Ensoniq AudioPCI 3000 card using the chip ES1370, my OS is Windows NT 4.01 and I am unable to find the drivers for that card!

By any chance, is there someone here who have the drivers for NT available?

You can try out this driver specified by Creative as "SB PCI64 (ES1370 card)". Wavesets not included.

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Reply 16 of 23, by Rawit

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Does the Ensoniq 1370 with Ensoniq drivers offer an option for Ensoniq Soundscape only under DOS? So no Sound Blaster including FM? I've seen attempts to disable only the FM, but can the Sound Blaster inc. FM be disabled all together?

And the 1370 is incompatible with the Creative drivers? Vendor ID check?

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Reply 17 of 23, by Kamerat

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Rawit wrote on 2021-02-08, 08:38:

Does the Ensoniq 1370 with Ensoniq drivers offer an option for Ensoniq Soundscape only under DOS? So no Sound Blaster including FM? I've seen attempts to disable only the FM, but can the Sound Blaster inc. FM be disabled all together?

And the 1370 is incompatible with the Creative drivers? Vendor ID check?

It emulates FM and Sound Blaster Pro too, not sure about disabeling the FM synth. Don't think Creative ever made DOS drivers for the ES1370. Got a couple of recordings from the ES1370 here.

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Reply 18 of 23, by yawetaG

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Rawit wrote on 2021-02-08, 08:38:

Does the Ensoniq 1370 with Ensoniq drivers offer an option for Ensoniq Soundscape only under DOS? So no Sound Blaster including FM? I've seen attempts to disable only the FM, but can the Sound Blaster inc. FM be disabled all together?

And the 1370 is incompatible with the Creative drivers? Vendor ID check?

If you run your DOS programs from within Windows 95 or 98 Ensoniq Soundscape mode will work in games.

Reply 19 of 23, by Rawit

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It's for a DOS/Windows 3.11 machine. I found the drivers but no documentation. As I plan to do SB in hardware I thought it would be fun to add Ensoniq support as long it doesn't conflict with other hardware or hijacks the Adlib port for that horrible FM it does.

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