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First post, by Jacques

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Hi Guys,
in my first PC that was bought in 1995 (P90) I used to have the sound card named "Strauss-16".
It was based on ESS chip (most likely ES688f), had the gameport/midi connector and a wheel for analog volume control.
It was sold in mostly white box with "Strauss 16" logo on it, some music notes for a decoration (IIRC) and description of 16-bit sound capability (in Windows, of course).
Oh, and also full-size microphone was included + 3 disks: drivers (DOS, Win 3.x), Blake Stone (demo), Raptor (demo).

Years on, I never came across that particular ESS card, it must have been one of many ESS-based cards in the era, but maybe someone did have it too, has some photos of actual card, etc?
Thanks in advance for help or any hint about the actual card (nostalgic case) 😀

Last edited by Jacques on 2020-11-23, 15:42. Edited 2 times in total.

Reply 1 of 2, by Joseph_Joestar

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This Miss Melody card seems close to what you're describing, except for the name.

Maybe your card looked similar?

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Reply 2 of 2, by Jacques

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Thank you for a hint.
Similiar? Size-wise - yes, but can't really tell if it had same or at least very close PCB playout. Too bad I can't remember placing of CD connectors (vertical vs horizontal) or CD audio-IN, but what I remember is, that Strauss-16 looked better manufactured than Miss Melody on that photo.
Whole package somehow looked rather high quality (box, mic, stickers on diskettes), altough the card itself must have been nothing unusual.