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First post, by qdsong88@

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found an unopened sound card under the bed. I have forgotten where it came from.
I decided not to dismantle it yet and wait until my MMX166 platform is built.
Looking at the box, it should be a card with ISA interface and ESS chip, produced around 1997?

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Reply 3 of 18, by Trashbytes

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Ensign Nemo wrote on 2024-01-20, 08:25:

I just checked under my bed and found an old sock. I was hoping for a sound card )-:

You should return that sock before you make the sock gremlin mad and it steals all your other socks.

One must always pay the sock tax.

Reply 7 of 18, by qdsong88@

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Ensign Nemo wrote on 2024-01-20, 08:25:

I just checked under my bed and found an old sock. I was hoping for a sound card )-:

hahaha:)
Do you know why I stack sound cards under the bed?Because my wife hates these things and vows to throw them away one day.
So, I put these things in my old house, of course, only under the bed, along with the smelly socks 😀

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Reply 8 of 18, by qdsong88@

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Trashbytes wrote on 2024-01-20, 08:01:

If it has both ESFM and real OPL3 then its not a bad card to keep hold of.

i will check it out some day

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Reply 9 of 18, by dionb

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Ensign Nemo wrote on 2024-01-20, 10:34:

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Just wish it had an OPL3 in it.

Yesterday I found two OPL2s under my bed. Does that count?

Not in a sock but in a static protection thingy, fortunately. I'd been soldering a bit earlier this week and tipped my spare chip box. I thought I'd found everything but clearly I missed those OPLs 😜

As for this card- let's see it rather than just the box. All too often what's in the box doesn't correspond to what's on it.

Reply 12 of 18, by qdsong88@

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qdsong88@ wrote on 2024-01-21, 06:22:

OK , I will open it
wait a min

Produced in 1997, looks very ordinary

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Reply 13 of 18, by qdsong88@

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DerBaum wrote on 2024-01-21, 06:29:
My guess is it looks something like that : https://dosdays.co.uk/topics/images/thumbs/es1869.png […]
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My guess is it looks something like that :
es1869.png

relatively close

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Reply 16 of 18, by Pierre32

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I have a very similar one boxed, but mine is an ES1868. Probably the best SB clone in my pile.

https://archive.org/details/soundconductor16p … Box%20Front.jpg

Reply 18 of 18, by JidaiGeki

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Pierre32 wrote on 2024-01-21, 09:35:

I have a very similar one boxed, but mine is an ES1868. Probably the best SB clone in my pile.

https://archive.org/details/soundconductor16p … Box%20Front.jpg

Those notes look like they're racing one another to the, er, big golden egg thing. Breeding a new standard in audio excellence?