Last fall, Aureal decided to go produce self-branded Vortex 2 cards, starting with the Aureal SQ It helped make the name “Voodoo” synonymous with fast 3D acceleration during that time frame. Audio Output Sound Output Mode. But I haven’t bothered to install chipset drivers for it.. Without poking around the card myself I can only guess two things here.

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VOGONS • View topic – Diamond monster sound mx BOXED fail

Eagerly awaited, and much delayed, Diamond’s next generation sound card, based on Aureal’s next generation 3D audio acceleration chip, arrived on my doorstep a few days ago. Check the card monsteer also the motherboards PCI-X contacts and clean them if needed. It was one of the first PCI sound cards, one of the first to offer A3D support, and one of the first to eschew Sound Blaster compatibility.

And not forgetting the AC-3 function cpi were widely spead. The stage was set. Considering how few A3D 2.

Diamond Monster Sound MX400

The PCI-X is clean. It says winbootdir environment variable missing. A good four-speaker setup with sub might be cooler, but for the ultimate A3D listening experience, plant some pimpin’ 70’s-style headphones on yer ears and prepare to be amazed. All projects are currently on the backburner, but ARE being worked on. To know for certain you would have to test a known good card and see if the same things happens, if so then software was indeed that cause though I don’t really see how since you’ve mnster this.


This stir lots of monstsr here with this ultimate design. Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche Great features and good sound, but fills a monste niche by Ty Pendlebury. However, with any new API, initial support goes through a learning curve at the developer level.

I don’t know if the beta web drivers fix this problem, there is no mention of it in the readme, so if you don’t heed this advice, you are on your own. All I did was remove the case, yank my old Monster Sound, and plug the MX into it’s slot the monstet Slot 3. I have used several pci slots. By allowing the capability of downgrading to work with it’s older A3D 1.

If I disable reflections I get no sound at zudio. I’ve been looking for Vortex2 cards myself, and was reluctant to buy any of the clone cards.

VOGONS • View topic – Diamond monster sound mx problems

The ads said this card could make sounds appear to be coming from behind, above, and below the gamer as well as the usual left, right, and forwards center effects. There might be some known issues surrounding single PCI monsger or PCI-X systems, but at least it’s on the primary bus so bus-mastering should be ok.

As with just about anything else in this industry, Aureal had to improve on their original A3D 1. That said, this is not a business-class audio card. When it was time for Diamond to release a PCI sound card line, they decided to capitalize on the “Monster” branding that they had established.


Diamond Monster Sound MX300 – sound card Series

The diag software “shouldn’t” ever freeze, it operates at the lowest system level communication to the card. Reflections and occlusions are enabled. Monsterr wouldn’t hesitate to look at other cards, especially from Turtle Beach.

Once he nixed the DOS driver, everything worked fine. It’s as if I can only hear the reflections. Does any wave and MP3’s play okay? It’s time for me to go to bed now so I will have to wait until tomorrow before I can give you more information.

Its pretty hard to get a decent aureal card these days anywhere, so I was overjoyed to find a nice boxed one on ebay france for 10,. This site hosts no abandonware. Now, I won’t reinvent the wheel here by explaining what A3D 2. It doesn’t seem to have the wavetable header which is to bad.

The core looks okay from the dumb diag util, so the registers at least read and write.