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Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. Ask A Question Please enter your question. When paired with a capable codec , such as the AK pre-AC’97 , the ES supported the then-latest in 3D audio positioning through 4-speaker surround sound. It was Ensoniq’s last sound card product before they were acquired by Creative Technology. Creative Labs Malvern which was the former Ensoniq company that had been acquired later released the Ectiva EV

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However, without actual hardware for FM synthesisFM music and sound effects were simulated using samples, often with unacceptable results. It is also disappointing considering the incredible popularity and longevity of the Ensoniq ES chipset and its descendants, some of which were still in use six years after the original AudioPCI board, and the fact that DOS drivers for the far newer Sound Blaster Audigy still use “.

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Good sound quality with a ton of high end connections for hooking up to a hi-fi or high-impedance headphones. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff.

If you crextive this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment. In addition, the DOS driver required a memory manager soundblxster as EMM to be loaded, which not only required additional conventional memory space but also put the CPU into Virtual mode, conflicting with games that utilized a modified form of protected modecalled ‘flat mode’.


The 4-speaker mode is only activated by software supporting the DirectSound3D quadraphonic mode. These must placed into the same directory: Web Site” by Ensoniq Corp.

When programs took full advantage of the API’s capabilities, the ES was capable of both global spatial and localized 3D sound effects, in both 2 and 4-speaker mode. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ECW file specification and a custom waveset. Webarchive template wayback links. AudioPCI, while designed to be cheap, is still quite functional. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Notably, AudioPCI supports several digital effects reverbchorusand spatial enhancement when used with Microsoft Windows 95 and later versions of Windows.

AudioPCI had some surprises for soundlbaster market.

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Views Read Edit View history. The product you have selected has been classified as ‘End of Service Life’. This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. While Ensoniq’s approach generally worked with most games, some older games had problems detecting the virtualized hardware on some systems.


Therefore, it was practical to configure DOS games to utilize the General MIDI synthesizer and digital sound effects, whenever possible, for soundbladter sound quality.

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Allow us to clarify any questions you have regarding this product. Very good sound quality though at this price point not true hi-fi of course. Gold-plated connectivity for maximum signal quality, easily accessible front-mounted headphone and microphone jacks with convenient volume control. The board consists only of a very small software-driven audio chip one of the following: It was one of the first cards to have Microsoft DirectSound3D 4-speaker playback support. Thank You for Submitting Your Review,!

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Downloads Download Drivers Owner’s Manual. The main difference between the EV and previous chips was the inclusion of a built-in AC’97 codec hence producing a cheaper, single chip audio solution. Convenient Connectivity Gold-plated connectivity for maximum signal quality, easily accessible front-mounted headphone and microphone jacks with convenient volume control.