The Ensoniq ES audio chip was renamed Creative and revised into AC’97 -compliant variants, the ES and ES, and used for several more years on card and as integrated motherboard audio. The chip was also a PCI bus master device that was designed to provide high-speed access to system RAM and resources, for sample synthesis data and effect processing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. The utility runs automatically.

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Ensoniq AudioPCI

The card represented a shift in Ensoniq’s market positioning. Therefore, it was practical to configure DOS games to utilize the General MIDI synthesizer and digital sound effects, whenever possible, for better sound quality.

Special Ss1373 This file requires a supported card, driver and operating system before this file can be installed. In comparison to the wide variety of chips on and sheer size of the older Soundscape boards, the highly integrated two chip design of the AudioPCI is an obvious shift in design philosophy.

TXT file for further details. Webarchive template wayback links. Pressure from intense competition, especially with the dominant Creative Labswas forcing audio card makers to try to keep their prices low.


Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Several patch set choices are available, varying in size and instrument quality 2, 4, or 8 MB. Please let me know what the three 3mm audio plugins green, black, red are for. You are posting a reply to: It was one of the first cards to have Microsoft DirectSound3D 4-speaker playback support. This package is not applicable e1373 model CT 2-channel audio card.

The package will contain the following: I audo that the green is speaker output, but what are black and red plugins for??

This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The jack switches modes if 4-speaker output became active.

Download this patch only if the Autorun or Autoplay feature is disabled; there is no need to download it otherwise. This mode allowed fast, direct access to the system’s entire RAM without requiring a memory manager or memory protection mechanism. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: The product you have selected has been classified as ‘End of Service Life’.

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Please note that this file is only applicable if there is a Creative driver supporting for you card and operating system. Resampling means lower sound quality, worse synchronization and possibly higher CPU utilization.


Advertisements or rceative links. For few soundcards feature multiple quartzes or a PLL, resampling is often used with all its potential problems. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.

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 “.

Towards the end of the s, Ensoniq was struggling financially. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Whereas the Soundscape line had been made up primarily of low-volume high-end products full of features, the AudioPCI was designed to be a very simple, low-cost product to appeal to system OEMs and thus hopefully sell in mass quantities.

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