Anyone that doesn't have an SB card themselves and likes retro PC computing needs this one! It works flawlessly in my NuXT, both in native SB mode as well as AdLib and GameBlaster (CMS). Shipped pretty quickly (I'm in Europe). Card design looks very clean and neat, though I'm no hardware designer, so I can't really judge.
When unpacked, i was impressed with the build quality. Really professionally made. Only quirk - inserting it into LPT port directly will require unscrewing connector outer shell, as there should be a small screws, not nuts, First i had hard time getting it to work, but that's old PC hardware, and i was patient and persistent, so it works good now :) Thanks!
I was looking for a good sound card to install in my NuXT v2.0 retro build. Genuine 8-bit sounds cards are getting extremely expensive and they have the disadvantage of being over 30 years old. This reproduction card was the perfect solution as it faithfully replicates the experience of having a Sound Blaster 1.5 sound card with CMS support. My first sound card was CMS Gameblaster from Radio Shack. The 2nd sound card I owned was a Sound Blaster 1.5. This card brings back so many memories and it works flawlessly. Projects like this one are a great asset for the retro community and should be supported and acknowledged. That is the reason for this review. I am extremely happy with my purchase will definitely be looking at David's other sound card options like the reproduction Gravis UltraSound.
Tested in my Amstrad PC1640, and on a Pentium system.
The card replaced my original Soundblaster 1.5, which has a high level of self noise and picks up noise from the motherboard, to the point where it becomes unpleasant. This card has a much lower noise level, and I didn't hear a hiss or noise when moving the mouse etc. Tested with Soundblaster, CMS and Adlib.