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A six channel DSP audio accelerator sound card.

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      02.08.2001 03:47
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      I bought this card when my SB live Value sound card broke down and I wanted to avoid install problems so I bought this card. It was slighty more expensive than the equivalent Sound blaster card but I have no regrets in buying it. The card has 6 channels enabling 5.1 support or if you do not have a 5.1 speaker set you can configure the outputs to give your 2 or 4 channel outputs and a headphone socket. Also included is the usual joystick port that is on just about every sound card in exsitence. Installation was a cinch and the software is so far rock solid. you can configure the amount of voices the card can use as well as the usual sliders for each input. Also included in the software is a graphic equaliser with 8 presets and I think you can create your own but I have not tried this. This card is compatable with creative's EAX standard as well as Aureal's A3D as well as providing MP3 hardware acceleration. So games and MP3's are no problem for this card. There is only one drawback with this card. Upgrading the drivers is a long process as the upgrade files are about 25MB in size. This is a minor annoyance which can be solved by using a download manager such as Gozilla or Download accelerator plus. All in all a mighty fine card and well worth considering if you are upgrading.

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        31.07.2001 21:39
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        This is an excellent sound card. I bought it in preference to the Creative SoundBlaster Live, and have been very pleased with it. The software is useful and easy to use, and the performance of the card is faultless. The nature of the card's chipset also means that this performance is largely driver-based, so it can be improved in future with new driver releases. The card also supports both standards of 3D audio - EAX and A3D, and will output Dolby 5.1. It has connectors on the back for pretty much anything you want (so many in fact that I had to cut out some of my case to be able to reach them all!) - I use the Creative Labs 5.1 speakers (DT2500?). I have found a few compatability problems with certain games (Crimson Skies, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2) but these are easily solved by turning down the audio acceleration within Control Panel. Overall, I can thoroughly recommend the SonicFury to anyone upgrading their sound card.

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