Turned out it was. Could my sound card be broken? Phones by Shara Tibken Dec 6, There are a few bad points with this card. After it was all done I didn’t even have to reboot. Read my Half-Life review for more info on this gem.

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Please use the item you got as a standard. Instead of explaining them, here are screenshots of them all to give you and idea. There might be some known issues surrounding single PCI and or PCI-X systems, but at least it’s on the primary bus so bus-mastering should be ok.

Diamond Monster Sound MX – sound card Overview – CNET

Portable audio player manufacturers Electronics companies of the United States Manufacturing companies based in California Companies based in Los Angeles Graphics hardware companies. Diamond hasn’t announced all of the technical specs on this, but it will be released sometime in Q1 ‘ Diamond Multimedia resurfaced in after the brand and assets had been purchased by Best Data. Anything under a P will most likely suffer from A3D 2.

Items returned will be tested and a new replacement will be shipped to the buyer immediately when found defective. This should now definitively tell if the hardware is okay or not. With the wide DIAMOND support, enjoy world class audio playback with its voice capability which are fully upgradable to more in the near future.


The WaveTracing reflections come from the WaveTable cell of the AU and are mixed on channels 3,4,5,6 so you can hear those and they are working, the Mixer also links the mix out through channels 0,1,2,3 for sending to the CODEC.

RARE Retro 1998 Diamond Monster Mx300 AUREAL Vortex 2 Sq2200 A3d Sound Card

Even using the older A3D games like Battle Zone, you can still feel quite a bit of different. Thus, the Monster Sound MX came to see the light of day. Like this one – http: Look on the right–you see those channels of love?

After waiting anxiously for the package to arrive, I was greated by an unholy sight once I opened it. See other moneter More In Quake2 for example, frame rates went up about 10fps.

Sellers set the item’s declared value and must comply with customs declaration laws. After it was all done I didn’t even have to reboot. The CPU usage is nothing significant and I don’t think it’s worth posting a lot diamlnd benchmarks. Considering how few A3D 2.

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Game Support Right now only 3 games support A3D 2. There you have it.


The PCI-X is clean. It was a good year. Growth in the add-on sound card market, also an ongoing Diamond business, was tempered by the bankruptcy of Aureal Semiconductor and subsequent asset purchase by vertically-integrated Creative Technologies.

Keep the box, please, don’t unleash your anger upon it. In the event that a suitable replacement is not available then a refund will be issued.

Sounnd go through the list manually and see if there are any questionable registers in your card. This disclaimer is brought to you thanks to the BSA. Software that comes with the MX is Zoran’s SoftDVD which is supposed to be an exceptional DVD player which support’s MX’s 4 speaker support and even renders 5 channel Dolby Digital through 4 speakers blending the center channel into the two front speakers.

Do you understand what I am saying here or should I make a video demonstrating? When I enter dos from windows 98, it says vortex sound blaster emulation disabled in windows, driver not loaded. Sound waves in smaller rooms bounce around more than ones in larger rooms or areas.