Posted by Thomas
McGuire on January 22, 2001
Company: Videologic Product:
the death of Aureal the sound market has been left with
little in the way of decent competition. What can possibly
hold up to mighty Creative ? Well, the answer may well be
here, & it comes powered by a 420
MIPs SLIMD DSP & supporting a wide array of 3D Sound
API’s & features. Why it’s the Videologic
SonicFury. So the only question that remains is, is it
any good ? Read on & find out.
NOTE – This soundcard is the same as the Voyetra
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz soundcard, the only differences
being the software bundle, packaging & distribution
rights (Where Videologic & Turtle Beach each distribute
their soundcard to different markets).
are the specifications of the Videologic
Logic Crystal 4630 SoundFusion DSP with 96 stream
DirectSound/DirectSound3D acceleration & 64 voice
hardware wavetable engine.
Wavetable Synthesizer: 8MB DLS synthesizer with scalable DSP/Host load sharing. Up to 64-voice
hardware with up to 1024 software voice.
2 independent effects channels allowing individual control
of effect emphasis, position (pan & fade), & input
channels. Select from Reverb, Small room, Bathroom,
Auditorium, Big hall, Arena, Hallway, Sewer pipe, Warble,
Chorus (Heavy), Vibrato, Chorus, Flange, Spatial, Slap back
echo, Medium delay, Long delay, Repeat delay & Nervous.
Dual AC-97 2.1 audio codecs with hardware full-duplex for
simultaneous record & playback & up to 48 kHz sample
rates. 18-bit A/D converters for high-resolution
recording.20-bit D/A converters for high-resolution playback
of up to 6 independent streams.
stereo headphone/line out jacks. Software switchable
VersaJack for one of the following: PCM (48 kHz) or DVD 5.1
digital stream; line output for centre/sub 5.1 playback or
additional headphones; secondary stereo line input (for quad
recording). Stereo line in jack. Microphone in jack.15 pin
CD in (for analog CD audio input)–MPC3 (Molex). Aux in
–MPC3 (Molex). TAD in –MPC3 (Molex). Digital in (32,44.1
or 48 kHz) for CD audio input.
32-bit PCI 2.1 local bus. Plug & Play compliant.
Microsoft Windows 95/98, DirectSound3D, A3D™1.0, EAX™
1.0/2.0, I3DL2, Sensaura MacroFX™, MultiDrive™&
most DOS games in Windows 95/98 (DOS box & Real Mode).
99 compliant. FCC Class B certified for home or office use.
Compliant with EMC directive (CE).
Technical hotline & online support at http://www.videologic.com/.
a shot of what the card & box themselves look like.