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Posted: January 20, 2000
Written by: David "Spunk" Grampa
Estimated retail price: $49.99
With a slew of soundcards hitting the market, it becomes surprising that a company has not yet taken all the top soundcard features (A3D & EAX), and slammed 'em into a well-rounded sound solution marked at an affordable price. Well, that was the case, until now... Guillemot and their new Maxi-Sound Fortissimo have done just that.
DSP (Audio Processor)
Audio Format Support
What does this all mean? The Fortissimo comes packed with many nice features practically required in a gaming soundcard. Along with built-in hardware support for Microsoft's DirectSound, the Fortissimo also includes Sensaura Interactive Positioning and software support for Creative's EAX and Aureal's A3D 1.0. It's safe to say that you get all the top 3D audio technologies in one package. Four-channel setup (although still not the 'ultimate' 3D audio experience) is easy and offers great results. Guillemot included it all, even a S/PDIF optical digital output to any capable AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1) decoder. Some great features at a very reasonable price...