It was my understanding that the best card to get was the original CT and this should be the only one to go for and the third-party cards SB and SB should be avoided. It provided real-time postprocessing effects such as reverb , flanging , or chorus. This article possibly contains original research. It also provided hardware-acceleration for EAX , Creative’s environmental audio technology. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Advertisements or commercial links.

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The Sound Blaster Live! Let’s hope you don’t have a good, revealing audio rig or it will blastdr you what a cruddyconsumer card the Live!

Creative Soundblaster Live CT4870 PCI Sound Card

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Creative tell me this is an OEM card and cannot help me – contact the manufacturer.

This was supported in the Windows drivers, so no additional software was needed to utilize it. Unfortunately, digital processing brought some limitations. August saw the introduction of the EMU10K1 audio processor. I’m not really looking for DOS emulation and support because I have another rig see my sig for that. You are reporting the lbaster post: Please try again now or at a later time.


In fact, the Live! Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: It didn’t require the yellow digital out jack.

The sale of this board by Dell created some controversy because it was not obviously marketed as an inferior or cheaper product. You are posting a reply to: Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.

Wasn’t it vastly improved on in later models from onwards? Overall I never really thought any version of them was any good to be honest, they were only marginally better than the SBPCI.

Creative Sound Blaster Live! Moving from ISA to PCI allowed the card to dispense with onboard memory, storing digital samples in the computer’s main memory and then accessing them in real time over the bus. I remember buying a LIVE!

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! PCI Sound Card CT4870

Released [1] Includes Live! Retrieved January 20, Retrieved January 18, To make matters worse, the rear channel Op-Amp was of the inverting variety without being treated as such, souns the rear speakers out of phase with the front, requiring switchover. Despite these problems, the original SB Live! This was helpful 0.


This site hosts no abandonware. They were a big improvement over the original drivers but are still bloated. Advertisements or blasyer links. I always knew there was something fishy about them The rear channel was serviced by a separate, cf4870 arguably better Philips UDA DAC, yet the Op-Amp used to boost the signal to output levels had a noticeably different frequency response envelope that was not normalized to the front channel, leaving a “thin and quiet” rear channel.

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Games see a “4. They all smell rather musty blwster some reason too, which is unusual as some of them were in use. There is no material that is knowingly illegal here. These days I have 1 card in my NT4 server and the other currently lives in a PC built from left over parts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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