5.1 sound card from Guillemot

5.1 sound card from Guillemot

Guillmot is launching a new 5.1-channel sound card under the name Hercules. The Muse 5.1 DVD is designed for the entry-level market segment. The CMI-8738 sound chip works on the card.

It can with 16-bit mono and stereo signals Record and play back up to 48KHz. The supported sound modes include standards such as EAX 1.0/2.0, A3D 1.0. Sensaura 3D and DirectSound 3D also include Dolby Digital Home Cinema. In addition to the MIDI-MPU-401/Gameport interface, there are three analog jack plug outputs for 5.1, 4.1 and 2.1 speaker systems as well as for headphones on the slot bracket of the card.

The software equipment includes drivers for all current Windows versions, the DVD player PowerDVD 4.0, the audio software Acid-XPress and the multimedia software from Hercules Media-Station II. According to Guillmot, the price for the sound card will be 39 euros. The exchange guarantee for bulk OEM models is limited to two years, that for the retail version to three years.