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Sound Blaster Live 5.1

Discussion in 'DACs' started by Crazyblocks, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Crazyblocks

    Crazyblocks Active Member

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    My uncle gave me some computer parts and hard drives back in November 2017, and i found a Sound Blaster Live 5.1 card that appears to be from 1997 or 1998
    Recently heard good things about this card...
    any opinions?
    drivers for Windows 8.1?
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  2. lini

    lini just me...

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    Cb: Nothing special, if you'd ask me. Shall mean, the Live! family was ok for multimedia puporses, including gaming sound support (EAX 1 & 2, iirc), at that time. For a more hifi-oriented usage I'd prefer an ICE/VIA Envy24-based card, though.

    Greetings from Munich!

    Manfred / lini
     
  3. KentTeffeteller

    KentTeffeteller Gimpus Stereophilus!

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    No driver support past Windows ME, unfortunately.
     
  4. lini

    lini just me...

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    Kent: Not really. Win 2k and Win XP drivers should also be (or at least have been) officially available from Creative. Above these it's going to get difficult, though - and in my view not really worth investing any work, as the Live! family models weren't that great anyway.

    Greetings from Munich!

    Manfred / lini
     

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