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Why do some sound cards sound very raspy without -5 V power?

If you take any electronic circuit outside the conditions it was designed for, there are going to be consequences. It's hard to know the exact reason for this particular case without having a ...
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11 votes

How did Sony, Panasonic and Mitsumi CD-ROM drives differ from the later ATAPI standard?

Physically, the Panasonic and Mitsumi interfaces are identical to unkeyed ATA interfaces, and 40-pin unkeyed IDE cables can be used to connect Panasonic and Mitsumi drives to a compatible controller. ...
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1 vote

Does the Sound Blaster Live! Value had hardware support for Adlib/OPL3?

The SB Live series did not include any legacy hardware and support for these were made available with emulation only.
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