View Full Version : Who's got a Yamaha DB50XG daughter sound card?

Mike 01Hawk
April 13th, 2006, 05:51 AM
I'm in the process of building up the 'ultimate' mid 90's era dos game box, and I'm now looking into sound options.

I rescued my old SB16 ISA (with volume knob on the back!) from the attic :D Now I need a daughter card to go with it.

I foundly remember all the confusion and $$$ those extra add on or 'specialty' cards were back in the day.. and sadly, I just couldn't save up enough or justify why my parents should spend $200+ for me on 'just an add on sound card'. What was wrong with what I got? lol

Anyway, I've been researching around and it looks like the SB16 + DB50XG is pretty much one of the best combos you can get. No more FM Synth for me!!! :cool:

So, does anyone have one? Any stories or sample files you'd like to share. Such as how it compares to other options, where'd you get it, how much $, etc.

I ran across this short but sweet website with 2 MIDI examples played thru various cards (recorded in MP3). http://www.pcavtech.com/soundcards/MIDI/index.htm

Another website with more indepth review/specs and even more MP3 samples: http://www.crossfire-designs.de/index.php?lang=en&what=articles&name=showarticle.htm&article=soundcards&page=10

April 14th, 2006, 08:05 AM
I have that card connected to a SB16 in my P200MMX DOS game box (along with a gravis Ultrasound PnP with 8MB RAM), it does kick ass for later DOS era games that support it.

For real old DOS games a Soundblaster Pro 2.0 along with a Gravis Ultrasound Max (1MB) is a better choice IMHO.

I purchased the db50xg new and have no intention of selling it, you will also find they command a few bucks on ebay when somebody is stupid enough to part with theirs.