Reply Sound Card
@5137.ADF - REPLY
SB16 & SCSI Adapter
REPLY SB16 Adapter
Reply SB16 (both versions use same PCB)
Driver Settings for NT, W95, OS/2
404K Dos, 3.1 Vibra 16 Drivers Disk 1/4.
1.1M Dos, 3.1 Vibra 16 Drivers Disk 2/4.
1.0M Dos, 3.1 Vibra 16 Drivers Disk 3/4.
667K Dos, 3.1 Vibra 16 Drivers Disk 4/4.
296K 95, 98 Vibra 16 Drivers.
I usually wait til I got one, but it will be hard enough to get any
Reply files now, only get worse later...
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|F1 PTC Resistor
J1 Wave Table daughter card
J2 50 pin internal SCSI
J3 Term enable
J6 CD Rom Audio
U1 FD 18C30
U3 40.0000 MHz osc
U10 Lattice ispLSI 1032-80LJ
U12 46.61512 MHz Osc
U15 Vibra 16 CT2501-TBQ
U18 OPL YMF262-M
Y1 Unk xtal
OPL YMF262-M Similar to the Yamaha
TX-81 Z synthesizer. If you like FM synthesis, it rates about a 5 or a
6. Compared to a good Wave Table, about a 2.
There is a FET type OP-AMP, a TL072c, located right under
the 4 pin CD connector. I'm guessing by it's position that it is the stereo
amp. Could be an input buffer, looks like there may be a trace running
to it from the J6. Hard to tell, it's a 3 layer board.
Looking at the traces, the CD-ROM connector, J6, looks like it is set
like this (from the left):
Pin 1 Common
Pin 2 Audio In 1
Pin 3 Common
Pin 4 Audio In 2
Don't know which is left or right at this time.
There is a small 5 volt regulator, the big "can", near the game/MIDI
connector. It's a 78M05CH
The sound quality is pretty good, but not in the league
with the Audiovation. I made some transfers from my 1/2" Pro Audio digital
recorder, and a portable DAT recorder, of live source material via the
I cleaned them up in CoolEdit and then burned a CD. Playback
on my stereo sounded just like the original tape, except that there was
slightly more noise. It wasn't gritty noise, more like white noise. I'll
make an educated guess that the S/N ratio of the Reply is in the high 70s
or low 80s.
The original tape has a S/N of ~88dB. The limiting factor
there is the
Mic preamps I used (Mackie SR32 VLZ mixer).
>I have a MCA Reply Card CT-2501 in which I am looking to get the sound
drivers for it so I can get it going in my 9595 or 9577. Has anyone out
there got these drivers?
Peter steps up to the plate and delivers:
That is the Vibra-16. Hardware settings should be IRQ
5, Low DMA=1, High DMA=5, I/O=220h, MPU=330h
It will work out of the box with OS/2 Warp (3 or 4) with
minor modifications to the CONFIG.SYS. Install the SB 16 driver and alter
the line in the CONFIG.SYS to read as follows:
DEVICE=C:\MMOS2\SB16D2.SYS /C:1 /D:1 /H:1 /I:5
/A:220 /B:16 /M:330 /T:6 /N:SBAUD1$ /P
This *assumes* that the High DMA is mapped to the Low DMA
which seems wrong, but works perfectly well. Other setting (/H:5) causes
a "machine gun" audio output.
It also works right out of the box with Win NT 4 (server
and workstation): Once running Win NT 4.0 (Workstation in my case) you
only need to open "Control Panel" - "Multimedia" - "Audio Devices" - "Add
..." and pick the "Creative Labs Soundblaster 1.X, Pro, 16" driver. Then
set the values for I/O adresses, IRQ, Low DMA, High DMA to appropriate
values and it works. Still have the card set to I/O 220, IRQ 5, DMA1 (8)
and DMA5 (16) and I/O 330 for the Midi device. Same setting as for OS/2
and Win95. Still don't know if the card is *really* in full
The setup even survived a Service Pack 6a update with
no problems (which is not always given ...) Main disadvantage here: the
volume slides are very "inverse logarithmic" .... the most part of the
volume changes appear in the lower 5% of the way - after 1/3rd of the way
the result is merely noticeable.
Win 95: once you'd installed the drivers (which are internally
marked as "Beta") you simply run the Win95 drivers update from Creative
Labs for the Soundblasters. sb95up.zip
Works fine with software like WinAmp 2.09 and CoolEdit
2000. I'd tested it on my souped-up 200MHz 9595A ... but will work (at
lower data rates) on slower processors as well. WinAmp may have to be set
to "half decoding" and "486" in preferences / decoder.
Dead easy. (After several failed attempts and a long thread in this
REPLY SB16 & SCSI Adapter (@5138 similar)
SCSI Base I/O address (Not
I/O address for the Future Domain SCSI controler
(io 0140-014f)>, 150 (0150-015f), 160 (0160-016f), 170 (0170-017f),
SCSI Interrupt (Not
Interrupt level for the Future Domain SCSI controler
15">, 14, 11, 10, Disabled
Sound Blaster Base I/O address
Base I/O address for the Sound Blaster registers.
(io 0220-022f 0380-038f)>, 240 (0240-024f 0380-038f), 260 (0260-026f
0380-038f), 280 (0280-028f 0380-038f), Disabled
Sound Blaster Interrupt
Interrupt level for the Sound Blaster
IRQ 7, IRQ 10
Low DMA Level
DMA arbitration Level for 8 bit DMA transfers to the audio
High DMA Level
DMA arbitration Level for 16 bit DMA transfers to the
< "Level 7">,
6, 5, Use Low DMA
MIDI Base I/O address
Selects the base I/O address for the MPU-401 compatible
(io 0330-0337)>, 300 (io 0300-0307), Disabled
Game Port Enable
Enables the space-time continuum
trapdoor. What do you think it does?
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