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AW540 Series Audio Card
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FCC Statement FCC Class B Radio Frequency Interference Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radi
Contents 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 FEATURES .........................................................................................................................................................5 1.2 COMPONENTS AND CONNECTING.................................................................................................................7 1.2.1 Components ...........................................................................................................................................
Features 1.1 Features AOpen AW540 Series(AW540S-L, AW540, AW540 DELUXE..) with ForteMedia FM801-AU sound chip inside is an advanced audio controller for the PCI Bus. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft DirectX and Thousands of games to provide highest hardware compatibility for numerous PC games environment. AW540 Series with Yamaha SoftwareSynthesizer S-YXG50 allows Software Driver to support 676 instruments Sondius-XG Capital Synthesizer. The PCI audio engine converts the
Features ?? FM Synthesizer ?? Hardware Sound Blaster Pro compatibility ?? Supports Consumer IEC958 Output (S/PDIF OUT) (excluded AW540-L) ?? Supports Consumer IEC958 Input (CD Digital IN) (excluded AW540-L) ?? Supports External Optical/Coaxial S/PDIF IN Connector(For AW540 DELUXE only) Software-controllable audio ?? Supports various audio devices all controllable through software ?? Adjusts master volume, CD audio, line-in, and microphone inputs 3D Surround Enhancement ?? Adjusts AC97
Components and Connecting 1.2 Components and Connecting 1.2.1 Components AW540 - 7 -
Components and Connecting 1.2.2 Connecting Peripherals To fully utilize the card functions, it supports various ways to connect AW540 Series to peripheral devices. Figure 1.2 shows the different devices that you can connect to the sound card. Audio Card Output Devices 1. Front Out 2. Rear Out 3. Center/Subwoofer 4. S/PDIF Out 5. Game/MIDI Port Audio Card Input Devices 1. Line In 2. Microphone In 3. CD In 4. Auxiliary In 5. TAD In Figure 1.2 Connecting Periphera
Components and Connecting 188.8.131.52 Audio Card Output Devices AW540 supplies 2 analog output jacks (Front/Rear) that can maximum connect four speakers to the sound card at the time. We illustrate three common connection types and display them below. Type I Connect audio card to general stereo speaker. Type II Connect audio card to 2 sets of stereo speakers. Type III Connect audio card to 5.1 speakers. NOTE: AW540 supports WAVE, MIDI, games which support Microsoft Direct
Components and Connecting 184.108.40.206 Audio Card S/PDIF Out Devices AW540 with the capabilities to process digital signals (compliant with IEC958). S/PDIF Out Connector The S/PDIF-Out port is available for Mini Disk, LD player, set-top box etc. and support 48KHz sample rate digital signal. - 10 -
Components and Connecting 220.127.116.11 Audio Card Input Devices To connect your output peripherals (Speakers) to PC, AW540 supports variously connection types to output devices, you can use your card to do the following: G9 Cable (Figure 2.2.2) provided together with AW540 product packages transforms output signals from Digital DIN to three separated mini stereo phone jacks (labeled FR/FL, RR/RL, SUB/CEN) supports up to 6 channels output. Different jacks are connected to different out
Components and Connecting 18.104.22.168 Audio Card MIDI/Joystick Devices The Game/MIDI port on the card is compatible with the standard PC joystick. You may also choose to connect a MIDI adapter with a joystick port to use the MIDI and joystick simultaneously. 22.214.171.124 System Requirements ?? IBM PC or compatible ?? 166MHz CPU or better processor ?? Minimum 32 MB Memory ?? Minimum 10MB hard disk space available ?? Free PCI slot ?? 2 available IRQs ?? CD-ROM with 24X or above -
Hardware Installation 2.1 Hardware Installation NOTE: Please check the appearance of the audio card before you are starting below steps of hardware installation, If there is any damage appeared, return it to the store for exchange. 1. Turn off the PC and all external peripherals connected to it (e.g. printer… etc.), remove the PC system cover. 2. Locate an empty PCI expansion slot.. Remove the metal bracket corresponding to the slot you have chosen. Save the screw. PCI expansion s
Setting Up In Windows NT40 2.2 Software Installation 2.2.1 Setting Up In Windows 95/98/Me NOTE: Although there are many types of setup procedures available when install driver for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, or 2000, but we strongly recommend you to install sound card driver by selecting AOpen CD Auto-Run The Microsoft Windows9x, Me, NT or 2000 OS disc might be needed when installing driver for you sound card. So please keep ready before proceeding with all hardware and software install
Setting Up In Windows NT40 When Windows95/98/Me finds the PCI Multimedia Insert the AW540 Series driver disk in the appropriate Audio Device, push the ESC button to cancel the drive. The Win95/98/Me Setup Menu wizard displays. Hardware Installation screens utility and enter Move mouse to the ‘Driver’ button, select ‘Install Driver’ windows. This is so you can use our Auto-Run Setup. item, then click the button to begin auto driver installation procedures. - 15 -
Setting Up In Windows NT40 AW540 Driver Auto-Run setup display, push the ‘ Begin Install ’ After finish all installation procedures, system button, then restart the system. all driver installation procedures makes changes and adds 3 components in will automatic execute and be finished. ‘Device Manager’. - 16 -
Setting Up In Windows NT40 Setting up the Real Speakers Magnificent AW540 Utilities AOpen provides a Speaker-Location program, please exec when you finished the driver installation procedures. AOpen collects much sound utilities and setting up tool into its management assistant. Click the speaker image to check if the real-speakers have place to right location. - 17 -
Setting Up In Windows NT40 Setting up QSound Effects allows users to configure the settings. CPU Usage is a three-position slider that combines the effects of Elevation and Sample Rate Conversion(SRC). Low CPU Usage results as both SRC and Elevation at off mode. Turning both SRC and Elevation On will result high CPU usage. The center position of CPU usage slider is an indication of turning SRC on while Elevation mode is set at off. - 18 -
Setting Up In Windows NT40 2.2.2 Setting Up In Windows NT40 NOTE: Although there are many types of setup procedures available when install driver for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, or 2000, but we strongly recommend you to install sound card driver by selecting AOpen CD Auto-Run The Microsoft Windows9x, Me, NT or 2000 OS disc might be needed when installing driver for you sound card. So please keep ready before proceeding with all hardware and software installation. During the driver ins
Setting Up In Windows NT40 Insert the AW540 Series driver disk in the appropriate After finish all installation procedures, system makes drive. The WinNT Setup Menu wizard displays. changes and adds components in ‘Multimedia Move mouse to the ‘Driver’ button, select ‘Install Properties’. Driver’ item, then click the button to begin auto driver installation procedures. - 20 -
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