AOpen AW-850 User Manual

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AOPEN AW-850PCI Sound Card User Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview

Installing the sound card Appendix A. Hardware Information FCC and CE Radiation Norm

FCC

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules.

CE

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of the European Council Directive on the approximation of the law of the member states relating to electromagnetic compatibility (89/336/EEC) according to EN 55022 class B.

FCC and CE Compliance Statement

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against frequency interface in residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

. Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver

. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected to

CAUTION!

The Federal Communication Commission warns the user that changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Overview

Features

Chipset :

. Aopen AS9600 audio chipset

System Interface :

. 32bit PCI Bus Master, PCI 2.1 / PCI 2.2 compliant

Hardware Interface :

. Newest single chip 5.1 channel PCI sound audio solution

. HRTF-base3D positional audio, supporting DirectSound™3D, EAX™ and

A3D interface

. Karaoke system enabled

. Supportsmulti-speakeroutput to 2 / 2.1 / 4 / 4.1 / 5.1 speakers

. Support EAX™, Karaoke key, Echo… sound effects

. High Performance Dual Game Port

. MPU401 compatible MIDI interface & GM

. Comply with Microsoft® PC99 specification

. DLS-baseWavetable music synthesizer

. Fully Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro compatible and Direct Sound compatible

Connector :

. Front-Out,Rear-Out,Center & LFE,Line-In,MIC-Inand Game/MIDI port

. CD Audio, AUX Connector

System Requirements

. IBM compatible PC with32-bitPCI slot.

. Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/98SE, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000, Windows NT® 4.0 or DOS

. Intel® Pentium® 200 MHz CPU above (Recommended)

. 32MB system memory (Minimum)

. 30MB available HDD space

. CD-ROMdrive (orDVD-ROMdrive Recommended)

Software Bundle

. Multi-channelSpeaker Tester

. WinDVD™ 2000 optional

. GAMUT2000

. Powerful Audio Rack (CD / Midi / Wav / MP3 / VCD and Karaoke Player )

Package

. Plug and Play PCI sound card

. “User manual and Installation Software ”CD-ROM

Latest Information

Please read the “ README.TXT ” file onInstallation Software CD-ROM

Installing the Sound Card

A. Hardware Installation

Before you start, make sure that Windows® 95/98/98SE, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000 or Windows NT® 4.0 has been installed in your system and running properly. Please follow the following steps carefully while installing your sound card.

1.Turn off your computer and disconnect all power cords.

2.Remove the case from your computer. Refer to your PC’s user manual for more details.

3.Plug the Sound Card into any free 32-bitexpansion PCI slot of the computer.

4.Connect the audio cable to your CD-ROMorDVD-ROMdrive.

5.Put the computer cover case on and reconnect the power cords.

Connecting Audio Devices

You can connect various types of audio equipment, such as speakers, headphones, CD player and so on, to the sound card through its back panel jacks. The following diagram shows the connectors on the back panel.

Layout of the AOPEN AW-850PCI Sound Card

CD-IN

There are two sets of pins, one for Mitsumi standard

 

and the other for Sony standard

Line-IN

LINE-INConnect to the audio output port of stereo

Mic-IN

Connect to the Microphone ( Mono )

Front-Speaker

Output to speakers with the amplifier or earphones

 

or AUDIO-INof home stereo

Rear-Speaker

Connect to the rear speakers while four/six channel

 

speakers mode is enabled

Center/Sub-woofer

Connect to the center speaker and sub-wooferwhile

 

six channel speakers mode is enabled

GAME/MIDI

Connect to Joystick or devices using MIDI interface

*A MIDI adapter is required to connect a MIDI instrument to the sound card. The MIDI adapter can be purchased from your local computer store and is connected to the MIDI/GAME port.

B. Drivers Setup

Installing the Sound Card Driver under Windows® 95/98/98SE

1. After hardware installation has been finished, power up your computer and wait for Windows® 95/98/98SE to boot up.

2. The message box will show “Add New Hardware Wizard” and “This Wizard searches for new drivers for PCI Multimedia Audio Device” . Click “Cancel ”.

3. Insert the Multimedia Software CD-ROMinto yourCD-ROMdrive orDVD-ROMdrive. The disc supports Windows AutoPlay mode and starts running automatically.

4.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Uninstalling the Sound card Driver for Windows® 95/98/98SE

1.Click “ Start ”.

2.Select “Program ”.

3.Find “ Uninstall device drivers and application” program in PCI audio applications.

4.Run it.

5.Follow the on-screeninstructions to uninstall the device drivers or applications.

Installing the Sound Card Driver under Windows® Me

1.After hardware installation has been finished, power up your computer and wait for Windows® Me to boot up.

2.The message box will show “Add New Hardware Wizard” and

“ Windows has found the following new hardware for PCI Multimedia Audio Device ”. Click “Cancel ”.

3.Insert the Multimedia Software CD-ROMinto yourCD-ROMdrive orDVD-ROMdrive. The disc supports Windows AutoPlay mode and starts running automatically.

4.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Uninstalling the Sound card Driver for Windows® Me

1.Click “ Start ”.

2.Select “Program ”.

3.Find “ Uninstall device drivers and application” program in PCI audio applications.

4.Run it.

5.Follow the on-screeninstructions to uninstall the device drivers or applications.

Installing the Sound Card Driver under Windows® 2000

We recommend you to install Microsoft® Windows® before you install this PCI sound card, and ensure you didn’t install any other sound card device drivers in your current system.

1. After hardware installation has been finished, power up your computer and wait for Windows® 2000 to boot up.

2. The message box will show “Found New Hardware Wizard ” Click “ Cancel ” .

3. Insert the Multimedia Software CD-ROMinto yourCD-ROMdrive orDVD-ROMdrive. The disc supports Windows AutoPlay mode and starts running automatically.

4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

Uninstalling the Sound card Driver for Windows® 2000

1.Click “ Start ”.

2.Select “Program ”.

3.Find “ Uninstall device drivers and application” program in PCI audio applications.

4.Run it.

5.Follow the on-screeninstructions to uninstall the device drivers or applications.

Installing and uninstalling the Sound Card Driver under Windows NT® 4.0

Please read the “ NT Installation Guide ” file on Installation Software CD-ROM.

Installing the Sound Card Driver under DOS

1.Insert the Multimedia Software into yourCD-ROMdrive orDVD-ROMdrive.

2.Change directory to DOS driver folder (D:\Driver\DOSDRV) at DOS prompt, and type “ INSTALL” .

Click Enter.

3.Type DOS utilities path that you want to install the file in.

4.Program will expand the file to the path you’ve specified.

5.Install program will add initial drivers into AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

C. Other Application Setup

Installing DIRECTX8.0

1. Insert the Multimedia Software CD-ROManddouble-click

DirectX8.0.exe ” in Drive D. (If Drive D is yourCD-ROMdrive orDVD-ROMdrive)

2. Follow the instruction on the screen to install software for PCI sound card.

The multi-channeldemo and audio rack require DirectX8.0.

Installing Sound Application “Gamut 2000 ”

1. Insert the Multimedia Software CD-ROManddouble-click

Setup.exe ” in the directory “D:\Gamut2000\ ”. (If Drive D is yourCD-ROMdrive orDVD-ROMdrive)

2. Follow the instruction on the screen to install power MP3 maker software for PCI sound card.

Installing Sound Application “WinDVD™ ” (Optional)

1.Insert the Multimedia Software CD-ROM.The disc supports Windows AutoPlay mode and starts running automatically.

2.Follow the instruction on the screen to install software for PCI sound card.

Appendix A. Hardware Information

Jp3 : Center and Subwoofer setting selection