Pro Audio Spectrum 16

There are 20 games documented on PixelatedArcade supporting Pro Audio Spectrum 16.
Pro Audio Spectrum 16 is part of the category Sound Hardware Supported.
The Pro Audio Spectrum 16 is a sound card released by MediaVision in 1992. The card features 20 voice stereo FM synthesis based on the Yamaha YMF262 (OPL3) chip and 16-bit stereo digital sound with a sampling rate of up to 44.1 kHz. Additionally, the card featured a CD-ROM interface, an on board mixer, a game port, and an optional MIDI connector. The card is very similar to the Pro Audio Spectrum Plus with the biggest change being the ability to record and playback 16-bit digital sound instead of 8-bit. The Pro Audio Spectrum 16 was compatible with MediaVision's Pro Audio Spectrum and Pro Audio Spectrum Plus cards as well as with the Sound Blaster, Thunderboard, and Adlib Music Synthesizer card.

While the Pro Audio Spectrum 16 was advertised as fully compatible with the original Pro Audio Spectrum, this wasn't entirely the case. Digitized sounds and other features were compatible, however since the PAS 16 used a single OPL3 chip for synthesis instead of two OPL2 chips, PAS games which utilized the duel OPL2 chips for music would not sound correct on the PAS 16.


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Pro Audio Spectrum 16
Model # 650-0044-56B
Pro Audio Spectrum 16
Model # 650-0044-06F


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