Creative Sound Blaster 16 Prelude

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Creative Sound Blaster 16 Prelude
Creative Sound Blaster 16 Prelude.jpg
Bus type ISA
Bus width 16-bit
Bus speed 8 MHz
8-bit ISA compatible?
Manufacturer Creative Labs
Chipset CT2505
Compatible with Sound Blaster
Connectors Mic, Line in, Line out, Speaker out, Gameport
Requires -5VDC? No
Requires -12VDC? Yes
Config method PnP
Model CT2960
Full duplex Unknown
Max sample rate Unknown
Channels 2
FM synth CQM
CD Audio in:SBCD
PC Speaker in:Dupont-2
Phone (TAD) in/out:Dupont-4
Line out:None
SPDIF out:None
SB Link:No
Factory memory 0
0 B
CD interface None
Driver Missing download URL

The Sound Blaster 16 Prelude is a budget card based on the Vibra 16C chip. This was one of the first cards to introduce CQM synthesis, replacing Yamaha's OPL3 chip.

Additional photos


This card also has a 3-pin "MIC_CONN" connector, the pinout and purpose for which are unknown.

It also has a Gold Finch connector and another large unknown connector (wavetable?)