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No idea about the first, but when my on-board went nutty on me I purchased a Xonar D2X. That was about two years ago.
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Some old Sound Blaster back in the mid 90s when I was in middle school. I think my parents picked it up for me at an old Eggheads Software.

Damn I'm old.
My first PC came with one of these. It wasn't even the soundblaster 16, it was some old 8-bit Soundblaster card. The next one I bought I believe was a SoundBlaster 16, then a Soundblaster Live Platinum, then a SoundBlaster XFi Platinum, and now I have an ASUS Xonar DX.
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post #23 of 39
Xonar DX which I'm now selling because my new headset is usb
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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy LE
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Creative Soundblaster Live something. I still have it underneath all my computer junk.
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post #26 of 39
My first and only soundcard was a Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic.
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post #27 of 39
ess isa sound card on pentium 100.


now i have sound blaster 64 awe and 64 gold isa (on my cyrix mx pr200)
     
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post #28 of 39
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Fellow OCNs the very first Market Sound Card was the AdLib Music Synthesizer Card and here`s their dramatic story:

The AdLib used Yamaha's YM3812 sound chip which produces sound via FM synthesis. The AdLib card consisted of a YM3812 chip with off-the-shelf external glue logic to plug into a standard PC-compatible ISA 8-bit slot.

PC software generated multitimbral music and sound effects through the AdLib card, although the acoustic quality was distinctly synthesized. Digital audio (PCM) was not supported, a key feature supported by later competition (such as the Creative Labs Sound Blaster.)

but then the Competition arrived with the Creative Labs Sound Blaster.
The Sound Blaster was fully compatible with AdLib, meaning it would play any past, present, and future game written for AdLib's own card.
And it added two key features: a PCM audio channel, and a game port. PCM audio could record and play digital-audio recordings, which included dialogue, sound effects, and short musical performances. PCM audio complemented the YM3812, allowing game developers to include digital-audio for realistic sound-effects and speech that could not be adequately reproduced by the Yamaha's FM synthesis. And the Sound Blaster's inclusion of a game-port made it a single-card gaming solution.

so they went broke

From Wikipedia

hope that helped

Edited by Crag - 5/14/11 at 2:44pm
    
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post #29 of 39
Audigy 2 Value. I bought it when Fry's Electronics first opened a store in Indiana when I was in high school or something.
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post #30 of 39
Sound Blaster Pro, bought it at a used Eletronic discount store in 1998 for my first computer a PEntium 133 I was given for Christmas 97 but it didnt have a sound card lol. I paid 7.99 for it from a bin of sound cards

My list of sound cards though

Sound Blaster Pro
Sound Blaster 16 PCI
Sound Blaster Live Value
Sound Blaster Live 5.1
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Edited by TheSandman - 5/15/11 at 6:30pm
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