Vintage hardware, my first soundcard: Sound Galaxy NXII

When I was at my parents house I found an at least fifteen year old (original) box containing my first ISA 8-bit soundcard which I bought from my neighbour for about 90 guilders, somewhere in 1993. It also came with two five watt mini-speakers (not on the photos). The first thing I did was play Wolfenstein 3D on my 80286 (12 MHz.), with sound. Very exciting at that time of course. For those of you interested in the very advanced specifications:

  • Full Adlib, Sound Blaster, Covox Speech Thing and Disney Sound Source compatible
  • 11 FM Music Synthesizer
  • Digitized Audio Playback
  • Analog Digital Recording
  • Manual and Software Volume Control
  • Configuration Setting via Software Control
  • Dynamic Filtering
  • Built-in MIDI-interface
  • CD-ROM interface
  • Built-in amplifier
  • Microphone Automatic Gain Control Amplifier
  • Game port
  • Complies with Microsoft Multimedia Level I
  • 6 Bundled Software


Sound Galaxy NXII box Sound Galaxy NXII soundcard and documentation Sound Galaxy NXII soundcard ports

One thought on “Vintage hardware, my first soundcard: Sound Galaxy NXII

  1. Great stuff.

    Reminds me of my first pc. A 486 dx4-100Mhz.
    Bought a Soundblaster 32 PCI sound card on it which was really amazing at that time.

    It also had a turbo button to switch between 10 and 100Mhz. 😀

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