Guillemot/Hercules Maxi Sound Game Theater XP 6.1 Surround

MPN: 4766018
Product Details
Description
Complete sound entertainment solution for movies, music, and gaming Includes both a PCI sound card and an external rack with high-speed 4-port USB hub Multiple USB ports accessible from the front panel for multiplayer gaming Surround sound on 5.1 channels with Dolby Digital decoder for theaterlike movies Includes software to convert audio source to MP3, Platforms: Windows Me Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows 2000
Summary
Product Title Guillemot/Hercules Maxi Sound Game Theater XP 6.1 Surround
Manufacturer Guillemot/Hercules
Power Score 4.5 | 4 Reviews
User Reviews
Excellent Card 8 year user,
5 Star Review   By member mrsscarry - Jan 20, 2008   

Strengths: No problems, not even with Win XP

Weakness: The RCA input jacks on the front of the rack came loose, solder connections, easy fix.

Owned this card since 2000, still using it in 2008. all Operating systems Win/98/ME/XP used it on 5 different computers in the last 8 years Never had any issues with product.

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5 Star Review   By member Comply - Sep 8, 2002   

Strengths: The card is a true 20bit sampler. Where as Creative will fall back to 16bit. My drivers installed without a hitch. The card sounds great and has enough connections to handle most external devices.

Weakness: None so far.

I replaced my creative SB platinum with this card. I can say I will never use another creative product again. This card out performs creative's hands down! The drivers and software installed without a hitch on my XP box. The sample rates are better and highier then creatives. The Yamaha GTX software works great. I waited Nine months for someone to come along with a better product! I will say right now I have. No more cheap support to deal with here! Thank you Guillemot

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4 Star Review   By member the_sound_guru - Mar 7, 2002   

Strengths: Digital Audio- External Rack- price

Weakness: Drivers!!! and only a 20 bit sound card compared to 24 bit with the soundblaster Audigy platnum ex

I have only had the Game Theater XP for a short while but I've already ran into a few small problems. First, the drivers don't work will with windows 98 or 98se. I can't see any of the text in the configuration window. It sounds great but it is hard to adjust. However, i duel boot with windows 2000 and it works MARVELOUSLY with 2000!!! It outshines my old sound blaster by a ton. The optical and digital ins are great. I've copied minidiscs and cds at perfect quality. I've used it most to copy and edit audio tracks for background vocals. It plugs right into my sound board via 1/4 in. phono or stereo RCA jacks, and either way I retain quality. Definitely a good buy for heavy sound users!

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4 Star Review   By member JDenis_007 - Sep 21, 2001   

Strengths: -Lots of connections on the external rack -Very good positionnal audio

Weakness: -Drivers for WinXP need a lot of work -USB ports do not detect all USB devices

I upgraded to the GTXP from a SBLive Value, and I never regretted that move. The GTXP sounds better in my oppinion than the SBLive, and of course, you get the external rack. this rack is the promary reason why anyone would want to buy a GTXP, it is truly great. The only things wrong about the GTXP are that the USB hub in the breakout box is not able to detect all USB devices. For example, it was unable to detect my HP 842C printer. Also, if you are planning on using WinXP, you'd better forget the GTXP. I was unable to get it to work under that new OS. So until Hercules realeases new drivers, do not put the GTXP in a WinXP system

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Product Details
Description
Complete sound entertainment solution for movies, music, and gaming Includes both a PCI sound card and an external rack with high-speed 4-port USB hub Multiple USB ports accessible from the front panel for multiplayer gaming Surround sound on 5.1 channels with Dolby Digital decoder for theaterlike movies Includes software to convert audio source to MP3, Platforms: Windows Me Windows 95 Windows 98 Windows 2000
Summary
Product Title Guillemot/Hercules Maxi Sound Game Theater XP 6.1 Surround
Manufacturer Guillemot/Hercules
Power Score 4.5 | 4 Reviews
General
Audio Technologies: Dolby Surround, Microsoft DirectSound 3D
Category: Sound/Multimedia
Class: Card
Weight: 6.00
Type of Sound Card: Stand-Alone Audio Card
System Type: PC
URL: Manufacturer Link
Interface Connection: Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini), Audio - Speaker Out (1/8" Mini)
Additional Specifications
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Me
Correction Compression Standards: 1505
SKU: GUI4766018
Description: Maxi Sound Game Theater XP 6.1 Surround
User Reviews
Excellent Card 8 year user,
5 Star Review   By member mrsscarry - Jan 20, 2008   

Strengths: No problems, not even with Win XP

Weakness: The RCA input jacks on the front of the rack came loose, solder connections, easy fix.

Owned this card since 2000, still using it in 2008. all Operating systems Win/98/ME/XP used it on 5 different computers in the last 8 years Never had any issues with product.

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5 Star Review   By member Comply - Sep 8, 2002   

Strengths: The card is a true 20bit sampler. Where as Creative will fall back to 16bit. My drivers installed without a hitch. The card sounds great and has enough connections to handle most external devices.

Weakness: None so far.

I replaced my creative SB platinum with this card. I can say I will never use another creative product again. This card out performs creative's hands down! The drivers and software installed without a hitch on my XP box. The sample rates are better and highier then creatives. The Yamaha GTX software works great. I waited Nine months for someone to come along with a better product! I will say right now I have. No more cheap support to deal with here! Thank you Guillemot

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4 Star Review   By member the_sound_guru - Mar 7, 2002   

Strengths: Digital Audio- External Rack- price

Weakness: Drivers!!! and only a 20 bit sound card compared to 24 bit with the soundblaster Audigy platnum ex

I have only had the Game Theater XP for a short while but I've already ran into a few small problems. First, the drivers don't work will with windows 98 or 98se. I can't see any of the text in the configuration window. It sounds great but it is hard to adjust. However, i duel boot with windows 2000 and it works MARVELOUSLY with 2000!!! It outshines my old sound blaster by a ton. The optical and digital ins are great. I've copied minidiscs and cds at perfect quality. I've used it most to copy and edit audio tracks for background vocals. It plugs right into my sound board via 1/4 in. phono or stereo RCA jacks, and either way I retain quality. Definitely a good buy for heavy sound users!

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4 Star Review   By member JDenis_007 - Sep 21, 2001   

Strengths: -Lots of connections on the external rack -Very good positionnal audio

Weakness: -Drivers for WinXP need a lot of work -USB ports do not detect all USB devices

I upgraded to the GTXP from a SBLive Value, and I never regretted that move. The GTXP sounds better in my oppinion than the SBLive, and of course, you get the external rack. this rack is the promary reason why anyone would want to buy a GTXP, it is truly great. The only things wrong about the GTXP are that the USB hub in the breakout box is not able to detect all USB devices. For example, it was unable to detect my HP 842C printer. Also, if you are planning on using WinXP, you'd better forget the GTXP. I was unable to get it to work under that new OS. So until Hercules realeases new drivers, do not put the GTXP in a WinXP system

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