Take five is a digital audio interface card for the pc. The card supports 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz datarates. There are two optical inputs and an optical output available. Below is one of the scanned pages from the German ELRAD magazine of August 1994. I asked and got permission to use this material.
Elrad published this card as a D.I.Y. project, but you can also order it prebuild. Thanks to Teemu Mottonen for the following info:
He (Andreas Spoo) has a small company, called AS Ware. His fax number is the same as the phone (+49 221 138596, from outside Germany). The card price is 450 DM, plus shipping (about 10 DM within EU). That includes the card, two optical cables and 6 month warranty. I forgot to ask about payment options (so no idea about Visa). 450 DM is about 270US$, not bad if a self-made version would be $200. I also got email from ELRAD, saying that photocopies of the article can be ordered, the cost is 5 DM (payment on an Eurocheque). But I think I will order the readymade card.The $200 or fl.550,- is what it has cost me to build the board myself.
This is a scan of the article as it appeared in the Elrad of August
Due to space problems I took the scans offline.
You can order the board and the GAL's via www.emedia.de
The FIFO's are made by Dallas Semiconductor. See their Distributers list for a local distributor.
The oscillators are made by Seiko. See their Distributers list for a local distributor.
hdrec95.zip 61668 09.09.95 Win95-Treiber fuer "Take five" take_fiv.arj 117511 20.03.96 WIN-3.1X-Treiber fuer TAKE FIVE (1/95), um die Karte unter CUBASE AUDIO zu betreiben hdrecord.exe 159205 29.07.94 Treiber und GAL-Dateien zum Harddiskrecorder "Take Five", ELRAD 8/94, jetzt mit Sourcen, selbstentpackendes Archiv a16linux.tar 61440 18.09.95 Linux-Treiber fuer "Take five" im Quelltext hdrec_2.lzh 5834 21.02.96 16-Bit-Treiber fuer zweite "Take Five"-Karte im gleichen Rechner
As far as I know, there are no Windows 2000 or Windows XP drivers for the Take Five card. One could derive one from the Linux source code, but this requires Windows 2000 driver knowledge. Hiring a programmer is probably more expensive than a new card (with driver).
A great source for semiconductor URLs is Gray's Semiconductor Pages
Last update 2002-12-09