A company more famous for video-related products, Videologic
also dabbles in the field of soundcards. Having produced a fine line of ESS-audio based
products like the SonicStorm Pro (ESS Maestro-2E) and SonicStorm (ESS Maestro-1), they
seemed set to deliver another outstanding value card. But this time with Aureals
Vortex 2 setting the stage introducing the SonicVortex2.
With this move, Videologic will be
joining the battle between the standing players in the Vortex 2 camp, namely Diamond,
Xitel, Turtle Beach and Terratec. Needless to say, joining this side of the camp places it
squarely as an alternative to the wildly popular SoundBlaster Live! Card from Creative.
Let us first take a look at its contents, features