AudioMedia NuBus Cards from Digidesign

The AudioMedia and AudioMedia II cards from Digidesign were hardware audio recording and playback cards for the Macintosh II platform. The were NuBus cards (96 pin Texas Instrument design) and were therefore limited to Macs with available NuBus slots.

The AudioMedia line was designed for people who may not have had the cash or the need for a full blown Sound Tools hardware setup. The AudioMedia II was a stereo card. In other words, you could record (and playback) two discreet audio channels at the same time. That might not sound like much today but to be able to do this for around $999 USD (sans Mac cost) back in 1990 was a pretty cool thing.

The AudioMedia III was a PCI card designed to be used in either the newer PCI based Macs of the time or Windows/PC machines.

AudioMedia I was introduced in 1989
AudioMedia II was introduced in 199?....
AudioMedia III was introduced in 199?....

    Specs for the AudioMedia II
  • 16 bit resolution
  • 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz sample rates
  • 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Responce
  • one digital output / one digital input (COAX 75 Ohm S/PDIF 24bit IO)
  • dual left and right RCA -10dB audio inputs
  • dual left and right RCA -10dB audio outputs
  • "A" weighted signal to noise ratio of 88dB
  • 33.8688 MHz clock speed
  • 96 pin NuBus card
  • power 6.5 watts