esi maya44 pci


The ESI Maya44 is a PCI card with:

  • 4×4 analogue in/out.
  • 24 bit/192kHz output, 96kHz input
  • 48V phantom power
  • SPDIF/optical output

Optional expansion card adds:

  • MIDI I/O
  • SPDIF input

Costs around 70UKP. Not seen the expansion card on sale anywhere.


What works

From the README.maya44, as of February 2008:

The following functions work, as tested by Rainer Zimmermann and Piotr Makowski:

  • playback and capture at all sampling rates
  • input/output level
  • crossmixing
  • line/mic switch
  • phantom power switch
  • analogue monitor a.k.a bypass

The following functions *should* work, but are not fully tested:

  • Channel 3+4 analogue - S/PDIF input switching
  • S/PDIF output
  • all inputs/outputs on the M/IO/DIO extension card
  • internal/external clock selection

Things that do not seem to work:

  • The level meters (“multi track”) in 'alsamixer' do not seem to react to signals in (if this is a bug, it would probably be in the existing ICE1724 code).
  • Ardour 2.1 seems to work only via JACK, not using ALSA directly or via OSS. This still needs to be tracked down.


hw/esi_maya44_pci.txt · Last modified: 2013/06/02 15:51 by