ESS Maestro2 PCI AudioDrive (WDM) Driver Download

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The Maestro2 PCIDrive (WDM) is an audio device manufactured by ESS. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. Visitors have downloaded this file "" 6,242 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 21 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 270.6 KB.

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Supported Models

ESS Maestro2 PCI AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1688 AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1788 AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1788 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1868 Control Interface (WDM)

ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive (WDM)

ES1869 Control Interface (WDM)




Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit)

File Name


5.1.2535.0 (2001-07-01) via .inf

Additional Notes

this driver work on windows vista

Uploaded By

igor llanten (DG Member) on 24-Dec-2006

Most Helpful Reviews

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
3 Sep 2007

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
"that soundcard driver is so good,im searching a couple of month but didnt see any related drivers,im glad i found."
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Device Hardware IDs

Compatible IDs

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
es1969.sys 72.2 KB 17 Aug 2001
es198x.sys 174.5 KB 17 Aug 2001
ess.sys 63.4 KB 17 Aug 2001
essm2e.sys 137.0 KB 17 Aug 2001
maestro.sys 48.8 KB 17 Aug 2001
wdma_es2.inf 76.1 KB 23 Aug 2001
wdma_es3.inf 121.8 KB 23 Aug 2001
wdma_ess.inf 27.6 KB 23 Aug 2001
wdma_m2e.inf 30.8 KB 23 Aug 2001

How to Update ESS Maestro2 PCI AudioDrive (WDM) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ESS Maestro2 PCI AudioDrive (WDM) driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter ESS Maestro2 PCI AudioDrive (WDM) into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the ESS Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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