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M Audio Audiophile 2496 PCI Sound Card with MIDI and Digital I/O

Code: A47HY

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  • Studio quality, low latency PCI soundcard for multi-track music recording
  • 24-bit/96kHz fidelity
  • S/PDIF digital I/O with 2-channel PCM
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M Audio Audiophile 2496 PCI Sound Card with MIDI and Digital I/O

• Studio quality, low latency PCI soundcard for multi-track music recording• 24-bit/96kHz fidelity• S/PDIF digital I/O with 2-channel PCM• SCMS copy protection control• Digital I/O supports surround-encoded AC-3 and DTS pass-through• 1-in x 1-out MIDI I/O• Zero-latency monitoring• Software controlled 36-bit internal DSP digital mixing/routing• Gold-plated RCA jacks• Apple G5 compatible - Incompatible exceptions• Includes Ableton Live Lite music production software, so you can make music right away

The Audiophile 2496 embodies a quantum leap in computer audio fidelity and performance unequaled by other audio cards in its price range. This critically acclaimed PCI card features premium digital audio converters, elegant board design and ultra-stable drivers just like the rest of the Delta line, but with a simpler I/O configuration. As a member of the Delta family, the Audiophile 2496 supports all computer platforms and major software programs, ensuring seamless integration and rock-solid performance. See why the Audiophile 2496 is one of the best-selling digital audio cards in the industry.
Frequency response: 22Hz-22kHz, -0.4, +/-0.4dB
Dynamic range: 104dB (A-weighted) (D/A)
100.4dB (A-weighted) (A/D)
THD: < 0.002%


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  • M Audio Audiophile 2496 was released in 2001

    I was interested in purchasing this card. But i noticed that it was released in 2001

    It's a great value product but M Audio's driver support ended at Windows 7 . So there are no drivers to support windows 8 or 8.1

    There's a full online review in sound on sound magazine published in April 2001..

    This review is posted on 10th January 2015

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  • Loves sys-ex etc. Highly recommended.

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  • This unit is also supported in FreeBSD 7.x and 8.x according to hardware notes

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  • Awesome Card

    Audio quality is superb, the midi just works, plug it in, set it up and off you go. I have used this with Logic and Reaper with no trouble. Low latency monitoring makes life easy. For £20 - I'd suggest you buy two.

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  • J.Kirk said:

    Can I put 2 (or more) of these cards in the same computer to create more audio inputs/outputs?

    Yes the product does support that.

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  • J. Parker said:

    Can you please tell me would this soundcard fit inside a Laptop

    no this item would not fit a laptop. laptops are not able to accept PCI cards (try looking for an external USB or firewire based card instead for a better option)

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  • Phil Ash said:

    Does this card run under Windows 7 Thank you

    Unfortunately we cannot guarantee this.

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  • Nathaniel said:

    I have found that this card is supported under Linux. Kernel version 2.6 and upwards are advised (all modern distributions). It is running an ICE 1712 chipset.

    Thank you very much for the feedback

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  • samp said:

    does this item include the midi I/O to 9 pin connector?

    Yes it does.

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A47HY M Audio Audiophile 2496 PCI Sound Card with MIDI and Digital I/O (1+) £18.00

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