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M-audio-audiophile-2496.32720426
8.5 out of 10

M-Audio Audiophile 2496

award-winning 24-bit/96kHz digital audio card 2 x 2 full-dup Read more

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Overall 10
10

Newbie with Much To Learn

mpbillk212, Ebay
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I have not yet really used it yet. I am impressed that a product 11 years old still works and has current drivers available. The drivers are updated but the manual has not been. The XP instructions said to install the drivers first so that is what I did and then I shut down the PC, installed the 2496 in an available PCI slot and rebooted. One thing to note: Windows 7 64bit takes a lot longer to boot when the 2496 is in the PCI slot.
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Overall 10
10

M-Audio Audiophile PCI (2496) Sound Card

ludvigmusic, Ebay
11 January 2014
  • Summary: I like this product M-Audio Audiophile PCI (2496) Sound Card Product Identifiers Brand M-Audio Product Line M-Audio Audiophile Model 2496 MPN 2496 UPC 612391415006 Main Specification Type Sound card Enclosure Type Laptop Card Interface Type PCI DAC Data Width 24-bit Sample Rate 8 kHz - 96 kHz Sound Output Mode AC-3 (Dolby Digital) Connectivity 1 x MIDI - input - 5 pin DIN, 1 x MIDI - output - 5 pin DIN, 1 x audio - SPDIF input - RCA, 1 x audio - SPDIF output - RCA, 1 x...
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Overall 10
10

100 % satisfied.

nieltj, Ebay
3 March 2013
  • Summary: I bought this used for a reasonable price. Works great with my DAW. Great sound. M Audio now has stuff with more inputs/outputs, but this suited my needs. Only drawback, no headphone jack. But card is powerful enough that I can hook up headphones to the standard speaker output. Though not at the same time (I could get a splitter). Wanna dabble in computer audio recording? Get this and reaper. Very inexpensive way to determine if it's for you.
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Overall 8
8.0

2 channel card that is heavy duty & works w/PCI interfacing

wiederholenbitte, Ebay
6 July 2012
  • Summary: This particular sound card works well in "somewhat older" PCs. It uses a PCI interface. I wanted to hook this card up to my stereo system via the computer. My intergrated sound card wound up burnning out when hooked up to my older sound system. Most likley due to an uneven resistance in Ohms. My guess ? The RCA inputs & outputs in 2 channel stereo is what grabbed my attention.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product, Easy to Install

pakman420, Ebay
2 August 2011
  • Summary: I needed this to cure latency issues while recording on my computer, and this product solved it. The midi connectors really came in handy as well.
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Overall 10
10

M-Audio Audiophile PCI (2496) Sound Card

russofabio2008, Ebay
9 March 2011
  • Summary: Excellent product, I liked a lot, met my expectations completely. I recommend this product to everyone.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

dlaloum, head-fi.org
14 November 2007
  • Summary: Thought it great until I recently comparered its analog out to the DAC on my Onkyo TX-SR876 receiver...   Although good to a point, it failed in highly complex loud music passages like the Choral movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony..... where as the volume and the number of instruments and voices increased, the 2496 could not keep the sounds seperate.... they become muddled/mixed a little muddy.
  • Pros: Compact, High Quality, Simple
  • Cons: Not the most transparent
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

G.Trenchev, head-fi.org
14 November 2007
  • Summary: INTRO Audiophile 2496 is the basic card of M-Audio's Delta soundcard series.M-Audio(part of AVID) is mainly pro-audio targeted company supplying musical instruments,software and studio equipment,as well as PC-based consumer-suitable audio interfaces.This way,the Audiophile 2496 is first meant to live in small/home recording studios,and second in Mr. Audiophile's PC.
  • Pros: Cheap,simple,neutral sound & low distortion,RCA
  • Cons: Vintage-old,no headphone output
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
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Ease of setup 8
8.0
Speed performance 8
8.0

M-Audio Audiophile 2496

reviewdev..., Ciao
28 January 2008
  • Excerpt: "This was one of the soundcards used in my last college's workstations. I can only say that it does the job and it is perfect for a composer who is using midi as their main composing tool. The best thing about it is that you can edit audio in your DAW at 96KHz/24 bit, which is pretty handy for basic mixdowns and other small scale productions. If you are looking for a big front end recording setup, then this is useless... It is pretty much obvious that ...
  • Pros: 96kHz/24 - bit with protools M - Powered
  • Cons: limited i/o
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Performance 10
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Sound quality 10
10
Ease of setup 10
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Speed performance 10
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Professional Results under £60 - WOW!

Radical-M..., Ciao
27 July 2006
  • Excerpt: "Just so you are aware: I've reviewed this already, but there's two of these on Ciao, exactly the same product - thought I'd cover both with my review so you buyers get to read it :D This was the first soundcard I purchased, about 4 years ago at £60, it was and still is an absolute bargain! While this is certainly an entry level professional soundcard, with 2in/2out, it's been designed carefully and with as much detail as higher-spec sound cards ...
  • Pros: Value for Money, Rock - Solid Performance
  • Cons: Quite simply none  : D
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