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M-Audio Audiophile 2496
8.2 out of 10

M-Audio Audiophile 2496

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

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Overall 2
2.0

Ancient history

Nancy O., Newegg
26 February 2011
  • Summary: I knew I was going to have to download the drivers for Win 7 from the M-Audio website but even those are outdated created 11/04/2009 and not fully compatible with the current Win 7 updates (Not sure why, I am getting device manager driver errors.) ALSO: The Delta software disk won't even load.
  • Pros: Highly recommended by techno historians who like vintage electronics. :)
  • Cons: I opened up the packaging and went strait to the manual wherein I was transported back in time. From the font to the paper and layout the manual looks and feels old. AND, the installation instructions are for WINDOWS 95, 98 and NT! If you are running the latest W7 plan on spending hours trying to...
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Overall 2
2.0

Cracks and Pops

Robert C., Newegg
7 January 2010
  • Summary: If you are setting up strictly a budget DAW with no other uses, you can eliminate all other hardware which may solve the pop and crackle problems. If you're like most who need to multi-task with your system in a home setting I'd recommend another card.
  • Pros: As far as doing what it's supposed to audio-wise, it does a good job.
  • Cons: Pops and crackles so much you'd think it was made by Kelloggs. Not much support documentation from M-Audio (last time I checked.) The most I got from M-Audio was some rhetoric about my system causing the issue because of IRQ sharing and USB drivers. Research the problem on the internet before buy...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not what its cracked up to be

Edward L., Newegg
26 June 2009
  • Summary: My intention for this card was to use it to convert my vinyl LPs to MP3s. I hate to say it but my cheap ESS did a better job of sampling the audio than this card did. I have a pretty serious turntable and really nice vintage Marantz receiver.
  • Pros: nice RCA jacks on back of card. Looks like for 2 channel audio it will do the trick.
  • Cons: Looks are deceiving; I have found that all my audio samples from my turn table are filled with digital burps. I have tried numerous setting adjusting the buffer and the sample rate. It gets better as I lower the sample rate but it still is not up to par. Also if you need to be able to adjust your...
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Overall 2
2.0

No Vista Driver!

Stephen S., Newegg
26 March 2009
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: bought this card by mistake, but you beware: it has no vista drivers, let alone windows 7 drivers, so it is a dead end!
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Overall 2
2.0

No 64-bit drivers

Anonymous, Newegg
18 March 2008
  • Summary: I was looking at this card for my HTPC setup with vintage stereo equipment. Decided to go with Vista 64-bit as everything else supported it, and I assumed M-Audio would be coming along with drivers.
  • Pros: It looks like a good sound card for 2-channel stereo recording if you aren't using the latest OS
  • Cons: No 64-bit Vista drivers. Poor support. Avoid if you ever plan on upgrading your OS.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Авдяков Александр, Yandex
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Во первых сразу же заметил глюки и характерные пощелкивания, карточка просто не успевает обрабатывать информацию, к ASIO и MIDI вопросов нет, но вот просто послушать музыку не получится ибо это старье крехтит и дергается.
  • Pros: MIDI интерфейс
  • Cons: Железо безнадежно устарело, не стабильная работа
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