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M-audio-audiophile-2496.32707097
8.4 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 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 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
10
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...
  • Pros: 96kHz/24 - bit with protools M - Powered
  • Cons: limited i/o
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10
Speed performance 10
10

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!
  • Pros: Value for Money, Rock - Solid Performance
  • Cons: Quite simply none  : D
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Ease of setup 10
10
Speed performance 10
10

The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing!

Radical-M..., Ciao
13 July 2006
  • Excerpt: 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 which I've purchased from M-Audio. Installation is extremely simple as with nearly all PCI devices these days: chuck in the driver CD, or download and install the latest versions. Power Off. Slot in the card.
  • Pros: Rock - Solid Performance  -  Ridiculously Cheap !
  • Cons: None !
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

glscene2010, Yandex
16 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Я, наверное, её сжёг за два года... Потому что когда паял переходники не всегда выключал питание звуковой карты... Что произошло? Запускаю одиночный звук барабана и после, когда уже должно быть тихо, появляется односекундный шум в левом ухе... Очень странно! Тестировал с помощью FL Studio. А при попытке записать микрофон вообще... В одном канале постоянный высочайший уровень шума; в другом шум пульсирующий (!).
  • Pros: Два моно-входа - это хорошо. Можно воткнуть два микрофона. Лучше, чем встроенная, сразу почувствовал! И не только я!
  • Cons: Было бы два стереовыхода... И не тюльпаны...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Alexander Chernikov, Yandex
2 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Подходит и для меломанов любящих качественный звук и для небольших звукозаписывающих студий.
  • Pros: Качественный звук. Адекватная цена. Стабильные драйверы. Надежность и долговечность.
  • Cons: Неудобный программный микшер.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mycket bra

Svipdag, Prisjakt
15 September 2010
  • Summary: Ljudet är förträffligt och oklanderligt. Drivrutinerna fungerar men ett stort minus är att det saknas stöd för tangentbordets mute- och volymkontroll samt att windows egen inbyggda volymkontroll ej funkar med ljudkortet (högtalarikonen längst ner t.h. försvinner vid installationen). Istället måste man reglera ljudet via m-audios egen mjukvarumixer/kontrollpanel. 3,5mm hörlursutgång saknas, så man får nyttja RCA-adapter.
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