2 channel card that is heavy duty & works w/PCI interfacing
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.
Summary: I have been using the onboard audio (Realtek High Def audio)in my PC for playback and wanted to try a dedicated sound card. Chose this based on price and reviews. Certainly is a marked improvement and the installation was easy. Did have to download the driver from the website. Card also has the option of spdif out so I can use an external DAC...which I plan to try also. Overall...very pleased.
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.
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.
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 ...
Summary: Die M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 gehört mittlerweile zu den Klassikern bei den Soundkarten für Einsteiger im Homerecording. Heute kann man sie gebraucht bereits sehr günstig erhalten. Besonders beliebt ist sie auch bei Linux-Nutzern wegen der weitgehend problemlosen Unterstützung. Technisches ========== Die Karte ermöglicht, wie der Name schon sagt, Aufnahmen im Full-Duplex-Modus mit bis zu 24 Bit und 96 kHz.
Pros: Gute Klangqualität, problemlose Treiberunterstützung für Windows und Linux, Wandler
Cons: In bestimmten Fällen MIDI - Schnittstelle unter Linux unbrauchbar