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M-Audio Delta 44 PCI Sound Card
7.4 out of 10

M-Audio Delta 44 PCI Sound Card

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Overall 10
10

Excellent Audio Interface

Andy M., Newegg
22 March 2015
  • Summary: This product is a little outdated and not supported by current DAW software. Just want to give it some much needed appreciation .
  • Pros: I bought and used this when I first got into audio engineering in 2009, looking back I now realize what an amazing choice I had went with while knowing so little about the industry. Used it on a windows XP rig with Pro Tools 7. If you use it in conjunction with a small mixer with xlr inputs you a...
  • Cons: The fact that it is so simple can be a con. Does not have many options in the way of connection types. Still was not a problem for me.
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Overall 8
8.0

RE: "Give me a break" & "Sound is good, usability is terrible"

Justin H., Newegg
10 December 2011
  • Summary: I couldn't let the "musician of 25 years" who "does sound engineering" spread misinformation about the product and audio connections in general... The interface accepts four 1/4" MONO balanced (TRS) or unbalanced (TS) inputs, and has four outputs of the same type.
  • Pros: 4x4 analog connections. Pretty good sample rate/ bitrate Windows 7 64 bit drivers available Works with Pro Tools M-powered, and most likely Pro Tools 9 and 10. Balanced line connections, unlike my mbox2 (which has TRS-labeled unbalanced outs).
  • Cons: Stupid people sometimes buy it, do not know what they bought or how to use it, write a bad review and insult the manufacturer. (Tech level "High"? Seriously, the both of you... come on.) No S/PDIF. [@KC7GR, please do not attempt to solder in spdif connections; it's really not that simple. Sharp o...
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Overall 6
6.0

give me a break

jeff s., Newegg
8 September 2011
  • Summary: do you people not know what BALANCED means? A balanced quarter inch jack has a +, -, AND a ground. Guess what... that means STEREO jacks. If you use a stereo (tip, ring sleeve) 1/4 inch plug, then you SHOULD have stereo signal.
  • Pros: I want one badly.
  • Cons: I dont have one yet.
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Overall 10
10

Like night vs. day...

Bruce L., Newegg
23 June 2011
  • Summary: I really have to wonder if adding S/PDIF I/O costs as much as the difference in price between the 44 and the 66. Both boards appear to be identically laid out, footprint-wise, so I'm also wondering how hard it would be to convert the 44 to a 66 (granted, you'd have to be pretty good with soldering...
  • Pros: Outstanding sound quality, very quiet on recording, worked immediately with SoundForge and Acid Pro once I updated the drivers. Easy install for the software.
  • Cons: Beware: The default driver version which ships with these cards may cause SoundForge or Acid Pro to not start up. I had to update the drivers with the latest version from M-Audio's web site to correct the issue.
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Overall 10
10

Great for the studio

Phil K., Newegg
5 October 2010
  • Summary: This is not an everyday sound card, it's ment for recording use. You have to use a pre-amp to use non line-level devices like a microphone or guitar as an input. I personaly use the four sub groups on my mixer and split the drums on one track and one track each for the 3 guitars, then I do vocals...
  • Pros: The Delta is great for recording. There is no delay between track when you record them one at a time layering them over eachother. It's also compatible with with either 1/4-inch balanced or unbalanced. The software allows the inputs to be played through so you can hear them along with whatever is...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 4
4.0

Sound is good, usability is terrible

Adam D., Newegg
17 January 2010
  • Summary: It might be OK if you're a studio user and have a big mixer you can connect different mono lines to. If you're a home audio user, you need to get Y-connectors for BOTH the input AND output.
  • Pros: Great sound quality, low latency, low noise
  • Cons: - Windows 7 drivers are lousy. - Won't play nice with any other audio installed, including HD audio from a graphics card. - Allows Windows to lock out the "everything you hear" option, so you can't record wave output from devices like CDs, DVDs, etc (same as Creative, etc) - HUGE pain in the a__ ...
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Overall 8
8.0

So Far So Good

Nicholas B., Newegg
9 December 2009
  • Summary: Good card for the money, and the resolution of the audio is top of the line. Especially true if you purchase on a time such as Black Friday. Newegg's deals are great.
  • Pros: I was skeptical of M-Audio, but given their obvious dominance in the audio-recording field, I went with them. So far it has sounded great in a stereo setup using everything from mp3's to Reason 4.0 and Acid Pro 7 with various VSTi's. The breakout box and cable that come with it are convenient (th...
  • Cons: The card/breakout box does not have builting in preamps or "post" amps: you therefore must buy a headphone amplifier for use with headphones and preamps for recording mics or guitars (or whatever). This can hardly be held against them given the reduced price of the card, so I only took one star.....
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Sound

Anonymous, Newegg
21 October 2009
  • Summary: Easy install, GREAT Sound!!!!
  • Pros: My computer doubles as a gaming rig and home recording studio. I have sterio Mackie referance monitors and was using them with Creative XF1 Fatality card. Man, I put this card in and WOW what a differance!! I didn't find it hard to configure at all with the latest drivers from the website. The do...
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Pro-sound at an incredible value

Anonymous, Newegg
19 April 2009
  • Summary: I have owned this audio card for the third or fourth time (lost count). There simply isn't a better soundcard for computer music/audio for the money. This sound card replaced on-board Realtek HD.
  • Pros: Incredible sound for the money. My inexpensive Logitech speakers sound full, I plan on upgrading. Sound is crisp and full on Sennheiser HD280pro headphones. Plenty of inputs for my needs which are guitar and bass (both direct) and a mic preamp. Signal to noise ratio is unbeatable at this price. +...
  • Cons: Can be hard to configure for those who are not computer audio savvy. If you use Ventrilo or Teamspeak I suggest you use a USB microphone for input with headphones. That's the only con I foresee for most people, learning curve is rather high but it's not impossible to learn.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good device

Andrew B., Newegg
3 April 2009
  • Pros: Good device for the price
  • Cons: NOTE: The PCB on this card is wide enough that it may not fit into a 1U rackmount case.
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