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M-Audio Audiophile 2496 MIDI Digital Recording Interface Reviews

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dlaloum

M-Audio 2496

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Pros: Compact, High Quality, Simple

Cons: Not the most transparent

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.   Under all other conditions, and especially with Jazz, small acoustic, baroque music, there was no discernible difference between the two.   This is a great sound card..... but perhaps reaching the limits of what can be achieved internally within a PC 
G.Trenchev

M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Audio Interface

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Pros: Cheap,simple,neutral sound & low distortion,RCA

Cons: Vintage-old,no headphone output

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.   THE CARD The soundcard is equipped with 4 solid gold-plated RCAs - 2 for input and 2 for output.The DAC and ADC are combined into the AK4528 CODEC.There's 1 NE5532 opamp on the output and 3 NE5532 in instrumental configuration on the input.A 7805 regulator feeds the digital ICs.A VIA ENVY24 chip controls all...
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