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M-Audio Audiophile 2496 PCI Digital Recording Interface

B&H # MAA2496 Mfr # 9900-50765-00
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • High-End Soundcard Solution
  • Mac and PC
  • 24-bit/96kHz Multitrack
  • 4 Input / 4 Output
  • MIDI In/Out Ports
  • S/PDIF I/O
  • Dolby Digital 5.1

The M-Audio Audiophile 2496 is an all-in-one high fidelity soundcard solution for a wide variety of applications, ranging from multi-track recording to computer-based home theatre. Analog in/out is available on RCA coaxial jacks, utilizing the same professional 24-bit, 96kHz conversion as the Delta 44 and Delta 66 cards. S/PDIF in/out and MIDI in/out provide connectivity to both digital devices and the world of MIDI.

The coaxial digital outputs are Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound capable, making the Audiophile 2496 the perfect "high-end" sound card for digital recording, analog or digital transfers, mixing and mastering, as well as DVD and home theatre applications.

The Audiophile 2496 includes a powerful digital mixer/router, and control over SCMS (Serial Copy Management System). Delta cards support all computer platforms and major software programs.

Note! Please check system requirements for use with certain Mac computers.

A 24-bit, 96kHz premium multi-channel soundcard solution for many applications that works for both Mac and PC
4 Input/4 output, with MIDI in/out ports and S/PDIF digital in/out
24-bit, 96 kHz multitrack recording full-duplex PCI audio interface (software dependent)
Works with Dolby Digital 5.1
Mac OS 10.1 drivers available
MIDI recording and playback
Other applications include LP/cassette to CD transfers, computer-based Home Theater systems, computer based hi-fi systems
Converters All data paths support up to 24-bits
Sample Rates 22.05, 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
Analog In 2 x unbalanced on RCA coaxial connectors
Analog Outputs 2 x unbalanced on RCA coaxial connectors
Digital Input Connectors S/PDIF on coaxial connectors
Digital Output Connectors S/PDIF on coaxial connectors, AES/EBU data stream over S/PDIF coaxial
MIDI In/Out 1 in, 1 out, 16 MIDI channels
Sync In/Out S/PDIF, MTC
Headphone Output No
THD + N Less than 0.002%
Dynamic Range A/D: 100.4dB, D/A: 104dB, (both A-weighted)
Frequency Response 22Hz - 22kHz
Minimum System Requirements Mac
G3 500 MHz with OS 9.2.2, 128 MB RAM
G4 500 MHz with OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.6, 10.3.8, 10.4, 10.5.1 with 256 MB RAM
OMS 2.3.8 for MIDI under OS 9.2.2

G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported
Dual G5 1.8 GHz system with 4 RAM slots, and Dual G5 2.0 GHz system with 4 RAM slots incompatible with some PCI audio interfaces, including M-Audio Delta cards
No driver support for Intel Based Macs or 10.6 Snow Leopard

Windows 98SE/Me/2000 (SP4)/XP SP2/ Vista SP2 (32-, 64-bit)/Windows7 (32-, 64-bit)
For 96 kHz operation: Pentium III 500 MHz with 128 MB RAM
For 48 kHz operation: Pentium II 400 MHz with 64 MB RAM

Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported
Specialties Windows 95/98 multi-card drivers with ASIO 1 and ASIO 2 multi-card, GSIF and EASI drivers included; Windows NT multi-card and Mac OS drivers with ASIO 1 and 2 also included
M-Audio Audiophile 2496 PCI Digital Recording Interface
  • Audiophile 2496 PCI adapter card
  • Break-out Cable for S/PDIF
  • MIDI Connections
  • CD or diskette containing software drivers and Delta Control Panel software for Windows 98/95/NT and Macintosh OS 8.5.1 or higher
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty to Original Owner
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