M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 Sound Card

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M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496 Sound Card

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Product Information

The Audiophile 2496 is an all-in-one high fidelity soundcard solution for a wide variety of applications, ranging from multitrack recording to computer-based home recording. Analog I/O is available on RCA jacks, utilizing the same professional 24-bit, 96kHz conversion as the Delta 44 and Delta 66 cards. S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O provide connectivity to both digital devices, and the world of MIDI. You can also utilize the S/PDIF I/O for DVD surround sound playback with an external decoder. The Audiophile 2496 includes a powerful digital mixer/router, and control over SCMS (Serial Copy Management System). Delta Series cards support all computer platforms and major software programs.

Applications Include:
24-bit 96 kHz multitrack recording
MIDI recording and playback
Digital transfers; Digital mastering
LP/cassette-to-CD transfers
Computer-based Home Theater systems
Computer-based Hi-Fi systems


Dynamic Range: D/A 104.0dB (a-weighted), A/D 100.4dB (a-weighted)
THD: less than 0.002%
Freq. Response: 22Hz - 22kHz, -0.4,-0.4dB

2 x 2 analog I/O
24-bit/96kHz fidelity
S/PDIF digital I/O with 2-channel PCM
SCMS copy protection control
digital I/O supports surround-encoded AC-3 and DTS pass-through
1 x 1 MIDI I/O
zero-latency monitoring
software controlled 36-bit internal DSP digital mixing/routing
gold-plated RCA jacks
Apple G5 compatible


Powerful digital mixing, routing and monitoring capabilities with included software.
Includes ASIO 2, MME, Sound Manger,OMS, GSIF, DirectX and Mac OS X Core Audio/Core MIDI drivers

Includes Maximum Audio Tools software bundle


System requirements:

Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2 Home or Professional Edition only, not Windows Media Player)
For 96kHz operation: Pentium III 500mHz w/ 128MB RAM
For 48kHz operation: Pentium II 400 w/ 64MB RAM


G3* 500MHz with OS 9.2.2, 128MB RAM
G4* 500MHz with OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.6 or greater, 256MB RAM
OMS 2.3.8 for MIDI under OS 9.2.2
* G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported; OS 10.3 required for Dolby Digital and DTS “pass-through” with Apple DVD Player


Product CodeAUDIOPH2496
Stock Level1

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