Sonic State Studio / Audio Cards/Hardware / MIDIMAN Delta Audiophile 2496

Average rating: 7.7/10 out of 10

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Haavard L. Lund a hobbyist user from Norway writes:
This card is a great buy. It is cheap after all, just slightly more expensive than SB Audigy, and what you get is a sound card with crystal clear sound and virtually no noise.

I have had issues with clicks and cracking sounds, most likely a driver issue. Am still using the driver that came with the card, because the last time I tried installing the newest version, what I got was a horrible user panel that never installed the driver, and crashed my system (Windows 2000 pro, 384MB RAM). Will try again, but the driver update was a step back and I lost all interest in M-Audio for a day or two and felt like sending it back. I still haven´t figured out how to install the new driver.

The driver issue makes me feel it doesn´t deserve a 10, neither 7, so a 6 it is, until the driver issue has been solved. Then I would probably give it an 8.

Rating: 6 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 01-Jan-02 at 19:14
Chvad SB a hobbyist user from USA writes:
When I made the decision to upgrade my sound card I initially purchased the more expensive MIA Echo card. After a few different cards, crashes and overall crap performance I gave up on the MIA and looked for another. What I wound up getting and keeping was the Audiophile 24/96. While it doesn't have balanced ins/outs everything else is so wonderful it hardly matters. How does it sound? Perfect. How is it's midi timing? Rock solid. I have managed to get 36 24 bit tracks at 96khz in Cakewalk 9.3 pro with little sweat from the audiophile. It's user interface is for the most part perfect and allows for a number of routing options. I have never had an issue with this card and I have another soundblaster (for games) in the same system with zero conflicts. The only application it hasnt worked well for is adobe premiere 5.1 and i personally blame the program, not the card. I have a ton of audio programs i have used with it pro and home made and this baby hasn't failed me yet. I am using it in a PIII 700 with 383 megs ram and ibm deskstar 7200rpm eide/ata harddrives.

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 16-Oct-01 at 6:12
marc a hobbyist user from uk writes:
I got the audiophile when it first came out and had probs with the clicking and poping when looping samples and changing samplerates. new drivers installed and now its multi client and works like a dream , no problems at all :)

very nice hissless soundquality wipes floor with the soundblaster toy thingies.

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Monday, 13-Aug-01 at 17:34
Greg Serpa a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I just bought the Audiophile 2496 card two days ago and am tearing my hair out. I had the same situation with the outdated driver CD that comes with the card. But whats troubling me most is that I do a lot of sketching in soundedit 16 and then move to better programs, but I can't seem to consistently get sound out when working in SE16. Still trying to figure this out on OS9.1 G4. Maybe update this later

Rating: 5 out of 10 posted Saturday, 21-Apr-01 at 15:28
James a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I agree with everything here, and I'm running into a different problem. Whenever I'm playing/mixing through the card I get a popping sound about every two seconds and the time between pops is consistent. I think there's something screwy with the Windows 2000 drivers causing this and I have a message into Midiman but they haven't responded yet.

Rating: 7 out of 10 posted Thursday, 12-Apr-01 at 2:8
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