Audiophile 2496 - 4-In/4-Out Audio Card with MIDI and Digital I/O

Compatibility

ASIO 2
MME
Sound Manager
OMS
DirectX
Mac OS X Core Audio / Core MIDI

Minimum System Requirements (PC)

Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2)* / Vista SP2 (32Bit , 64 Bit) / Win7 (32Bit , 64 Bit)
For 96kHz operation: Pentium III 500mHz w/ 128MB RAM
For 48kHz operation: Pentium II 400 w/ 64MB RAM
* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported.
** Please check the minimum system requirements of your DAW software as they may be higher.

Minimum System Requirements (Mac)

G3* 500MHz with OS 9.2.2, 128MB RAM
G4* 500MHz with OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.6, 10.3.8, 10.4, 10.5.1 w/ 256MB RAM**
OMS 2.3.8 for MIDI under OS 9.2.2
Currently there are two models of Apple’s G5 that are incompatible with this product. Please click this link for more information.
* G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported; OS 10.3 required for Dolby Digital and DTS “pass-through” with Apple DVD Player
** Please check the minimum system requirements of your DAW software as they may be higher.
*** Intel based Mac Pro & DualCore G5 with PCI-Express expansion slots not supported.

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“How does it sound? In a word, stunning. This has to be one of the best sounding cards we’ve had in for review…”
- Computer Music
“I’m sold! I can’t imagine anyone who owns a supported M-Audio interface not wanting to acquire the Pro-Tools M-Powered software. For the price, I know of no comparable DAW system that combines such high sound quality with recording and editing software of such sophisticated elegance. The combination of M-Audio hardware with Digidesign’s Pro-Tools M-Powered software can take on anything from singer-songwriter demos, to multitrack live band recordings, to Dr. Fred’s kinky high sample rate digital transfers, and produce reliable, great-sounding results with an absolute minimum of frustration and head-scratching. And, for me, making life easy and inspiring the user is what truly superior hardware and software is supposed to do!”
- Pro Audio Review – October 2005