M-Audio Audiophile USB Audio and MIDI Interface (Macintosh and Windows)

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S/PDIF in and out. MIDI in and out.
Audiophile USB is the affordable, no-hassle USB audio and MIDI interface for Mac and PC. The Audiophile USB builds on the success of our popular Audiophile 2496 -- awarded Best Soundcard by Computer Music magazine -- delivering 24-bit/96k quality with great dynamic range and noise specs. That's because it uses AC-powered components that deliver better fidelity than bus-powered circuitry. The included Mac and PC drivers let you independently scale bit depth and sample rate (up to 96k) to deliver the lowest USB latency anywhereÖwhether you're on stage or in the studio.

Simple USB connectivity for audio and MIDI

2 pairs of analog line-level audio inputs (1/4 in. unbalanced or RCA)

2 analog line-level audio outputs (RCA) with level control knob

S/PDIF in and out (coaxial)

Support AC3 for surround sound setups

MIDI in and out

Headphone output (1/4 in.) with level control knob

High performance 24-bit/96k ADCs (109dB dynamic range)

High performance 24-bit/96k DACs (107dB dynamic range)

Low latency

External power supply allows higher-fidelity AC-powered components
Minimum System Requirements Windows
Pentium II 300 MHz with 64 MB RAM
Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP

Minimum System Requirements Macintosh
Native USB support and 64 MB RAM
Mac OS 9.x or OS 10.1 or later

***All MAudio USB products send or receive version 1.0 USB information but can be used with version 2.0, though will not take advantage of the additional 2.0 benefits.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765
(67 ratings)
Submitted July 17, 2004 by a customer from hotmail.com
"awesome card for a small home studio"
very good for first sound card and for anyone with a lap top or little space
very good very quiet no prblems just route through a mixer dont try to plugin a mic directly it doesnt have a preamp buy a smal mixer for 50 bucks with phantom
very good only problem is no monitoring have to use asio driver which has zeor latency as long as u arent using a junky computer if u dont have 512 mb of ram u shouldnt be looking a studio equipment uu should be updating ur computer
looks good strong and reliable
got it for 150 candian brand new so thats about 75 dollars americian
Manufacturer Support
i have sent 4 emails for help, every email was responded too in 1 buisness day, also called help line in canada was on hold for only 2 min. very good customer service
The Wow Factor
wanted for three months bought very good
Musical Style:
techno and rock
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