M-Audio AIR 192/6 USB Audio Interface

M-Audio AIR 192/6 USB Audio Interface

With two mic preamp/line/instrument inputs, plus MIDI I/O, plus bundled software, the M-Audio AIR 192/6 is a killer value on a sleek desktop audio interface.

M-Audio Delta 1010LT 24-Bit 96kHz PCI Card

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- 10x10 24-bit/96khz full-duplex recording interface. PCI host card with 2 external, color-coded breakout cables.
- 8x8 analog I/O, balanced on female XLR and unbalanced on gold-plated RCA connectors, with signal level adjustments selectable within the Delta Control Panel.
- S/PDIF digital I/O supports a variety of modes, including AC3 or DTS surround (PC only) and copy protection schemes can be set via the Delta Control Panel.
- 1x1 MIDI I/O on standard DIN jacks.
- External synchronization via word Clock I/O on BNC connectors.
- The 2 balanced XLR analog inputs can be set via hardware jumpers to accept microphone level or line level signals.
- High dynamic range (A-weighted measured): D/A 101.5 dB, A/D 99.6 dB.
- Low distortion (measured THD @ 0dBFS): A/D and D/A less than 0.002%.
- Frequency Response: 22-22kHz, -0.2,-0.4dB @48kHz; 22-40kHz, -0.2,-0.7dB @96kHz
- All data paths support up to 24-bit/96kHz performance, no upgrades necessary
- Comprehensive digital mixing, routing, and monitoring capabilities with included Delta Control Panel software
- Hardware sample-accurate sync will allow linking of multiple Delta units
- Windows Vista, XP, 2000/ME and 95/98 multi-card, multi-client drivers with ASIO1 and ASIO2 multi-card, GSIF and EASI drivers included; Windows NT multi-card drivers also included.
- Macintosh control panel and drivers with ASIO1, ASIO2, and legacy ASIO support for OS 8.6 or higher including OS X.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765
(157 ratings)
Submitted September 9, 2012 by Bradford Guy P in Peoria, AZ
"Great Card for the Studio PC"
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I was unsure of this purchase at first since I had no hardware knobs to turn or sliders to slide, but was I was pleased with the end result; it's pretty much set and forget. There are two drawbacks for me though, but neither is a deal-breaker - 1. The length of the pigtails; way too short. Add about 24" on to what is there and it would almost be perfect. 2. The RCA plugs are not marked - you have to manually figure out which RCA plug is for which channel. I only had one issue with the driver - actually it was the on GUI; it disappeared a couple of times, even though my task manager said it was running it could not be seen. I found through the forums that is was actually really there, just way off to the side of the monitor screen so it could not be seen or adjusted. A slight tweak of the driver file and it was back. In the end. if you need a good sound card with all of the bells and whistles - this almost does it; it has almost every kind of input and output you could need, unless you are in a full-blown pro studio.By the way, I am using it with Sonar X1 Producer, 64bit Win-7 machine with an AMD 6 core Black-Box processor, 16 gigs of memory and it works great! It has NEVER crashed due to this card or driver.

Sound
It will give you more than you really need, in terms of sound depth and quality.

Features
The least useful feature is the short pigtails. The best detail is the amount and types of read more I/O.

Ease of Use
Easy to install - but PLEASE use the usual precautions for static discharge and microprocessors - static will zap a sound card quicker than you can say toast! Once installed, with the cables connected correctly and the driver is updated, you just set it once, via the Graphical User Interface and forget about it.

Quality
The build quality is awesome. I like that the pigtails are connected via ports on the back of card rather than just hardwired. Makes disconnection and/or replacement of the pigtails (if needed) a breeze.

Value
Once I had it installed and working - I said to myself "Self, this was a good purchase!" If I had to I would purchase another. Definitely worth the money paid. There are more "glamorous" (and high priced) interfaces out there, but for the money, this has all of the power, low latency and connectivity I need in my home studio.

Manufacturer Support
Have not dealt with support, but found all answers I needed in the forums.

The Wow Factor
Really no wow factor as the device is not seen. I can only brag about it in my specs :-)

Musical Background:
I have been a musician for over 35 years. Vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, drums and other percussion instruments.

Musical Style:
Blues, Christian, Light Rock, Ballads and some Creative Dance, New-Age and Electronica mixed in.
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