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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Bring more possibilities to your home studio at a price you can afford with this card's 8 analog ins and outs and 2 XLR ins with pre amps.

Sound quality, performance, and superior driver technology are a few of the reasons that Delta audio cards have established worldwide recognition as a top choice in PCI-based digital audio solutions. With superb engineering and ultra-high quality conversion, the fidelity of the Delta 1010LT outperforms cards that cost many times more. The 1010LT offers the professional performance required by today's most popular software programs, and provides you with features like 24-bit 96 kHz recording, zero latency monitoring, and digital mixing.

Features

- 10 ins and 10 outs
- XLR microphone inputs with preamps
- S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, wordclock I/O
- 24-bit 96 kHz recording
- Convenient and powerful routing possibilities
- Unsurpassed fidelity
- Superior driver technology
- The broadest compatibility of any card
- Zero latency hardware monitoring
- Bit-for-bit accurate digital transfers via S/PDIF
- Powerful digital mixing and routing
- Control over SCMS (Serial Copy Management System)

Why the 1010-LT

The Delta 1010-LT offers all of the interface features you need to record music on your computer, including: 8 analog inputs and outputs, including 2 XLR microphone inputs with pre amps, S/PDIF in/out, MIDI in/out, and wordclock in/out. Audio from a variety of sources can be connected to the 1010LT inputs, and the comprehensive Delta Control Panel software can set and even fine-tune the input line level. Inputs 1 and 2 on XLR jacks can be set to receive a balanced line or a read more mic level signal, eliminating the need for an outboard mic preamp. The S/PDIF input will interface with gear from pro DAT players to CD, DVD, or Minidisc, and offers control over the SCMS copy protection protocol.

The Delta 1010LT outputs can be connected to an external mixer or sound system, while the S/PDIF outs feed your digital mixdown deck. The Delta Control Panel Software also controls a hardware mixer embedded in the PCI card, giving still more routing and mixing control. Use the MIDI I/O for your MIDI controllers and sound modules, and finally, connect to wordclock capable devices for rock-solid sample clock synchronization.

The 1010LT is part of the Delta Series of PCI audio cards, and benefits from years of development and research. No other audio interfaces on the market compete with the sound quality and driver compatibility of the Delta series. Install it in your Mac or PC computer today and begin exploring the world of professional digital audio.

What About Drivers

Midiman provides you with not only highly stable drivers but also the broadest driver compatibility of any card. All Delta audio cards feature drivers for Windows XP, 2000, ME, 95/98, and NT, ASIO, Direct Sound, EASI, Multi-client 95/98/ME and Multi-card drivers for all Windows OS, Gigasampler, Mac Sound Manager, and Mac ASIO, ASIO2.
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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.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765
Email:
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (157 ratings)
Submitted September 9, 2012 by Bradford Guy P in Peoria, AZ
"Great Card for the Studio PC"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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 I/O.

Ease of read more 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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