M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
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M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96

Delta Audiophile 24/96, Internal PCI/ISA Sound Card from M-Audio in the Delta series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 49 reviews )
 36 reviews73 %
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Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
vsavagellc02/19/2012

vsavagellc's review"Great card in it's day"

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
I purchased this card because it was affordable and it and it allowed me to connect both my Midi controller (before usb midi controllers were popular) as well as my turn table. I use this card for music production and a little armature vocal recording (thought I was a vocalist at the time). I was tempted to use it for other instruments but never really enjoyed using 1/4 to RCA connections. I mean I've done them here and there and just had bad results but I've heard good results as well.

UTILIZATION

When I used this audio card the drivers were stable M audio has updated the drivers since the release of the original. For the best possible experience with this maudio card I would suggest installing ASIO4ALL drivers as well. I don't remember exactly how much latency I encountered with this card I do remember that whatever latency i did experience wasn't enough to hurt my music creating experience especially with the use of ASIO4ALL..

I used a few different applications with this card.

Reason
Cubase
Ableton live
Sonar

Mostly reason but I had to run over to the daws and record my vinyl records from my turntable because at this point and time reason didn't record audio.

GETTING STARTED

I didn't run into any compatibility issues I did however run into a driver issue but that was my fault because I installed an older version of the driver then tried to install an updated version of the drivers over the older driver. So what must be done is uninstall the old drivers before installing the new drivers (just to be safe). The configuration for the card is simple and easy to adjust/reconfigure. The manual is very easy to follow and understand, basic but easy to understand none the least

OVERALL OPINION

I wish this card had more I/Os and or option I/O connections. I feel the sound quality was more than sufficient,it got the job done and it got the job done well (very well). I think the card was fairly price just wish it had a few more bells and whistles but fairly priced. The only other cards I've had experiences with before this was gaming sound cards primarily "Sound Blaster". Knowing what I know now I'd go with a higher quality USB or fire wire interface but back then they weren't an option so had to work with what was available
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
The Audiophile is real nice.. Had me a little confused on some things inside the configuration of it, but we figured it out, found out what everything meant and went from there.

Price paid

$150.00

UTILIZATION

Had us confused at first, and to us everything was kind of given to you without a good explanation of everything, but it wasn't too hard to figure out. But its easy now

GETTING STARTED

I contacted Customer Support one time, and I had a response in some hours.

OVERALL OPINION

Real Satisfied with the quality this soundcard produces. Since for the moment we only work with Movies,Rap,and R&B but it seems like the audiophile should fit any type of genre of music.

WE LIKE THE SOUNDCARD ALOT!!! Not much to say after that.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
Very satisfied. nothing's missing.

Price paid

$280 CAN

UTILIZATION

Installed perfectly, no problems. Patchbay/Routing is a little confusing at first, but simple enough...

GETTING STARTED

Standard quality sound card. I wouldn't drop a bowling ball on it, but it's not going to break from pulling it out/putting it in.

OVERALL OPINION

Sound quality is amazing. records cleanly, softsynths sound great.

i love this card. best investment i've made in a long time.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 7-, 2002)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
Top notch sound card. Absolute corker. Latency down to 4ms with buffer reductions. Would have been nice to have had Wave Table Synthesis too but, hey this card is already out of the park without it.

Price paid

£149

UTILIZATION

Fire and forget. Jet fighter talk but, seriously - open your machine - pop it in - load the drivers disk and get on with your music.

GETTING STARTED

Faultless - no issues.

OVERALL OPINION

24bit 96Khz if the host software supports it. No pops clicks etc in Cubase VST, Pro Tools, Fruity, Music Studio 7, Orion, Gigastudio, Unity and so on. Have not hit one snag yet and I don't think I will.

Should have bought one sooner.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)
pfelelep01/21/2014

pfelelep's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Indestructible"

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
I bought the first version (I think I remember it is printed Rev. B above but I'm not on) there 15 years with Cubase VST 3 for my Mac G3. She has since gone through a G4 and a PC Athlon and Intel i7-920.

I use
- With my microphone, shure type scene, a wide behringer diaphragm, a pair samson kind overhead through different preamps (Mackie console, preamp tube BlueTube and jackson);
- Synchronized spdif with my POD X3 Live, which allows me to use 4 inputs simultaneously. a single RCA cable to provide for this purpose.

UTILIZATION

Impeccable Driver Integrated mixer absolutely functional. There is a virtual bus "Monitor" that can be transplanted in ASIO. Very handy for software that does not function Export audio. For example Firefox.

In 44.100 kHz and with a buffer of 384 samples, the latency indicated by Cubase is 9683 input and 9342 output. It is very convenient to be able to change at will, it can happen to me to increase the buffer up to 2048 when I use many virtual instruments and effects. I use only the direct monitoring (never by cubase) through my POD multi-effect that is both guitar bass, acoustic or voice.

This is the MIDI that is more difficult when I use a virtual instrument with my keyboard, I have to lower the latency as much as possible and disable the master effects, but it is not a problem unique to this card, all audio systems work like this.

GETTING STARTED

Todo bem. (Everything is fine)
Tiny problem: the drivers are only available in the language of Shakespeare only. This has never bothered me in the least.

OVERALL OPINION

I owned a behringer USB + noise gate which had limited analog integrated. It sounded more flattering than 2496 and dynamics processing was convenient. But she farted after 3 months: LARGE M. ... this brand has a bad reputation but the micro B-2, the PX2000 patch T1950 preamp and have always satisfied me.

I worked for a week with an M-Box Digidesign. The sound is more crystalline and more flattering than the 2496 but it is all in the same price range and latency is higher with USB. I can not say which of the two is more transparent, 2496 amply satisfies me. If I had a choice I'm not sure I prefer the sound of the Digidesign because it is crystal clear and flattering can not always be indicated, depending on the type of production on which bump and that the we want to do the mix.

I highly recommend this card for all types of use, for beginners as well as experts in all situations. The sound is not as flattering as other brands I have tried, but it is not necessarily a fault.

Rather than taking a big sound card, I decided to invest in the rest of my studio (PC overkill, guitars and basses horny sound and touch, microphone choices relatively large, multi-effect pedal for extension of inputs for the map). I do not regret that choice. If one day I need more I / O or that fails, I would reiterate is the same (the driver allows your sequencer see all soundcards as one) or another model of the same brand. However, if I have more money I would turn to Digidesign and Apogee again, but probably I will keep this card in a corner or on the PC, if that reference sound.

It's perfect!
alfredgodet05/10/2013

alfredgodet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" My first "real" sound card"

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
This is a very old sound card that I bought new a long time ago (10 years?) To use VSTI without much latency. I use it mainly with Elektrik Piano live.

UTILIZATION

No problem, I'm still on XP, I've never updated.

GETTING STARTED

No problem.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 10 years, it increased successively 4 desktop dedicated to music. It replaced permanently SoundBlaster I had before.

Today, I have laptops and a USB sound card, it's still much more convenient, but my old system is connected and operational.
blancoco05/05/2012

blancoco's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent and reliable"

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
This card is perfect for me with no latency or cubase sx guitar rig,
good dynamic clear sound, always been stable, with an average pc (amd athlon x2 450, 2GB) and seven sub xp config without problems ..

UTILIZATION

As already stated in cubase sx drivers stable and guitar rig 5

GETTING STARTED

easy

OVERALL OPINION

since 2006 but happiness
windigo03/14/2012

windigo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It was the moment map"

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
Hello,

at the time of my purchase, internally it was the highest score: 24/96, O_o, conversion, single cable for full versatile vocals, keyboards and guitar.
Bundle a complete and prix.Ma config was lighter than now.

UTILIZATION

Drivers in internal card no problem.

12 to read xx tracks (not tested). Abbleton, Cubase 5 and others.
Low latency is / was required.

GETTING STARTED

Installing a PCI card and drivers easier.
Interface quickly mastered. no particular incompatibility and sufficient manual.

OVERALL OPINION

I no longer use it, but I do not sell it, I sometimes lend it and it is still relevant for troubleshooting.
I find it simple to use and an excellent price / quality ratio, it was the card of the moment.

Yes I had in front on another PC, a 0404 EMU full of cables and more complex interface.

I would do this choice: yes to opportunity, not nine, as technology has evolved with external cards or racks.
jiel03/06/2012

jiel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
I was looking for a good sound card cheap, powerful enough for the small home studio and has the midi interface.
At the time (around 2000 I think) I still had to be already running XP and Cubase VST32. Since then, the card went smoothly on 2 or 3 new PC configurations without any problems and Cubase SX, but I'm not passed on Vista or 7.

UTILIZATION

Drivers are regularly updated by M-Audio.
Latency is imperceptible, even under 44khz. I do not have my PC on hand to check, but from memory it should be under 12ms to 44khz and 48khz at 8 under.
Question number of tracks, I've never pushed to its limits ... I perform a reasonable mix that rarely exceed 10 tracks.
No doubt that the components are not worth those of a pro config, but honestly the sound is really excellent.

GETTING STARTED

I do not recall having experienced any problems during the various installations and relocations that I had to do.

OVERALL OPINION

I must have over 10 years I think. Now, I use more often than one external interface Line6 UX2 because I am a guitarist and it allows me to directly connect my guitars (great product incidentally). But I always use the Audiophile recordings for MIDI, and sometimes also in general release.
I do not know if it is still marketed, but it was really a good product with excellent value for Q / P I think.
CoZo02/27/2012

CoZo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent"

M-Audio Delta Audiophile 24/96
I took this card because I wanted a PCi and above that is well supported by Linux.
This card works very well, I mostly recorded bass and guitar (via preamp).

UTILIZATION

For drivers no idea because I use a system (linux) or the drivers are included and free, so it is stable and constemment to day.
Latency for I never am able to, I used this card with some free software like ardor, and especially under reaper.
This is a two-track input, and can record both simultaneously without pb

GETTING STARTED

no souscis on that side. Always the same, or Linux brance and it works.
Under win it I do not think it raises worries either.

OVERALL OPINION

great value for money, attention, the entry are not amplified, so this card over something like AmpliTube presonus home and all is well.