M-Audio Audiophile 192 digital audio interface card announced
Building on the M-Audio Audiophile 2496, the Audiophile 192 is a PCI 2.2 digital audio interface featuring high-definition 24-bit/192kHz sampling rate via analog and digital I/O. The unit also incorporates a standard 1x1 MIDI interface.
Analog connectivity is via 1/4\" TRS balanced connections. A second set of 1/4\" TRS outs is dedicated to direct hardware input monitoring. The S/PDIF coaxial digital I/O features 2-channel PCM with SCMS copy protection control, as well as pass-through of surround-encoded AC-3 and DTS pass-through. (Windows XP is required for Dolby Digital and DTS pass-through on the PC; Mac OS X 10.3.4 is required for Dolby Digital and DTS pass-through with Apple DVD Player.)
Routing of all inputs and outputs is controlled through software. The digital I/O, for example, could be configured as a send/receive for external effects devices. Drivers include support for ASIO, WDM, GSIF 2 and Core Audio for compatibility with most applications. 64-bit driver support under Windows also insures compatibility with future operating environments as well.
On the PC, the Audiophile 192 interface runs under Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP1) (ME with WDM). A Pentium III 500mHz w/ 128MB RAM is required for 96kHz and 192kHz operation; Pentium II 400 w/ 64MB RAM is required for 48kHz operation. (Windows XP (SP1) is required for Dolby Digital and DTS pass-through.) Windows users can also combine the Audiophile 192 with other M-Audio Delta cards in the same system. Mac operation requires G4 500MHz with OS X 10.2.8 or 10.3.4 and 256MB RAM. (G4 accelerator cards are not supported; OS X 10.3.4 is required for Dolby Digital and DTS pass-through with Apple DVD Player.)
The Audiophile 2496 embodies a quantum leap in computer audio fidelity and performance unequalled by other audio cards in its price range. This critically acclaimed PCI card features premium digital audio converters, elegant board design and ultra-stable drivers just like the rest of the Delta line, but with a simpler I/O configuration. As a member of the Delta…