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M-Audio Revolution vs Audiophile 2496

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  1. Tim Cooper

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    Chaps,
    I have just bought another HCPC this new HCPC comes with a M-Audio Revolution audio card, my existing has An Audiophile 2496 which should i keep?
    A very nice HCPC will coming up for sale very soon ;)
    Cheers.
    Tim
     
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    No one got any input........
     
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    Think the revo is better for games could be wrong though.
    I've stopped using my audiophile 2496 in favour of the onboard sound on my newish mobo: better games compatability and I suspect it makes little difference as its all coming out spdif and the htpc rarely gets used for music duties.

    I do need to use reclock with the onboard whereas the 2496 had no problems with maintaining sync.
     
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    Hello Tim,

    As you have a good audio system, I would suggest to sell both soundcards and buy an RME.

    A Digi 96/8 PAD is cheap enough these days if you can find a used one, and outperforms the Maudio.
    (Not sure how well RME is supported with various new PC games though, if that is important)

    Good luck finding a used one !

    Or just buy the latest RME model new :)

    Mark.
     
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    The 24/96 Can outut S/Pdif with ASIO enabled wereas the Revo Can't, it can also out sound to S/Pdif and analogue at the same time.

    2496 is a much better card having experience of both, especially in 2 channel mode but if you are only using S/Pdif these no need for the 2496.
     
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    AFAIK this has only been possible with the latest set of drivers, do the Revo drivers not support ASIO or is it a hardware issue?

    Mark, long time no hear from, how's things m8ty?

    Thanks for the advice chaps.....i think i'll keep the 2496 for now & maybe upgrade as Mark says to a digipad sometime in the future.
    An accurate spdif is important to me as i hardly listen to music via my HCPC.
    Anyone wanna buy a top notch LMP HCPC:smashin:

    Cheers.
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    Yeah Revo only supports ASIO over Analog and I think this maybe a hardware issue.
     
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    Hello Tim,

    If you just use digital out from a soundcard, the RME 96/8 is all you need.
    Just has optical and coax digital in and out, no analogue at all.

    Was cheaper than the PAD version when new and has a lower secondhand value, as everyone searches for the PAD version.

    Mark.
     

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