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PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby twotoedsloth » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:27 pm

Does anyone know of a replacement for the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 or 192?

I need an internal PCI or PCIe card to deter theft, all it needs to do is SPDIF or AES I/O.

Thanks,

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby johnny h » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:25 am

twotoedsloth wrote:Does anyone know of a replacement for the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 or 192?

I need an internal PCI or PCIe card to deter theft, all it needs to do is SPDIF or AES I/O.

Thanks,

Peter

I think PCI cards are more effective in deterring threat. A dog is even better, however. I would recommend a German Shepherd.
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby twotoedsloth » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:38 am

Hmm... maybe. Can a German Shepherd handle 24 bit SPDIF at 44.1khz?
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby zenguitar » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:54 am

twotoedsloth wrote:Hmm... maybe. Can a German Shepherd handle 24 bit SPDIF at 44.1khz?

It all depends where you put the electrodes...

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby ef37a » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:31 am

What is wrong with the 2496 if all you need is S/PDIF?

The AP 192 has all but vanished in Europe AFAICT. I asked here not long ago for a source (still want one if anybody wants rid)

PCIe soundcards seem to have been passed by,very few examples about, it is all usb and Fussywire now tho' the latter also seems to be on the wane.

Here's an off the wall idea! Buy an NI KA6 and bolt it inside the PC! It IS very compact and beejooo!
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:29 pm

ef37a wrote:What is wrong with the 2496 if all you need is S/PDIF?


I agree with Dave - I'm still using an ancient Echo Mia PCI soundcard bought way back in 2001, but before anyone throws up their hands in horror, its S/PDIF output is connected to a Lavy DA10 converter for superb playback quality, while its S/PDIF input is connected to an Audient Mico stereo mic preamp with DI and A/D converters.

My recording quality is dtermined by the Mico clock/conversion, while playback quality benefits from the jitter reduction of the DA10.

Any audio interface that offers bit-perfect digital transfers can do the job in this scenario


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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby twotoedsloth » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:24 am

I guess I wasn't clear enough. I need a replacement for my Audiophile 24/96 because mine died. I can't find a replacement. I would be happy with either the 24/96 or 192, or even the Echo Mia MIDI... but no one has any stock.

I am taking the SPDIF out of my Yamaha o1v96 console.

Does anyone know of a replacement, or where a Canadian can get one of the three aforementioned cards?

Thanks,

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby johnny h » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:11 pm

twotoedsloth wrote:I guess I wasn't clear enough. I need a replacement for my Audiophile 24/96 because mine died. I can't find a replacement. I would be happy with either the 24/96 or 192, or even the Echo Mia MIDI... but no one has any stock.

I am taking the SPDIF out of my Yamaha o1v96 console.

Does anyone know of a replacement, or where a Canadian can get one of the three aforementioned cards?

Thanks,

Peter

ebay
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby ef37a » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:17 pm

twotoedsloth wrote:I guess I wasn't clear enough. I need a replacement for my Audiophile 24/96 because mine died. I can't find a replacement. I would be happy with either the 24/96 or 192, or even the Echo Mia MIDI... but no one has any stock.

I am taking the SPDIF out of my Yamaha o1v96 console.

Does anyone know of a replacement, or where a Canadian can get one of the three aforementioned cards?

Thanks,

Peter
http://www.dv247.com/computer-hardware/m-audio-audiophile-2496-hi-quality-24-96-pci-audio-midi-interface--2062
I know that is UK but it might be worth an Eee?

I thought occurs. Check the MOBO manual, there could be a S/PDIF header. I have found them on boards before but have never tried to use them. Also, I had a card some time ago, a Trust Optical Expert. Nothing special, probably of the SB stamp but it did have S/PDIF i/o on co-ax and optical, about 15quid IIRC.

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby twotoedsloth » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:19 pm

I haven't had any luck tracking down an Audiophile 24/97 or 192, or an Echo Mia MIDI. Do you think that eBay is trustworthy?

Thanks Dave for the suggestion of the motherboard based SPDIF, unfortunately my motherboard only has optical SPDIF out, and not SPDIF in, coaxial or optical.

I was thinking that maybe a USB audio interface is the way to go, and I could place it inside the computer case, running the cables through the liquid cooling ports (which I am not likely to ever need). Which leads me to my next question: Does anyone know of a USB audio interface that will run coaxial SPDIF at 44.1khz, hopefully bus powered, and with no controls or metering on the device, as it will be inaccessible?

Thanks again,

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby johnny h » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:27 pm

twotoedsloth wrote:I haven't had any luck tracking down an Audiophile 24/97 or 192, or an Echo Mia MIDI. Do you think that eBay is trustworthy?
Of course it is. Anyway, if you pay by paypal you are fully protected. If the item you order doesn't match the description paypal will reverse the transaction and give you your money back. I've bought many, many items off ebay and I've never had problems with dishonesty. Always check people's feedback though.
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby DGL. » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:12 pm

Although it's not the best card in the world but I have got a Terrasonic TS22 floting around (actually the thomann swissonic version) if you want it, been causing all kinds of stability issues with my win8 desktop so decided to remove it so it's sitting around doing nowt, has drivers for all os's up to win 7 (win8 seems to accept win 7 drivers but this just buggers it up, have a ESI1010e floting around anyway).

Has MIDI IN/OUT and SPDIF and does 48/96 (I believe).

Will let it go for a £5 if your interested.
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby twotoedsloth » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:36 pm

Thank you for the kind offer. It appears that the Terrasoniq TS22 is actually a 5volt PCI card, and my motherboard only accepts 3.3 volt PCI cards.

If I am mistaken, please let me know, I have a buddy in Manchester that you could mail the card to, and he's coming to visit in March.

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby DGL. » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:43 pm

It appears to be a universal (+5 and +3.3) card as it has notches in the pci connector both front and back
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby twotoedsloth » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:38 pm

Well, we might as well give it a try! Can you email me your details and I'll send you the money and my buddy's mailing address.

peter_olsen@sympatico.ca

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby ef37a » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:34 am

Hi Peter,
Good luck with the Terratec card. I had one some years ago, fine but T'Tetec are not helpful people to deal with (my CD split and they could not sell me another). Still, you will just need the drivers so all should be ok.

Re incarcerating an AI: Second hand Fast track pros go for £60-£70 here and tho' they have knobs on they have no effect when using S/PDIF, indeed the FTPRo is one of the few AIs that will run stand alone as an A/D converter. You could fit one of these..
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/1974358/art/dynamode/5-port-... In the 2496 slot and so not have a usb cable exiting the case. In fact the pro has inserts on the back which are I am sure, post gain pots, so you would have two extra analogue line ins if you needed them.

Ooo! Meant to say. The MOBO will be neither "co ax" nor "optical" just header pins.

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby James Perrett » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:31 pm

twotoedsloth wrote:
I was thinking that maybe a USB audio interface is the way to go, and I could place it inside the computer case, running the cables through the liquid cooling ports (which I am not likely to ever need). Which leads me to my next question: Does anyone know of a USB audio interface that will run coaxial SPDIF at 44.1khz, hopefully bus powered, and with no controls or metering on the device, as it will be inaccessible?

A friend of mine has a Phonic branded interface from CPC that fits your description although it has analogue I/O as well as spdif. I'm fairly sure that Behringer also do one as do a number of other manufacturers.

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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby kamrai99 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:33 pm

Seeing how you're a Canadian, have you tried checking at Long & McQuade for the 24/96? They usually have some in stock although you may need them to transfer it in from a branch in another province.

I'm sure I saw some in Canada Computers over Chrimbo too.

Good luck!
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby Patrice Brousseau » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:17 pm

Look at Kelly's Computer.

http://kellysmusic.ca/index.asp

...and Canada Computers like previous poster said...
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby Goddard » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:05 pm

Another possibility for an internal interface card with S/PDIF I/O is an E-MU 1010 (PCI) or 1010e (PCIe), although they've now apparently gone out of production (so stock is vanishing) and current/future driver support is "iffy".
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Re: PCI or PCIe audio interface

Postby InactiveX » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:41 pm

I've had the 1010e for the last couple of years and have found it to be problem-free with Windows 7 and 8 64-bit.

I've also got an as-new 2496 here if anyone wants to buy it. PM me.
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