Avid Audio Audiophile 192K

High-Definition 4-In/4-Out Audio Card with Digital I/O and MIDI

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The Audiophile 192K:

M-Audio's legendary Delta audio card line continues with the Audiophile 192K. Building on their Audiophile 2496 audio card - one of the world's most popular audio cards - the Audiophile 192K features high-definition 192kHz sampling rate, digital I/O, balanced analog I/O and a phenomenal signal-to-noise ratio. The Audiophile 192K represents a new benchmark in audio performance that's as good as it gets for music production, mastering and critical listening. As with all Delta cards, you get rock-solid drivers and seamless integration with your favorite Mac and PC applications - and even the ability to combine multiple Delta cards in one system*. Since M-Audio is always ahead of the pack, this world-class card is also compliant with PCI 2.2 and 64-bit audio drivers so you're ready to take advantage of next-generation platforms and software. The Audiophile 192 is the new world-class standard in stereo audio cards.

Bundled Software:

Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live - the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments - as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences - together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use. Ableton Live Lite 7 now sports up to eight tracks, more effect instances, an enhanced audio engine, 64-bit mix summing, multiple time signatures, new and improved devices, side-chaining, refined MIDI timing and more.

The Live Concept:

Live Lite offers two main views - the Session View and the Arrangement View - that interact in a powerful and unique way, allowing you to create, produce and perform your music all in a single application. Here is the principle behind each view:

Session View:
Live's Session View acts as a musical sketch and launch pad, encouraging you to try out new ideas and improvise freely. Each cell in the Session View grid can hold a loop, recording, MIDI file, complete song or any other musical element. These ideas can be recorded on the fly or dragged in from the Browser, combined and played in any order you wish.
Arrangement View:
The Arrangement View offers a timeline-based approach for traditional recording, MIDI sequencing, arranging, editing and other musical production tasks, and when you improvise in the Session View, all of your actions can be recorded into the Arrangement View, where they can be edited and perfected whenever you like.

What's In The Box?

  1. (1) Audiophile 192 PCI card
  2. (1) Breakout Cable
  3. (1) Users Manual
  4. (1) Maximum Audio Tools software bundle
  5. (1) Mac and Windows driver software

Audiophile 192K Features:

  • High-Definition 4-In/4-Out Audio Card
  • Up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio
  • 2 balanced analog inputs (1/4" TRS)
  • 2 balanced analog outputs (1/4" TRS)
  • S/PDIF digital I/O (coaxial RCA connectors) with 2-channel PCM
  • SCMS copy protection control
  • Digital I/O supports surround-encoded AC-3 and DTS pass-through**
  • Direct hardware input monitoring via separate balanced 1/4" TRS monitor outputs
  • Software routing of inputs and outputs
  • Digital I/O can be routed to/from external effects
  • 16-channel MIDI I/O
  • ASIO, WDM, GSIF 2, and Core Audio driver support for compatibility with most applications
  • 64-bit driver support for Windows
  • PCI 2.2 compatibility
  • Apple G5 compatible - Incompatible exceptions
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite music production software, so you can make music right away
  • Works with other Delta cards
  • Also found as: Audiophile 192, 192, 192-K, Audiophile 192/K, Audiophile-192K
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Ableton Live Lite 7 Features:

  • Intuitive audio recording and MIDI sequencing*
  • More than twenty built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs*
  • Includes two software instruments: Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums*
  • Supports VST and AU effects and instruments*
  • Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF and WAV files for DJing and instant remixing
  • Tweak Live's controls in real time with any MIDI controller - just MIDI map it
  • All editing of your musical creations are non-destructive so you can experiment without worries
  • Integrated single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
  • Dedicated Instant Mappings for many of M-Audio's controllers
  • A wide selection of presets for Live Lite's instruments and effects
  • Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
  • Localized software menus, tutorials, and PDF reference manuals available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese


  • General:
    • Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Main Inputs:
    • Max Input (Balanced): +14.2dBu (4 Vrms)
    • Max Input (Unbalanced): +14.2dBu (4 Vrms)
    • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: -113dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: 113 dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
    • THD + N: 0.0006%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz
    • Frequency Response: +/-0.1dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz
    • Crosstalk: -130dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel
    • Impedance (Balanced): 20k Ohms
    • Impedance (Unbalanced): 10k Ohms
  • Main Outputs:
    • Max Output (Balanced): +14dBu (3.9 Vrms)
    • Max Output (Unbalanced): +8dBu (1.95 Vrms)
    • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: -108dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: 109dB @ 48kHz (A-weighted)
    • THD + N: 0.0023%, 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz
    • Frequency Response: +/-0.1dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz
    • Crosstalk: -105dB, 1kHz, Channel-To-Channel
    • Impedance (Balanced): 300 Ohms
    • Impedance (Unbalanced): 150 Ohms

Minimum System Requirements for Audiophile 192K:

  • Windows:
    • OS: XP (SP2)* or Windows 2000 (SP4)
    • * Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported.
    • CPU: Intel Pentium 3 700 MHz (192 and 96 kHz operation); 500 MHz (48 kHz operation)
    • System Memory: 256 MB of RAM
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0b compatible sound card
    • Connectivity: Available PCI slot
  • Mac OS:
    • OS: OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.8, 10.3.8, 10.4, 10.5.1
    • CPU: G4 733 MHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Connectivity: Available PCI slot*
  • Format Compatibility:
    • ASIO
    • WDM
    • GSIF 2
    • Core Audio

** Windows XP required for Dolby Digital and DTS "pass-through";
Mac OS 10.3.4 required for Dolby Digital and DTS "pass-through" with Apple DVD Player.

Currently there are two Apple G5 models that are incompatible with this product. Please click this link for more information.
Intel-based Mac Pro and DualCore G5 with PCI-Express expansion slots not supported.

Minimum System Requirements for Ableton Live Lite 7:

  • Windows:
    • OS: XP or Vista
    • CPU: 1.5 GHz or faster
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
    • Quicktime 6.5 or higher
    • DVD-ROM drive
  • Mac OS:
    • OS: OS X 10.3.9 (10.4 or later recommended)
    • CPU: Any G4 or faster (Intel Mac recommended)
    • RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    • QuickTime 6.5 or higher
    • DVD-ROM drive
* Live Lite is limited to eight tracks, four simultaneous built-in audio effects, four built-in instruments, two AU/VST effects and two AU/VST instruments per project. Live Lite 7 does not include video support, compressed audio support, or Complex warp mode.

Inputs & Outputs

Total Number of Inputs
This is the total number of input connections that go into the unit.
Total Number of Outputs
This is the total number of output connections that the unit will produce.
Number of Combo Input Jacks
The number of combo input jacks on the device. Combo input jacks are a combination of XLR 3-pin and 1/4" TRS phone type inputs, enabling the user to choose one or the other based on their needs.
Number of Analog Inputs
This is the number of available analog inputs on the device
These are the analog inputs for the studio monitor.
RCA Composite
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs
This is the number of coaxial digital audio inputs that the receiver accepts.
Optical Digital Audio Inputs
This is the number of digital optical audio signals the receiver accepts.
Digital Inputs
The type of digital inputs available on the unit.
S/PDIF Coaxial (RCA)
Digital Outputs
These are the types of digital outputs available on the unit.
S/PDIF Coaxial (RCA)
Number of Preamps
This is the number of preamps available on the unit.
Independent Monitor Level Control
The abillity to control the main monitor level output.
MIDI Connections
The configuration of input and output connections on a MIDI controller.
5-Din In
5-Din Out
The ability for the MIDI controller to interface with a MIDI device via USB.
Headphone Output
If the unit is capable of outputting audio to a pair of headphones, this is the type of jack that makes the connection.

Digital Specifications

Computer Connection
The computer connections for the audio interface to transmit data and/or audio.
Sample Rate
Sample rate defines the number of samples per second (or per other unit) taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal.
192,000 Hz
Bit Depth
Bit depth represents the bits of information that are recorded for each sample. Bit depth directly corresponds to the resolution of each sample in a set of digital audio data. Common examples of bit depth include 16-bit CD audio, and DVD-Audio that can support up to 24-bit audio.
24 Bit

Audio Specifications

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
300 ohms
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20000 Hz

System Requirements

Operating System
This is (these are) the operating system(s) that the device needs to function properly.
USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
CPU Manufacturer
This specifies the manufacturer of the computers processor. The two major manufacturers are Intel and AMD.


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High-Definition 4-In/4-Out Audio Card with Digital I/O and MIDI


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