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Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 3:32:03 AM

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Hello. I have the ASUS P4S533-MX motherboard which uses the SiS 651 chipset,
http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4s533-mx/ove...

I want to buy an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard,
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_ca/Audiophile2496-ma...

does anyone think there would be any problems/incompatibilites with the card
and the SiS chipset motherboard?

I appreciate any feedback.
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 3:32:04 AM

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I have a mobo with a Sis chipset on it (I think a sis 735?). Works
great with the 24/96. While the 24/96 is NOT "audiophile", I have
found it to be the most compatible soundcard I've ever worked with.
The thing just likes to work, period.

That's my experience.
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 3:32:04 AM

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On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 00:32:03 -0500, "Rudence"
<take.du@SPAMMERZmailcity.com> wrote:

>Hello. I have the ASUS P4S533-MX motherboard which uses the SiS 651 chipset,
>http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4s533-mx/ove...
>
>I want to buy an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard,
>http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_ca/Audiophile2496-ma...
>
>does anyone think there would be any problems/incompatibilites with the card
>and the SiS chipset motherboard?

I'm sure they would work just great together.

Al
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Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 8:12:09 AM

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"Rudence" <take.du@SPAMMERZmailcity.com> wrote in message
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> Hello. I have the ASUS P4S533-MX motherboard which uses the SiS 651
> chipset,
> http://www.asus.com/products/mb/socket478/p4s533-mx/ove...
> I want to buy an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard,
> http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_ca/Audiophile2496-ma...
>
> does anyone think there would be any problems/incompatibilites with
> the card and the SiS chipset motherboard?

I've used the AP 2496 and other M-Audio Delta cards with several current
and recent past SiS Athlon and Atlhon-64 motherboards with no problems.
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 11:15:04 AM

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On 2005-01-19, Rudence <take.du@SPAMMERZmailcity.com> wrote:

> does anyone think there would be any problems/incompatibilites with the card
> and the SiS chipset motherboard?

If there is an incompatability on your SiS board, it will be with IDE DMA.
But if you have that problem it will affect any PCI card.
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 11:16:41 AM

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On 2005-01-19, genericaudioperson@hotmail.com <genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote:

> While the 24/96 is NOT "audiophile"

I wonder what you're measuring to reach that conclusion.
Where is it weak? The converters? The clock? What would
you replace it with that would be better?
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 11:16:42 AM

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"james of tucson" <fishbowl@radagast.home.conservatory.com> wrote in
message news:slrncus5rq.7tr.fishbowl@radagast.home.conservatory.com
> On 2005-01-19, genericaudioperson@hotmail.com
> <genericaudioperson@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> While the 24/96 is NOT "audiophile"
>
> I wonder what you're measuring to reach that conclusion.
> Where is it weak?

Not balanced I/O, no support for +4 levels.

>The converters? The clock? What would you replace it with that would be
>better?

Audiophile 24/192, Delta 1010LT, Delta 1010
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 11:24:05 AM

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On 2005-01-19, Rudence <take.du@SPAMMERZmailcity.com> wrote:


> Hello. I have the ASUS P4S533-MX motherboard which uses the SiS 651 chipset,

I know you already have a board, and that you have a 478 cpu. But if
you want a motherboard recommendation, here it is: Asus P5P800, Intel
865, LGA775 chip. It's a fanless mobo, you put a Zalman 7000 on the
CPU, and underclock it a bit, and you've got a nice quiet DAW box with
no compatability problems. Add Seagate SATA drives (ST drives are
*quiet* and *fast*), put it in an Antec Sonata case, and you've got a
hell of a good machine, as quiet as PC's of this order can be. (I
replaced one of my Shuttles with what I just described).

My comment about SiS is based on numerous bad past experiences with SiS
boards, nothing to do with the current Asus board you have. For A/V
systems, I've learned to go with Intel chipsets, since it's the only way
I've consistently avoided compatability issues.

On the other hand, I've had a bunch of Delta cards, never a problem
except trying to use one on an Epia/Mini-ITX machine that was just plain
underpowered.
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 9:04:36 PM

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dude, it's so obvious.

just listen to it.
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 10:14:37 PM

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On 2005-01-19, Arny Krueger <arnyk@hotpop.com> wrote:


> Audiophile 24/192, Delta 1010LT, Delta 1010

Ok, so you have no problem with the Envy24/ICE171x architecture, but
with the implementation on the AP2496. Cool, thanks!
Anonymous
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January 19, 2005 10:14:38 PM

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"james of tucson" <fishbowl@radagast.home.conservatory.com> wrote in
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> On 2005-01-19, Arny Krueger <arnyk@hotpop.com> wrote:
>
>
>> Audiophile 24/192, Delta 1010LT, Delta 1010
>
> Ok, so you have no problem with the Envy24/ICE171x architecture, but
> with the implementation on the AP2496. Cool, thanks!

No, no problems with the AP2496, either. Just slipped from my list.
Anonymous
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January 20, 2005 3:51:40 AM

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On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 08:16:41 GMT, james of tucson
<fishbowl@radagast.home.conservatory.com> wrote:

>> While the 24/96 is NOT "audiophile"
>
>I wonder what you're measuring to reach that conclusion.
>Where is it weak? The converters? The clock? What would
>you replace it with that would be better?

It's probably better than "audiophile". You can better it with
professional audio gear. Though not all that much.

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