Linking a couple of m-audio audiophile 2496 for more outputs

  • Takabuntu
Posted: Thu, 08/21/2008 - 17:43
I have a m-audio audiophile 2496, but I need some more outputs for headphone monitoring while recording. I don't want to spend to much only to have the headphone support, but I don't want to rewire when I want to record occasionally. So I could buy: But would it be possible to add another audiophile 2496 and serialize it so jack sees all in- and outputs, because then I only have to spend 85 euros for a new one and I already have an old amp that I could connect to use as a headphone amp. I'm very open to other suggestions too.

Found a second hand audiophile 2496

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Sat, 08/23/2008 - 17:05
I found a second hand audiophile 2496 for 50 euros, so I am tempted to try the 2-card option...

Interesting product

  • porisija
  • 09/29/07
  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 16:02
The Samson C-Control seems to be a good solution to your needs. It looks like good value for money and because it channels audio on its own, it won't be a burden to your system or worse, a case of "where is the driver for piece of computer equipment". I use a cheapo mixer board Phonix Helix Board 12, which I purchased second hand for 120 euros. I prefer to mix software with hardware as per my own needs and finances.

Thanks for your replies. So

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 16:22
Thanks for your replies. So technically it's possible, but I'm still hesitant to do it. It might be the cheapest way to go, but I am not entirely convinced I should go this direction. I am not sure if I would be able to control both cards the same way with the Envy24 tool as I can do now. A drawback of the 1010LT is that the mic pre-amps don't offer phantom power, that's too bad because in the future I would like to record using a condensor mic without having to buy more gear. On the other hand it does have all the in- and outputs that I need. So no one would opt for the Samson C-control or are you not familiar with the product?

Headphone distribution amp

  • picothinker
  • 08/22/07
  • Fri, 08/22/2008 - 02:32
Perhaps cheapest/easiest of all and very easy is to just get a headphone amp with several outputs.


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 08/21/2008 - 19:41
To be able to use two cards configured as one using this: Note that you need to sync the clocks on the cards to be able to use it in Jack without an xrun storm... Info on the page above on that as well. This might be a hardware hack... My advice - if you are not comfortable using a soldering iron, get the Delta 1010. Good luck EDIT: No soldering needed... You just need to connect the spdif output from the first card to the spdif input of the second card. This will synchronise the internal clocks...