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Is there a difference between these two cards? All I want is the best digital out possible to my processor; don't care about analog. From prior discussions their shouldn't be any differences with the digital out but then again some say their are differences. So before I purchase an HTPC, which sound card should I ask for?


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Hi Andy:


___As you already know, the M-Audio Delta DiO 2496 has slightly lower quality DAC’s vs. the Audiophile 2496 but I could not tell the difference between the two myself. As far as the digital signal is concerned, they should be exact matches. The true difference between the cards are the optical output, analog output, and S/PDIF output on the backplane of the DiO 2496 whereas the AP 2496 has a breakout cable and no optical outputs. The AP2496 is also a bit less expensive card for HTPC use as well.


___Good Luck


___Wayne R. Gerdes

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Thanks again Wayne. I just didn't remember what you had told me before. Less than 2 weeks and I'll be talking to you again. I can't wait.


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