M-Audio has been working with Apple to ensure that all of M-Audio’s PCI-based products will be compatible with the PCI-X architecture introduced with the G5s. M-Audio’s Audiophile 2496, Delta 1010, Delta 44, Delta 66 and Delta 1010LT are now being upgraded. The Revolution 7.1 consumer surround sound card is already PCI-X-compatible.
The original versions of M-Audio Delta cards operated on 5 volts as supplied by the original PCI bus standard. The newly revised cards are designed to be powered from the 3.3-volt standard intrinsic to the 64-bit PCI-X standard and all G5s. Onboard sensing technology will also allow the new Delta cards to be backward-compatible to work in 32-bit 5-volt PCI systems. All revised M-Audio cards will also be compatible with current and next-generation Windows machines.
For those who purchased a Delta card on or after August 1, 2003, there is no charge to upgrade the card. For users who purchased their Delta cards prior to August 1, there is an upgrade fee of $50 (plus $5 in shipping) for U.S. customers.
To arrange for your upgrade, contact M-Audio at PCIupdate@m-audio.com.