M-Audio has been working directly with Apple to ensure that all of the company’s PCI-based products will be compatible with the PCI-X architecture introduced with the Power Mac G5. Delta models being redesigned for G5 compatibility include Audiophile 2496, Delta 1010, Delta 44, Delta 66, and Delta 1010LT. (The critically acclaimed 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 PCI 2.2 compliant (3.3 volts) and universally keyed, allowing compatibility with 64-bit PCI-X standards on all Power Mac G5s. On-board sensing technology will also allow the new Delta cards to be backwards 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.
Availability of each redesigned model will be announced on m-audio.com. Existing Delta owners can also receive upgrades to G5 compatibility immediately.
If you purchased your Delta card on or after August 1, 2003, there is no charge to upgrade your card. For users who purchased their Delta cards prior to August 1, the following upgrade fees and shipping charges apply:
$50 USD + $5 USD (UPS Ground)
$79 USD + $40 USD (FedEx International Economy)
$50 USD + $40 USD (FedEx International Economy)
50 EUROS + $40 USD (FedEx International Economy)
*Germany and Austria also have the option of updating locally via M-Audio Germany. Visit http://www.m-audio.de/pci22.htm for more details.
The following cards are now being accepted for upgrades:
– Delta 1010
– Delta 1010LT
– Delta 66
– Delta 44
– Audiophile 24/96
To arrange for your upgrade, contact M-Audio via the following methods:
* by phone at 626-445-8495
* by fax at 626-445-7564
* by email at PCIupdate@m-audio.com