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Echo AudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface

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The Echo AudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface is a six-channel unit with all the connections you need for your computer-based studio. With the flexibi...Click To Read More About This Product

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A small, flexible interface designed for the road or the studio.

The Echo AudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface is a six-channel unit with all the connections you need for your computer-based studio. With the flexibility of FireWire and bus power, you can also take the AudioFire4 on the road. The AudioFire4 can record 24 bit 96kHz audio with low latency monitoring on any Windows XP or Mac OS X computer (desktop or notebook) with a FireWire port.

It has 2 universal inputs with mic preamps, phantom power, and trim knobs so you can just plug in your microphone or instrument and record whenever or wherever you want. AudioFire4 also comes with 2 balanced analog inputs (TRS), 4 balanced analog outputs (TRS), a stereo headphone output, 2 FireWire ports, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, and 6 channels of full duplex 24 bit 96kHz recording and playback.

FEATURES
Hardware
FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 8' cable
Bus powered with 6-pin FireWire interface
External 12VDC power supply provided
2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line):
Meters, trim knobs & 48V phantom power
2 balanced 1/4" analog inputs:
112dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
4 balanced 1/4" analog outputs:
114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
S/PDIF I/O at 24-bit/96kHz
MIDI I/O
Stereo headphone output with volume knob
Sync via S/PDIF
Supports full duplex 6 channel in, 6 channel out operation at 24 bit, 96 kHz sample rate
Heavy-duty aluminum case
Near zero latency hardware monitoring

Software
Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software:
Low Latency ASIO 2.0
WDM kernel streaming mode
GSIF 2.0 (Gigastudio 3 w/ low latency MIDI)
CoreAudio & CoreMIDI
SPECIFICATIONS
Echo Digital Audio is proud to use only specifications of production units. While other companies quote specs of their converters alone in laboratory settings, the numbers you see on this page represent the actual unit in your hands. Since people often rely heavily on specs when deciding what gear to buy, we like to bring you numbers that really mean something.
Analog input:
2 Neutrik Universal connectors for balanced TRS or XLR
2 Balanced TRS connectors
Accepts unbalanced signals
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, _0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 112dB A-weighted
THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
Nominal Input Level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)
48V Phantom power on XLR inputs

Analog Output:
4 Balanced TRS connectors
Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, _0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 114dB A-weighted
THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
Nominal Output Level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)
General Converter Specs
128x Oversampling converters
24 bit data resolution maintained throughout signal path
Multiple standard sampling rates supported: 32, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k
Variable sample rate feature lets you select any sample rate between 25kHz - 100kHz
S/PDIF Digital Input/Output:
Up to 24 bit resolution
Coaxial connector
Consumer/Professional Switch
Sample rates from 32kHz - 96kHz supported

MIDI:
MIDI input
MIDI output

Digital Sync:
S/PDIF in/out

Headphone Output:
High quality 1/8" headphone jack
Volume control on front panel

General:
Digital mixing
Near zero latency hardware monitoring

Dimensions : 6"(w) x 5 1/2"(d) x 1 1/2"(h)

Host Interface: 2 1394a (FireWire) ports

System Requirements
PC System requirements:
Windows XP
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
Mac System Requirements
Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later)
G4 or better processor
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)





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