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Alesis iO 14 Audio MIDI 24-bit 192kHz FireWire Interface   

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The Alesis iO|14 is a professional”level computer recording interface in a convenient, portable tabletop design. The iO|14 interface utilizes DICE II...Read More

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State-of-the-art computer recording for the rest of us!

The Alesis iO|14 is a professional”level computer recording interface in a convenient, portable tabletop design. The iO|14 interface utilizes DICE II FireWire technology for big bandwidth, fast signal handling, and lots of digital headroom. You get 4 analog channels and 10 digital channels; Alesis high definition microphone preamps; Cirrus audiophile converters and jitter elimination technology; and high”quality 24-bit/192kHz audio conversion circuitry.

The iO|14 has line-level inserts on analog channels, 48V phantom power, 5-segment signal/clip meters, 2 headphone outputs, stereo monitor outputs, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, and includes Cubase LE recording software. ADAT lightpipe input gives you forward-thinking, professional expansion potential for your recording sessions. Flexible, routable Hardware Direct Monitoring allows you to send a customized, latency-free mix to each output pair. The iO|14 runs on FireWire bus power or AC power with the included adapter.

FEATURES
  • 24-bit/192kHz recording for high-quality, pristine recordings
  • Superior clock stability
  • JET Jitter Elimination Technology
  • Audiophile Cirrus converters to provide maximum dynamic range on I/O
  • 4 analog input channels with combo jacks
  • 10 digital input channels (ADAT and S/PDIF)
  • Flexible, routable Hardware Direct Monitoring
  • Cubase LE software included (Windows and Mac compatible)
  • Bus or adapter powered
  • Inputs
  • High-definition preamps on analog channels
  • 2 switchable Hi-Z inputs for direct guitar and bass recording
  • Switchable Phantom Power for each channel pair
  • Inserts on analog channels
  • ADAT input (8 channels)
  • MIDI I/O
  • Outputs
  • 2 line-level outputs
  • 2 discrete stereo headphone outputs
SPECIFICATIONS

iO 14 Audio MIDI 24-bit 192kHz FireWire Interface

  • PC requirements: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 2.0 Ghz, 1GB RAM, Windows XP Home or Professional Service Pack 2 (XP Media Center Edition untested)
    Mac requirements: Power Mac G4 Dual 867MHz, 1GB RAM, Mac OSX 10.4

    Analog Inputs
    Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
    Frequency response: +/- 0.05dB from 20Hz to 22kHz
    Dynamic range: 112dB, A-weighted
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 112 dB, A-weighted, minimum gain
    THD+N: 0.001 -0.0015% @ 1kHz/0dBFS
    Crosstalk: -110dB @ 1 kHz
    Preamplifier THD+N: <0.0007 at 20dB gain
    Preamplifier slew rate: 15 volts/microsecond
    Microphone gain range: +6.8dB to +50dB
    Microphone impedance: 1.2kOhm
    Line gain range: -15.4dB to 27.8dB
    Line impedance: 16kOhm
    Guitar gain range: +6.8dB to +50dB
    Guitar impedance: 1 MegaOhm

    Line-Level Outputs
    Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
    Level: -10dBv/+4dBu nominal (switchable), +19dBu maximum
    Frequency response: +/- 0.075 from 20Hz to 22kHz
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4.0

high quality interface, complete package

By Keeze

from Los Angeles

At first I could get the Alesis i0|14 to record and playback only occasionally. But with a bit of persistence I discovered that the problem was not at all with the unit or even it's drivers, but instead with compatibility issues with my DAW and Apple OSX/Leopard and also Leopard itself which on my new iMac needed to be upgraded from 10.5 to 10.5.1. Once solving these issues, the Alesis i0|14 performed excellently. I'm mainly using this particular system to record my grand piano and I found the mic pre-amps to sound clear, detailed and accurate. No problems recording at high sample rates, a big feature of this recording interface.Essentially, this one unit effectively takes the place of my previous audio interface, MIDI interface, a dedicated mic pre-amp and a mixer as well (for monitoring at zero latency). All in all, lots of connections, ultra high sample rates, great mic pre-amps, mixer functions, metering, ease of use, design and styling, I give it high marks. I chose this unit because it seems to have all of these unified features more-so than what I've seen from competing products, plus I've had great results from Alesis products for years.

 
2.0

Mine didn't work

By GregoryOR

from Fairfax Station, VA

Pros: Amazing connectivity for the price. Sturdy, beautiful designCons: No on/off, both headphone jacks in backBig Con: Mine worked only sporadically over 3 weeks. Sometimes audio would cut out, and sometimes no power. Returned it.

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