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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...Read More

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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)
SPECIFICATIONS

AudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface

  • 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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EchoAudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

fire 4 firewire interface

By Gino

from Long Island, NY

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Comments about Echo AudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface:

I used a GINA card made by Echo for about 10 years without any problems. Recently I had a little problem with Sonar, when I called Sonar they told me the problem was the card. Since Gina has served me well all these years, I purchased a new card made by Echo, I got the Audio Fire 4.

The new card gave me the same problem, I called Echo and left a message, they called back the following day and told me the problem was Sonar, they suggested me to call Sonar and if they couldn't resolve the problem to give them a call back.
I called Sonar they fixed the problem. I had to un-check the GINA Card and not use the ASIO driver.

The quality of the card is great, I never used any other card other then these two so I don't have anything to compare to. With the GINA card I made recordings that get air play. This card is as good if not better. The output for the headphones is louder.
I can afford a more expensive card, but I don't think it would have made any difference for what I do.
I would reccomend this card to anyone.

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(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Audio you can get for the price!

By EchoAudioFireFan

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Echo AudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface:

I have use Echo AudioFire products (Audiofire 2 & 4 & 8 Pre), All give you the same quality.You get the best Dynamic range available with 114db and the linear response from 10-20KHz with just +-0.1%db & THD+n: <0.002%; None give you that. This gives you clean, deep, sharp & crystal clear sounds.I search and test many sound cards (M-Audio, NI, Numark, Vestax, Prosonus, ESI Maya 44 & U46, SSL-1 & 3 and others) and none of them have beat Echo AudioFire 4. I use for DJing and believe me, nothing even approach to Echo AudioFire. Just comparable to a CDJ-1000 with a cd on it. Have test it in that way in a big club, outstanding!I also use it to record and have found what I was loosing when I record using another sound card. Really you need to hear it to notice the difference, and you will at first try as I do, I'm sure.I still compare this AudioFire 4 with other friends sound cards, none of them give me the quality I have with it, Echo AudioFire is my 1st choice.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Gear!

By Axzman70

from Dubai, UAE

Comments about Echo AudioFire4 FireWire Audio Interface:

Bought mine 6 mos. ago because of numerous good comments from cakewalk forums. I use this just for recording the whole band minus vocals(for editing purpose), 2 channels for drums, 2 channels for bass/lead guitar. I'm planning to buy an Echo Product again.Probably Audiofire 12 sooner.It's just i can't change what to output through headphone.

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