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Echo AudioFire8 8 Channel FireWire Audio Interface
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With the Echo AudioFire8 FireWire Audio Interface, 8 analog and 2 digital audio channels are combined in a heavy-duty aluminum 1U rackmountable case ...Click To Read More About This Product
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10-channel FireWire interface delivers pro-level production at home or on the road.
With the Echo AudioFire8 FireWire Audio Interface, 8 analog and 2 digital audio channels are combined in a heavy-duty aluminum 1U rackmountable case for 10 channels of 24-bit/96kHz recording and playback. The Echo AudioFire8 has 2 auto-sense XLR-1/4" combo inputs with Hi-Z switching plus preamps, phantom power, channel inserts, and trim knobs so you can just plug in and record. Other I/O includes 6 TRS ins, 8 TRS outs, headphone jack, 2 FireWire ports, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, and word clock.
Echo includes software mixing console and Tracktion audio production software with the AudioFire8. Tracktion is professional recording and MIDI production software with a clean, intuitive, and clutter-free interface and features like drag-and-drop editing, sampler, VST plug-in support, track freezing, and more.
- Rackmountable single-space interface box
- Heavy-duty aluminum case
- Full duplex 10 channel I/O operation at 24-bit/96kHz
- Dual FireWire I/O
- 2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line)
- Meters, trim knobs, phantom power, & channel inserts on 2 front inputs
- 6 TRS inputs
- 8 TRS outputs
- S/PDIF I/O at 24-bit/96kHz
- MIDI I/O
- Stereo headphone output with volume
- Sync via word clock or S/PDIF
- 32-bit/1.6 gigaflop DSP for digital mixing; near zero latency hardware monitoring
- Includes 15' cable
- Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels
- Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software
AudioFire8 8 Channel FireWire Audio Interface
- TRS I/O: 113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range; +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
PC requirements: Windows XP; 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
Mac requirements: Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later); G4 or better processor; 256MB RAM (512MB recommended)
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I ordered the echo audio fire 8 after multiple problems with m-audio interfaces and given multiple suggestions to go with echo. The first thing I noticed was how small the drivers are, 1.4mb, this is very small and includes the mixer application. Drivers are a magnitude better than other brands I have tried, also it works under any os I have tried thus far. Vista is a little flakey getting it to work, works best under XP. Latency is great, though I noticed windows vista has a click when starting the audio stream but nothing bad. The unit itself is all metal and built very well with very good input jack quality. Sound quality is top notch on the outputs as well as the headphone out. Analog to digital conversion is also top notch. RMAA testing with 1/4 jack loop in and loop out came back with near flat Frequency response, noise level of -109.5 dB and a Dynamic range of 109.5 dB. THD + N was an impressive -99.6 dB !!! In all this is the best sounding audio interface I have yet to hear or own
The Audiofire 8 converters sound GREAT. Seriously, they add warmth to any recording. My first test was a cheap condenser on a nylon-string acoustic guitar (also cheap), and the results were outstanding with minimal effort even with positioning the mic. The converters are truly A-class, and there is a reason why so many people buy the Audiofire 12 - same converters in the 8. The preamps sound okay, not so great considering they are comparable (but slightly better in the midrange) to my behringer pres and far off my soundcraft pres, but they're not bad at all. I gave a 4.5 on quality since the trim knobs on the face feel loose and flimsy, all with different tensions, but leave these at a permanent position and this product will last! Definately recommend it.