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TerraTec DMX 6fire Computer Recording System   

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Demanding users will experience an awesome sound experience, when using the DMX 6fire24/96 Sound System: 6-channel audio reproduction in excellent 24...Read More

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Ultimate sound performance for DVD, games, and music!

Demanding users will experience an awesome sound experience, when using the DMX 6fire24/96 Sound System: 6-channel audio reproduction in excellent 24Bit quality, advanced connection options on the computer's front side and full compatibility to audio standards of games, DVD entertainment and music.

Based on the successful EWX/EWS88 technology, DMX 6fire24/96 uses only the best in sound technology: 24Bit/96kHz transducer components for all inputs and outputs guarantee a straight frequency response and a signal-to-noise ratio beyond-100dB!

The bundled 5 1/4" front module offers audiophile options to sound enthusiasts. In addition to stereo inputs and outputs for analogue and digital devices (optical and coaxial), there are plugs for MIDI instruments, headphone and microphone. Furthermore, a direct connection of tape deck and record player is also possible and the supplied power pack of phono amplifier and professional software enables you to polish your oldest records with the finest digital sound!

Gamers will also be amazed when seeing the range of compatibility. Fast DirectSound, EAX, A3D, Sensaura 3D or MacroFX are just a few of the favorite standards supported. The seamless connectivity with DVD players, AC3- and DTS reproduction via the digital interface, as well as the full support of current Windows operating systems from 98SE to XP with WDM drivers, is also a big advantage. For an easy start, the package includes various applications from DVD player to audio editors and virtual sound studio; it offers everything you can dream of.

FEATURES
  • 6-channel audio reproduction
  • 24-bit/96kHz transducer components for all inputs and outputs
  • Signal-to-noise ratio beyond 100dB
  • Stereo inputs and outputs for analog and digital devices (optical and coaxial)
  • Plugs for MIDI instruments, headphones, and microphone
SPECIFICATIONS

DMX 6fire Computer Recording System

  • PCI-board
    3 analog stereo outputs (3,5mm jack) - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 analog stereo input (3,5mm jack) - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    2 analog CD-Audio outputs (Molex, On-Board) - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 analog AUX input (Molex, On-Board) - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 digital CD-Audio TTL input (Molex, On-Board)
    1 analog stereo input (Cinch) on front module - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 analog stereo output (Cinch) on front module - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 analog stereo phono (MM, 6 mV ) input (Cinch) on front module- 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 analog mono microphone input (6,3mm jack) on front module - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 analog stereo headphone output (6,3mm jack) on front module - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 digital stereo in- and output (TOS-Link, optical) on front module - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 digital stereo in- and output (Cinch, coaxial) on front module - 24 Bit/96 kHz
    1 MIDI in- and output (5-pin DIN) on front module
    Control range of: 9mV - 500mV
    Output power of headphone output: 60 mW
    Bus master transfer supports '24bit 4byte mode' (32bit)
    Simultaneous recording and reproduction of all channels with up to 24bit/96kHz
    24bit/96kHz AD converters with 100 dB dynamical range (S/NR)*
    24bit/96kHz DA converters with 110 dB dynamical range (S/NR)*
    24bit/96kHz stereo digital input (S/PDIF with up to 24bit/96kHz)
    24bit/96kHz stereo digital output (S/PDIF with up to 24bit/96kHz)
    Digital input may also be used for digital audio output of an internal CD-Rom drive (TTL)
    Input control of AD converters with +18dB increment in 0,5dB steps
    Hardware with internal resolution of 36bit
    VU-meter in control panel (hardware based)
    "None-Audio" mode for transmission of AC3 and DTS streams via digital interface
    Connection option for microWAVE PC!, DXR and DXF , alternatively to DMX 6fire 24/96 front module


    Software

    WDM driver for Windows 98SE/ ME/2000 and Windows XP Supports ASIO 2.0
    WDM Kernel Streaming (e.g. for Sonar)
    MME- and DirectSound
    DirectSound 3D, Sensaura 3D, A3D 1.0/2.0 and EAX 1.0/2.0 as well as Macro FX
    ControlPanel for Windows 98SE/ME/2000 and Windows XP


    Bundle software

    Cyberlink 6-channel PowerDVD.
    Algorithmix Sound Laundry TerraTec Edition
    Steinberg WaveLab Lite Vers. 2.0
    Musicmatch Jukebox
    Emagic MicroLogic FUN


    System requirements

    Minimum Windows

    Pentium II 450 or higher
    VGA graphic card, 800x600 / 256 colors
    128 MB RAM
    Windows 98SE/ME/2000 or Windows XP


    Recommended Windows

    Intel Pentium III 1 GHz, Celeron 900 MHz or AMD K7 Athlon 1 GHz
    ULTRA DMA or SCSI Controller
    VGA graphic card, 1024x768 / Hi-Color
    256 MB RAM

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2.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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1.0

Not worth the dough.

By LT.

from San Diego, CA

I guess you gotta go big or go nowhere when it comes to computer recording sound cards and input devices. The concept of this machine is nice enough, put it into practice and you got another thing coming. You have to yank out a CD drive or have an extra bay to start. The card eats up more computere memoray/ram than it frees up. Cannot run two programs simultaneously. It does not work well either e-magic or CakeWalk. Not sure if the step up is any better. No standard mic input. It may be good for digitally cleaning old vinyl recordings - wouldn't know since I do not have a turntable meow.

 
5.0

Good for the money

By Xyrium

from NY

Lots of flexibility, nice break out box, great sound. The DACs on this are pretty darn good. This is a novice card, and does a great job in that area. I had no stability problems on an Athlon XP based system with nForce 2 Ultra 400 chipset. Just flawless operation. Drivers should be updated more frequently, but otherwise a good buy.

 
5.0

Killer stuff

By Defect 9 Project

from Carson City, NV

So it's not a massive multi-track fully-featured recording studio. It's made for the novice setup. Does that quite nicely!

 
3.0

It's just OK....

By Jeremiah-b37WE

from Kennewick, WA

I researched alot of information before coming to the conclusion that the DMX6Fire fulfilled my needs. Honestly, I've had "issues" with it. First, a support screw busted inside the 5-1/4" module... which I decided to fix myself in lieu of shipping to the manufacturer (Tascam in CA, USA) for fixing/replacement. Other than that, there are driver updates that I've downloaded from Terratec's website and my computer decided to stop working upon following the instructions for the new driver file installation. I thought the complete system failure was due to something else, so I took the risk and tried it again a couple weeks later and VOILA!!! It crashed again! I didn't try installing the new driver a 3rd time. As far as the interface goes, I'm not impressed. I'll change the volume on one pot and the other pots including the Master move with it, just not the same distance. The interface tends to do what it likes... I'll adjust the card to run at a lower sample frequency for certain tasks, then it will set itself back to 44.1 as soon as I open the program. The issues I have are not that huge, but they are annoying to "babysit" in the process of getting something done quickly. I suggest something else if you're looking for a 5-1/4" front module interface... I purchased the DMX6Fire about a month before Creative Labs came out with something that could be alot better (I haven't seen it in action). I've heard the Creative Labs Audio interface is top notch and the price is comparable.

 
1.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

We thought the price was right on this card, given its features. Don't be fooled. If you are lucky enough to get everything working properly, you will be plagued with system failures and instablilty due to the flaky drivers and control panel.

 
1.0

A nicely packaged piece of junk. do not buy !

By FAT CAT

from Chicago, IL

No where in the Musicians Friend catalogue, .pdf spec printout or on the outside of the box is it mentioned that you need an open 5.25" drivebay to mount break-out box in, or that the card will NOT play midi files. Minimum system required is PC Pentium II 400 w/ 128mb RAM; my machine is a Pentium III 700 w/ 256mb RAM, but I could not get .wav or .mp3 files to play properly. The supplied TerraTec control panel software crashed my machine at 6 times and finally corrupted the operating system (Win 98 SE) requiring an OS reinstall. When I finally got this garbage out of my computer I discovered that it had also corrupted my Cakewalk Home Studio and Sonic Foundry 4.5 software.

 
4.0

solid soundcard if you have the right system.

By santa_klawz

from Hobart, IN

Envy 2-based soundcard all have the same problems (google search terms: detla44 crackle pop (look for the forum)) but once you get passed that...

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