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AudioFire Pre 8 Firewire Audio Interface

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    Product Code: 100095456

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    The Audiofire Pre8 is a single-height, rack mountable unit with 8 universal inputs with mic preamps, optical ADAT I/O (with S/MUX for 96 kHz support), S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O. 8 balanced 1/4 inch analog outputs and 2 stereo headphone outputs with volume knob, main output volume knob. The AudioFire Pre8 supports 24-bit 96 kHz playback and recording and ships with low-latency drivers supporting nearly all major pro audio software.

    The AudioFire Pre8 has eight auto-sensing universal inputs featuring Echo proprietary Brilliant mic preamps for low distortion, crystal clear sound and transparency. The premium inputs, 1 and 2, are located on the front of the unit with phase reversal, low impedance, direct input, 80Hz roll off and pad. There are two channel inserts for inputs 1 and 2 located on the back of the unit for additional effects, such as compressor, EQ, Reverb etc. The six remaining universal inputs are also located on the back of the unit. All eight inputs have self detected phantom power. Total I/Os: 16 in & 16 out.

    The AudioFire Pre8 is fully compatible with Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions) and Mac OS X (10.4 or later). It works with any desktop or notebook computer with a FireWire port. Daisy-chain two Pre8s for more I/O. The AudioFire Pre8 is the perfect Firewire digital audio recording interface for any entry level or professional recording studio, whether it be at home or on the road.
  • 8 auto-sensing Mic/Line/Hi-Z inputs
  • Echo´s Brilliant preamp technology
  • Analog trim
  • 48v phantom power
  • 2 ¼" channel inserts
  • Accepts unbalanced signals
  • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
  • Dynamic range: 112dB A-weighted
  • THD+N:
  • 8 ¼" balanced outputs (TRS)
  • Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
  • Dynamic range: 113dB A-weighted
  • THD+N:
  • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels

  • 128x oversampling converters
  • 24 bit data resolution maintained throughout signal path
  • Multiple standard sampling rates supported: 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k

  • Up to 24 bit resolution
  • Coaxial and optical connector
  • Consumer / professional switch
  • Sample rates from 32kHz to 96kHz

  • 2 1394a (FireWire) ports
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 15´ cable
  • Brilliant Mic Preamps

    THAT Corp Silicon
  • Isolation of discretes
  • Matching of monolithics
  • High slew rate
  • Low noise (-130 dBu EIN)
  • Crystal clear transparency

    2 Full featured mic/line/instrument Inputs
  • Mic phase, impedance, pad, hi-pass
  • Input trim with 4-level LED meters
  • Individual +48v phantom power
  • ¼" balanced line inputs (TRS)
  • Direct Input high impedance switch
  • ¼" channel inserts

    6 Mic/Line inputs
  • Input trim with 4-level LED meters
  • 48v phantom power
  • ¼" balanced line inputs (TRS)

  • S/PDIF I/O (coax and optical) at 24-bit/96 kHz
  • ADAT I/O
  • MIDI I/O
  • Sync via word clock, ADAT, or S/PDIF
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs with volume knob
  • Single rack space

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