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Echo Echo AudioFire Pre8 - 16 x 16 FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface

Item # ECPRE8 (Part # AUDIOFIRE PRE8)
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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.

Echo AudioFire Pre8 - 16 x 16 FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface

Product Specifications 

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 Inputs

  • 8 auto-sensing Mic/Line/Hi-Z inputs
    * With Echo's Brilliant preamp technology
    * Analog trim
    * 48v phantom power
    * 2 1/4" channel inserts
    * Accepts unbalanced signals
    * +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, +/-0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 112dB A-weighted
  • THD+N: <0.002% A-weighted

Analog Output

  • 8 1/4" balanced outputs (TRS)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, +/-0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 113dB A-weighted
  • THD+N: <0.002% A-weighted
  • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels

General Converter Specs

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

S/PDIF Digital Input/Output

  • Up to 24 bit resolution
  • Coaxial and optical connector
  • Consumer/Professional Switch
  • Sample rates from 32kHz - 96kHz supported

ADAT Digital Input/Output

  • Up to 24 bit resolution
  • Optical connector
  • Consumer/Professional Switch
  • 8 channels of ADAT at 32kHz - 48kHz sample rate
  • 4 channels of ADAT at 88.2kHz - 96kHz sample rate with S/MUX format

MIDI

  • MIDI input
  • MIDI output

Digital Sync

  • WordClock I/O
  • S/PDIF coaxial I/O
  • S/PDIF optical I/O
  • ADAT I/O

Headphone Output & Main Output Volume Knob

  • 2 High quality 1/4? headphone jack
  • Headphone volume control on front panel
  • Main output volume control on front panel

Dimensions

  • 19?(w) x 7?(d) x 1 3/4?(h)
  • Fits in a single rack mount space

Host Interface

  • 2 1394a (FireWire) ports

Key features:

  • 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 ins & 16outs

  • 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.

Flexibility:

  • The AudioFire Pre8 is fully ASIO, WDM, WaveRT compatible with support for Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions) and Mac OS X (10.4 or later).
  • It connects to and is stackable with any desktop or notebook computer with a FireWire port. Daisy-chain two Pre8s for more I/Os.
  • 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.

Hardware Features

  • 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
    * 1/4" Balanced Line inputs (TRS)
    * Direct Input high impedance switch
    * 1/4" channel inserts
  • 6 Mic/Line inputs
    * Input Trim with 4-level LED meters
    * 48v phantom power
    * 1/4" 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, ADAT, or S/PDIF
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs with volume knob
  • Single rack space
  • Near zero latence hardware monitoring

Software Features

  • Software console controls mixing and monitoring
  • Supports all major pro audio software:
    * Low Latency ASIO 2.0
    * WDM kernel streaming mode
    * GSIF 2.0 (Gigastudio w/ low latency MIDI) (32-bit Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7 only)
    * CoreAudio & CoreMIDI

System Requirements

  • PC System requirements:
    * Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
    * 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
    * 400 Mbps FireWire port (IEEE 1394a)
  • Mac System Requirements
    * Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
    * G4 or better processor (Power Mac G5 compatible)
    * 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
    * 400 Mbps FireWire port (IEEE 1394a)
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