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ECHO AUDIOFIRE12 - 12 IN 12 OUT 192kHz FIREWIRE AUDIO INTERFACE

ECHO AUDIOFIRE 12 FIREWIRE AUDIO INTERFACE

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AudioFire 12 is the only FireWire digital audio recording interface of it's kind on the market that offers 12 balanced analog inputs and outputs for 24-bit 192 kHz recording and playback.

AudioFire 12 also has two FireWire ports so you can daisy-chain two AudioFire 12s for 24 tracks. It also has MIDI I/O and WordClock for synchronization. If you already have an audio mixer, tons of microphones, instruments, microphone preamps or you are in need of a digital audio replacement for your reel-to-reel analog tape machine look no further!

Hardware Features

 

FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 15' cable
12 balanced 1/4" analog inputs:
113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
12 balanced 1/4" analog outputs:
114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
MIDI I/O
Sync via word clock
Supports full duplex 12 channel in, 12 channel out operation at 24 bit, 192kHz sample rate
Rack mountable single space breakout box
Heavy-duty aluminum case
32-bit / 1.6 music gigaflop DSP for digital mixing
Near zero latency hardware monitoring

Software Features

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 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
Mac System Requirements
Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
G4 or better processor
400 Mbps FireWire port

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

12 Balanced TRS connectors
Accepts unbalanced signals
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 113dB A-weighted
THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
Nominal Input Level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)
Maximum Input Level: +17.5dBu
Analog Output

12 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)
Maximum Output Level: +17.5dBu
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, 192k

MIDI

MIDI input
MIDI output
Digital Sync

WordClock in/out
General

On-board 32-bit / 1.6 music gigaflop DSP:
Digital mixing
Near zero latency hardware monitoring
Dimensions

19"(w) x 7"(d) x 1 3/4"(h)
Fits in a single rack mount space
Includes rack mounting brackets
Host Interface

2 1394a (FireWire) ports

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Digital

Coax & Optical S/PDIF, ADAT

Coax & Optical S/PDIF, ADAT

Coax S/PDIF

Coax S/PDIF

Coax S/PDIF

N/A

Analog outputs

6 1/4" (TRS)

8 1/4" (TRS)

2 1/4" (TRS)

1 Stereo

1/8"

4 1/4" (TRS)

8 1/4" (TRS)

12 1/4" (TRS)

Digital outputs

2 or 8

2 or 8

2

2

2

N/A

Analog
inputs

2 universal*

2 universal*,

6 1/4" (TRS)

2 1/4" (TRS)

2 universal*,

2 1/4" (TRS)

2 universal*,

6 1/4" (TRS)

12 1/4" (TRS)

Digital
inputs

2 or 8 

2 or 8 

2

2

2

N/A

Nominal output
levels

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Nominal
input
levels

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Default nominal
level

+4

+4

+4

+4

+4

+4

Analog
input gain

2 universal

2 universal

no

2 universal

2 universal

no

Input
clocks

S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

Word, S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

S/PDIF

S/PDIF

Word & S/PDIF

Word

Output
Clocks

S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

Word, S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

S/PDIF

S/PDIF

Word & S/PDIF

Word

Midi

yes

yes 

yes 

yes 

yes 

yes 

Sample
rates

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96, 192

Dynamic Range

110dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

112dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

112dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

Full Duplex

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

GSIF compatible

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Other

headphone output

headphone output

headphone output

bus power supported

headphone output

bus power supported

headphone output

12 channels full duplex 192kHz

Interface

PCI bus master

PCI bus master

FireWire

FireWire

FireWire

FireWire

*Universal inputs support mic, guitar, & line level signals over XLR or 1/4" (balanced TRS or unbalanced TS) cables. Meters, trim knobs, & phantom power switch are provided.

**GSIF compatibility will be added in a software update soon after launch.

All cards have output levels for analog outputs and monitors that can route from any input to any output.
All cards support internal input clock.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

About Echo Audio:
Echo Digital Audio is a successful research and development organization, licensing its technology to larger companies while at the same time supplying its popular products and supporting software to end-users and other manufacturers in the pro audio, broadcast, test and measurement, and audio simulation markets. Echo began designing and manufacturing computer audio products over 30 years ago. The Company was a pioneer in the computer-based voice technology field in the 1980's; Echo's audio peripherals and speech compression were standard products in the education and special needs markets. In the 1990's Echo went on to design and manufacture the first multi-track recording products for the PC and Mac markets. Echo has licensed its DSP-based audio technology to several leading audio and semiconductor companies including: Gibson Guitar, Analog Devices, HP, Sony, Motorola, Peavey, Mackie, Carvin, and Dolby Laboratories. All the Company's technology is created in-house where the small, focused staff pays meticulous attention to perfecting digital audio at each step of the design process. Echo's hardware and software engineers have worked together for years delivering solutions that would typically require significantly greater resources and personnel. Echo has a following of loyal, discriminating customers who share its vision of never settling for anything less than first-rate quality - especially at modest price points. They appreciate the unique attention that goes into every facet of product development, from the sturdy, sleek industrial design of the metal cases, to the rock solid software drivers. Echo is a closely-held company, located in Santa Barbara, California, with a management team that has been in place for nearly 30 years.

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