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ECHO AUDIOFIRE 2 PORTABLE FIREWIRE AUDIO INTERFACE

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AudioFire 2 is an incredibly small Firewire audio recording interface at 3.5 by 4.25 inches. No product this small comes packed with as many features. AudioFire 2's analog inputs and outputs are balanced with a separate addressable headphone output and a routing playback option from the computer to different physical outputs including the S/PDIF output. S/PDIF IO and MIDI I/O are all included via a removable dongle for compact flexibility.

AudioFire 2 is the perfect audio interface for any musician, DJ or anyone that requires a fast and easy solution for recording and playback. Power is provided directly from the FireWire bus (via 6-pin FireWire cable) or from the supplied power source. With the AudioFire 2 you can record 24-bit 96 kHz audio with low-latency monitoring on any Windows XP/Vista/Win 7 or Mac OS X (10.4 or later) computer (desktop or notebook) with a FireWire port.

Hardware Features

FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 8' cable
Bus powered with 6-pin FireWire interface
External 12VDC power supply provided
2 balanced 1/4" analog inputs:
113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
2 balanced 1/4" analog outputs:
114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
Stereo headphone output with volume knob
Headphone output is independent from line outputs (listen to cue mix separate from house mix)
S/PDIF I/O at 24-bit/96kHz
MIDI I/O
S/PDIF - MIDI breakout cable included
Supports full duplex 4 channel in, 6 channel out operation at 24 bit, 96 kHz sample rate
Pocket sized ( 3.5in x 4.25in x 1 in)
Heavy-duty aluminum case
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
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
400 Mbps FireWire port

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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


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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Echo Audio warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.

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805-684-4593