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ECHO AUDIOFIRE 4 - 6 IN 6 OUT PORTABLE FIREWIRE AUDIO INTERFACE WITH PREAMPS

ECHO AUDIOFIRE 4 FIREWIRE AUDIO INTERFACE WITH PREAMPS

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AudioFire 4 is a complete, portable audio recording interface powered with the flexibility of Firewire and bus power (via 6-pin FireWire cable). It's a full duplex 24-bit 96 kHz interface with a routing playback feature between the computer and different physical outputs, including S/PDIF. Setup is fast and easy. First install the Echo software, and then just plug in your microphone or instrument and start recording with your DAW of choice.

The AudioFire 4 offers ultra 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. It has two universal front inputs with microphone preamps, phantom power to meet your microphone's specifications, and trim knobs for volume control. It also comes with two balanced analog inputs (TRS), four balanced analog outputs (TRS), a stereo headphone output, two FireWire ports, S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O.

Hardware Features

FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 8' cable
Bus powered with 6-pin FireWire interface
External 12VDC power supply provided
2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line):
Meters, trim knobs & 48V phantom power
2 balanced 1/4" analog inputs:
112dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
4 balanced 1/4" analog outputs:
114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
S/PDIF I/O at 24-bit/96kHz
MIDI I/O
Stereo headphone output with volume knob
Sync via S/PDIF
Supports full duplex 6 channel in, 6 channel out operation at 24 bit, 96 kHz sample rate
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

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

2 Neutrik Universal connectors for balanced TRS or XLR:
Accepts unbalanced signals
Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, +/-0.2dB
48V Phantom power on XLR inputs
Microphone Input Level (balanced XLR)
- EIN: -129dBu

- Dynamic Range: 111dB A-weighted

- THD+n: <0.004% A-weighted

- Input Impedance: 1.5Kohms

- Gain Adjustment: +10 to +59dB

- Max. input level at min. gain: +9dBu

Guitar/Line Input Level (balanced XLR)
- Dynamic Range: 110dB A-weighted

- THD+n: <0.001% A-weighted

- Input Impedance: 102Kohms

- Gain Adjustment: 0 to +45dB

- Max. input level at min. gain: +18dB

2 Balanced TRS connectors
Accepts unbalanced signals
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 113dB A-weighted
THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
Linearity: +/-0.01dB, 0dBFS to 100dBFS
Nominal Input Level: +4dBu or -10dBV
Maximum Input Level: +18dBu
Analog Output

4 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
Maximum Output Level: +17.2dBu
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 connector
Consumer/Professional Switch
Sample rates from 32kHz - 96kHz supported
MIDI

MIDI input
MIDI output
Digital Sync

S/PDIF in/out
Headphone Output

High quality 1/8" headphone jack
Volume control on front panel
General

Digital mixing
Near zero latency hardware monitoring
Dimensions

6"(w) x 5 1/2"(d) x 1 1/2"(h)
Host Interface

2 1394a (FireWire) ports
Mic Preamps

We spec our 'studio quality" microphone pres at -128 dBu EIN (equivalent input noise) and spec the A/D inputs at 112 dB dynamic range and a THDN of less than .002%, both A-weighted.

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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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