Echo - AudioFire8 (PC- MAC)

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Steve's Code : 24741

UPC Code : 90875800300

Manufactured By : Echo Digital Audio

AudioFire8 offers the same high quality hardware and software found in our popular Layla3G product, but with the addition of a FireWire interface. With the AudioFire8 you can record 24 bit 96kHz 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.


AudioFire8 is the perfect center for any professional studio, whether at home or on the road. It has 2 universal inputs with mic preamps, phantom power, channel inserts, and trim knobs so you can just plug in your microphone or instrument and record whenever or wherever you want. AudioFire8 also comes with 6 balanced analog inputs (TRS), 8 balanced analog outputs (TRS), a stereo headphone output, 2 FireWire ports, S/PDIF (coaxial and optical) I/O, ADAT I/O, MIDI I/O, word clock synchronization, and 16 channels of full duplex 24 bit 48kHz recording and playback or 12 channels of full duplex 24 bit 96kHz recording and playback.


Hardware Features

  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 15' cable
  • 2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line):
    • Meters, trim knobs, phantom power, & channel inserts
  • 6 balanced ¼" analog inputs:
    • 113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
    • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • 8 balanced ¼" analog outputs:
    • 114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
    • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • 2 unbalanced ¼" channel inserts
    • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • S/PDIF (coaxial and optical) I/O at 24-bit/96kHz
  • ADAT I/O
  • MIDI I/O
  • Stereo headphone output with volume knob
  • Sync via word clock, S/PDIF or ADAT
  • Supports full duplex 16 channel in, 16 channel out operation at 24 bit, 48 kHz sample rate or 12 channel in, 12 channel out operation at 24 bit, 96 kHz sample rate
  • Rack mountable single space interface box
  • Heavy-duty aluminum case
  • On-board DSP processing
  • 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 (IEEE 1394a)
  • Mac System Requirements
    • Mac OS X (10.4 or later)
    • G4 or better processor
    • 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
    • 400 Mbps FireWire port (IEEE 1394a)

Specifications subject to change without notice.