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Echo AudioFire4 Firewire Recording Interface

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  • 2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line)
  • Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software
  • Supports full duplex 6 channel in, 6 channel out operation at 24 bit, 96 kHz sample rate
  • Bundled Tracktion audio recording software gets you going right away.
  • S/PDIF I/O at 24-bit/96kHz, MIDI I/O
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Product Description

Echo's AudioFire4 offers a compact audio interface with all the connections you need for your studio. With the flexibility of FireWire and bus power, you can also take the AudioFire4 on the road. The AudioFire4 can record 24 bit 96kHz audio with low latency monitoring on any Windows XP or Mac OS X computer (desktop or notebook) with a FireWire port.

AudioFire4 is the perfect center for any home studio, whether at your desk or on the road. It has 2 universal inputs with mic preamps, phantom power, and trim knobs so you can just plug in your microphone or instrument and record whenever or wherever you want. AudioFire4 also comes with 2 balanced analog inputs (TRS), 4 balanced analog outputs (TRS), a stereo headphone output, 2 FireWire ports, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, and 6 channels of full duplex 24 bit 96kHz recording and playback.

Free Audio Software Included
Tracktion is a radical new type of music production software - giving you a clean, intuitive, and clutter-free interface without losing professional features like drag-and-drop editing, a built-in sampler, VST plug-in support, track freezing and more... all right at your fingertips. AudioFire4 comes bundled with Tracktion version 1.

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 " analog inputs: 112dB (A-weighted) dynamic range +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels 4 balanced " 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 casing Near zero latency hardware monitoring

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.4 x 1.6 inches ; 2.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • ASIN: B000KPVV2G
  • Item model number: AF4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,723 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Cotharyus on April 22, 2010
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What's not to love? I'm an Audio Engineer, I work with equipment like this for a living, but when it came time to buy something for myself, I didn't have thousands of dollars to spend on an audio interface. There is no other interface in this price range that will provide this level of quality and reliability. Echo drivers are always good for Mac and PC, there's no noise, the preamps are very linear, and the AudioFire control console (software) allows for very flexible setup. There are some people who say that the headphone output isn't loud enough, but I use DT770 Pro headphones (high resistance) and it's more than loud enough. The construction is great, this unit will stand up to anything short of outright abuse. I've recommended this unit or one of it's larger or smaller siblings many times to my friends, and I've never had anyone come back to me and tell me they've regretted the purchase.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By brigadierfrog on October 9, 2010
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I have listened to and owned several m-audio interfaces, a delta1010lt and the very basic usb interface they offer. Both of them constantly had issues with digital and analog noise coming through the outputs. This echo interface is absolutely amazing, there's just a solid analog white noise which I would expect of any interface once the output is cranked up.

As an electrical engineer myself my applause goes to the echo engineers who devised this amazing little box. It sounds fantastic and I love the linux support echo has given!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AmericanJarhead on November 23, 2010
I bought this to replace my Echo Gina 24/96 PCI as I needed to use Firewire. I am absolutely thrilled with the quality and control I get bringing the analog signal into my computer. No complaints about the build of the unit... I noted that someone complained about the 'plastic' face but it's not an issue as the plastic face is both beautiful and likely has equal or better strength as the metal... XLR inputs are a nice addition from the old Gina breakout box. I use this primarily for digitizing vinyl and occasional multitrack music recording.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Cole on August 3, 2010
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As simple as plug and play.
After plugging in the AudioFire4 I selected its outputs and all but one of my audio programs works with this interface.
I bought it to use with Tractor Pro and it made a real difference in audio quality when plugged into a Pro audio system.
The Speaker out of the Mackbook just would not dive a pro audio system and this interface does a great job.
Run with the software mixer and use the second stereo out for cueing on my headphones. It works like I wanted.
A club owner made a comment about how the AudioFire4 had a more controled bottom end, and on some dance tracks it really gives the dance stacks a full workout.
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