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Echo AudioFire2 Compact FireWire Audio Interface

With 2 1/4" inputs and 2 1/4" outputs, this interface is ideal for tracking guitar, keyboard or any other instrument at home. (10) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

AudioFire2 offers an extremely small FireWire audio solution. No product this small comes packed with as many features as the AudioFire2. Fully balanced input and output, separately addressable headphone output, S/PDIF I/O and MIDI I/O are all included in this 3.5 in. by 4.25 in. interface.

AudioFire2 is the perfect product for any musician on the go. Power is provided directly from the FireWire bus or from the supplied power source. MIDI and S/PDIF are available via a removable dongle for compact flexibility. With the AudioFire2 you 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.

Free Audio Software Included

Tracktion is a revolutionary, easy-to-use music production application that contains everything most people will ever need to professionally record and mix music on a Mac or PC - without all the hassles and limitations of other audio software. The AudioFire 2 comes bundled with Tracktion version 2.2.

Hardware Features*

- FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 8 ft. cable
- Bus powered with 6-pin FireWire interface
- External 12VDC power supply provided
- 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 (3.5 in. x 4.25 in. x 1 in.)
- Heavy-duty aluminum case
- Near zero latency hardware monitoring

2 balanced 1/4 in. analog inputs:
- 113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
- +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels

2 balanced 1/4 in. analog outputs:
- 114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
- +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels

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 3 w/ low latency MIDI)
- CoreAudio & CoreMIDI

*All specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Echo products.
Analog Input
2 Balanced TRS connectors

Accepts unbalanced signals

Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-0.1dB

Dynamic Range: 112dB A-weighted

THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted

Nominal Input Level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)

Analog Output
2 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)

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

Removable MIDI and S/PDIF Cable
Custom MIDI and S/PDIF cable included

Cable can be removed for portability

Digital Sync
S/PDIF in/out

Headphone Output
High quality 1/8 in. headphone jack

Volume control on front panel

Separately addressable by audio software

General
Digital Mixing

Near zero latency hardware monitoring

Dimensions: 3 1/2 in.(w) x 4 3/4 in. (d) x 1 in. (h)

Host Interface: 1 1394a (FireWire) port

System Requirements
PC:
Windows XP-SP2 or Vista
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

Mac:
Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later)
G4 or better processor
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

All specifications are preliminary.
Echo Warranty ´╗┐Echo offers a one year parts and labor warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 805-684-4593
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (10 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Very nice sound, build and quality for the price"
Sound: Really nice converters. Very clean sound. Very nice sound for this size and this price Feature: It comes with a dongle if you need midi and spdif i/o - best of all, it doesn't come with much, because thats the whole point - its small and you don't need much for it Ease of Use: Plug and play with driver installation - no problems, just worked. Latest drivers have nice software routing option. Quality: Very high quality - nicely built, solid little device. Its hard not to like it. Value: Very good value, really nice sound for the price - and so small. Awesome for gigging, especially the seperate headphones channels Manufacturer Support: When I bought this back in early 2007 when they had just released it there was some initial problems with early drivers and the support was pretty quick getting back to me. Haven't needed any support for about a year now, the drivers are all smooth and everything is working well The Wow Factor: It barely takes any space on your desk but looks so cool how it is. Its nice design, nice materials. Overall: Very good for what it is. The sound is the best bit. I haven't tried anything extensive (like very large number of track, but anything I have done, there have been no problems at all). I am running this on a Macbook and previously on a PC. For its size and price its pretty amazing. I would only get something else if I need more ins and some mic pre amps (which I will need one day but not now). Even then Ill keep it, its so good for travelling.
Style of Music: Electronica, Techno, Psy, Minimal, House, Tech anything. DnB
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Sound: Excellent quality DAC, quite clean. The headphone output can really drive my cans. Feature: This box is a substitute for my now obsolete Echo io pcmcia card that doesn't fit into the new mac books. I use as a gigging converter, it's small size is unmatched by anything else out there. It's got a separate headphone mix allowing you to cue...this something my old Echo io didn't have...it all works quite well. Ease of Use: brainless setup for macs. Quality: Well built, tough aluminum case. Value: I think it would be a most awesome deal if it were priced about 20% lower but since it's the smallest feature-packed unit out there I had to buy this one. Manufacturer Support: This thing has been rock-solid so far same went for my Echo io card. Echo's been around awhile and has had plenty of time to get it right. The Wow Factor: Well...it's just a box. Overall: This box offers good quality converters in a tiny form factor. Really best for gigging setups where you can stuff your whole rig into a backpack.
Style of Music: techno, electronic
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