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M-Audio Firewire Solo Audio Interface

The M-Audio FireWire Solo is a FireWire Bus-powered device allowing you to record wherever you want to as long as you have a FireWire enabled computer. (78) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The M-Audio FireWire Solo is designed from the ground up as an easy-to-use, high-quality interface for songwriters to record guitars, vocals and more on the computer. Compatible with most popular music software, the M-Audio FireWire Solo is a compact bus-powered unit is small enough to go anywhere you want to take your music. In addition to the 1/4 in. guitar input right on the front panel, a professional XLR microphone input also lets you record vocals and acoustic instruments. There are also dual line inputs for effects, drum machines and other outboard gear. FireWire connectivity, up to 24-bit/96kHz sample rate support and digital I/O all add up to outstanding sonic performance. As simple to connect and operate as it is powerful, M-Audio FireWire Solo is the foundation of your computer-based songwriting studio.

M-Audio FireWire Solo Features

- 6 x 4 24-bit/96kHz audio interface
- Front-panel microphone in (XLR) with:
- 48v phantom power
- Gain control
- Clip LED
- Front-panel guitar input (1/4 in. unbalanced) with:
- Gain control
- Clip LED
- 2 line inputs (1/4 in. unbalanced) on rear panel
- Front-panel switch toggles front/rear inputs
- 2 line outputs (1/4 in. TRS balanced/unbalanced)
- S/PDIF digital I/O (coax) with 2-channel PCM
- Digital output also supports pass-through of AC-3/DTS surround-encoded content
- Stereo headphone output (1/4 in. TRS)
- Level control for headphone and analog outs
- Flexible software-based routing/mixing with near-zero latency monitoring
- Dual FireWire ports for easy device chaining
- FireWire bus-powered (+12VDC power supply included for use with 4-pin FireWire PCs)
- ASIO2, WDM, GSIF2, MME and Core Audio compatibility
- Rack-mountable metal chassis
- Kensington lock port
- Mac and Windows compatible
- FireWire cables included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of M-Audio products.
General:

-- Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96kHz

-- Bit depth: 24-bit

Line inputs:

-- Max input: +2.2dBV (1.3Vrms)

-- Signal-to-noise ratio: -102dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- Dynamic range: 102dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- THD + N: 0.0061% (-84 dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz

-- Frequency response: +/-0.2dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz, +/-0.3dB, 20Hz to 40kHz @ 96kHz

-- Crosstalk: -116dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel

-- Impedance: 14k Ohms

Microphone input:

-- Available gain: 40dB

-- Input range: -42 to -2dBu (0.01 to 0.6Vrms)

-- Signal to noise ratio (min gain): -101dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- Dynamic range (min gain): 101dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- THD+N (min gain): 0.0049% (-86dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz

-- Frequency response (min gain): +/-0.25dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz, +/-0.3dB, 20Hz to 40kHz @ 96kHz

-- Impedance: 1.5k Ohms

Instrument input:

-- Available gain: 40dB

-- Input range: -28 to +12dBV (0.04 to 4.0Vrms)

-- Signal to noise ratio (min gain): -101dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- Dynamic range (min gain): 101dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- THD+N (min gain): 0.0079% (-82dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz

-- Frequency response (min gain): +/-0.25dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz, +/-0.3dB, 20Hz to 40kHz @ 96kHz

-- Impedance: 270k Ohms

Line outputs:

-- Max output (balanced): +10.2dBu (2.5Vrms)

-- Max output (unbalanced): +2.0dBV (1.26Vrms)

-- Signal to noise ratio: -10 dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- Dynamic range: 107dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- THD + N: 0.0024% (-92.5 dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 48kHz

-- Frequency response: +/-0.2dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz, +/-0.3dB, 20Hz to 40kHz @ 96kHz

-- Crosstalk: -118 dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel

-- Impedance (balanced): 300 Ohms

-- Impedance (unbalanced): 150 Ohms

Headphone outputs:

-- Max output: -2.0dBV (0.8Vrms) into 32 Ohms

-- Signal to noise ratio: -106dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- Dynamic range: 105dB @ 48kHz (a-weighted)

-- Frequency response: +/-0.2dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 48kHz, +/-0.3dB, 20Hz to 40kHz @ 96kHz

-- Crosstalk: -86dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel

-- Output impedance: 75 Ohms

-- Working headphone impedance: 32 to 600 Ohms

Compatibility:

-- ASIO2

-- WDM

-- GSIF2

-- MME

-- Core Audio

Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
Mac G3/G4* 500 Mhz

OS X 10.2.8, 256 MB RAM or OS X 10.3.5, 512 MB RAM

Onboard FireWire connection or installed IEEE1394 PCI card

*G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported

OS X 10.3.5 or later required for Dolby Digital and DTS pass-through with Apple DVD player.

Minimum System Requirements (PC)
Pentium III -- 500 Mhz

128 MB RAM

Windows XP (SP2) with DirectX 9.0c

Onboard FireWire connection or installed IEEE1394 PCI card

The FireWire Solo is not supported under Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me or Windows 2000.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765
Customer Reviews
4 out of 5 (78 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Glad I went firewire not USB."
Sound: First time recording through firewire and I have to say it's great. A cheap and easy way to get great sounding vocals. Feature: Nothing to much to speak about. I was glad it had phantom power but despite that I haven't noticed anything else worth mentioning...besides what's standard. Quality: It's really nice quality no doubt. You can record two tracks simultaneously which is nice. Can't wait to put this thing to full use. Value: Not too expensive yet still so nice. Manufacturer Support: I don't know much about support but I do know that MAudio has some reasonably good fan feedback so I trust they make a quality product and thus they probably help their customers with these products. The Wow Factor: it's mildly attractive. Overall: I will use this until it breaks. Or I'll upgrade to more inputs but the sound quality is not going to every get old.
Style of Music: Acoustic pop rock
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Sound: Just got the product and have only recorded acoustic guitar and vocal. Guitar DI'd and the sound is vcery good. Vocal were through a Rode Nt2 and are excellent. I will be using the SP/DIF interface from a Boss GT6 and I am looking forward to see what level of quality recording this gives (I don't expect anything less than excellent) Feature: XLR with 48v phantom power, line in, DI for guitar and SP/DIF for feeding from top range effects units. What more could you ask. Overall: For the solo musician this is an excellet I/O device for recording to a Laptop /PC.
Style of Music: Rock
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