Emu 1616M PCI Digital Audio System

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Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz from internal crystal or externally supplied clock (no sample rate conversion)

Bit Depths: 24 bit I/O, 32 bit processing

PCI Specification:
PCI 2.2 Compliant
Form Factor: Universal Keyed, Short PCI Card
3.3V I/O, 5V Tolerant
PCI Bus-Mastering DMA subsystem reduces CPU usage

E-MU E-DSP 32-bit DSP with 67-bit accumulator (double precision w/ 3 headroom bits)

Hardware-accelerated, 32 channel mixing, and multi-effects processing

Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring w/effects

ASIO2, WDM/MME/DirectSound, x64 Drivers

EDI (E-MU Digital Interface) proprietary 64 channel audio link over CAT-5 cable

Anti-Pop speaker protection minimizes noise during power on/off

Ultra-low jitter clock subsystem: < 1ns in PLL mode (44.1kHz, Opt. S/PDIF Sync)

Analog Line Inputs (4)
Type: servo-balanced, DC-coupled, low-noise input circuitry

A/D converter: AK5394A

Level (software selectable):
Professional: +4dBu nominal, 20dBu max (balanced)
Consumer: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV max (unbalanced)

Frequency Response (20Hz-20kHz): +0.0/-.03dB

Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 120dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 120dB

THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -110dB (.0003%)

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -120dB

Analog Line Outputs (6)
Type: balanced, AC-coupled, 2-pole low-pass differential filter

D/A converter: CS4398

Level (software selectable):
Professional: +4dBu nominal, 20dBu max (balanced)
Consumer: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV max (unbalanced)

Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): 0.0/-.06dB

Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 120dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 120dB

THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -105dB (.0006%)

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -115dB

Combo Microphone Preamplifier/Hi-Z/Line Inputs (2)
Type: E-MU XTC combo mic preamp and Hi-Z/line input w/ Soft Limiter

Gain Range: +60dB

Frequency Response (min gain, 20Hz-20kHz): +0.0/-0.1dB

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz min gain, -1dBFS): < -125dB

Hi-Z Line Input:
Input Impedance: 1Mohm
Max Level: +18dBV (20.2dBu)
Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 1kHz, min gain): 118dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted, min gain): 118dB
THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS, min gain): -105dB (.0006%)

Microphone Preamplifier:
Input Impedance: 1.5Kohms
Max Level: +6dBV (+8.2dBu)
EIN (20Hz-20kHz, 150ohm, unweighted): -129.5dBu
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted, min gain): 119dB
THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS, min gain): -110dB (.0003%)
Phantom Power: 48V
Soft Limiter: 5dB max compression (software selectable)

Headphone Amplifier
Type: linear power amplifier

D/A converter: CS4398

Gain Range: 85dB

Maximum Output Power: 50mW

Output impedance: 22ohms

Frequency Response (20Hz-20kHz): +0.0/-0.07dB

Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 118.5dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 118dB

THD+N (1kHz, max gain): 600ohm load: -96dB

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS, 600 ohm load): < -100dB

Phono Input (stereo)
Type: RIAA equalized phono input

Maximum level:
Professional: 60mV RMS
Consumer: 15mV RMS

Input Impedance: 47Kohm

Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): +0.1/-0.3dB

Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 96dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (15mV RMS unbal input, A-weighted): 96dB

THD+N (1kHz, 15mV RMS input): -90dB (.003%)

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -80dB

Digital I/O
2 in/2 out coaxial (transformer coupled)
2 in/2 out optical (software switched with ADAT)
AES/EBU or S/PDIF format (software selectable)

8 channels, 24-bit @ 44.1/48kHz
4 channels, 24-bit @ 88.2/96kHz (S-MUX compatible)
2 channels, 24-bit @ 176.4/192kHz

2 in, 2 out

Internal crystal sync at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz

External sample rate sync via
ADAT (44.1 - 192kHz)
Optical S/PDIF (44.1 - 96kHz)
Coaxial S/PDIF (44.1 - 192kHz)

SMPTE/LTC/MTC (via optional Sync Daughtercard)
24, 25, 30 drop-frame, 30 non-drop
SMPTE to MTC, MTC to SMPTE Conversion
SMPTE Striping

Box Contents:
E-MU 1010 PCI Card

E-MU MicroDock M

EDI (E-MU Digital Interface) cable (3 meters)

Universal power adaptor

MIDI breakout cable

Quick Start installation guide

E-MU Digital Audio Systems CD-ROM

Minimum System Requirements
Intel or AMD processor -- 1 GHz or faster

Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard & chipset

Microsoft Windows XP (SP 2) or 2000 (SP4)

256MB System RAM

900MB of free hard disk space for full installation

PCI 2.1 compliant slot for E-MU 1010 PCI card

CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation

XVGA Video (1024 X 768)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 831-438-1921
(41 ratings)
Submitted June 5, 2007 by a customer from aol.com
Emu 1616M Interface Customer Review
Sound quality along with the DSP effects are awesome. You can do a lot with this little system, and has produced a lot of clean takes for me. The preamps are are good, work well with my e609/e602 sennheiser mics. Also the analog inputs in the back are going to be used by my shure sm57's. All in all it's a great product. PS: They are dragging arse on the vista drivers so use xp for now.
worth the money! Pick it over a delta 1010 anyday of the week. Also if you like just kicking back and listening to music these dsp effect add a lot to your musical experience. Sound quality obviously beats the hell out of any of creative's mainstream soundcards.
Musical Background:
Recording/mixing egineer
Musical Style:
Progressive Metal/rock, dark funk.
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