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Echo AudioFirePre8 In 16 Out Fireware Audio Recording w/ 8 Brilliant Microphone Preamps

SKU #: ECHFIREPRE8 | Part #: AudioFirePre8
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The AudioFire Pre8 offers the same high quality hardware and software found in our AudioFire line, but with the added convenience of 8 auto-sensing universal inputs featuring Echo's Brilliant preamp technology. With the AudioFire Pre8 you can record 24-bit 96 kHz audio with low latency monitoring on any Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS X computer (desktop or notebook) with a FireWire port. The AudioFire Pre8 is the perfect center for any professional studio, whether at home or on the road. In addition to the 8 universal inputs with Brilliant mic preamps, the AudioFire Pre8 features 8 balanced ¼ inch analog outputs, 2 channel inserts, phantom power, 2 stereo headphone outputs with volume knob, main output volume knob, ADAT (with S/MUX for 96 kHz support), S/PDIF and MIDI I/O. Inputs 1 and 2 feature premium preamps with options for phase reversal, low impedance, direct input, 80 Hz rolloff and pad. It is a single height, rack mountable unit. The AudioFire Pre8 supports 24/96 kHz playback and recording and ships with low-latency drivers supporting all major pro audio software. The AudioFire Pre8 is fully ASIO, WDM, WaveRT compatible with support for Windows XP/Vista/7 (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions) and Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later).


Product Information

Hardware Features

FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 15' cable

Brilliant Mic Preamps

  • THAT Corp Silicon: Isolation of discretes; matching of monolithics; HIgh Slew Rate
  • Low Noise (-130 dBu EIN)
  • Crystal clear transparency

2 Full Featured Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs

  • Mic phase, Impedance, Pad, Hi-Pass
  • Input Trim with 4-level LED meters
  • Individual +48v phantom power
  • 1/4" Balanced Line inputs (TRS)
  • Direct Input high impedance switch
  • 1/4" channel inserts

6 Mic/Line inputs

  • Input Trim with 4-level LED meters
  • 48v phantom power
  • 1/4" Balanced Line inputs (TRS)

S/PDIF I/O (coax and optical) at 24-bit/96 kHz



Sync via Word, ADAT, or S/PDIF

2 Stereo headphone outputs with volume knob

Single rack space

Near zero latence hardware monitoring

Software Features

  • Software console controls mixing and monitoring
  • Supports all major pro audio software:  Low Latency ASIO 2.0, CoreAudio & CoreMIDI

System Requirements

PC System requirements:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 or 64 bit)
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 400 Mbps FireWire port (IEEE 1394a)

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later)
  • G4 or better processor (Power Mac G5 compatible)
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
  • 400 Mbps FireWire port (IEEE 1394a)
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AudioFirePre8 In 16 Out Fireware Audio Recording w/ 8 Brilliant Microphone Preamps
MSRP: $699.00
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