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Firewire audio interfaces

EcHo2K
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permalink   Tue, Jan 24, 2006 @ 5:24 AM
i was planning to buy a firewire interface, what i need is just a couple of inputs (balanced and with a preamp since i will use them for mikes) and 2 stereo out (or four mono :D) one for the main PA and the other for monitoring…please suggest me something (i already looked to maudio interfaces, but i read on some forums that they can fry your firewire interface on iBooks if you put the laptop in sleep mode without tuning off the interface…)

denghiu’
OakHonour
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permalink   Wed, Feb 1, 2006 @ 12:25 AM
Check out the Presonus Inspire.

http://www.presonus.com/ins...

I haven’t used it myself, but I know Presonus makes quality stuff, and it reads well on paper. What’s more, the Inspire’s dirt cheap (over here at least.. I’ve seen it go for $299 NZD).

Unfortunately it just has one set of outputs… you might need to look at the FireBox if you deffinately need more.

I was lucky enough to pick up a second-hand MOTU 828 firewire interface pretty cheap. I can comfortably recommend MOTU as great sounding and reliable, keep your eye out for a second-hand bargain! :)

OakHonour
Karma Cowboy
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permalink   Fri, Jan 30, 2009 @ 5:50 AM
Firewire 1814 from M-Audio is a really good card, got lots of inputs (with preamps) and outputs!