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Echo Audiofire Pre8

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$699.00
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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&...

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).


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

  • ADAT I/O

  • MIDI I/O

  • 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



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