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Echo Audiofire Pre8

Dolphin id:43015 Product SKU:Audiofire Pre8

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The same AudioFire quality, but with the added convenience of 8 auto-sensing universal inputs featuring Echo's Brilliant™ preamp technology.

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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).

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

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)


  • Analog Inputs
    • 8 auto-sensing Mic/Line/Hi-Z inputs

      • With Echo's Brilliant™ preamp technology
      • Analog trim
      • 48v phantom power
      • 2 1/4" channel inserts
      • Accepts unbalanced signals
      • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
    • Dynamic Range: 112dB A-weighted
    • THD+N: <0.002% A-weighted
  • Analog Output
    • 8 1/4" balanced outputs (TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
    • Dynamic Range: 113dB A-weighted
    • THD+N: <0.002% A-weighted
    • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • General Converter Specs
    • 128x Oversampling converters
    • 24 bit data resolution maintained throughout signal path
    • Multiple standard sampling rates supported: 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k
  • S/PDIF Digital Input/Output
    • Up to 24 bit resolution
    • Coaxial and optical connector
    • Consumer/Professional Switch
    • Sample rates from 32kHz - 96kHz supported
  • ADAT Digital Input/Output
    • Up to 24 bit resolution
    • Optical connector
    • Consumer/Professional Switch
    • 8 channels of ADAT at 32kHz - 48kHz sample rate
    • 4 channels of ADAT at 88.2kHz - 96kHz sample rate with S/MUX format
  • MIDI
    • MIDI input
    • IDI output
  • Digital Sync
    • Word Clock I/O
    • S/PDIF coaxial I/O
    • S/PDIF optical I/O
    • ADAT I/O
  • Headphone Output & Main Output Volume Knob
    • 2 High quality ¼” headphone jack
    • Headphone volume control on front panel
    • ain output volume control on front panel
  • Dimensions
    • 19”(w) x 7”(d) x 1 3/4”(h)
    • Fits in a single rack mount space
  • Host Interface
    • 2 1394a (FireWire) ports
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