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Echo AudioFire8 - 10 Input/10 Output 24-bit/96kHz FireWire Audio Recording Interface

Item # ECAF8 (Part # AUDIOFIRE8)
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Item Description:
2 Phantom Powered Preamps and Traction Software for Mac OS X and Windows XP.


Analog Input:

  • 2 auto-sensing Mic/Line/Hi-Z inputs: Low noise (-128 dBu EIN) studio grade mic preamps, Analog trim, 48v phantom power, 2 1/4 inch channel inserts, 6 1/4 inch balanced inputs (TRS), Accepts unbalanced signals, +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, 0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 113dB A-weighted
  • THD+n: <0.002 percent A-weighted
  • Maximum Input Level: +18dBu

Analog Output

  • 8 1/4 inch balanced outputs (TRS)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, ?0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 114dB A-weighted
  • THD+n: <0.002 percent A-weighted
  • +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
  • Maximum Output Level: +17.2dBu

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


  • MIDI input
  • MIDI output

Digital Sync

  • Word Clock in/out
  • S/PDIF coaxial I/O
  • S/PDIF optical I/O
  • ADAT I/O

Headphone Output

  • High quality 1/4 inch headphone jack
  • Volume control on front panel


  • 14 1/2 inch (w) x 5 1/2 inch (d) x 1 1/2 inch (h)
  • Fits in a single rack mount space
  • Includes rack mounting brackets

Host Interface

  • 2 1394a (FireWire) ports

Mic Preamps

  • We spec our studio quality mic pres at -128 dBu EIN (equivalent input noise) and spec the A/D inputs at 112 dB dynamic range and a THDN of less than .002 percent, both A-weighted.
This Kit Includes: