PreSonus Firestudio Project - FireWire Audio Interface

PreSonus Firestudio Project - FireWire Audio Interface

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The PreSonus Firestudio Project - FireWire Audio Interface features 8 XLR inputs with 2 combo instrument and 6 combo line inputs armed with powerful preamps. It also has MIDI I/O, S/PDIF IO and 2 FireWire 400 ports. It also has all of the digital metering you will need for leveling as well as daisy chain capability you can expect from a FireWire interface. Buy yours today from UniqueSquared.com
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Description 8 XMAX Class A Preamplifiers

The FireStudio Project includes eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers for all types of microphones. Many other companies offering recording interfaces add the cheapest possible microphone preamplifier as an afterthought to the interface. PreSonus knows that the preamplifier is a key component in the sonic quality of a recording. The job of a microphone preamplifier is to boost microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analog to digital. This mic to line boost is generally a preamplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original mic level signal. This preamplification stage is one of the most important stages that the signal will go through before converted to digital, and is why a high performance preamplifier is important to achieving great results. A cheap "off the shelf op-amp" type mic preamp that is found in most interfaces translates into thin, noisy and harsh results.

All XMAX preamplifiers are built with the same three elements:

High Voltage

The XMAX preamplifier runs on power rails of 30V. Most off the shelf op amp based designs run on power rails of 10V to 18V. Higher voltage power rails deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs and an overall fuller sound.

Discrete

No op amps. Only transistors, resistors and capacitors. Op amps add noise, coloration and harshness to a signal. Discrete designs deliver ultra low noise and transparency.

Class A

When a circuit is running in Class A mode the circuit is always in an "on" state operating at its optimal voltage requirements. Class A mode has zero crossover distortion and delivers purer, clearer and more musical sonics than class A/B designs which are found in most op-amp circuits.

The net result of the XMAX preamp design is high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range and wide frequency range, and most importantly, musicality and transparency - smooth highs, solid deep lows, and everything in between.

Digital Converters and JetPLL Sync

The FireStudio Tube touts A/D/A converters with a dynamic range of over 114dB for unbelievable clarity as well as synchronization using patented JetPLL jitter reduction technology. JetPLL incorporates noise shaping to virtually remove all audio band jitter. JetPLL ensures the highest converter performance possible, resulting in better stereo separation and clearer more transparent audio. JetPLL delivers ultra-fast locking to any digital format through a wide range of frequencies and is extremely robust and tolerant of wide variations in clock frequencies. JetPLL ensures near perfect clock performance when networking audio devices, thus creating the most stable and robust synchronization to the computer.

FireControl - Zero Latency DSP Mixing/Routing

The FireStudio Project also includes the FireControl mixer/router a 18x10 DSP mixer/router for flexible mixing and direct routing any input to any output including the headphone output, with zero latency. The FireControl software application lives between your FireStudio Project interface and your DAW software enabling the mixing and routing of input streams coming into your FireStudio Studio Project interface and playback stream coming from your DAW software. The FireControl is capable of creating up to five stereo mixes and then routing to the outputs of your FireStudio Project for headphone mixes and various aux sends. This way everyone in the band and the recording engineer can have a custom mix. Also, the FireStudio Project is loaded with internal flash memory so that all FireControl settings are saved and recalled in the FireStudio Project during power off/on. This allows you to configure your FireStudio as a stand-alone device, without being connected to a computer for uses such as a submixer, A/D and D/A-converter, headphone mixer, format converter, instrument or microphone pre-amplifier!

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MPN FIRESTUDIOPROJECT
Features

Great for professional studio recording, live sound recording, performance, podcasting and more, the FireStudio Project is designed for flexibility and ultra-high sonic performance. Whether you need to record a live drum set, mic a guitar amp, or a complete band, the FireStudio Project is ready and more than able. With the new FireControl Mixer/Router you can send up to five individual mixes to different musicians during recording so that every band member can have a custom headphone mix.

PreSonus FireStudio Project Features:
  • High-Speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) Audio Interface
  • Up to 96K Sampling Rate
  • 8 XMAX Class A Microphone Preamplifiers (+60dB gain) w/ Trim Control
  • 8 Analog Mic/Line Inputs, 2 Instrument Inputs
  • 8 Analog Line Outputs
  • S/PDIF Digital Input and Output, MIDI Input and Output
  • Balanced Send / Return for Channels 1 and 2
  • Zero Latency Monitoring with FireControl Mixer/Router
  • Separate Balanced Main Outputs and 8 Balanced Analog Outputs
  • Daisy-chain multiple FireStudio Projects and FireStudio Tubes (see instructions)

The FireStudio Project can be daisy-chained with one or more FireStudio Projects or FireStudio Tubes to expand your number of recording inputs. Two and three units daisy-chained in any combination has been tested at PreSonus, however, the total number of units that can be daisy-chained depends on your computer’s processor speed, amount of RAM and computer configuration.

The FireStudio Project is the next-generation of the award-winning FP10/FirePod with the following improvements:

  • Improved analog to digital converters (114dB dynamic range)
  • Improved syncronization with JetPLL¬ô (jitter elimination technology)
  • FireControl Mixer/Router to send up to five separate zero-latency stereo mixes to musicians during recording
  • Three-segment LED input metering on all analog channels
  • Internal IEC-based power supply
Specifications
PreSonus FireStudio Project Specifications:
Input
TRS Impedance10K Ohms
Panel Controls
Headphone Level 1 to 12 Monitor / Feed Output -80dB to +10dB Mono Switch Monitor / Feed Mute
Power Supply
Type Linear Input 16VAC/1000mA
Output
TRS Balanced 51 Ohms Impedance
Performance
THD+Noise (Unweighted) 0.002% Noise Floor-98dB Signal To Noise>95dB Power Supply Rejection>98dB
Power
16 Watts
Physical
Weight 5lbs. Dimensions5.5 x 5.5 x 1.75 Mounting Max Rack and Universal Rack Tray Chassis Steel Panel Brushed Aluminum Sides Cast Aluminum
PreSonus FireStudio Project System Requirements:
Windows
OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and Vista 32 Computer: Windows compatible computer with FireWire port. CPU/Clock: Pentium, Celeron with 1.6Ghz or higher Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Macintosh
OS: MacOS X 10.4.x or later (10.5 supported with driver update) Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board FireWire port. CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster, all Intel-based Mac models. Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Package Contents
  • (1) FireStudio Project
  • (1) AC Power Cord USA-Plug
  • [115 Volt]
  • (1) 6' 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire Cable
  • (1) Studio One Artist CD
  • (1) Firestudio Driver CD
  • (1) Propak Suite Samples/Loops CD
  • (1) Propak Suite Plug-Ins CD
  • (1) Operating Instructions
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
PreSonus FireStudio Project 1 Year
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Description 8 XMAX Class A Preamplifiers

The FireStudio Project includes eight custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers for all types of microphones. Many other companies offering recording interfaces add the cheapest possible microphone preamplifier as an afterthought to the interface. PreSonus knows that the preamplifier is a key component in the sonic quality of a recording. The job of a microphone preamplifier is to boost microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analog to digital. This mic to line boost is generally a preamplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original mic level signal. This preamplification stage is one of the most important stages that the signal will go through before converted to digital, and is why a high performance preamplifier is important to achieving great results. A cheap "off the shelf op-amp" type mic preamp that is found in most interfaces translates into thin, noisy and harsh results.

All XMAX preamplifiers are built with the same three elements:

High Voltage

The XMAX preamplifier runs on power rails of 30V. Most off the shelf op amp based designs run on power rails of 10V to 18V. Higher voltage power rails deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs and an overall fuller sound.

Discrete

No op amps. Only transistors, resistors and capacitors. Op amps add noise, coloration and harshness to a signal. Discrete designs deliver ultra low noise and transparency.

Class A

When a circuit is running in Class A mode the circuit is always in an "on" state operating at its optimal voltage requirements. Class A mode has zero crossover distortion and delivers purer, clearer and more musical sonics than class A/B designs which are found in most op-amp circuits.

The net result of the XMAX preamp design is high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range and wide frequency range, and most importantly, musicality and transparency - smooth highs, solid deep lows, and everything in between.

Digital Converters and JetPLL Sync

The FireStudio Tube touts A/D/A converters with a dynamic range of over 114dB for unbelievable clarity as well as synchronization using patented JetPLL jitter reduction technology. JetPLL incorporates noise shaping to virtually remove all audio band jitter. JetPLL ensures the highest converter performance possible, resulting in better stereo separation and clearer more transparent audio. JetPLL delivers ultra-fast locking to any digital format through a wide range of frequencies and is extremely robust and tolerant of wide variations in clock frequencies. JetPLL ensures near perfect clock performance when networking audio devices, thus creating the most stable and robust synchronization to the computer.

FireControl - Zero Latency DSP Mixing/Routing

The FireStudio Project also includes the FireControl mixer/router a 18x10 DSP mixer/router for flexible mixing and direct routing any input to any output including the headphone output, with zero latency. The FireControl software application lives between your FireStudio Project interface and your DAW software enabling the mixing and routing of input streams coming into your FireStudio Studio Project interface and playback stream coming from your DAW software. The FireControl is capable of creating up to five stereo mixes and then routing to the outputs of your FireStudio Project for headphone mixes and various aux sends. This way everyone in the band and the recording engineer can have a custom mix. Also, the FireStudio Project is loaded with internal flash memory so that all FireControl settings are saved and recalled in the FireStudio Project during power off/on. This allows you to configure your FireStudio as a stand-alone device, without being connected to a computer for uses such as a submixer, A/D and D/A-converter, headphone mixer, format converter, instrument or microphone pre-amplifier!

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MPN FIRESTUDIOPROJECT

Features

Features

Great for professional studio recording, live sound recording, performance, podcasting and more, the FireStudio Project is designed for flexibility and ultra-high sonic performance. Whether you need to record a live drum set, mic a guitar amp, or a complete band, the FireStudio Project is ready and more than able. With the new FireControl Mixer/Router you can send up to five individual mixes to different musicians during recording so that every band member can have a custom headphone mix.

PreSonus FireStudio Project Features:
  • High-Speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) Audio Interface
  • Up to 96K Sampling Rate
  • 8 XMAX Class A Microphone Preamplifiers (+60dB gain) w/ Trim Control
  • 8 Analog Mic/Line Inputs, 2 Instrument Inputs
  • 8 Analog Line Outputs
  • S/PDIF Digital Input and Output, MIDI Input and Output
  • Balanced Send / Return for Channels 1 and 2
  • Zero Latency Monitoring with FireControl Mixer/Router
  • Separate Balanced Main Outputs and 8 Balanced Analog Outputs
  • Daisy-chain multiple FireStudio Projects and FireStudio Tubes (see instructions)

The FireStudio Project can be daisy-chained with one or more FireStudio Projects or FireStudio Tubes to expand your number of recording inputs. Two and three units daisy-chained in any combination has been tested at PreSonus, however, the total number of units that can be daisy-chained depends on your computer’s processor speed, amount of RAM and computer configuration.

The FireStudio Project is the next-generation of the award-winning FP10/FirePod with the following improvements:

  • Improved analog to digital converters (114dB dynamic range)
  • Improved syncronization with JetPLL¬ô (jitter elimination technology)
  • FireControl Mixer/Router to send up to five separate zero-latency stereo mixes to musicians during recording
  • Three-segment LED input metering on all analog channels
  • Internal IEC-based power supply

Specs

Specifications
PreSonus FireStudio Project Specifications:
Input
TRS Impedance10K Ohms
Panel Controls
Headphone Level 1 to 12 Monitor / Feed Output -80dB to +10dB Mono Switch Monitor / Feed Mute
Power Supply
Type Linear Input 16VAC/1000mA
Output
TRS Balanced 51 Ohms Impedance
Performance
THD+Noise (Unweighted) 0.002% Noise Floor-98dB Signal To Noise>95dB Power Supply Rejection>98dB
Power
16 Watts
Physical
Weight 5lbs. Dimensions5.5 x 5.5 x 1.75 Mounting Max Rack and Universal Rack Tray Chassis Steel Panel Brushed Aluminum Sides Cast Aluminum
PreSonus FireStudio Project System Requirements:
Windows
OS: Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and Vista 32 Computer: Windows compatible computer with FireWire port. CPU/Clock: Pentium, Celeron with 1.6Ghz or higher Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
Macintosh
OS: MacOS X 10.4.x or later (10.5 supported with driver update) Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board FireWire port. CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/Dual 1 GHZ or faster, all Intel-based Mac models. Memory(RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) FireStudio Project
  • (1) AC Power Cord USA-Plug
  • [115 Volt]
  • (1) 6' 6-pin to 6-pin FireWire Cable
  • (1) Studio One Artist CD
  • (1) Firestudio Driver CD
  • (1) Propak Suite Samples/Loops CD
  • (1) Propak Suite Plug-Ins CD
  • (1) Operating Instructions

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
PreSonus FireStudio Project 1 Year

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