8 Auto-Sensing Universal Inputs

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The AudioFire Pre8 offers the same high quality hardware and console software as the original AudioFire8 and AudioFire12, but with 8 auto-sensing universal inputs featuring Echo's Brilliant preamp technology.

In addition, 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 and Vista (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions) and Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later).

Harware Features

  • FireWire (IEEE 1394a) interface with 15' cable
  • Brilliantâ„¢ 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)
ECHO AudioFire Pre8
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