EDIROL today announced the newest addition
to their acclaimed line of audio interfaces, the FA-66. The FA-66 is a
6-channel version of the acclaimed FA-101 FireWire interface which was
awarded a MIX Magazine "Certified Hit" award for a top technology innovation
of the 2004 Winter NAMM show. The FA-66 builds on this technology offering
a completely portable recording center with very clean, high-gain microphone
preamps & premium analog components perfect for home studio & field
EDIROL's support of Apple's Standard FireWire Audio Driver greatly
simplifies the user experience when it comes to installation. Loading
drivers is a thing of the past with the FA-66 in OS X. The user simply
plugs-in and immediately the device appears offering the best sound quality,
performance, and value to the Mac user. In addition, the FA-66 supports
WDM/ASIO2.0 drivers for Windows XP.
The EDIROL FA-66 allows simultaneous recording of up to 6 channels of audio
at 24-bit, 96kHz, or up to 4 channels of audio at 24-bit/192kHz. Record two
microphones directly into the FA-66 via the included phantom power mic
preamps. These two XLR/TRS combo jacks can record from either microphone or
line level devices directly into the computer - including Hi-Z capability
Record any line-level device into the FA-66 through stereo RCA inputs
including signals from CD players, Tape decks, mini disc, keyboards, mixing
consoles or any other line device.
The FA-66 offers 4 TRS balanced +4dBu outputs allowing two different stereo
outputs-great for keeping a main mix and a cue mix on separate outputs. The
balanced +4dBu output ensures high signal levels and quality even when
running cables long distances. Monitor incoming signals with ZERO latency
through the Direct Mix monitor on the front of the FA-66.
A special performance-oriented feature of the FA-66 is a built-in limiter to
reduce the chance of over-shooting the optimal input level of the FA-66.
The FA-66 also offers stereo optical S/PDIF to record from and play to
digital devices such as DAT or CD-Recorder. The FA-66 also offers MIDI I/O
to connect a keyboard, sound module, or MIDI sync capable device.
Suggested retail price is $495.
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