Compact FireWire Interface

ESI announce shipping of the new DuaFire FireWire audio interface      15/01/08
Compact FireWire Interface


ESI tell us that their DuaFire is the first FireWire Audio interface that perfectly supports their highly acclaimed EWDM driver technology .
The hardware itself features 2 input and 4 output channels, including a microphone preamp, RIAA phono inputs, line level & Hi-Z instrument inputs as well as line outputs and a headphone output.
The driver software features ESI’s DirectWIRE interface that allows the recording and routing of audio signals between various audio applications inside the system without using external cables.
Claus Riethmüller, Managing Director of ESI Audiotechnik GmbH, told us, "DuaFire is the first compact external audio interface we are shipping worldwide that features our new aluminum & white product design. So, not only does it sound good, it also looks really nice."
Features
  • high-grade 24-bit/96kHz analog-digital-converter
  • high-grade 24-bit/96kHz digital-analog-converter
  • 2 channels of audio input with level controls
  • microphone preamps and phantom power for XLR inputs (selectable)
  • Hi-Z input circuitry for guitar and other Hi-Z devices
  • selectable switch between line-level inputs phono pre-amps
  • 4 line-level audio outputs on rear of unit
  • direct input monitoring with level control
  • bus powered via FireWire-Bus or with separate power supply unit (selectable)
  • support for DirectWIRE 3.0
  • supports EWDM driver: MME, ASIO 2.0, GSIF 2.0, DirectSound
  • CoreAudio devices for Mac OS X
  • Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS 10.3.6 (and higher) compatible
  • 1 headphone output with amp and volume control
  • world’s first FireWire audio interface with EWDM driver support
  • bundled with Steinberg Cubase LE 4.0 for PC and Mac
Pricing and Availability:
The MSRP of DuaFire is 249 EUR More information:


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