Echo Audiofire 12

Echo Audiofire 12

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Audiofire 12, FireWire audio interface from Echo in the Audiofire series.

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Echo Audiofire 12 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Echo
  • Model: Audiofire 12
  • Series: Audiofire
  • Category: FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 02/08/2005

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Echo Audiofire 12 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 13 reviews )
 10 reviews77 %
 3 reviews23 %
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gae247's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Echo Audiofire 12
12 inputs and outputs FireWire 500 € (about) yes! With the possibility of chaining 3 = 36 inputs and outputs!

Connected to a mac (Logic) with firewire, it should of course add preamps but from my point of view this is an advantage because it gives the possibility to choose several different colors, different qualities ... choose your péamplis whatever.

So I can record 12 tracks at a time can go up to 192Khz. (Without the last update).

No problem to install it I had problem with cons of "clicks" strange noises. This is a problem ... I think buffer but can ruin a take.

Its default: no headphone output ... it would take at least one!

I would do this choice.


Stable drivers on mac
Logic 9 and it works. Audacity crunches (you must know where to change the buffer ...)
12 tracks simultaneously.


No problem to install cons I mismanaged buffer sizes.


2 years.
I had several cards, and other ente motu I prefer my audience.

The +:
Good sound cheap
No headphone output

Q / P: super!
I would reiterate yes. To mount as you have to put a lot of extra money.
doc benway03/14/2013

doc benway's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" does its job"

Echo Audiofire 12
I was looking for 16 ins 16 outs in jack for use directly out of my console, here is already 12! After 2 years of use, I think buying a 2nd switch for 24 in / out.
So I have a trident preamps with 16 plus 8 good preamps (neve, telefunken, through design, rft), no need preamp on my converter.


I use AC with reaper is stable with a very short latency (4ms? I know) you can get a 0 if listening with software echo (a small mixer that allows manage returns headphones enough if you do not use effect).
Well it crashes at startup when it gets too cold in the stud '... Prevoir time the piece!


Everything works well and quickly, it is very simple. The site is comprehensive constructor.


Well, I had a digidesign 002 before that, the big problem was to move from a protools reaper, change sound card I did not pose any concern.
I like being able to freely configure the 12 outputs, stereo headsets 6, to monitor several forums, sending to the console for analog summing, etc ... The fact of being in jack only allows me to not get lost always seek a more gear ("hey, what I can put on my 2nd ADAT in?")
I think for the price, it's perfect. This is 5 times cheaper than the "pro" style prism or lynx, certainly less strong on the length, but I do not think its worth much difference. I'd love to hear ca moreover, a comparative test lynx / audio?! ..
A word salvation!

tekool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it does its job well."

Echo Audiofire 12
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
12 inputs and 12 outputs

For what purpose?
Com, live

With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DtD ...) you use it and how connections?
Mackie 1402 VLZ3


The drivers are stable?
Never had any problems with windows 7

What software do you use most often?
ableton live

How many tracks you get to record / playback simultaneously?
12/12 but (6 stereo)

What latency you get?
8ms latency General


The installation is done it without problems?

The general configuration is easy?

Have you encountered any incompatibilities?

The manual is clear and sufficient?


How long have you been using?
6 months

Did you try many other models before buying it?
Edirol UA25ex

What feature do you like most?
the number of inputs / outputs, price, quality converters, low latency routing possibilities

What feature do you like the least?
No headphone jack, the conversion rate remains at 96khz max with the latest firmware.

How do you rate the quality / price?

With experience, you do again this choice?
Drew davies08/20/2012

Drew davies's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great"

Echo Audiofire 12
I recorded three albums with this card,
the sound is very good, as most interfaces today, but especially faciilité of use and stability, extremely simple to use, not a single crash after five days in the studio (4-6 hours per day 96khz) on can completely forget ..
The software always has free and easy download (mac or pc) on their site, installs quickly and without problem,
And even worst driving 100 miles there is no office, ca to switch to the action soon ..

For the fourth album I spent in motu .... every day new problems, very unstable, complicated interface neccesite much time to master card which put out if you have problems with mass (adapter on the motu, transformer internal echo) gain preamps very weird and then if you want to connect two together, hello galleys ... I've already seen similar problems with other cards, but very frankly with the echo that never happened

I regret having sold the echo to the motu, and I will return to this map, which in its simplicity can focus on MUSIC and not the computer







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