M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile

Firewire Audiophile, FireWire audio interface from M-Audio in the FireWire series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 22 reviews )
 14 reviews64 %
 3 reviews14 %
 1 user review5 %
 3 reviews14 %
Value For Money : Excellent
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
Id like to see some 1/4 I/O, a phono preamp, and maybe some line in ports. That would have been nice.

price paid: $200


Its easy to use but my only issue is that the software always has had bugs in it. the knobs dont always work actually more often then not they dont but u can do what u need to in the control panel with ur mouse.


Ive had a few issues with it in the 2 years Ive had it. Mainly with the knobs and I dont think M Audio plans to fix this.


Good quality. Not the best for the price but it definetly gets the job done. I am happy with this card.

I'm happy with the card it gets the job done and it works with Pro Tools but if I had to do it again I would have bought the firewire 410.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Xabiton ( 4-, 2006)

sched's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" All good for beginners or to qqchose simple."

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
At the time my second sound card ... To save everything (vocals, guitar ...) home studio .. that most home studio ;)


just see below ...


Impeccable installation and well explained by m-audio but manual pdf on the other hand ...
Drivers updated. But I remember at the time I had problems but the config after sales in m-audio service was impeccable they helped me directly!
I got a good latency with adobe audition and reason.


I had used long! Content but I had the preamp coupled with XLR inputs for .. So namely, starting from its well know chain (from the sound source to the speakers) to see if it does not you rather be a card that has directly XLR preamp.
+ The plus is that it does not really big flaw ..
- The least is that it requires an external power supply of portable, just where it would be nice that she did not need (because of the small pin firewire on laptop computer).
- By the time the computer did not recognize I had to turn off and on, see both restart the computer .. I realized with the time it took the light before turning his computer .. or vice versa I can not remember and all back to normal.
Good value for money! yes!

nan3200's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" super!"

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
Reputation for quality surrounding the product motivated me.
the main use is music listening and creation with FL.

config well above what is recommended, the card is old.


no problems with drivers under win7 64 bit!
provided the maudio site, and they work!
unlike a brand 'amateur', maudio ensures the continuity of his gear.
thank you!

the latency is about 5 to 7 ms.


easy installation, config can be confusing, the virtual auxs are not necessarily easy to grasp, but once you understand the system is really nice!


very good value for money, not so easy to find in 2012, but is still equivalent range and ensures always!
audio quality is real, it is very pleasant!
and ease of use is commendable.

irving's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small but tough, but not studio!"

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
Firewire audio interface (2 ports) - 2 in rca - rca 4 out - monitor & headphone output on phones - Mac compatibility guaranteed - bus powered FW - Midi in out - Map used as adjunctive or fi - No jacks or XLR - Quality "normal" and "transparent" - small


Used with MAC OS X 10.5.8 - Super stable - it serves me right to distribute the monitoring with matrix on imac - No latency observed (stereo signal) - 2 tracks simultaneous


Nothing is easier to install


Map that is suitable as an adjunct, can not be the heart of a home studio worthy of the name, or used to manage HiFi sound from your computer to your HiFi. Super stable and easy to use. Case if prices to 50/60 euros, above is better to turn to the higher ranges.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Do not buy"

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
See below if






The drivers are talking about
When I bought it has worked fairly well except the volume knob that worked when it wanted but hey if it were only that.
PC A couple months later the card cut like that she would have flashed from time to time.
Well then I went to MAC and never worry while traveling.
Now I buy a Mac with Mac OSX Snow Leopard and the audio works, but more for MIDI (with my machines and electribe mc909) j I search for half a score of days in which to go mad trying several drivers nya is nothing so I went m bought a roland midi interface and now working again perfectly My noon.

In conclusion n NOT buy this card.
Farewell to my M Audio

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
The interest I had in purchasing this card is to have 2 analog outputs, one for broadcast for a pfl.
latency "honest" to play vst eg (components).
MIDI interface
the two knobs on the front (headphone, General)
the button "pfl" (one or the other output) on the front as well.
and an analog input (normal you might say!)
the price.

I use it mostly with live / Reason.
is via a console cable analogigue input and output (UB802) and a live effect (efx 500), an alesis micron master keyboard and a small evolution (VST).

Dell Inspiron 5150 Intel Mobile P4 3.06 GHz (it gets too hot this thing dailleurs), hd 60 gb Hitachi Travelstar 7200 RPM 8 MB cache, 1 gb of ram, 2 hd external, win xp pro pack 1.


Instalation without worries auncun as dab on this type of equipment, installation of the driver, plug the gear, here is c.

no conflict, no worries irq etc ...

config so easy (just think, with the limited routing make it yaa .....!!)

the manual?!?

to download from the manufacturer site, in French and in English as precise


I've never had bugs, and even happy (2 out, 1 in).
the only thing that happened is a decrease in its innopinée on outputs 3 / 4 and this, pls times, but this is now resolved (I went to live 4 to 5 live, go figure .... .!)

update !!??!.......... I got in a 1year and a half, without comment, but hey, for this type of product and saw what I did with it just no interest from the time it works well because sometimes ,............ updates .........!!

Latency: 8 to 12 ms without configuring software, live on by fiddling the buffers, the frequency and turn off which does not serve me at the time we reach 4/6ms without it cracking.



cover scrap, feeling tough (and it is, with all the "seals" it has taken, operating in wet (with 2 or 3x in saline), in the sun, apart from the pretty stripes , no you having.

it is right for me, neither more nor less.

the -:

Franco I do not, I fucking shot before buying so I could make the choice that suited me at that time.

today I still think increasing the number of i / o with another card, but for the home only for the outside I keep it there.

insofar as it meets my needs and it is solid I would put a general notice of 9, I do not 10 as it could be cheaper, and yes! everything is too expensive (among other premium rate) today ......
b one04/10/2006

b one's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
I had an old sound blaster card and a lot of latency issues. I had to buy all the beautiful sound cards trade has nothing to do. So I buy this card.
I was not looking for a record on, I know it's not a card for that.


No installation problems.
The interface is fairly complicated. Clearly if there is a novice understand anything ...
No way to record what is meant or select what you want to save it.
Levels button is not simple problems


FIRST USE: very happy. No latency or so you really have to go ...
After a few uses I have had many problems. The machine will turn off by itself and must restart the computer to make sure it works. Ca ca me just about every 3 hours.
This is probably the self-supplied. The Shift of drivers has not solved the problem.


I use it for 2 years now and I do with my problems of power supply.
Without these problems (which apparently I am only one to have) the price is right.

Substance87's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
Celon the Features and c an exellent price card, but unfortunately without Landemaine
congig: P4 3.2 HP Portable Giga


Of course nowadays a problem of a few insataltion c unless it is really Neofiti computer
no conflict


C maintenat that all complicated
use after the knobs of facades show of weakness which demonstrates the quality of the product!!
Latency is correct less than 10 ms as most M-Audio card but can not be obtained against a calibration correct.Plus prcisement twelve o'clock he had to buy a MIDI module to get to my end.
As a force to change the sound card ca M-Audio does not sound so exellent and twelve o'clock that did absolutely not!!


I do not advise anyone
Choisisser another model or another brand !!!!!!!

Ludlud49's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
Card Features


-Audio interface 4 x 6, 24 bits/96kHz
-Function analog 2 x 4 (RCA)
-E/SS/PDIF (Coaxial) digital 2-channel PCM
-Digital output also supports surround sound AC-3/DTS
-Headphone jack with level control
-Mixing software via flexible input and output hardware and software
Aux-in on all the channels and the programming of auxiliary outputs allow for dedicated headphone mixes and departures of externalities
-Level control front panel programmable by the user (output, input, software return, aux send)
-Zero-latency direct monitoring
ASIO software direct monitoring-low latency
-A momentary switch to A / B switching between assignable headphone sources or by software to enable / disable monitoring ASIO.
-1 X 1 MIDI I / O channels 16
Switch and power indicator
-Powered via FireWire bus * or via DC power supply provided
Two FireWire ports, high-bandwidth
-Strong steel structure
* Requires 6-pin socket


Band: 20Hz-40kHz + / -0.40 dB, 96 kHz sampling frequency
-Dynamic range: 108dB (A weighted)
-S / N ratio: 106dB (A weighted)
-THD + N: 0.002% (-94dB)
Sample Rate (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96
-Compact size: 4.4 cm (h) x 18.4 cm (W) x 14cm (depth); 770g


Sound Manager
-Mac OS X Core Audio / Core MIDI
Minimum System Requirements (PC)

-Pentium III 500MHz or higher, 128 MB RAM
-Windows 2000 (SP3) / Windows XP (SP1)
-DirectX 8.1 or higher
-Requires an outlet on a 6-pin FireWire adapter
Minimum System Requirements (MAC)

-Macintosh G3 * 600 * MHz/G4 667 MHz or higher
-With OS 9.2.2, 128MB RAM G4 * 500MHz with OS 10.1.5 or OS 10.2.6 or higher
-256 MB RAM (OS X)
* G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported; native FireWire ports required
My use

I invested in this card for its versatility, Midi, 4 RCA, firewire.Je me is way out of a stereo and two mono channels on my console

My config

Asus A6G Laptop Pentium M 1.6, 512 ddr 333, 60GB HDD + 20 GB external (samples)

This card is connected to my laptop, my laptop own MIDI controller (BCR2000) and m'audio is connected to a midi ea-1, and 3-way analog console of my yamaha (next hardware, drum machine style jomox and hardware multi-effect)


-Installation: The installation problem-free

-Incompatibility: In the beginning yes, I had a lot of problems especially with the story of IRQ, make sure that your firewire port is not on the same IRQ as another of your devices, otherwise aie aie, make a hole on the forum to see how we can remedy ca

Generally easy-Config: Yes it can go, in addition to the panel config with many of the audiophile

-Relevance of the manual: I have not had a manual, you can do without ...


-Stability of drivers: They seem stable on a stable config ...

-Update drviers: Okay I think it could be updated every two months instead of once a year ...

Software used: Ableton Live and Reaktor 5, a bit of Reason 3.0 and vst block, and the non gratos gratos

Latency-obtained: 7 ms latency General

-Number of tracks recorded: Not much track record


-Number of days of use: 4 days

-What I like about this card: The number of output, finishing for the price, nothing I do not like

-Other models tested before buying: Not just the one try;)

-Value / Price: More than adequate

-With experience: Yes I referrer that choice without hesitation

benovox's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
This card has exactly what I need. Only one input jack 6.35 would have been the welcome ...
I use Cubase SX, REASON3 and Sonar4 and CoolEditPro with a friend.
Laptop Fujistsu AMILO D7830, 2.8 GHz, 768 MB RAM, 30 GB internal + 200 GB External ...


The installation did not ask for major problems, but I had a bit of a flip anyway ... The manual and driver CD did not seem to agree. ... I think I had a CD of recent pilot with an old manual ..... In short, when I wanted to install the drivers for the Audiophile, it start the installation of the 410 .... Until then, I thought the pilot may be the same, but in the second part of the install, crash .... In fact, I explored the cd and I proceeded as follows: open the folder that contains the drivers for the 1814, and run a setup called AudiophileFamily or something like that .... not super developed all this .... Anyway, it works, I have the control panel of the Audiophile and my software is pleased ......


The subject is already fully covered, no problem there ....
4.5 ms latency in SX


I have been 2 weeks now, and it turns the fire of God. I had no crashes yet in spite of thoroughly tested, and excessive loads of plug-ins, it's all very well .... A buy again!