M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
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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
Tanirhum07/07/2005

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
This is exactly the card I need.
To play with Cubase.
Dell Inspiron 6000 Intel Pentium 1.6 Ghz 512 RAM 40 GB
Clavia Nord Electro Reason Cubase 2.1 Virtual Synth

UTILIZATION

Installation very simple.
We need to update the drivers and gave me alternatives. 410 remove the drivers before installing the new ones. If you are a lover of analog in computer music beginners (like me) get help (it is never better served than by the pros).
Confiq. plutt easy.
Manuel not complicated.

GETTING STARTED

I d galrer to find a way to turn the FW Audiophile with my DELL Inspiron 6000 but I found the solution by using a PCMCIA-Firewire. It seems that the virtual IRQ DELL pose compatibility problems by using the IEEE 1394 Intgr the inspiron. It is imperative consult the FAQ site M-AUDIO o explained everything. Thank you M-AUDIO. I change my mind APRS have found the magic bullet. Apart from this problem is a map very well. Owners of Dell Inspiron 6000: Expect to have to buy a PCMCIA (it's cheap 40 CHF = ~ 25EUR). Short latency. Cubase is happy. So do I.

OVERALL OPINION

APRS moultes dboires all goes well (a priori). Trs good report quality price. It is a good card in bulk. Trs even good map. For your home studio or music fun Do not hesitate! Go! But made a jump to the site M-AUDIO page and look at the Base Questions / Rponses in Assistance. Despite the sweat that I paid to marry the Inspiron 6000 BC the FW Audiophile I would put a good note. This is not the fault M-AUDIO APRS all.
chhristian07/05/2005

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
The SPDIF interface and firewire.

IBook, 500 32W M0 ram and 20 GB hard MacOS9.2.2 and MAC OSX 10.3.9
PCM-R300 DAT spdif coax.

UTILIZATION

The implementation is catastrophic.
There is a feature that leads connected to the M-audio on the computer is turned off both devices, then you have lit the M-audio and the computer and not plugged into the AC adapter.
All this is not described in the manual or the quick start guide, you have to update the driver to find out.

He missed two CDs in the box that I have not been delivered by M-Audio

GETTING STARTED

The SPDIF input is not seen by the software I use Audacity and Amadeus, and of course not seen either live with G-lite comes with the product.
This product I use is nothing so

OVERALL OPINION

I had a spdif usb inteface that worked well, as a result of a failure I decided to choose the M-Audio.
I will return to the USB interface.
vgdb07/05/2005

vgdb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good map. Beware of E / S Cinch only!"

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
I bought this card for its good Audio specifications (good signal / noise ratio, number of possible routings, e / s digital and analog, and MIDI I / O) and its connection to the Firewire connection to my laptop.
The software bundle included with particularly attractive
I use it mainly behind my preamp "Audio Line" to the registration and as a sampler with Software Reason Adapted included in the package.
One complaint level characteristics: the unbalanced inputs on RCA ...

UTILIZATION

No installation problems to report. The manual is clear, I would have preferred a paper version not minimalist ...

GETTING STARTED

The drivers included with the model purchased 6 months ago were BUG: NN19 (sampler) Reason generated random blocks of config ...! The latest driver provided by M-Audio (posted two days before our concert!) Had definitively settled the problems. I guess it is now included as standard, do not hesitate to verify that you are updated on the m-audio site.
Correct latency in the software provided with the card and on the other.
The (very slight) problems sometimes on two points:
- The connection / disconnection hot (much improved by the latest version of drivers)
- The timing of recording frequency of the input SP / DIF: I had to reboot the machine to get to switch to external ...

OVERALL OPINION

This card is a very good price / quality ratio.
Robust, it is really a good addition to my laptop.
Question sound quality is almost perfect. No wind, good dynamic subjective, even if it is here that we can move forward with another material: there are better D / A converters on the market, but at much higher prices. And must still be able to operate throughout the broadcast chain that extra quality that is more the domain of FI than that of the PA.

The included software bundle is very attractive.

A few complaints:
- Nb the track a little weak (but we know at the beginning)
- I / O analog unbalanced.

In my opinion, an excellent choice for keyboards. Also an excellent choice for your portable affrir a decent sound card for a very affordable price ...
Lavoisier11/20/2004

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
Mobile and indoor use to use plug-ins and software squenceur mac

UTILIZATION

No installation! c the class ... you walk branches and

GETTING STARTED

Never a crash or lag suspicious perfect. I managed to read over twenty tracks with plug-ins on each of Logic Pro 6.

OVERALL OPINION

C dla bomb, trs trs trs good map and good value quality price.
frontenay11/14/2004

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
Excellent map: trs low latency 5.80 ms, no noise, no breath and extraordinary dynamic.
I use it on a laptop Pentium IV and 512 MB of ram with Kontakt and Steinway B and Bsendofer. Trs is enjoyable to play.
I chose to scne because it has four RCA outputs.
I recommend it for its price. it is mini, but it did everything!

Sincerely,

Christian Baraton, pianist of the "blue, white blues group" (tribute Claude Nougaro)

UTILIZATION

No problem to install.

GETTING STARTED

Drivers set day via the web site on the M-Audio

OVERALL OPINION

Its silence, its rate of low latency and its dynamics.
Shaka Zulu09/29/2004

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
I needed a card that can get carried away n'import'o because of my travels plutt repeated this year, which left me little time for prep work on that I went home! It comes in the audiophile!
My mobile unit is flanked by an Acer Pentium M 1.6Ghz, 60GB HD, 512 ram, dvd etc. .. and I connect a USB keyboard plutt nice evolution for transport! 'll Confess: PRIZE! Also comes into play as the firewire given to me, it comes out of the impossible! It has only dcupler my curiosities about it.

UTILIZATION

The hair installation, click ptits numriques plutt agaant rsolus from now with updating the driver on the m-audio site. I put a lot more time rsoudre ptits the clicks on my edirol 2496 (which I am also happy trs) So, an interesting point. Regarding the manual, I do not know I did not read, in fact the card is so simple install that I wonder why I would read the manual! ;-) Hihi!

GETTING STARTED

I work with Cubase SX2 and Reason in rewire, it's just nickel, I would also emphasize the PROQUALI his card! Question latency, for this is that it is almost non-existent it is a pleasure! I tested it on stage, even if I am freaking a little, I rgal with!
Contents in reading that as of midday and vst, I sailed a number of about 25 tracks (30 is probably the limit) using Kontakt, SampleTank, B4, Battery, Absynth, FM7, Pro 53 ... etc As for the audio I did not blow russi gauge yet, so to say ....

OVERALL OPINION

I am over 1 month now has a computer has changed j'peux you say, the only non BMOL is self-supplied when the housing is connected in firewire piti! Well, I'm not griping because the rest of cot, a honnte is not to say that this card is not worth the effort!
Tip: If you are looking for a sound card with its impeccable quality to run your VST go for it! If an election is how in sound card qualitprix level, it is the audiophile firewire and no time have I regretted my purchase, thank you M-Audio!
biboul0107/25/2004

biboul01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
We must not lie, what motivated my choice for this card is first prize. After losing a lot of time with a usb sound card (audio clicks), I came across this as a very good solution firewire. I regret that choice at all when the latency and quality of sampling.

UTILIZATION

Incompatibility problem with the installation of XP with a card Midiman 4x4 m-audio as soon settled ... after updating the drivers 2. Otherwise, installation is easy and completely detailed in the manual.

GETTING STARTED

I went with a sound card 6 inputs (emi 6 / 2) to a map 2 inputs (not counting the digital inputs ...). I expect now a mixing desk that I ordered the coup.
The handling of the card is very fast, but a small point of detail is very unpleasant: the driver detects the sampling frequency of the software that uses it. Lack of pot, Cubase 2.0, Cubase detects the frequency of the sound card. Morality, after an error message, I find myself to be sampled at a frequency of 22,050 ... rotten. We must start another program to change the féquence.
I work with headphones akg 240m, not the slightest trace of a blow to the output. Perfect for my use.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months, and apart from this history to determine the frequency, I have had no problems. I like the bcp qulité sampling, and waste outputs. For the price, it's not worth going to look further. The cards came into usb multi disappointed me greatly. With this one, one bump at 96 kHz and no bronchus. Everything is stable.
I'm waiting for a table Soundcraft Compact 10 mixer output with assignable button on an output enregistrment. Basically, for the home studio is a really good sampler. 4 output is fine for what is virtual instrument.
Go ahead, go for it ...
Dgé07/23/2004

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
The power via the FireWire bus is important for a mobile solution.
I use it to record keyboards, control virtual instruments.
PC 700 and Athlon 1.2 Ghz G4 iBook
Nordlead2, Akai Z8, Tc reverb, Mackie CFX12, A90.

UTILIZATION

Ok install (read the manual)
The manual is on CD in pdf and in French version
The manual is important for the routing capabilities of the card, I have not had the courage to read it.
However I was able to put the music away for free after installation probmmes rglages or tedious.

GETTING STARTED

For now Under Reason Adapted (supplied with the card) no problem
Logic Audio is no problem
Sound Forge a few cracks that have disappeared by configuring.

The drivers are ultra stable

Some problems with OS X 10.3.3 to 10.3.4 have been rsorbs but also big problems with spdif port (For the PC against c ulltra stable ....... hallucinating)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months
I love the sound!! (Converters are transparent !!!!!)
SETTING THE I like the card by the audio interface software, and yes the knobs on the map can be rotated an infinite (I do not know how to say but you get??)
I tried the front USB audiophile, the comparison is ridiculous, the price difference also:
ronan pitois05/12/2004

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
For those with a quip of a motherboard VIA chipset and Athlon processors, you may have as I have problem of cracking difficult rgler with either a PCI or USB . The solution in the RSID Firewire. Indeed, this one does not solicit over the VIA chipset. No more crunches!

UTILIZATION

This card ncessite your Windows XP or day, Tlcharger Pack SP1 patch on the Microsoft site.
Then, the installation is done according to the booklet provided. Personally, I got error messages, but it has all of the same market.

GETTING STARTED

The database drivers do I have so far not possible to problem. I have read of rat Windows Media Player, this is a lack of drivers?
In any case, Cubase SX2, nickel it works!
44100 kHz latency: 8 ms. But that's not counting the direct monitiring which gives zero-latency.
The panel is CONTRL trs complete and allows for signal routing and record personal config.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had four days. Obviously it's not just me but one day to return the workshop Terractec the Phase 22 and the Audiophile USB. These two cards had no direct monitoring. Finally compare the dernire, we have a true panel CONTRL, more cracks (even with a VIA chipset) and a direct monitiring and everything ... for exactly the same price! (310 Euros)
Do not wait, go to firewire, this is a good map trs cheap!
Remouse04/04/2004

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

M-Audio Firewire Audiophile
The card is intermediate between a Mackie 1202 VLZ and PC (1.8 GHz Intel Motherboard 512 MB Azusa).

UTILIZATION

Perfect fit (watch to turn the card last).
Pdf manual impeccable.

GETTING STARTED

Drivers FANTASTIC: use of SONAR and Cubase SX 3, latency insignificant inpensable quality audio for that price stability and has any evidence.
Just a slight problem with the registry during the update of the drivers.

OVERALL OPINION

Use for 1 week without an uninstall Audigy basic control panel window in VERY easy and intuituf, rglages useful in the foreground.
APRs have been there for quite some time and the lamentable Isis actual driver crappy M-Audio is total happiness.
I just test the model tascam portable USB but then level latency USB and FIREWIRE no picture
'm Trs / too (still looking for the catch) satisfied with this product.