PreSonus FireBox
PreSonus FireBox

FireBox, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.

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planetslide's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Performance but died soon"

PreSonus FireBox
I wanted a single interface to make itself the sound of my electric guitar at a reasonable budget. So: a map with little input but a good recording quality. The Firebox is well within this category.


Drivers who are easy to install, update for vista (initially I was under XP) but apparently according to the forums it goes wrong within 7 (that's not cool).

I use an old Cubase, it works well, the latency down to 3 ms is enough to play without discomfort. Never more than one track at a time in my use.

I connected to the outputs of GFORCE plus a simulation of HP software convolution back and it sounds really good: quality production studio enthusiast without bothering the neighbors.

Sometimes she goes out of sync, it's hassle because according to the program, you sometimes stop and restart.


Quick and efficient, it is configured not too bad (and associated apps are not very bloody but it is doing). The manual has remained in the box, I do not know how it looks?


This card has three faults, one way, a large and very large:

1) breaks sync from time to time (just often enough to annoy)
2) the volume knob that goes to sputter quickly
3) it heats too much, and it is getting worse with time!

My card died after about 5 years: Total overheating ... risk of fire in the office fuck! I tried to repair but its condos slamming one after the other when they are replaced. No time to change all the components one after the other, and anyway I have more confidence (4000 Euro plug stuff into something that is literally smoking, blah ...). In addition, I have a friend who has had the same forums and other such cases.

Conclusion: not very durable as a product! Too bad, this interface showed a good performance / price ratio. I does not sound cards Presonus because they all look like the same stuff. It's time for me to return to the big leagues (RME, but my bank account will feel it).

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

PreSonus FireBox
See notice below or Presonus site.

On paper, it is very tempting.


NOTE: all that follows, the use of the Firebox on a PC with Windows XP Pro.

The implementation depends on your religious fervor and the chance you have in life everyday ...

My personal: she moved in 20 seconds on a computer desktop, and m 'took 10 days and all the manipulations possible and imaginable before installing a tower on relatively powerful, even by following all the recommendations presonus . To install it on my 2nd config in the end I did everything the opposite of what should be done: via firewire chipset (strongly discouraged by PreSonus) connection to the PC hard once lit .. . and it worked, but especially with a big stroke of luck that I did not explain, has nearly 2 hours she returned to the store.

In the end, this card moves if she wants ... It works one time, one time its not working.


When it works, with updated drivers it is really very good, but it is a capricious environment win xp sp2 ... I am so suspicious ...

For now I use it with Sound Forge, and I'll see what it gives with cubase in the near future ...

8ms latency is for now, I think I should go up to 10ms ...


10 days of hassle to install the 20 seconds against a different config ...

It is imperative to use the latest drivers, otherwise it cracks a death ...

This product may be great, but he deserves the negative reviews: a card that is installed once on 2, 3 or worse, which is not stable, drivers with a pity as it can get a good rating: obviously not. And that is all the more frustrating than when she walks, she is really perfect, the Converto are good, the latency right, wait to see what it gives in midi ...

I tried a few cards, but after puff a year for AF, I saw more than one pass, and level quality / price ratio, it seems to me, maps are a bit expensive TC I find, I have too much confidence in edirol ... and not the means to an rms, not the utility and more ...

However, in my case, it will be my first and last purchase I will use the Presonus as pc (or firewire is a joke), if I move to Mac is to see .... obviously kidding least ca. A product that has promising ultra high capacity, when it works ... 10 days config and no music for 10 days, so I regretted my purchase and I hope the next few days will make me forget this mess by bringing me full satisfaction.

EDIT: config passed on mac since 2 seconds to install. It works. Cons: the headphone output ... ideal for farting ears ... brief ... far from being a miracle product ...

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

PreSonus FireBox
I have only one thing to say:
your advice saved me!
I thought it is still a card that takes my head,
but you have solved my problems with firewire laptop and

ah, the sound of today is 10% and 90% of its CPU installation
Pentium M 740 (1.73 GHz)
512 MB RAM

Firewire IEEE 1394 Host Controller OHCI-compliant 4-pin

PCM card added, BELKIN 3 Port Firewire 6-pin
recognized as a host controller Texas Instrument IEEE 1394



The galley installation because the sound skips every 2 seconds, impossible to hear, unbearable
the manual explains how to install the firebox,
but not how to properly operate the firewire port:

disable network cards in 1394 as stated POPEYE


Not tested for mao,
too happy to have figured out how to run the firewire, thanks to Popeye.
thank you Audiofanzine


Since 24
the sound is good!
ah, ah.