PreSonus FireBox
PreSonus FireBox

FireBox, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.

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patmar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" blah blah blah"

PreSonus FireBox
Not top of the preamp but as I recorded the line level it did not bother me.
Hyper sensitive Firewire (beware deco hot, she does not like at all)


Unstable and annoying latency drivers (not monitoring for it there has a direct monitor in the "console"). Require to readjust all my tracks.
Never could get less than 20ms without tends to stall.


While traveling at this level.


Map for beginners, but you certainly disgusted with computer music.
I do not know the competition in this price range but for trying the TC Konnect 24 I think their entry level would be more "qualitative"

But hey, it do its job when even.

sampabs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Easy to use map but ..."

PreSonus FireBox
I chose this card for XLR inputs on the front: one for the microphone with phantom power and a dedicated instrument with separate input control. 1 headphone volume control and a general control. Other input jack 6.35 mm at the back, and separate outputs + MIDI inputs.

I use a Presonus preamp VOICE more and plug guitars (electric or electro) directly into the input 2 dedicated instruments.

The general outputs are connected to amplified speakers Samson Resolv 40a


Originally installed with a PC Laptop / Windows XP, the drivers were stable until I migrated to an iMac / Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I have a problem with firewire 400 on which I connect my firewire card and 800 on which I connect my hard drive working. In fact the map does more interfaces with the computer and the sound skips. The solution: I do not plug into the Firewire 800 when I'm in musical session ...

Latency is correct and quality mic preamps is the (quite neutral and not breathing), enhanced by the addition preamp VOICE course.


No need to install drivers for Mac, maybe it's the true Plug & Play


I use this card since 2004. I also have a 610 Egosys quatafire I find a bit better in terms of mic preamps.

The price / quality ratio was good at the time (around 300 euros). Comes with Cubase LE, it can start without breaking the bank as well.

This map is used in a MJC with teenagers. It has seen all the colors: it is very robust (Alu) and does not "chip" as some USB cards which shall remain nameless ...

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

PreSonus FireBox
Technical character: a lot plutt worked before.
Use: Rock Band recording mlodique.
config: Acer laptop. aspire 1610 series, something that normally the PCHE.


Install: no way to operate the system.
there is a conflict with the sound card of the computer that I can not dconnecter. ds in dconnectant peripherals, has not changed the points.
is a grazing with sound and it is clear that in a dfile does not (read non-linear)
using full duplex and testing, said config ok but then the more with his right dfile ....
nothing in the manual to get by.


I'm running Cubase LE. on another PC, it works pretty good.


2 years
the least: the story of config which never works the first time, must spend more time on these pb on music is really pnible. not tried other models.

difficult for our answer. on the other pc, went well. and j'hsite ...

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

PreSonus FireBox
j have one of the firebox, I find myself in incapcité to connect at the same time my 2xlr and my two entries online to access inputs on Cubase 4?
Help me! Or c 'is not possible and many of the gentlemen at NUL c PRESONUS!
thank you for advance
THE firewire to the side with a portable laptop


No problems for the installation


Drivers stable
updates once a year since
4ms latency ok
4 cons 2 tracks sold simultaneously in theory


The 1 and 2 misplaced on pots
No other model tested
good value problem except for two entries
non can not be

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

PreSonus FireBox
Use with laptop (ASUS M2N)
Use with dynamic microphones (Beyer M88, M69) and ribbons (B & O, Fostex m80rp).
Mainly audio and VST.
Cubase and VST.


Super easy installation, zero PBMS.
We read the manual and shoo on.


Driver trs stable.
good latency ~ approx. 11 ms.
MIDI impcable function (VST).
The trs pramps are noisy with microphones dynamic types or ribbons!
With a trumpet 10 cm pramp must be running 3 hours! full of breath.
Can not use a ribbon microphone (s).
the headphone volume is standard (more than 10 hours clatent ears!), is nothing.
Hollow sound in the bass.
The knobs are quite dsagrables in touch. No on / off. Even more ugly in Photo! it looks like a car tuning.


I have made after two days because of the preamps (breath and not enough gain) and its imbalance (severe hollow treble booster, ...).

Good choice when using micro capacitors and / or to MIDI.
But for me it does not sound PRO.

I changed it against an Edirol FA-66 (see notice, I made too!)