PreSonus FireBox
PreSonus FireBox

FireBox, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.

Naunaud 02/04/2008

PreSonus FireBox : Naunaud's user review


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Value For Money : Excellent
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?
Pramp Neutrik, Reduces size, various connectors.

- For what purpose?
Home studio, sound recording and MIDI CONTRL.

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
An Acer laptop 12.1 "(Pentium M 1.7Ghz, 1GB DDR2, 80GB 5400rpm HDD), a tower (A64 3000 + DFI LP on Ultra-D, 1GB DDR1, Seagate 7200rpm HDDs)

- Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
A couple of microphones bte capacitor (XLR), an old synth (MIDI jack and 6.35).


- Installation is it without problem?
All done, just follow the instructions.
Install drivers, wait until the installation requires the insertion of the cable into the port FW FW to Get You Started installing the drivers and it's done.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
Any fact, the interface is a bit gross but it's clear.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Everything is sufficient.


- The drivers are stable?
No instability point (despite 3 sound cards, PCI, USB and FW branches at the same time).

- Are they often put day?
No IDE, we'll see.

- What software do you use most often?
Cubase SX, Ableton Live.

- What you get lag?
5 ms

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...
I have not had the opportunity to test more than 7 tracks (including VSTi), but works with 7.


- How long have you use it?
A little over a month.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Most: its size
The least: no toslink

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent, the quality of pramps is bluffing Reduces the price (under 300).

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, everything.