PreSonus FireBox
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PreSonus FireBox

FireBox, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.

stoemp 12/05/2005

PreSonus FireBox : stoemp's user review

5

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Value For Money : Excellent
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
preamps seemed (according to the reviews of other users ...) excellent
quality. -> This is indeed the case
Two microphone inputs (+ 2 line inputs useful when recording group) and six audio outputs.
Firewire port
Delivery of Cubase LE
48v Phantom Power
Brand reputation
MIDI In - Out

- For what purpose?
Voice recording and flok guitars, basses, and electric.
Use of synthesizers in electronic drum rack +

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Asrock motherboard with AMD Athlon 2.4 Mhz
512MB Ram
80 GB hard drive

- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
Behringer B1 condenser microphone with XLR preamp
Bass, electric guitar or folk preamp on DI box
Output to table Behringer Eurorack MX2004A
Synths Korg Legacy Collection Digital Edition
Synths via MIDI
1 point less because we can not (yet) connect two firebox chain to use
8 inputs and 12 outputs with cubase

UTILIZATION

- The installation is done it without problems?
yes
- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
not
- The general configuration is easy?
yes, you just fiddling at the beginning to set the latency
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
... Not open ...

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
yes
- Are they often updated?
I looks forward to chain a firebox 2 ...
- What software do you use most often?
Cubase
- What you get lag?
4ms
- How many tracks you get to record / play time? ...
enough!

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
+ / - 2 months
- What is so special that you like most and least?
+++++++ Sound quality
- To chain two firebox (and yes! More ...)
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
The Tascam US 122 that has a great sound but the firebox was still really better
- How would you rate the quality / price?
good
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
yes (and you know ... I also dream of buying another ...: o)