PreSonus FireBox
PreSonus FireBox

FireBox, FireWire audio interface from PreSonus.

efbie 03/15/2012

PreSonus FireBox : efbie's user review

«  Excellent quality / price ratio »

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Value For Money : Excellent
My choice was motivated by the reputation of Presonus and the user-reviews on AF.

It is connected to the monitor speakers output and a JP-8000 is connected at the input and the MIDI IN and OUT ports.

Old config:

XP SP2 32bit
Athlon X2 4800 +
2GB of ram
2 of 36GB raptors in raid 0

New config:

XP SP3 32bit
3.3 GHz Core i5 2500k
8GB of ram
HDD: WD caviar black 1T0


The drivers are super stable, I toured with the original version. They are (or rather were) regularly updated.

I use it with Cubase SX3. I shoot with an average of 50 tracks for a latency of 3 ms on the new bike and 6 to 8 ms on the former. Everything is ultra stable. No cracking or audio drops. See the trick I posted for those who have problems.


Installation could not be more simple, as is the configuration. The manual is simple and clear.


I use it for over 6 years and is really happy.

The drivers are really on top. In general, I had problem with almost 0.

The convertos are of relatively good quality. on the other hand, the amplification stage is rather feeble entered on lines 3 and 4 but we can fix all this by boosting the signal of 12 dB through the config panel of the card.

With experience, I do it again this choice and if mine were to let go, I repeat the same.