E-MU 1616M

E-MU 1616M

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1616M, PCMCIA Soundcard from E-MU.

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E-MU 1616M tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: E-MU
  • Model: 1616M
  • Category: PCMCIA Soundcards
  • Added in our database on: 06/09/2005

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E-MU 1616M user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 10 reviews )
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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

E-MU 1616M
Wish it had second seperate headphone output. The PCMIA card was supposed to light up blue like the box does but they deaded that right before they put it on the shelf,some kind of interference problems so they left it out. Cat5 cable is bulky and only 3 meters long though an optional 10 meter one can be bought through EMU. Wish the inerface box was bus powered. Built in turntable pre is cool.

Price paid: $500.00 USD


Slight learning curve. Good manual. The DSP takes some strain off of your computer processor.Everybody complains about Patchmix but I actually like it. You can set up your own custom effect routings, session presets and trade with fellow EMU heads. Customer service is decent. The productionforums.com site will help you out if you don't understand something. Comes with a good sequencer/startup package also.


PCMIA card is just that,be careful with it. Comes with a nice carrying case for the card. The interface box seems to be nice and sturdy. Both fit nice in M-AUDIO mobile studio backpack.


Pro Tools DAC you know. Pristine. Nice preamps too.

Hasn't failed me yet. Loves me and I love it back. EMU has a tradiion of quality products. The rep proceeds. Now where can I get A SP1200 for cheap?????

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: The Tone Ranger ( 4-, 2006)

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

E-MU 1616M
Attention fragile!

I bought it three months ago.

Plastic EDI connector of the PCMCIA card has exploded. I sent in for repair, they will replace the card, DLAI 7 to 10 days.






Good card but fragile

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

E-MU 1616M
Everything is already said. Note that it works with a PCI PCMCIA adapter.

6 among which 2 analog mic / line / instrument. ADAT and SPDIF. Optional worldclock.


No specific problem.


The DSP allows the singer to get along with effects (reverb ...) without saving. The routing is very powerful, you just understand.


The sound seems to me A / B comparison much better than that of the Fireface 400 (these are just my tastes ... but it's obvious to me). The pramps are very good for the built-but rather is used with external pramps good. Nevertheless their rsulat is very clean and usable.

This is the top level that price. For me the only interface to the pro that price I (and above).

The last opinion seems appalling and unjustified if not walk takes vrifier your config first. Among the microphones are excellent for this price. I'm not the only one thinking that it sounds better than the RME

Eynkel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The old, but good!"

E-MU 1616M
I was motivated by the technical, the real!
A great preamp input and more than 120 dB signal to noise ratio is more than I wondered at this price!

I worked a lot on stereo jacks up so the two combo inputs on the front I was immediately seduced.

I used this card in both PCI and then I bought the PCMCIA module apart to be able to travel with.


I used this module with win XP / Vista and 7. No stability problems.
Latency is all that is inaudible once it is not too dependent effects on the mule in all tracks.

The biggest project with this card: 68 audio tracks.

- The plugs are supplied with the type gadget (except the frequency generator)
- The transformer that powers the unit (the 48V output, mine burnt to hard to replace!)
- The routing software

+ Output level modular-10dB or +4 dB to attack on the pro (my kind of Manley Vari-mu)
+ + The connection between PCI card and the module is done by ethernet cable: super fast, stable, good cable lengths possible top! (Why others do not they???)
+ + Sound quality!


Easy installation, routing not always clear, up-to-day drivers, blah.


It's been 7 years now I use it, it is still functioning!
This is the heart of my studio that I extended to 14 tracks with the ADAT optical Saffire with a liquid 56.

I had a lot of other cards with different generation (ISIS / Motu / Digi 001/Pro-tools first generation HD, etc ...) and although it is the only who do not take a wrinkle in time. The design was sound. Not based on smoke and mirrors on the sampling freq inaudible (Shannon's theorem should be mastered by the buyers card!) But on a good gain entry with a very good signal / noise

Miking with 14 Channels + SPDIF witness in a skyscraper without dropping out, no problem on that side.

What I love most:
able to trust him before attacking a project, even the heavy! The sound will be the appointment if I make a good decision.

What I like least:
The routing for a headphone mix or mastering by decoupling the output / audio inputs, one must return to the app that is not ... extraordinary.

incredible value for money for such small config

I repeat a well, but mine does not crash!

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