Echo Gina 3g
PCI based Professional Recording Systems

Free Audio Software Included
Tracktion, professional recording and MIDI production software with drag-and-drop editing, a built-in sampler, VST plug-in support, track freezing and more...

System Requirements

* PC System requirements:
o Windows ME/2000/XP
o Genuine Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon CPU
o Motherboard with Intel, AMD, Via, or NVIDIA chipset
o 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
* Mac System Requirements
o Mac OS X (10.2 or later)
o G4 or better processor (Power Mac G5 compatible)
o 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

Gina 3G is the third generation of Echo's budget priced digital audio recorder. Ideal for the budget-minded musician who wants to get into digital recording without sacrificing quality for price. You won't need a mixer or studio monitors to get started here. Gina3G has all you need: 2 universal inputs with mic preamps, 6 balanced analog outputs, and a headphone output. ADAT lightpipe, optical and coaxial S/PDIF, and MIDI are included as well; so as your studio grows, Gina3G will be able to work with all your new gear. It comes with a 8' cable and PCI card that connects to the audio interface. Gina3G is compatible with PCI-X (3.3 or 5 volt) motherboards and Power Mac G5 computers, as well as older systems.

Hardware Features

Analog Input

* 2 Neutrik Universal connectors for balanced TRS or XLR
* Accepts unbalanced signals
* Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
* Dynamic Range: 110dB A-weighted
* THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
* 48V Phantom power on XLR inputs (switchable through software)

Analog Output

* 6 Balanced TRS connectors
* Frequency Response: 10Hz-20kHz, ±0.1dB
* Dynamic Range: 114dB A-weighted
* THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted
* Nominal Output Level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)

General Converter Specs

* 128x Oversampling converters
* 24 bit data resolution maintained throughout signal path
* Multiple standard sampling rates supported: 8k, 11.025k, 16k, 22.05k, 32, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k
* Variable sample rate feature lets you select any sample rate between 25kHz - 100kHz

S/PDIF Digital Input/Output

* Up to 24 bit resolution
* Optical-TOSLINK-Lightpipe connector
* Coaxial connector
* Consumer/Professional Switch
* Sample rates from 32kHz - 96kHz supported

ADAT Digital Input/Output

* 8 Channel 24 bit input/output over TOSLINK connection
* 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates supported


* MIDI input
* MIDI output

Digital Sync

* S/PDIF or ADAT in/out
* Can sync to MTC (MIDI Time Code)

Headphone Output

* High quality ?” headphone jack
* Volume control on front panel


* On-board 56-bit / 100 MHz Motorola DSP:
o Digital mixing
o Near zero latency hardware monitoring


* 6 3/4”(w) x 5 1/2”(d) x 1 3/4”(h)

Host Interface

* Bus mastering PCI host interface
* Provides power to breakout box
* 3.3V and 5V compatible
* Works with PCI-X & Power Mac G5

Software Features

* 2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line):
o 110dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
o Meters, trim knobs, & phantom power
* 6 balanced ?" analog outputs:
o 114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
o +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
* S/PDIF I/O (coax & optical) at 24-bit/96kHz
* ADAT optical digital I/O
* Stereo headphone output with volume knob
* Sync via S/PDIF, ADAT, or MTC
* Supports full duplex 10 channel in, 14 channel out operation
* Heavy-duty aluminum case
* 8' cable to connect to PC
* PCI bus mastering interface:
o Bus powered
o Works with PCI-X (3.3/5 volt) & Power Mac G5
* A/D & D/A converters in external breakout box
* 56-bit / 100mHz DSP for digital mixing
o Near zero latency hardware monitoring

* Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels
* Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software:
o Low Latency ASIO 2.0
o GSIF 2.0 (Gigastudio 3 w/ low latency MIDI)
o WDM kernel streaming mode
o CoreAudio & CoreMIDI
* Surround sound support:
o 5.1 & 7.1 output w/ delay management
o AC3, DTS, & WMA9 output over S/PDIF
* SuperChannel™ resource sharing:
o Split I/O between multiple applications
* PureWave™ mode for bit accurate digital I/O

Echo worldwide contacts

Echo Italy : Midi Music
e-mail Tel.+39 - 0113185602
Australia - Music Link e-mail
Austria / Germany - Hyperactive Audiotechnik e-mail
Brazil - MQuanta Music & Technology e-mail
Cabada - Annex Pro e-mail
Chile - Audiomusica e-mail
China - Central Music e-mail
Czeck Republic- Disk e-mail
Ecuador / South America - Code e-mail
El Salvador / Central America- MSI e-mail
Finland - Sarka Pro e-mail
France - SCV Audio - Tel: (0)1 48 63 22 11
Greece - Diamantopulos Music e-mail
Hong Kong - Autosoft e-mail
Iceland- Tonastodin e-mail
Indonesia - ChandraCom e-mail
Israel - Halilit Musical Instrument e-mail
Japan - Hook Up e-mail
Korea - Midi Land e-mail
Mexico - Top Music e-mail
Russia - Multimedia Club e-mail
Netherlands / Belgium/ Luxemburg - BMI Groothandel e-mail
New Zealand - Music Link e-mail
Norway - Marios Musik e-mail
Oman - Tunes Trading e-mail
Poland - Sequence Music e-mail
Portugal - Jardine Computers e-mail
South Africa- Tuerk Music e-mail
Spain - Adagio e-mail
Switzerland- SDS Music e-mail
Taiwan - Midi Mall e-mail
Thailand - Sattellite Mastering e-mail
Turkey - Compel Tel.212.224-3201
United Kingdom- Arbiter Group
Viet Nam - Viet Thuong Company e-mail

advanced technologic sound magazine
2004 october issue 130

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