FA 101

FireWire Audio interface 10x10

euro 649

System Requirements


  • OS: MacOS X 10.3.X

  • Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board Firewire

  • CPU/Clock: To be announced

  • Memory(RAM): To be announced

  • Hard Disk: To be announced

  • Display/Colors: 800x600 or higher


  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP

  • Computer: Windows compatible computer with a Firewire port.

  • CPU/Clock: To be announced

  • Memory(RAM): To be announced

  • Hard Disk: To be announced

  • Display/Colors: 800x600 or higher/65,536 colors (16 bit High Color) or more.

The FA-101, Edirol's first Firewire audio interface, is a 10x10 audio interface, capable of 24-bit/96 kHz on 10 channels in & out and 24-bit/192kHz on 6 channels in & out for true performance at DVD-A and SuperCD quality.
The portable musician will love that the FA-101 draws its power completely from the Firewire bus - no need for a power supply (computer must have 6-pin firewire connection). At an event, all of the band's hardware can be routed through the FA-101 to output to monitors and at the same time the show can be recorded. Because of the FA-101's ability to supply many simultaneous inputs, it's useful for many portable audio applications. Portability means you'll be able to take the FA-101 to any kind of performance to record multi-track audio.

The two Phantom-power XLR/TRS combo jacks offer mic preamps for clean recording with studio condenser mics or dynamic stage mics. The back of the FA-101 hosts a number of 1/4" TRS balances inputs & outputs: six inputs and eight outputs in all. The front-mounted S/P DIF optical I/O allows easy transfer of audio to & from other digital devices and the built-in MIDI interface allows a synthesizer or controller keyboard to be connected to the FA-101 for sequencing directly into a software program.

Main Features:

  • 10x10 24-bit/96kHz Audio performance
  • Capable of 6x6 24-bit/192kHz Audio Performance
  • FireWire Bus-Powered
  • Direct Monitoring
  • Low-latency Driver Support
Main Specifications

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
- Up to 96kHz - Full Duplex
Record: 10 Channels
Playback: 10 Channels

- 192kHz - Full Duplex
Record: 6 Channels
Playback: 6 Channels

Signal Processing
PC Interface: 24-bit
AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit (Linear)

Sampling Frequency
Digital Output: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Digital Input: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion: 44.1/48.88.2/96/192 kHz

Nominal Input Level
Input jack 1-2 (XLR Type):
-50 to -10 dBu

Input jack 1-2 (1/4" TRS Phone Type):
-35 to +4 dBu

Input jack 3-6: +4 dBu (Balanced)

Input jack 7-8:
-10dBu to +4dBu (Balanced)

Nominal Output Level
Output Jack 1-8 +4 dBu (Balanced)

FireWire (IEEE1394)
Digital input/output
Optical type (conforms to IEC60958)

- Front Panel -
Input Jack 1-2 (XLR/TRS Combo)
XLR type (Balanced/phantom power +48V)
TRS type (Balanced)
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4" phone type)
Digital In Connectors (Optical Type)
Digital Out Connectors (Optical Type)

- Rear Panel -
Input jack 3-8:
TRS Phone type (Balanced)
Output jack 1-8:
TRS phone type (Balanced)
MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
FireWire Connector

Power Supply
AC Adaptor

8-5/8 (W) x 5-7/16 (D) x 1-7/8 (H) inches

Owner's Manual
Driver CD-Rom
FireWire Cable

Head Office
EDIROL Europe,
Studio 3.4, 114 Power Road,
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advanced technologic sound magazine
2004 July issue 127

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