18-in, 14-out FireWire Audio/Midi interface with Adat lightipe

larger size

Euro 590,00

Minimum system requirements (Windows)
Pentium 3 – 800MHz or higher
(may be higher for laptops)
256MB RAM; DirectX 9.0b or higher
Windows XP (SP1); Windows 2000 (SP4) or higher
(Windows 98, 98SE, Me or NT not supported)

Minimum system requirements (Mac)
G3** 800MHz or G4 733MHz or higher
(may be higher for laptops)
OS 9.2.2 or greater w/ 256MB RAM;
OS 10.2.8 w/ 256BM RAM; OS 10.3 or greater w/ 512MB RAM
** G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported; native FireWire ports required


Sound Manager
Mac OS X Core Audio / Core MIDI

8 x 4 analog I/O (up to 192kHz on all outs)
8 x 8 ADAT Lightpipe I/O plus word clock
2 analog inputs have mic/inst preamps and 192kHz sample rate
coax/optical S/PDIF with PCM, AC-3 and DTS
1 x 1 MIDI I/O
two individually assignable headphone outputs

The FireWire 18/14 is an 18-in, 14-out audio interface complete with ADAT Lightpipe for multi-channel communication with other digital devices. It features 8 x 4 analog I/O at up to 24-bit/96kHz, and boasts 192kHz on the first two inputs and all four outputs. Channels 1 and 2 also include high-quality microphone/instrument preamps. S/PDIF optical digital I/O provides 2-channel PCM, as well as pass-through of surround-encoded AC-3 and DTS material. Flexible internal mixing allows input and output routing, including an aux bus for effects send or monitor mix. A front-panel momentary switch allows DJ-style headphone auditioning between two assignable sources. Other features include two headphone amplifiers, assignable level controller, S/PDIF coaxial/optical digital I/O, 1 x 1 MIDI I/O, and BNC word clock connectors for synchronization to other digital devices.

-18 x 14 FireWire audio interface
-8 x 24-bit/96kHz analog inputs (1/4” TS)
-4 x 24-bit/96kHz analog outputs (1/4' TRS/TS)
-2 x 4 24-bit/192kHz analog I/O capability
-8 x 8 ADAT Lightpipe I/O
-digital S/PDIF (coaxial) I/O w/ 2-channel PCM
-digital out also supports pass-through of AC-3/DTS surround-encoded content
-dual mic/instrument preamps (Neutrik XLR/ 1/4” TS) with
-• input level controls
-• 20dB pad
-• phantom power
-• signal LEDs
-two independently assignable headphone outputs with individual level controls (1/4" TRS)
-flexible software-controlled mixing of hardware and software I/O
-aux sends on all channels and aux output assign allows for dedicated headphone mixes and sends to external effects
-user-assignable front-panel level control (output, input, software return, aux send)
-near zero-latency hardware direct monitoring
-low-latency ASIO software direct monitoring
-momentary switch for A/B cueing two software-assignable headphone sources or switching ASIO monitoring on/off
-1 x 1 16-channel MIDI I/O
-wordclock (BNC) for sync to external devices
-power on/off switch with indicator LED
-powered via FireWire bus* or included DC power adapter
-two convenient high-bandwidth FireWire ports
-rugged steel construction

* requires 6-pin connection line inputs (TS) 1-8

frequency response:-+/- 0.1 dB, 22Hz to 22kHz

dynamic range:-105dB, A-weighted

signal-to-noise ratio:--105dB, A-weighted

THD+N:-<0.00281% (-91dB)

crosstalk:--107dB @ 1 kHz

nominal input level:--10dBV

maximum input level:-+2.1dBV, typical

input impedance:-10k Ohms, typical

Mic/inst. inputs (balanced) 1-2 at minimum gain-

frequency response:-+/- 0.1 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz

dynamic range:-105dB, A-weighted

signal-to-noise ratio:--105dB, A-weighted

THD+N:-<0.00281% (-91dB)

crosstalk:--105 dB @ 1 kHz

--3.8 dBu, typical

input impedance:-inst in: 500k Ohms, typical; mic in: 1.8k Ohms, typical

adjustable gain:-> 40 dB

pad:--20 dB

total gain range:-+60 dB

line outputs (TRS) 1-4-

frequency response: -192 kHz: +/- 1 dB, 22Hz – 80kHz

-96kHz: +/- 0.5 dB, 22Hz – 40kHz

-48 kHz: +/- 0.1 dB, 22Hz – 22kHz

dynamic range:-107dB, A-weighted

signal-to-noise ratio:--107dB, A-weighted

THD+N:-<0.00301% (-90.5 dB)

crosstalk:--106dB @ 1 kHz

nominal output level:-+4dBu balanced, -10dBV unbalanced

maximum output level:-+10.2dBu balanced, typical; +2.0dBV unbalanced, typical

output impedance:-150 Ohm

load impedance:-600 Ohm minimum

headphone outputs at maximum volume into 32 Ohm load


frequency response:-+/- 1 dB, 22Hz to 22kHz

power into Ohms:-16 mW into 32 Ohms

THD+N:-<0.04987% (-66.1 dB)

signal-to-noise ratio:--96 dB, A-weighted

max output level into 32 Ohms:--3.0dBV, typical

output impedance:-75 Ohm

load impedance:-32 to 600 Ohms

word clock


output:-up to 192kHz

input:-up to 96kHz

pass-through I/O:-up to 96kHz

impedance:-75 Ohms

analog sampling rates: -44.1kHz to 192kHz for analog input 1/2 and all analog outputs

-44.1kHz to 96kHz input on channels 3-8

digital sampling rates (kHz) -44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 for coaxial S/PDIF in and out

-44.1 and 48 for optical S/PDIF in & out

-44.1, 48, or 88.2, 96 for ADAT I/O in S/MUX mode

(all values tested at 48 kHz sample rate unless otherwise stated)

M-Audio International
5795 Martin Rd.
Irwindale, CA 91706
phone: (949) 766-7589
fax: (949) 766-7590

Midi Music - Torino
Tel (I): +39 011 3185602 , Fax (I): +39 011 3186959 , e-mail
Roberto Lajolo

International distributors

advanced technologic sound magazine
2004 november issue 131

| Entrance | Homepage | Current issue | Archives | Site Map | Charts | Party Zone | Studios |
A-Z index :
Music Machines - Artists - Producers
Highlights :
Music Machines - Artists - Producers
Audio Video Files | Guests | ShopOnLine | Vintage Machines | Links | Xtra | all About Future Style | e-mail |