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M-audio ProFIRE 610
« on: May 04, 2009, 08:36:53 PM »
So who is gonna guinea pig this baby.  It states it can be used as a standalone pre & A/d

http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/ProFire610.html
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Re: M-audio ProFIRE 610
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 06:25:24 AM »
Nice find, T+!

IIUC, the standalone functionality is very similar to UA-5: 2 mic channels + 2 line channels in > 2 channels out (ana/digi). No four channel recording, but good for 2-ch matrix.

I guess the bitrate and frequency is set via software only (like Fast Track Pro)? OK as long as it remembers the settings after powering down, but still a slight disadvantage compared to UA-5.

DC requirement it 12V/3.5A. I wonder what the real standalone draw is? (UA-5 draws 450 mA)

It would be interesting to test if it can be underpowered by a 9V wally world battery. Otherwise you're stuck with bulkier/pricier powering options.

Current street price is around $320. Unless the components are way better (or you need it for studio use), I'd probably still put my money on a Busman modded UA-5 (goes for $275 in the YS).
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Re: M-audio ProFIRE 610
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 09:22:34 PM »
Reading the promo piece, i can't tell how many of those six ins get passed to the computer as discrete channels for mixing. If it sends all 6 to the computer as seperate channels, this is a nice find.

We've been having this discussion about audio interfaces on the computer board for folks who want 4-8 channels for their small bands, with the ability to pass all 4-8 channels.
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