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Re: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface?
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2010, 12:39:44 PM »
Btw the saffire 14 was going digi in to a tascam dr680. I like the sound of this box initially better than the presonus, mackie, roland etc both in preamps and converters.

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Re: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface?
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010, 05:29:40 AM »
Btw the saffire 14 was going digi in to a tascam dr680.

Interesting! How do you control bitrate/freq. and phantom on/off?

I've been reading that Saffire 24 does remember settings after initial setup:
http://www.focusrite.com/community/News/saffire_mix_control_v17

But this doesn't apply to Saffire 14?
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Re: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface?
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2010, 12:26:44 PM »
There is a button on the front face for phantom. The sample rrate is set on the computer and saved to the preamp. I never have to change the sample rate in the field so not an issue for
me. I'm suprised there are not more of these used. I like the sound of the preamps
and converters.

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Re: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface?
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2010, 06:31:29 PM »
The preset is just like the uln2 if anyone is familiar with that unit.

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Re: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2010, 04:37:24 AM »
I'm suprised there are not more of these used. I like the sound of the preamps
and converters.

The Saffire 14 has only been shipping since Aug. 2010. Looking at the entire line of Focusrite standalone models, I guess the common drawback is rather the lack of suitable bitbuckets with coax SPDIF in.

Regarding the powering, the cool thing about Firewire is that the specs are supposed to allow any voltage between 7V and 30V. So you should be able to power it with a 9V DVD battery, provided you got a custom cable with the right polarity.

Here's one sample, although the diameter of the plug might not be right:
http://www.angledcables.com/firewire-power-extraction-cable.


There are also reports of other users makin DIY battery packs:
http://igirder.com/ipodbattery.htm

Anyway, the reviews of the Saffire 14 look very promising, with a street price of only $200 at the moment! I guess it would pair up nicely with a 661:
http://www.soundonsound.com/news?NewsID=13061


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Re: Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Audio Interface?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2010, 09:33:43 AM »
I use a 12volt lithium battery that I have for multiple recording applications. I use the digi out to both a microtrack and tascam dr 680, both decks have never failed. 

 

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