PreSonus FireStudio Mobile Portable FireWire Recording System

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PreSonus FireStudio Mobile Portable FireWire Recording System Headphone jack with level control Main-output gain control 3-segment, fast-acting LED input metering Power/Sync LED (indicates unit is synced to word clock)
PreSonus FireStudio Mobile Portable FireWire Recording System Finally, a new-generation, studio-quality FireWire interface that you can use anywhere! The PreSonus FireStudio™ Mobile combines the superior analog-circuit design and advanced platform technology of our acclaimed FireStudio rack-mount interfaces with the ability to run on bus power in field applications. Now you can have enhanced audio performance for music recording and creation anywhere you can lug your laptop! The Most Inputs of Any Mobile Interface The FireStudio Mobile is a ten-input, six-output professional recording system that combines two PreSonus XMAX™ Class A microphone preamplifiers; six line-level, analog input channels; S/PDIF digital input and output; MIDI I/O; and headphone monitoring with separate gain control. The FireStudio Mobile beats any and all competition when it comes to flexibility and input count. You can record a whole band with the FireStudio Mobile. The FireStudio Mobile is bundled with PreSonus Studio One Artist, our groundbreaking music creation program, and over 4 GB of virtual instruments, plug-ins, loops, and samples to get you started making music immediately. True 48-Volt Phantom Power – Even When Powered By Your Laptop! Here’s a dirty little secret: bus-powered mobile interfaces from other manufacturers deliver much less than the full 48 volts of phantom power that is specified by microphone manufacturers. This means even the finest condenser microphone can’t work at optimal internal gain levels, potentially compromising sound quality even before the signal gets to the mic preamp! PreSonus president Jim Odom and his team of engineers went the extra mile and created an “internal switching power plant” that lets the FireStudio Mobile convert computer bus power into a full 48 volts of phantom power, as well delivering 30 volts to power the superb mic preamps you’ll read about next. XMAX™ Class A Preamplifiers to Go At PreSonus, we know that the mic preamplifier is a key component in the sonic quality of a recording. Many other companies that offer mobile recording interfaces add the cheapest possible microphone preamplifier as an afterthought. In contrast, the FireStudio Mobile includes custom-designed, high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers that are suitable for use with all types of microphones. The job of a microphone preamplifier in an audio interface is to boost a microphone-level signal to line level before conversion to the digital domain. A good preamp boosts the level to almost 400 times that of the original signal, making the preamp one of the most important stages in an interface. A cheap, off-the-shelf, op-amp-type mic preamp delivers thin, noisy, harsh results. But with XMAX preamps, the sonic quality is limited only by what microphone you plug into it. XMAX preamplifiers are built with three key elements: High Voltage. The XMAX preamplifier runs on power rails of 30V. Most off-the-shelf, op-amp-based designs run on power rails of 10V to 18V. Higher-voltage power rails deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs, and a richer overall sound. Discrete components—not op-amps. We only use genuine transistors, resistors, and capacitors. Op-amps add noise, coloration, and harshness to a signal. Our discrete design delivers ultra-low noise and transparency. Class A. Class A circuits have no crossover distortion and deliver purer, clearer, and more musical results than the Class AB designs that are found in many preamps. The net result of the XMAX preamp design is high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range, extended frequency response, and—most important—musicality and transparency, with smooth highs, solid deep lows, and everything in between. On the Front A pair of 3-LED level/clip indicators let you check the signal levels for channels 1 and 2, and a button enables 48V phantom power for the two mic channels. Also on the front panel are gain knobs for the two mic/instrument inputs and for the main stereo outputs and a stereo headphone output with gain knob. Gain for the mic inputs ranges from –10 dB to +70 dB; the high-impedance instrument inputs range from –30 dB to +50 dB of gain. Finally, a power/sync indicator LED shows whether the FireStudio Mobile is receiving adequate power and is correctly receiving word clock. Ins and Outs For a compact, portable unit, the FireStudio Mobile is loaded with I/O. We start with a pair of combination XLR/TS mic/instrument jacks, which are in the inputs for channels 1 and 2. The XLR mic inputs are routed to the aforementioned XMAX solid-state mic preamplifiers. The high-impedance, TS instrument inputs let you plug guitars or basses directly into the front panel. On the back are 6 more balanced, ¼-inch line level inputs for channels 3 through 8, plus a DB9 connector that accepts a breakout cable (included) to provide stereo S/PDIF digital I/O and MIDI I/O. You get two FireWire 400 ports: one port connects to your computer, and the other can be used to connect a hard drive or to daisy-chain any FireStudio-family interface, including the StudioLive 16.4.2 digital mixer, allowing you to integrate the FireStudio Mobile into a larger system
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UPC (Universal Product Code) 00673454001086
MPN (manufacturer part number) FIRESTUDIO MOBILE
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Features 8 analog input channels, including mic, line, and instrument inputs 2 front-panel mic/instrument inputs with high-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers 6 line-level inputs Individual channel-trim controls with -30 dBV to +50 dBV line/-10 to +70 dBu mic gain range 48V phantom power for condenser microphones Headphone jack with level control Main-output gain control 3-segment, fast-acting LED input metering Power/Sync LED (indicates unit is synced to word clock) Daisy-chain multiple FireStudio-family products to create a large, custom system Studio One Artist™ digital audio workstation software included Input/Output 2 FireWire 400 ports 2 combo XLR/¼” mic/instrument inputs 6 balanced ¼” line inputs 2 balanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs 1 stereo ¼” headphone output with volume control S/PDIF in/out MIDI in/out Digitalia 24-bit resolution and up to 96 kHz sampling rate High-definition A/D/A converters (+118 dBu dynamic range) JetPLL™ Jitter Elimination Technology (improved stereo imaging and clarity) Zero-latency monitoring via 10x3 DSP matrix mixer/router Mac®- and Windows®-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7) Physical 1/3U rack-mountable (with optional 3UMR rack-mounting system) Road-rugged construction with shockproof, reinforced metal chassis, sealed rotary controls, military-grade circuit board, chassis-mounted input/output sockets, and full EMI shielding Weighs just 4.5 lbs/2 kg Powered via FireWire bus or included 12 VDC external power supply Software Studio One Artist PreSonus’ revolutionary new digital audio workstation, with unlimited track count and 4+ GB of 3rd-party resources. Universal Control control-panel application for Mac OS X and Windows
Specs Computer system requirements: Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for your FireStudio Mobile. Windows Windows 7, Vista, XP (32-bit and 64-bit) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended) Macintosh Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later (32-bit and 64-bit) PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended) Windows and Macintosh Systems IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port Internet connection recommended DVD-ROM drive Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) that you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals. Monitor resolution for both PC and Macintosh should be no lower than 1024x768 pixels. Known compatible and incompatible hardware Microphone Preamp (XLR Balanced) Frequency Response (+0, -0.5 dB) 20 Hz to 50 kHz Frequency Response (+0/-3.0 dB) 20 Hz to 150 kHz Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ THD + N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain) < 0.008 % EIN (unwtd, 55 dB Gain, 150Ω Input, 20 Hz to 22 kHz) –130 dBu S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz) >101 dB Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain) >55 dB Gain Control Range (± 1 dB) –10 dB to 70 dB Maximum Input level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N) +14 dBu Phantom Power (± 2 VDC) +48 VDC Instrument Input (¼" TRS, Channels 1 & 2) Type TS Female Unbalanced Input Impedance 1 MΩ Main Outputs Type ¼" TRS Impedance Balanced Output Impedance 51Ω Headphone Output Type ¼" TRS Active Stereo Maximum Output 150 mW/CH @ 60Ω Load Frequency Response 10 Hz - 70 kHz Digital Audio FireWire (IEEE 1394) Speed 400 Mbps ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB Bit Depth 24 bits Reference Level for 0 dBFS +10 dBu Internal Sample Frequency Selections 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz Clock Jitter <20 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz) Jitter Attenuation >60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out) Power Bus Power 6-pin FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 Power Supply External Switching Supply (12 VDC/1A) Physical Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5" x 1.75" x 5.5"/139.7 mm x 44.5 mm x 139.7 mm Weight 4.5 lbs/2 kg
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