M-Audio Premiers ProFire 2626 – FireWire Audio Interface

M-Audio has unveiled the ProFire 2626, their next-generation audio interface that delivers 26 x 26 simultaneous I/O, complete with an onboard DSP mixer sourced from up to 52 audio streams. It features Octane preamp technology on all eight analog inputs, ADAT, S/PDIF, word clock and MIDI. JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensures solid audio quality and reliable synchronization all the way up to high-definition 24-bit/192kHz resolution. In addition, ProFire 2626 offers easy FireWire connectivity, extremely low latency, dual headphone outputs, front-panel 1/4″ instrument inputs and standalone operation.

Features:
• 26 x 26 simultaneous analog/digital I/O
• 8 preamps with Octane technology
• flexible on-board DSP mixer
• up to 24-bit/192kHz for pristine audio
• JetPLL jitter elimination technology
• Pro Tools M-Powered compatible
• eight analog inputs sourced from:

— eight XLR mic inputs with phantom power
— eight 1/4″ TRS balanced line inputs
— two 1/4″ TS instrument inputs

• optical I/O in the form of:

— 2 x 2 S/PDIF (on optical port B) or
— 16 x 16 ADAT (8 x 8 in S/MUX II mode, 4 x 4 in S/MUX IV mode)

• 2 x 2 coaxial S/PDIF (via included breakout cable)
• eight 1/4″ TRS balanced line outputs
• two 1/4″ TRS headphone outputs
• 1 x 1 MIDI I/O (via included breakout cable)
• word clock I/O (via included breakout cable)
• user-assignable master volume knob
• flexible onboard DSP mixer:

— select from any of the 26 hardware inputs and 26 software returns as sources for its 18 input channels
— create up to eight stereo mixes

• standalone eight mic pre/eight-channel A/D-D/A converter
• sync options include internal clock, ADAT optical, S/PDIF and word clock
• chain up to two units for simultaneous 52 x 52 I/O
• compatible with most popular DAWs

The M-Audio ProFire 2626 interface will be available in Spring 2008 for $900 beans. More information on the M-Audio ProFire 2626.

Author: FutureMusic

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