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M-Audio ProFire 2626 Audio Interface

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The M-Audio ProFire 2626 Audio Interface is a FireWire based computer audio interface that provides eight microphone preamps along with extensive digital conversion. Building on a legacy of award-winning FireWire audio interfaces, the unit delivers twenty-six simultaneous inputs and outputs each, complete with an onboard DSP mixer sourced from up to fifty-two audio streams. The M-Audio ProFire 2626 Audio Interface will also function as a standalone preamp and digital converter.

A comprehensive set of connections is provide, including M-Audio's Octane preamp technology on all of the eight analog inputs, along with ADAT, S/PDIF, Wordclock and MIDI I/O. JetPLL jitter elimination technology ensures pristine audio quality and reliable synchronization all the way up to high-definition 24-bit/192kHz resolution, with extremely low latency. Also included on the M-Audio ProFire 2626 Audio Interface are dual headphone outputs and two front-panel 1/4" instrument inputs.

M-Audio ProFire 2626 Audio Interface FireWire computer audio interface with twenty-six input and twenty-six output configuration
Up to 24-bit/192kHz operation
Eight XLR/TRS combo jacks on rear panel supporting microphone or line-level signals
Two 1/4" TS front panel instrument input jacks
Eight high-quality preamps utilizing M-Audio's Octane preamp technology
Phantom power, 20dB pads and signal/clip LED indicators for all microphone inputs
Two Stereo 1/4" headphone outputs with individual level controls
Eight balanced 1/4" TRS line-level outputs
Two optical inputs supporting ADAT, S/MUX II, S/MUX IV or S/PDIF 1
Two optical outputs supporting ADAT, S/MUX II, S/MUX IV or S/PDIF 2
RCA coaxial S/PDIF input and output
BNC Wordclock input and output
User-assignable Master Volume knob
Comprehensive software-controlled 18 x 16 DSP mixer and router
Jet PLL synchronization technology provides robust clocking between digital devices
Windows XP/Vista drivers for ASIO, MME/WDM, DirectX and GSIF2 protocols
Mac OS X drivers for Core Audio and Core MIDI
Standalone operation as eight-channel microphone preamplifier, with A/D and D/A convertion
Compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered 7.4 and later (not included)

Converters 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
Analog Input 8 x 1/4" TRS/XLR combo Line/Microphone (rear panel)
2 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument (front panel)
Analog Output 8 x 1/4" TRS phone Line (rear panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone (front panel)
Digital Input 2 x ADAT Lightpipe
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF (via included breakout cable)
Digital Output 2 x ADAT Lightpipe
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF (via included breakout cable)
MIDI In/Out 16 Channel I/O (via included breakout cable)
Sync In/Out BNC Wordclock I/O (via included breakout cable)
Headphone Output Two outputs with independent volume controls
THD + N Mic Input: 0.0011% (-99dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
Line Input: 0.0008% (-102dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
Inst. Input: 0.0014% (-97dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
Line Output: 0.0013% (-98dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
Dynamic Range Mic Input: 109dB, A-weighted
Line Input: 110dB, A-weighted
Inst. Input: 108dB, A-weighted
Line Output: 110dB, A-weighted
Frequency Response 20Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.1dB
System Requirements Mac:
G4 1GHz (G4 accelerator cards not supported - G5 required for sample rates above 96kHz)
OS X 10.4.10, 10.5.1
FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port
G5 2GHz
OS X 10.4.10
FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port
Pentium IV 1.6GHz
Windows XP (SP2), Vista (32-bit)
512MB RAM (1GB for Windows Vista)
FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port
Pentium IV 2GHz
Windows XP (SP2), Vista (32-bit)
FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port

Dimensions (WxDxH) 19" IU rackmount chassis
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Specialties User-assignable master volume knob

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