Fire Wire Audio Interface FA-66
The FA-66 is a 6-channel portable FireWire audio interface designed with the mobile recording and performance professional in mind. The FA-66 offers incredible audio fidelity, stability, and a practical set of input and output options. It also offers two XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power, plus two RCA inputs, four balanced +4dBu outputs, optical S/PDIF I/O, a built-in analog limiter, zero-latency direct monitoring, solid metal construction, and FireWire bus power, all in a durable compact case.
6-In/6-Out 24-bit/96kHz Simultaneous Performance
Record and play back up to six channels at 24-bit/96kHz, or record and play back up to four channels at 24-bit/192kHz.
Variety of I/O Options
Record from a variety of sources through the plethora of input and output connectors on the FA-66: 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power, Hi-Z (Guitar) switch on input 2, stereo RCA inputs, S/PDIF optical I/O, four individual analog outputs, 1/4" stereo headphone out, and MIDI I/O.
2 XLR/TRS Combo Jacks w/Premium Phantom-Powered Mic Preamps
The FA-66 is a completely portable recording solution with ultra-clean, high-gain microphone preamps and premium analog components. It's perfect for home-studio and field-recording applications.
Built-in Analog Limiter
Prevent clipping in your recordings. Get high-quality live recordings with a wide dynamic range.
FireWire Bus Powered for Mobile Use
No AC adaptor required! Just connect one FireWire (6-pin to 6-pin) cable to your laptop to create a high-quality field recorder. For your desktop use, the FA-66 package comes with an AC adaptor.
Mac OS X Core Audio, WDM, & ASIO 2.0 Support
Compatible with Mac OS X standard CoreAudio. In addition, the FA-66 comes with WindowsXP WDM and ASIO 2.0 drivers for ultra-low latency with most audio applications.
Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Listen to audio being recording directly without routing through software. The FA-66's Direct Monitoring function allows the input to go straight to the output for zero-latency monitoring. The FA-66 also offers ultra low latency when monitoring through software or performing with software synths through the Apple CoreAudio driver as well as the WDM/ASIO 2.0 drivers for Windows XP.
Compact, Solid Metal Construction
The FA-66 packs Cakewalk’s latest audio technology in a small, durable case for the ultimate in reliable, portable FireWire audio recording.
|Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels|
|44.1/48/96 kHz||Record: 6 channels
Playback: 6 channels
|192 kHz||Record:4 channels
Playback: 4 channels
|PC interface||24 bits|
|AD/DA Conversion||24 bits (linear)|
|Digital output||44.1/48/96 kHz|
|Digital input||44.1/48/96 kHz|
|AD/DA Conversion||44.1/48/96/192 kHz|
|96.0 kHz||20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB)|
|48.0 kHz||20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)|
|44.1 kHz||20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)|
|Nominal Input Level|
|Input Jack 1--2 (XLR type)||-50 to -10 dBu|
|Input Jack 1-2 (1/4 inch TRS phone type)||-35 to +4 dBu|
|Input Jack 3-4||-10 dBu to ∞ (balanced)|
|Nominal Output Level|
|Output Jack 1-4||+4 dBu (balanced)|
|Residual Noise Level|
|Output Jack 1-2||-95 dBu
(input terminated with 1 k ohms, MAIN VOLUME: 0 dB, INPUT SENS: +4 dBu, DIRECT MONITOR VOLUME: OUT1/2 position, IHF-A typ., Balanced)
|S/N RATIO (Typical)|
|Front Panel||Input Jack 1-2 (XLR type / 1/4 inch TRS phone type)
XLR type (balanced / phantom power +48 V)
1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
Digital In Connector (Optical type)
Digital Out Connector (Optical type)
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
|Rear Panel||Input Jack 3-4 (RCA pin type)
Output Jack 1-4 (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
FireWire Connectors (6 pins type, 4 pins type)
|Power Supply||DC 9 V (AC adaptor) / FireWire Bus Power|
|Current Draw||650 mA|
FireWire cable (6 pins to 6 pins)
FireWire cable (6 pins to 4 pins)
|Size and Weight|
1 lbs. 7 oz.