PreSonus FireStudio Project Firewire Recording System, 10 Input/Output, 24-bit Resolution, Mixer/Router

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About PreSonus

The FireStudio Project a complete 24-bit/96K professional recording system combining eight Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers, 24-bit/96k sample rate conversion, and a zero-latency matrix router mixer. The FireStudio Project is bundled with PreSonus Studio One Artist, groundbreaking music creation program, and over 4 GB of virtual instruments, plug-ins, loops, and samples to get you started making music immediately.

Great for professional studio recording, live sound recording, performance, podcasting and more, the FireStudio Project is designed for flexibility and ultra-high sonic performance. Whether you need to record a live drum set, mic a guitar amp, or a complete band, the FireStudio Project is ready and more than able. With the new FireControl Mixer/Router you can send up to five individual mixes to different musicians during recording so that every band member can have a custom headphone mix.

The FireStudio Project can be daisy-chained with one or more FireStudio Projects or FireStudio Tubes to expand your number of recording inputs. Two and three units daisy-chained in any combination has been tested at PreSonus, however, the total number of units that can be daisy-chained depends on your computer's processor speed, amount of RAM and computer configuration.

PreSonus Features

  • 8 dual-purpose front-panel channel inputs, each with high-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifiers
  • 6 mic/line inputs
  • 2 mic/instrument inputs
  • Individual channel-trim controls with -16 to +16 dBV line / -4 to +50 dBu mic gain range
  • 3-segment, fast-acting LED input metering on all analog channels
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in pairs)
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Main-output gain control
  • Power/Sync LED (indicates unit is synced to word clock)
  • Daisy-chain multiple FireStudios or other FireStudio-family products to create a large, custom system
  • Studio One Artist digital audio workstation software included
  • 1U 19" rack-mountable, rugged steel chassis
  • Sealed, detented, metal rotary controls
  • Internal power supply with standard IEC power cord

PreSonus Specifications

Computer system requirements 1
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)
Computer system requirements 2
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)
Computer system requirements 3
Windows and Macintosh Systems: IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port
Internet connection recommended
DVD-ROM drive
Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
Microphone Preamp Type
XLR Female Balanced
Microphone Preamp Frequency Response
20 Hz to 50 kHz
Microphone Preamp Input Impedance
1600 ohms Balanced
Microphone Preamp THD + N
< 0.0003% (unwtd, 1kHz at +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain)
Microphone Preamp EIN
-126 dBu (unwtd, 55dB Gain, 150 ohms Input, 20Hz to 22kHz)
Microphone Preamp S/N Ratio
> 101dB (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20Hz to 22 kHz)
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
> 55dB (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain)
Microphone Preamp Gain Control Range
-4 dB to 50dB
Microphone Preamp Maximum Input level
+14 dBu (Unity Gain, 1 kHz at 0.5% THD+N)
Signal Level LEDS
Red / Clip (±0.5 dB): +10 dBu (o dBFS)
Yellow (±0.5 dB): +4 dBu (-6 dBFS)
Green (±0.5 dB): -30 dBu (-40 dBFS)
Microphone Preamp Phantom Power
+48 VDC (±2 VDC)
Instrument Input Type
XLR Female Balanced
XLR Female Balanced Impedance
1 M ohms
Line Inputs Type
XLR Female Balanced
Line Inputs Frequency Response
20 Hz to 50 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Line Inputs Input Impedance
10 Kohms (Balanced)
Line Inputs THD+N
< 0.0003% (unwtd, 1kHz at +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain)
Line Inputs S/N Ratio
> 101dB (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20Hz to 22 kHz)
Line Inputs Gain Control Range
-16dB to +16dB
Line Inputs Maximum Input Level
+10 dBu
XLR Female Balanced Maximum Input Level
+22 dBu
Line Outputs Type
1/4" TRS Balanced
TRS Balanced Output Impedance
51 ohms
Headphone Output Type
1/4" TRS Active Stereo
TRS Active Stereo Maximum Output
150 mW/CH at 60 ohms Load
TRS Active Stereo Frequency Response
10 Hz - 70kHz (±1.0 dB)
FireWire (IEEE 1394) Speed
ADC Dynamic Range
114 dB (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)
DAC Dynamic Range
114 dB (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)
Bit Depth
Reference Level for 0dBFS
+10 dBu
Internal Sample Frequency Selections
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 (kHz)
Jitter Specification
<20ps RMS, 20Hz-20kHz
Jitter Attenuation
> 60dB; 1ns in approx.1ps out
Power Input Connector Type
Power Input Voltage (factory configured)
90 to 230 VAC
Power Requirements (Continuous)
2 FireWire 400 ports
2 combo XLR/ 1/4" mic/instrument inputs
6 XLR mic/line inputs
2 balanced 1/4" main (L/R) line outputs
8 general-purpose balanced 1/4" line outputs
1 1/4" stereo headphone output with volume control
2 balanced 1/4" line-level insert sends (for channels 1 and 2)
2 balanced 1/4" line-level insert returns (for channels 1 and 2)
S/PDIF in/out (coaxial)
MIDI in/out
24-bit resolution and up to 96 kHz sampling rate
High-definition A/D/A converters (+114 dBu dynamic range)
JetPLL Jitter Elimination Technology (improved stereo imaging and clarity)
Zero-latency monitoring via 18x10 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)
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
Dimensions (W x H x D)
19" x 1.75" x 7 / 48.26 x 4.44 x 18 cm
7.0lbs / 3.17 kg
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