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Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for your FireStudio Lightpipe.


  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Turion) (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)


  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later (32- and 64-bit)
  • Intel Core 1 Solo 1.5 GHz processor (Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor 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

  Digital Audio Transfer optical ADAT to FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  FireWire IEEE 1394 Speed 400mbps
  Maximum Inputs/Outputs 32 inputs/ 32 outputs
  Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
  Control Panel Parameters Sample Rate, Latency (PC only), Clock Source
  Optical 1 I/O Ch. 1-8 (44.1, 48k); Ch. 1-4 (88.2, 96k)
  Optical 2 I/O Ch. 9-16 (44.1, 48k); Ch. 5-8 (88.2, 96k)
  Optical 3 I/O Ch. 17-24 (44.1, 48k); Ch. 9-12 (88.2, 96k)
  Optical 4 I/O Ch. 25-32 (44.1, 48k); Ch. 13-16 (88.2, 96k)
  MIDI I/O Standard 5-Pin DIN
  Main analog outputs Impedance Balanced TRS
  Headphone amplifier 150 mW
  Jitter Specification <20ps RMS, 20Hz-20kHz
  Jitter Attenuation >60dB; 1ns in approx.1ps out
  Power Supply IEC Internal switching 100V-240V
  Word Clock BNC Input and Output, 75 0hm


  Input Connector Type IEC
  Input Voltage (factory configured) 90 to 240 VAC
  Power Requirements (Continuous) 20W


Main Chassis
  Package Type 1U - steel chassis
  Dimensions 19(W) X 1.75(H) X 7(D) inches
  Weight 7.0 lbs

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.reserves the right to change any specification stated herein at anytime in the future without notification.


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