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Computer system requirements:

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

Windows

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)

    Note: Windows 7 was the last supported Microsoft OS for this device

  • 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)

Macintosh

  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later (32- and 64-bit)

    Note: 10.7 was the last supported Mac OS for this device.

  • 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 Mac 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.

Microphone Preamp (XLR Balanced)
All measurements Microphone Input to Direct Output

Frequency Response (+0,- 0.5dB)

20Hz to 50KHz
Frequency Response (+0/-3.0 dB) 20Hz to 150KHz
Input Impedance 1600 Ohm
THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain) <0.003%
EIN (unwtd, 55dB Gain, 150 Ohm Input, 20Hz to 22KHz) -126dBu
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz) >101dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1KHz, 55dB Gain) >55dB
Gain Control Range (+/-1dB) -6dB to 55dB
Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N) +17dBu
Phantom Power (+/- 2VDC) +48VDC
Instrument Input (1/4" TRS, Preamps 1 & 2)
Input Impedance 1 Mega Ohm
Line Inputs (1/4" TRS, Preamps 3 to 8)
All measurements Line Input to Direct Output

Frequency Response (+0,- 0.5dB)

20Hz to 50KHz
Frequency Response (+0/-3.0 dB) 20Hz to 150KHz
Input Impedance (Balanced) 10 KOhm
THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain) < 0.003%
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz) >101dB
Gain Control Range (+/-1dB) -9dB to +12dB
Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N) +23dBu
Insert Jacks (1/4" TRS)
Send Output Impedance (Unbalanced, Ring) 51 Ohm
Return Input Impedance
(Unbalanced, Tip)
10KOhm
Direct Outputs/DAC Outputs (1/4" TRS)
Output Impedance (Impedance Balanced) 51Ohm
Signal Level LEDs
Clip (+/- 0.5dBu) +18dBu
Digital Audio
ADC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate) 107dB
DAC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate) 110dB
Bit Depth 24
Reference Level for 0dBFS +18dBu
Digital Audio Output (2-Toslink™ Connectors, 8 channels) ADAT/SMUX
Digital Audio Input (2-Toslink™ Connectors, 8 channels) ADAT/SMUX
Internal Sample Frequency Selections (KHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
External Sample Frequency Inputs BNC, ADAT (SMUX),SPDIF
BNC Word Clock Output Level (75 Ohm load) 4.5V
BNC Word Clock Input Level Range 3.0 to 5.5V
Power
Input Voltage Range 18 to 30VDC
Power Requirements (Continuous) 24W
DC Input Connector Type 5.5mm OD/2.1mm ID Barrel, Center Positive
External Switching Power Supply 90-230VAC/35W
Digital
Jitter <20ps RMS, 20Hz-20kHz
Jitter Attenuation >60dB, 1ns in=>1ps out

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.

Jim Pavett

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