This product has been discontinued.

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

Technical Specifications


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 any time, without notification.