This product has been discontinued.

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the MegaStudio Artist's FireBox hardware and all included software:


  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP
  • Computer: Windows compatible computer with IEEE 1394 FireWire port.
  • CPU/Clock: Pentium, Athlon with 900Mhz or higher (1.5GHz recommended)
  • Memory(RAM): 256 MB (512MB recommended)


  • OS: MacOS X ver. 10.3.7 or later
  • CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/800Mhz or higher (G4/Dual 1 GHz recommended), all Intel/Mac models
  • Memory(RAM): 256 MB (512MB recommended)

Software Compatibility

  • All included software is compatible with both Windows Vista/XP and Macintosh operating systems EXCEPT:

  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio + DVD (Windows Visat/XP only)
  • Sony CD Architect (Windows Visat/XP only)
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

FireBox Specifications

Preamp Bandwidth 10Hz to 50kHz
Preamp Input Impedance 1.3k Ohms
Instrument Input Impedance 1M Ohms
Preamp THD <0.005%
Preamp EIN -125dB
Preamp Gain 45dB (+12dB digital boost switch)
Line Input Impedance 10k Ohms
TRS Output Impedance 51 Ohms
TRS Main Outputs Impedance 51 Ohms
Headphone Output 150mW/Ch 20Hz-20kHz
Phantom Power 48V +/- 2V
Power Supply Ext line Transformer, Internal Switching
Bus Power Six-pin FireWire Port
Analog to Digital Converters 24-bit / up to 96khz
ADC Dynamic Range 107dB
DAC 24-bit / up to 96kHz
DAC Dynamic Range 110dB
IEEE1394 Speed 400mbps

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