FA-101

FireWire Audio Capture

Portable 10-in/10-out compact, mobile FireWire audio at home or on the road

  • FireWire

Portable 10-in/10-out compact, mobile FireWire audio at home or on the road

The FA-101 has the highest specs available to support your most demanding applications. You get 24-bit, 192kHz simultaneous recording and playback in a compact 1U half-rack unit, with all the headroom you need.

  • - Supports up to 24 bit, 192 kHz
  • - Compatible with Mac OS X standard driver
  • - Two independent, on board mic pre-amps
  • - Capable of full duplex recording and playback on 10 independent channels
  • - Bus powered and durable metal construction for mobile applications
  • - Lots of ins and outs to support a wide range of recording and gigging applications

Supports up to 24 bit, 192 kHz

It is equipped with industry leading AD/DA converters that makes it an industry top by supporting 24-bit,192 kHz simultaneous recording and playback. Create music at the DVD-Audio spec with the FA-101.

Compatible with Mac OS X standard driver*

It has out-of-the-box compatibility with Mac OS X(Panther) standard FireWire audio driver. Combinesthe excellent stability of the OS standard driver and 24-bit, 192 kHz high performance with plug and play.

Two independent, on board mic pre-amps

The front panel is equipped with 2-channel highquality phantom power mic preamps. Carefully selected analog parts are used to ensure the sound is crystal clear.

Capable of full duplex recording and playback on 10 independent channels

Despite the compact body, 10 independent channels are available for recording and playback when working with 24-bit, 96 kHz audio, and full duplex 6 x 6 channels are available when working with 24-bit, 192 kHz audio. Also comes with MIDI interface.

Bus powered and durable metal construction for mobile applications

The FA-101's beautiful aluminum body is finished in vivid red. The ability to take power from the FireWire bus makes it ideal for mobile music creation environments.

Lots of ins and outs to support a wide range of recording and giging applications

Packed into this unit are jacks such as two Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks, a high impedance jack (Hi-Z) for directly connecting a guitar or bass, and even a S/P DIF digital I/O port (optical).

*The driver for the FA-101 is included in Mac OS 10.3.6 or later. It is a
Plug&Play driver supplied by Apple. Please visit Apple.com to download the latest standard FireWire audio driver. New PowerPC based Macs running 10.3.6 or later and all Macs with Intel Core Dual processor come with the appropriate driver for FA-101. Use the "Software Update" feature of OSX to keep the driver up to date.

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels

44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Record: 10 channels
Playback: 10 channels
Full duplex
192 kHz
Record: 6 channels
Playback: 6 channels
Full duplex
* Some computers may not have sufficient performance.

Signal Processing

PC interface
24 bits
AD/DA Conversion
24 bits (linear)

Sampling Frequency

Digital output
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Digital input
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion
44.1/48/88.2/96/192 kHz

Frequency Response

96.0 kHz
20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
88.2 kHz
20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
48.0 kHz
20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)
44.1 kHz
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-2 dB)

Nominal Input Level

Input Jack 1–2 (XLR type)
-50 to -10 dBu
Input Jack 1–2 (1/4 inch TRS phone type)
-35 to +4 dBu
Input Jack 3–6
+4 dBu (balanced)
Input Jack 7–8
-10 dBu to +4dBu(balanced)

Nominal Output Level

Output Jack 1–8
+4 dBu (balanced)

Residual Noise Level

Output Jack 1–2
98 dBu
(input terminated with 1 k ohms, MAIN VOLUME: 0 dB,
INPUT SENS: +4 dBu, DIRECT MONITOR VOLUME: OUT1/2 position, IHF-A typ., Balanced)

SN RATIO (Typical)

OUTPUT
108 dB
INPUT
102 dB

Interface

Firewire (IEEE1394)
Digital input/output―Optical type (conforms to IEC60958)
MIDI IN/OUT

Connectors

Front Panel
Input Jack 1–2 (XLR type / 1/4 inch TRS phone type)
XLR type (balanced / phantom power +48V)
1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
*INPUT2 jack: high impedance is supportedDigital In Connector(Optical type)
Digital Out Connector (Optical type)
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
Rear Panel
Input Jack 3–8 (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
Output Jack 1–8 (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
FireWire (IEEE1394) Connectors

Others

Power Supply
DC 9V (AC adaptor)
Current Draw
900 mA
Accessories
Owner’s Manual
CD-ROM
AC Adatptor
FireWire (IEEE1394) cable (6 pins to 6 pins)
FireWire (IEEE1394) cable (6 pins to 4 pins)

Size and Weight

Width (W)
218 mm8-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
137 mm5-7/16 inches
Height (H)
47 mm1-7/8 inches
Weight
950 g2 lbs. 2 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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