FireWire Audio Interface


The FA-66 is a 6-channel portable FireWire audio interface designed with the mobile recording and performance professional in mind. The FA-66 offers incredible audio fidelity, stability, and a practical set of input and output options. It also offers two XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power, plus two RCA inputs, four balanced +4dBu outputs, optical S/PDIF I/O, a built-in analog limiter, zero-latency direct monitoring, solid metal construction, and FireWire bus power, all in a durable compact case.

6-In/6-Out 24-bit/96kHz Simultaneous Performance

Record and play back up to six channels at 24-bit/96kHz, or record and play back up to four channels at 24-bit/192kHz.

Variety of I/O Options

Record from a variety of sources through the plethora of input and output connectors on the FA-66: 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs with phantom power, Hi-Z (Guitar) switch on input 2, stereo RCA inputs, S/PDIF optical I/O, four individual analog outputs, 1/4" stereo headphone out, and MIDI I/O.

2 XLR/TRS Combo Jacks w/Premium Phantom-Powered Mic Preamps

The FA-66 is a completely portable recording solution with ultra-clean, high-gain microphone preamps and premium analog components. It's perfect for home-studio and field-recording applications.

Built-in Analog Limiter

Prevent clipping in your recordings. Get high-quality live recordings with a wide dynamic range.

FireWire Bus Powered for Mobile Use

No AC adaptor required! Just connect one FireWire (6-pin to 6-pin) cable to your laptop to create a high-quality field recorder. For your desktop use, the FA-66 package comes with an AC adaptor.

Mac OS X Core Audio, WDM, & ASIO 2.0 Support

Compatible with Mac OS X standard CoreAudio. In addition, the FA-66 comes with WindowsXP WDM and ASIO 2.0 drivers for ultra-low latency with most audio applications.

Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring

Listen to audio being recording directly without routing through software. The FA-66's Direct Monitoring function allows the input to go straight to the output for zero-latency monitoring. The FA-66 also offers ultra low latency when monitoring through software or performing with software synths through the Apple CoreAudio driver as well as the WDM/ASIO 2.0 drivers for Windows XP.

Compact, Solid Metal Construction

The FA-66 packs Cakewalk’s latest audio technology in a small, durable case for the ultimate in reliable, portable FireWire audio recording.

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
44.1/48/96 kHz
Record: 6 channels
Playback: 6 channels
Full duplex
192 kHz
Record:4 channels
Playback: 4 channels
Full duplex
Signal Processing
PC interface
24 bits
AD/DA Conversion
24 bits (linear)
Sampling Frequency
Digital output
44.1/48/96 kHz
Digital input
44.1/48/96 kHz
AD/DA Conversion
44.1/48/96/192 kHz
Frequency Response
96.0 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 3-4
-10 dBu to ∞ (balanced)
Nominal Output Level
Output Jack 1-4
+4 dBu (balanced)
Residual Noise Level
Output Jack 1-2
-95 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)
S/N RATIO (Typical)
105 dB
102 dB
Firewire (IEEE1394)
Digital input/output (Optical type, conforms to IEC60958)
Front Panel
Input Jack 1-2 (XLR type / 1/4 inch TRS phone type)
XLR type (balanced / phantom power +48 V)
1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
Digital In Connector (Optical type)
Digital Out Connector (Optical type)
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
Rear Panel
Input Jack 3-4 (RCA pin type)
Output Jack 1-4 (1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced))
MIDI Connectors (In, Out)
FireWire Connectors (6 pins type, 4 pins type)
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC adaptor) / FireWire Bus Power
Current Draw
650 mA
Owner's Manual
Driver CD-ROM
AC Adaptor
FireWire cable (6 pins to 6 pins)
FireWire cable (6 pins to 4 pins)
Size and Weight
164 mm
6-1/2 inches
148 mm
5-7/8 inches
44 mm
1-3/4 inches
0.7 kg
1 lbs. 7 oz.
0 dBu = 0.775 V rms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.



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