M-Audio Firewire 410
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M-Audio Firewire 410

Firewire 410, FireWire audio interface from M-Audio in the FireWire series.

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FP User 01/11/2008

M-Audio Firewire 410 : Recensione di FP User (content in English)

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This card has incredible features for the price. You can read the specs.

Price paid: ~$300

UTILIZATION

Very easy to get started using, easy to use control panel, lots of routing options. The manual is good too. I'm using this with an HP Pavilion P-4 2.8GHZ laptop, with 512mb of ram and an 80gig 4400RPM drive, and I can get around 8ms latency with the ASIO drivers with no dropouts. The website mentions 6-pin firewire, but 4-pin firewire works fine too, you just have to power the device with the included AC adaptor.

GETTING STARTED

The drivers don't work so well with my configuration, unfortunately. I e-mailed tech support 2 days ago but haven't heard back. When using the ASIO drivers, sometimes audio will just stop. Switching to the DirectX driver solves the problem, but after awhile this driver too will stop functioning, at which point switching back to the ASIO driver solves the problem. Very annoying. I'm giving M-Audio the benefit of the doubt at this point as I suspect it is just a bug in the drivers, but it's unsuitable for live performance at this point. This issue also locked up my system at one point, and I lost some work, which was quite upsetting as I've never dealt with these type of issues before. Guess I just need to start saving more often. I've only had the unit for a few days so I haven't lost all hope yet.

OVERALL OPINION

Very clear! I'm very impressed with the sound quality of this unit. The overall output of the unit could be a bit higher, but I was previously using a Seasound Solo EX, which is quite loud. This unit has much better sound quality than the Seasound.

Overall, if my problems are resulting from a driver issue, and the driver issue is resolved, I will be very happy with my purchase. If it's not, I'll be quite disappointed as I really like this unit, but I'll probably end up selling it.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 2-, 2003)