Firewire 410 provides four inputs and 10 outputs.
These comprise two analog mic/instrument/line
inputs and eight analog line outputs, plus stereo
digital ins and outs in both co-axial phono and
Toslink optical formats. Recording is available at
up to 24-bit/96kHz, with stereo playback at up to
24-bit/192kHz on the first two outputs, or
24-bit/96kHz if using all eight outputs. A MIDI In
and Out are also provided. This configuration is
designed for basic stereo recording while offering
the option of routing discrete outputs to an
analog mixer or other outboard gear to add further
EQ or effects, or for connection to a surround
sound system. I suspect quite a few mobile
recording enthusiasts might also like to see the
opposite approach — a Firewire 104 with
eight inputs for band recording, and a basic
stereo output for monitoring.
Sample rates: from 32kHz to 96kHz, plus 192kHz playback only to output channels 1/2 and headphones.
Analog inputs: two, balanced XLR with switchable global +48V phantom power, or unbalanced TS quarter-inch jack instrument, both using mic preamp with up to 66dB gain plus optional 20dB pad, or unbalanced line-level TS jack at fixed -10dBV sensitivity.
Analog outputs: eight unbalanced TS quarter-inch jacks at -10dBV level (can directly drive up to 7.1 surround), two headphone outputs with individual level controls.
Digital I/O: S/PDIF in and out on phono co-axial and Toslink optical supporting AC3 and DTS formats.
MIDI: In and Out.
Connection to computer: two six-pin Firewire ports.
Frequency response: 20Hz to 40kHz, +0/-1dB.
Signal-to-noise ratio: -104dB
Dynamic range: 108dBA
THD + noise: 0.00281% at 0dBFS.
Dimensions: 9.25 x 7 x 1.9 inches.