updated 04:30 pm EDT, Tue May 11, 2004
10x10 FW audio interface
Edirol today announced that is now shipping its . Offering direct support for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther using Apple's FireWire Core Audio Driver 1.0.8, the FA-101 is a powerful FireWire Audio interface that offers low latency, portability and stability on the Mac platform. "With its ultra low throughput latency and easy management of audio capabilities, Mac OS X Core Audio integrates a range of audio functionality into the operating system." The FA-101 ($700) is a single half-rack 10x10, 24-bit/96kHz audio interface drawing power directly from a 6-pin FireWire port for portability.
The unit is also capable of 6-in, 6-out at 24-bit/192kHz and offers 8x8 analog I/O with two phantom mic preamps, Stereo Optical S/P DIF I/O, MIDI I/O, and 1/4" headphone output with built-in direct through mixing capabilities for low latency monitoring. The FA-101 also offers an 108 dB (typ) SN ratio on output.