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Old August 17th, 2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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M-Audio FW 410 good for 5.1 monitoring on Mac?

I am looking for an audio interface for my iMac for 5.1 surround sound monitoring, to be used with Final Cut Studio and Logic Pro. I don't have the monitors yet, but one thing at a time...

Searching in this forum has brought up many posts written over the last year or so that seem to indicate that the M-Audio Firewire 410 is a popular choice for this. Is this still the case today, or are there other solutions that I should take a look at?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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The MAudio is still a great choice. PreSonus has some great options, Echo is still one of my faves. Their drivers are simply stable no matter what.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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Echo is still one of my faves. Their drivers are simply stable no matter what.
Thanks, Spot - I assume the AUDIOFIRE8 would be the unit to look at from Echo? Stable drivers are important, no doubt. I recall reading that the M-Audio FW 410 didn't exactly shine in this area, but that was in posts made over a year ago when companies may have still been struggling with Apple's move to Intel CPUs - so maybe this doesn't apply anymore today.

So far, we have:
- M-Audio Firewire 410 - street price around $250
- Echo AUDIOFIRE8 - street price around $500

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I have an AudioFire8 and will testify that it is an excellent unit.
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