Echo AudioFire 8 is an 8 input 8 output firewire audio interface that also features 2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line). Echo AudioFire 8 delivers the same high quality hardware and software found in Echo's popular Layla3G product. However, unlike Layla AudioFire 8 uses FireWire protocol as opposed to a PCI slot. With the AudioFire8 you can record 24 bit 96kHz audio with low latency monitoring on any Windows XP or Mac OS X computer (desktop or notebook) with a FireWire port.
Echo AudioFire 8 also comes with two high quality microphone preamps, and provides the perfect centre piece for any professional studio, whether at home or on the road. The universal inputs with mic preamps, phantom power, channel inserts, and trim knobs featured on AudioFire8 allow you to simply plug in your microphone or instrument and record whenever or wherever you want. AudioFire8 also comes with 6 balanced analog inputs (TRS), 8 balanced analog outputs (TRS), a stereo headphone output, 2 FireWire ports, S/PDIF I/O, MIDI I/O, word clock synchronization, and 10 channels of full duplex 24 bit 96kHz recording and playback.