Ego Systems’ QuataFire 610 ($499) is an ultra-portablesolution that provides 6-in/10-out in a 1/3-rackunit with 24-bit/192kHzaudio performance.
Features include two front panel-mounted combo connectors switchablebetween mic, line and instrument inputs. The mic preamps are equippedwith switchable +48-volt phantom power, individual input gain controlsand a headphone output with its own monitor level volume. QuataFire 610also features 2-in/2-out MIDI and a coaxial S/PDIF I/O. Front panelfeatures offer two combo (XLR and 1/4-inch) jacks for inputs 1 and 2,mic/line switch and an instrument (hi-Z) switch, while the back panelfeatures RCA-type connectors for analog inputs 3 and 4 and outputs 1through 4, S/PDIF coaxial I/O, 1/4-inch jacks for analog outputs 5through 8 and MIDI 2-in/2-out.
The QuataFire 610 offers high-quality 24-bit/192kHz D/A converterand 112dB dynamic range (96kHz A/D, 107dB dynamic range); support for44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz sample rates; dual mic/line preamps withgain control; input peak indicator; powered by FireWire bus or externalpower supply; support for FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a); and WindowsXP-compatible.