PreSonus Announces Firebox and More at Musikmesse

Announced at Musikmesse this week, PreSonus, which celebrates its ten year anniversary this year, is now shipping the all-new Firebox—a compact yet powerful FireWire recording system with the ability to record and playback six inputs and 10 outputs simultaneously at 24-bit/96k resolution.
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The Firebox

Announced at Musikmesse this week, PreSonus, which celebrates its ten year anniversary this year, is now shipping the all-new Firebox—a compact yet powerful FireWire recording system with the ability to record and playback six inputs and 10 outputs simultaneously at 24-bit/96k resolution. The Firebox is housed in a 1/3U wide metal chassis which also fits in the PreSonus MaxRack rack-mounting system. The Firebox includes two PreSonus microphone/ instrument preamplifiers, two analog line inputs, eight balanced analog line outputs, headphone output as well as SPDIF and MIDI input/output. For enhanced portability, the Firebox can be powered by either a six-pin FireWire connector or the included external power supply. The Firebox ships complete with Steinberg’s Cubase LE 48-track audio production software.

The company is also shipping the new BlueTube DP two channel microphone/ instrument preamplifier with Dual Path Technology. The BlueTube DP will replace the award-winning BlueTube by adding enhanced features such as a dual signal path with both a solid state preamplifier stage and a tube preamplifier stage enabling the user to switch between a transparent solid state preamp and a tube preamp. The new BlueTube DP also boasts a -6dB better signal to noise ratio than its predecessor. Each channel on the BlueTube DP features dual mic/input connectors, balanced XLR and 1/4-inch TRS outputs, 48V phantom power, -20dB pad, polarity inverse and 80Hz roll-off filter. The BlueTube DP is a perfect front-end preamplifier for microphones and instruments for any digital audio workstation.

PreSonus is also demonstrating the ADL 600 high-voltage Class A two-channel tube microphone preamplifier designed by tube circuit designer Anthony DeMaria in the Hyperactive booth #5.1 B54. The ADL 600 is packed with six high-voltage vacuum tubes (three per channel), military-grade switched attenuators, analog VU and LED metering as well as instrument input, line input and selectable microphone input impedance. The ADL 600 uses extremely high voltage power rails (600V peak to peak) delivering 75 dB of gain, +36dB of headroom, and extremely wide frequency range of 5Hz to 80kHz within 0.5 dB.

Visit www.presonus.com for more information.