Prism Sound 8C-FW Firewire I/O for Dream ADA8XR



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The 8C-FW FireWire I/O Module (type PREV039/10/1) provides up to eight channels of digital audio input and output for the ADA-8XR over a FireWire (also known as IEEE-1394) bus connection.

The FireWire I/O Module enables the ADA-8XR to be used as a high-quality ‘soundcard’, or I/O interface, for native PC and Macintosh workstation applications. Up to four ADA-8XRs may be connected on the same FireWire bus allowing up to 32 channels of simultaneous recording and playback.

Each FireWire card caters for 8 simultaneous input and output channels at up to 96kHz sampling rate, or for 4 simultaneous input and outputs channels at 176.4 and 192kHz sampling rates. 8 channel simultaneous input and output applications at sampling rates over 96kHz require two FireWire cards. 16-channel input or 16-channel output applications are also supported at up to 96kHz with two FireWire cards.

For Windows PC (Vista and higher, 32 and 64 bit) applications, a driver is supplied with the module, which makes the ADA-8XR appear as Windows Driver Model and ASIO-compliant audio device.

For macOS applications, the Operating System will automatically recognize the connected ADA-8XRs and make them available to applications as an OS X Core Audio device.

For computers without FireWire, this can also be used with Thunderbolt-equipped computers via a third-party Thunderbolt to FireWire adaptor. Of course, FireWire adaptors are also available for ExpressCard and various flavors of PCI cards.

Tech Specs:

Electrical Interface

2 x 6 Pin IEEE-1394a Compliant

IEEE-1394 Power Class


Audio Format

IEC 61883-6 (2nd Edition)

Manufacturer Part Number


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