[LAU] firewire soundcard, recommendations please

Petter Sundlöf petter.sundlof at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 06:23:18 EDT 2009

I couldn't wholeheartedly recommend the Saffire. I have a Saffire (non 
LE) and running latest ffado I get random crackles when using the mixer 
and jack/computer crashes when exporting in Ardour.

Atte André Jensen skrev:
> Hi
> I'm looking for my first firewire soundcard.
> I need:
> * min 4 outs
> * min 4 ins
> * at least one of the ins should provide 48V
> * at least 2 (3-4 would be better) ins should be non-48V mic ins
> Looking at http://www.ffado.org/?q=devicesupport/list, and the price 
> tags, this brings me down to the following three:
> Echo AudioFire 4
> Edirol FA-66
> Focusrite Saffire LE
> Now I'm looking for recommendations. I assume they all work flawlessly 
> with linux, right? How about sound quality (convertes, preamps), latency 
> and stabillity? Are there any cards I've overlooked, esp something 
> that'll provide 3-4 mic preamps?
> Thanks in advance for any input.

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