The Presonus FireStudio Mobile is a portable firewire interface sporting six line-level inputs alongside two microphone/instrument level ins with proprietary Class A XMAX™ preamps. All this combined with stereo S/PDIF digital I/O gives the FireStudio more inputs than most mobile audio interfaces! Conversely, the FireStudio Mobile features balanced line outs, a headphone output, and MIDI I/O. Multiple FireStudios can be chained together for even more ins and outs!
The FireStudio Mobile does include an external power supply; however, it can also operate via FireWire bus power. Some may be asking, but what about Phantom Power? Not to worry—the FireStudio Mobile can supply +48V Phantom Power even when being powered via FireWire!
FireStudio Mobile Features
8 analog input channels, including mic, line, and instrument inputs
2 front-panel combo XLR/¼” mic/instrument inputs with high-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
6 balanced ¼” line-level inputs
2 balanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs
1 stereo ¼” headphone output with volume control
2 FireWire 400 ports
Individual channel-trim controls with -30 dBV to +50 dBV line/-10 to +70 dBu mic gain range
48V phantom power for condenser microphones
Main-output level control
3-segment, fast-acting LED input metering
Power/Sync LED (indicates unit is synced to word clock)
Daisy-chain multiple FireStudio-family products to create a large, custom system