Reviews and Problems with AF2 Echo Audiofire 2 - 4 In 6 Out 24-Bit/96kHz Pocket Sized Firewire Audio Recording Interface on the Go
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road ready: bring on the abuse
Laurence E. Hall, amazon.com
27 August 2011
Summary: I love this interface. It's tough, reliable and has a very clean sound. Compact and perfect for travel and even endures the most rugged caress via the TSA. When you've only got soo much space in a club or dark cave somewhere, this is the perfect interface. Plug n play with OSX. This thing is solid and constantly delivers.
Summary: The item arrived promptly. I am an experienced computer operator and have built my own PC but I had problems with the installation and operation of this audio-interface. It never worked as it should have done, even after numerous emails and phone calls to the manufacturer's Support Line, who were extremely helpful. After 4 weeks of struggling to make this piece of hardware work, I gave up and returned it.
Summary: I've spent months trying to get this to work with Vista and XP and have finally just given up. The unit worked so badly with so many problems even the Echo tech support folks thought it was broken; I sent it back to get fixed and they told me it works. I use a Dell 1405 laptop with Vista and have tried both Home Premium and Ultimate. I created an XP partition just to see if I could get this working, using XP SP3.
Summary: Worked right out of the box with OS X. Good quality converts, very rugged case and sounds wonderful. Needs a headphone amp if you're using headphones. Other than that it's a good firewire card and I don't have any complaints. Can't go wrong with an echo product.
Summary: This is a nice soundcard. Has a neat little footprint and takes up hardly any space. Very clean sound quality, very faithful to the source material and pretty well connected for such a tidy little box (it even has a break-out lead with MIDI inputs). 2 in, 2 out, not much messing about (although there is a headphone socket with a volume knob). It's very stable on my Macbook Pro, no pops and clicks.