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Old 14th November 2009, 07:27 PM   #11
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Best USB or Firewire Interface for Speaker Testing?
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Generally speaking, is Firewire 800 superior to USB 2 on a Mac? That is, should I be looking at a Firewire interface over USB?
Yes. Firewire 400 is superior to USB 2 in this kind of ap. USB 3 may change things, but i wouldn't count on it.

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Old 29th November 2009, 02:24 AM   #12
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More recently, I have been looking at the Apogee Duet. Although it incorporates a good pre-amp (which I already have), it has a Firewire interface, it is designed for Mac, it reportedly has a very good analogue to digital converter and is relatively inexpensive. I only need 2 mic inputs and am not paying for other features not required. Has anyone used one of these units with Mac-the-Scope or Fuzzmeasure? Feedback on its suitability for speaker testing would be appreciated.
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Old 29th November 2009, 02:54 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Iain McNeill View Post
Last time I checked out firewire for a windows laptop there were problems. The Presonus Firebox just couldn't do glitch free audio for more than a minute or so. Tried half a dozen firewire PCMCIA cards but it never worked. Maybe I should have gotten a new laptop as well

<edit> see your a maccie so no prob's then.
Heya Iain,

It's not the card or your laptop, it's the incompetent drivers written for them.

Check to see if there are open source Windows drivers for it, they are lean and fast

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