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Old 04-11-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Firewire audio interface advantages?

Hi, I am just wondering what are the advantages of a firewire audio interface? what are the differences between firewire and usb audio interfaces?

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Old 05-11-2011, 05:41 AM   #2
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Re: Firewire audio interface advantages?

more simultaneous signals can be sent through firewire than usb, i don't recall if there's a difference in latency as well but that's the biggest difference
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Re: Firewire audio interface advantages?

Pretty sure you get less latency with Firewire but that's only from personal experience of two different interfaces

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Re: Firewire audio interface advantages?

Latency. Depending on which unit you buy, the A/D converters might be of higher quality as well.
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Re: Firewire audio interface advantages?

My understanding is that firewire has a higher sustained rate of throughput, while USB can be faster for burst throughput, so overall you get better performance from Firewire.

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