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Behringer Firepower FCA1616

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Worth the rack space

By stompboxjon, 03/04/2012
The Behringer Firepower FCA1616 has 16 inputs and or outputs plus a midi hook up for us on the digital level. In my opinion this is a high quality audio interface. It has 96 Khz resolution as well. It comes with a power supply not too sure if power can be supplied to it from something other than the AC adapter though. But In my time using it I didn’t find another way to provide power to it. So rack it up, it has plenty of ins and outs for your set up and only takes up 1 rack space. So no more having to worry about your rack space being limited with this and still have plenty of ins and outs.


UTILIZATION

During the time I was testing this interface after seeing it at a few music conferences and showcases, which was less than a year ago I did not see any issues with the drivers. The drivers are stable, I never used or needed a manual, everything is pretty much right in front of you and if you have used interfaces before you will have no problems with this one. Unless you are having problems in your DAW , but your DAW manual could probably work you through them.


GETTING STARTED

I had no compatibility issues , synced right up with the daw and we were able to start using right away which is what I like. I hate manuals and difficulties , I like plug and play and that’s what this is.



OVERALL OPINION

Overall, its great, good sound quality and has enough outs and ins for your session. The price for this will be a pretty standard price (well that’s what they are saying) the release date isn’t set yet, but we know it will be later this year. Behringer has provided a quality product here. Much better than some of the other cheaper interfaces they have released. The FCA1616 should be a big hit when they release it! Get your hands on it!

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A good compromise

By BulletZ, 28/06/2014
Profusion / O balanced, 4 front line are compatible / mic / instrument (with fantom power supply 48V), inserts, digital inputs / outputs (optical, ADAT, S / MUX). No level adjustment on inputs 5-8. Compatible USB and Firewire. Not routing internally (direct input to an output assignment), and therefore not operating as independent as possible blender. Purchase for amateur use for recording keyboards / guitar / mic.

UTILIZATION

The machine is class-compliant: no drivers for OSX, one branch and it works. The latency is very correct, I can drop to around 4ms 48kHz Firewire.

GETTING STARTED

Like I said, the implementation OSX there is little simpler: one branch, that's all. Adjustments are made at the DAW. The manual is succinct but sufficient.

OVERALL OPINION

I have this interface for ten months, and use I am very pleased overall. Although in terms of audio quality or technical specifications, there is nothing to fall backwards when put its capabilities relative to its price, it is simply unbeatable. If we regret the absence of on / off button, no level control on inputs 5-8, setting levels headphones post global level, the one firewire port (not practical for chaining) or followed by the input level not really clear, offering an interface such connectivity (especially XLR combos supporting line level / mic / instrument with fantom power on the 4 front panel inputs, independent inserts for each input, ADAT and S Support / MUX and inputs / outputs balanced) at this price level, it is very simple, there is no other. I finally added it can be powered directly from the firewire port (not USB). Note: the first one I had broke down after 6 months (apparently problem with power circuit), but as usual the service Thomann proved worthy of its reputation!
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Behringer Firepower FCA1616 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Behringer
  • Model:Firepower FCA1616
  • Category:FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 01/21/2012
Front Panel
FCA1616 Home Recording Studio
FCA1616 Rear Panel
  • Audiophile audio interface with 24-Bit/96 kHz resolution for virtually any digital recording/mixing environment
  • 4 state-of-the-art MIDAS designed mic preamplifiers, with phantom power, individual Pad, Low Cut and Hi-Z
  • Multi-channel audio and MIDI operation via FireWire or USB2.0
  • Compatible with popular recording software including Pro Tools*, Ableton Live*, Steinberg Cubase*, etc.
  • Streams 16 inputs / 16 outputs plus 1x MIDI I/O with ultra-low latency to your computer, supporting Mac OS X and Windows XP or higher
  • All standard I/O formats supported – analog, S/PDIF (coaxial and optical), ADAT, S/MUX
  • Direct Monitoring and Main Volume control with “near-zero” latency
  • 2 powerful Headphone outputs with individual Volume control, Mono and Source signal select
  • Level control of your stereo or 7.1 active speaker system with a single knob turn
  • Smooth cross-fading between inputs and DAW playback signals while your record sessions
  • 8 analog Inserts for use of external effects such as compressors, etc.
  • Get 8 additional MIDAS designed microphone inputs and line outputs with the BEHRINGER ADA8200*
  • Status and signal presence indication for all analog and digital I/O
  • Powered via external power supply (included)
  • Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins downloadable at www.behringer.com
  • Standard port for Kensington security lock
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

Source: http://www.behringer.com/

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[NAMM] Behringer Firepower FCA1616

Published on 01/21/12
Behringer introduces a 16 In/16 Out, 24-Bit/96 kHz USB/FireWire Audio/MIDI interface with ADAT at NAMM.

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