Audio Interface Suggestions!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by J Radical, Jun 6, 2007.


Which is the best Audio Interface for my needs?

  1. Presonus Firebox

  2. M-Audio Firewire Solo

  3. Konnekt 8

    0 vote(s)
  4. Other (please name)

  1. J Radical macrumors regular

    J Radical

    Nov 20, 2006
    Hi everyone

    I'm in the market for an audio interface and I'm new to world of recording. I've already asked a few questions and made use of the primer thread, now I have most of the information I just want to get some of your thoughts on what audio interface is best for me.

    I plan on recording guitars and vocals directly into my macbook/garageband. So I need a Hi-Z input, Mic Input with power and pre-amps. I've been looking at a few contenders and I've narrowed it down to the following:

    Presonus Firebox (

    A well established interface within budget but which has had some issues with firewire power.

    M-Audio Firewire Solo (

    A known brand but doesn't seem to do as much as the Firebox or Konnekt 8

    Konnekt 8 (

    A new comer following advice from another forum. The Konnekt 8 ticks all the right boxes, Hi-Z inputs with higher impedance (1 million ohms) than any other, quality pre-amps and a more attractive casing. This is a fairly new box and people have warned me about drivers. I don't know what to make of it all- it seems too good to be true so anyone with experience with it would be appreciated- I can't even find a reliable site review.

    All these devices are firewire and the Konnekt 8 is the most expensive. I'd really appreciate your thoughts and advice before I make this big purchase. I'm also open to other products I haven't listed here- just tell me what they are!
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Hey I think any would be fine. Many people I know have that PreSonus box and it works good.

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