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firepod or saffire pro10

Discussion in 'Recording' started by nillox, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. nillox

    nillox Guest

    iv been looking into 8ch preamps to replace my 2ch mbox2 and i first came across the firepod, which seems perfect for me, but recently i discovered the saffire pro10 by focusrite. the firepod is 100euro cheaper but iv heard the focusrite preamps are better quality. can anyone compare the two for me maybe of give me some insight on the saffire pro? iv looked it up here but came up short (or didnt look hard enough) any info will be great
  2. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    Ive never used the Focusrite. but i do own a firepod which has been a great addition to the studio. i went for a 4 horrible mic pres on my alesis usb to 8 very acceptable pres with the firepod and its so much easier being able to track 8 channels.

    ive heard some excellent results with this. id say go with the firpod unless theres something about the focusrite i havent heard.
  3. droc8705

    droc8705 Active Member

    i second the firepod. i've got one and love it. i've never used the focusrite, but i just went to their website and didn't see anything super special about it that would make me want it instead of the firepod. also, the website didn't say whether or not it supplied phantom power. the firepod supplies phantom power to all 8 preamps; i'm not saying that the focusrite doesn't have it, i just didn't see it on the website. the site didn't even have a picture of it, which kinda turns me off of the product anyway. idk, maybe it's just me, but i like for the company to be proud enough to put a pic up of their product on the one little page that they dedicate to it...but that's another issue altogether.

    anyway, go with the firepod...it's a bitchin' cool toy.

  4. nillox

    nillox Guest

    the thing i noticed about the saffire pro was that it had no monitor out like in the firepod. or is there one that i didnt notice
  5. droc8705

    droc8705 Active Member

    ok, so i must correct myself...i guess i was looking at the wrong page on the website; it DOES have phantom power and there ARE pics up. as for the monitoring question, i didn't see one either. i know for a fact that the firepod has two, so that way you can send one to monitors and one to a headphone amp.

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