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PreSonus FirePod - Any impressions?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by wesn, May 21, 2004.

  1. wesn

    wesn Guest

    I know Presonus has a decent preamp reputation, and I like that there aren't any superfluous features that distract from the primary purpose, which I suspect helps keep the price low.

    Anyway, it looks like the FirePod is generally available now. Has anyone had a chance to try it out? I'd like a second opinion before it seduces me.


    It appears to be retailing for $599.
  2. i think it's freaking awesome, for the money
  3. texasean

    texasean Guest

    re: i think it's freaking awesome, for the money

    I think it looks pretty good too. I wonder how the preamps compare to the pres in a small mixer such as the Mackie? Any comparison?

    Can you still use a separate preamp or are you stuck with the built in ones?
  4. Samplecraze

    Samplecraze Guest

    I would love to see some test results on this. Their products are always good quality and I have no doubts that this would be another winner, but the rapid price drops concern me a little.
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Re: re: i think it's freaking awesome, for the money

    I have a M80 here and have been living with it for a few months. I don't think the Presounus pres sound any better than the pres in my Mackie SR24 and the Mackie pres can get more gain than the Presonus can ...

    I have tried more than once to get something good out of the M80 and have been frustrated each time without fail ... I hate the thing...

    Kurt Foster
  6. JonCraig

    JonCraig Guest

    i've got the firestation, with the hybrid preamps, and they seem fine to me. the solid state side is nice and clean with more than enough gain for me, while tube drive sounds pretty nice on guitars and such, but not so much on anything else. i will also vouch for the tech support at presonus as being awesome, if that might be a factor in your decision. as for the firepod, though, i haven't heard it, so i don't know if the pres are the same as mine.

    cedar flat fats... wanna sell your m-80?

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