Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future

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Are FireWire 400/800 combo host adapters still contra-indicated?
On Jun 15, 2012 1:46 PM, "david" wrote:

> On 06/15/2012 04:46 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

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Are FireWire 400/800 combo host adapters still contra-indicated?

On Jun 15, 2012 1:46 PM, "david" <<=
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On 06/15/2012 04:46 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM, Dave Phillips wrote:

Excellent article/interviews. However, it ignores a rather salient
development - the gradual disappearance of Firewire from desktop and laptop=

machines. The last time I shopped I was surprised to see that FW, like PCI,=

is becoming rare hardware, presumably due to improved performance from USB3=

(?).

It's rather because of USB2 stack on WIndows becoming more solid.
There were times when some M-Audio's USB2 interfaces couldn't be us=
ed
on Windows at all due to IRQ collisions. A friend of mine gave up on
one and exchanged it to a FireWire interface some 6 or 7 years ago,
and that was quite common.

So, I thought about this, but then again I couldn't find much info on
actual rejection of FireWire by vendors as in numbers, stats etc. So I
thought I'd rather skip it.

Thunderbolt is an interesting approach, but I've yet to see a single
audio interface for real work, not fun, using it.

Otherwise a fine piece. Thanks for the pointer, Alex !

You are welcome :)

Alexandre Prokoudine
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phicsworld.org

The real reason for vendor rejection of Firewire is the higher cost of lice=
nsing Firewire vs USB. Margins on hardware are almost non-existent, so ever=
y little bit of cost lowered helps.

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[LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Fri Jun 15, 1:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Fri Jun 15, 2:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Neil, (Sat Jun 16, 6:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Jeremy Jongepier, (Mon Jun 18, 7:12 am)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Thomas Vecchione, (Fri Jun 15, 2:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] FireWire audio on Linux: past, present and future, Thomas Vecchione, (Fri Jun 15, 3:23 pm)