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ECHO GINA3G DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDER

ECHO GINA 3G PCI DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDER

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Gina3G is the third generation of our budget priced, professional quality digital audio recorder. The original Gina premiered in 2000 to critical acclaim and since then we've been perfecting the art of making high quality digital audio recording products at affordable prices. The Gina3G brings you the best features of the Gina24, but with better digital audio converters, dual microphone preamps, and MIDI I/O.

Gina3G is perfect for the budget-minded musician who wants to get into digital audio recording without sacrificing quality for price. You won't need an audio mixer or studio monitors to get started here. Gina3G has all you need: 2 universal inputs with microphone preamps, 6 balanced analog outputs, and a headphone output. ADAT lightpipe I/O, optical and coaxial S/PDIF I/O, and MIDI I/O are also included; so as your studio grows, Gina3G will be able to work with all your new gear. It comes with a 8' cable and PCI card that connects to the audio interface. Gina3G is compatible with PCI and PCI-X (3.3 or 5 volt) motherboards.

Hardware Features

2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line):
110dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
Meters, trim knobs, & phantom power
6 balanced 1/4" analog outputs:
114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
+4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
S/PDIF I/O (coax & optical) at 24-bit/96kHz
ADAT optical digital I/O
MIDI I/O
Stereo headphone output with volume knob
Sync via S/PDIF, ADAT, or MTC
Supports full duplex 10 channel in, 14 channel out operation
Heavy-duty aluminum case
8' cable to connect to PC
PCI bus mastering interface:
Bus powered
Works with PCI-X (3.3/5 volt) & Power Mac G5
A/D & D/A converters in external breakout box
56-bit / 100mHz DSP for digital mixing
Near zero latency hardware monitoring

Software Features

Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels
Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software:
Low Latency ASIO 2.0
GSIF 2.0 (Gigastudio w/ low latency MIDI) (32-bit Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 only)
WDM kernel streaming mode
CoreAudio & CoreMIDI
Surround sound support:
5.1 & 7.1 output w/ delay management
AC3, DTS, & WMA9 output over S/PDIF
SuperChannel resource sharing:
Split I/O between multiple applications
PureWave mode for bit accurate digital I/O

System Requirements

PC System requirements:
Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Genuine Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon CPU
Motherboard with Intel, AMD, Via, or NVIDIA chipset
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
Mac System Requirements
Mac OS X (10.2 or later)
PCI and PCIX compatible G5. (PCI Express not compatible.)
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

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Digital

Coax & Optical S/PDIF, ADAT

Coax & Optical S/PDIF, ADAT

Coax S/PDIF

Coax S/PDIF

Coax S/PDIF

N/A

Analog outputs

6 1/4" (TRS)

8 1/4" (TRS)

2 1/4" (TRS)

1 Stereo

1/8"

4 1/4" (TRS)

8 1/4" (TRS)

12 1/4" (TRS)

Digital outputs

2 or 8

2 or 8

2

2

2

N/A

Analog
inputs

2 universal*

2 universal*,

6 1/4" (TRS)

2 1/4" (TRS)

2 universal*,

2 1/4" (TRS)

2 universal*,

6 1/4" (TRS)

12 1/4" (TRS)

Digital
inputs

2 or 8 

2 or 8 

2

2

2

N/A

Nominal output
levels

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Nominal
input
levels

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Default nominal
level

+4

+4

+4

+4

+4

+4

Analog
input gain

2 universal

2 universal

no

2 universal

2 universal

no

Input
clocks

S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

Word, S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

S/PDIF

S/PDIF

Word & S/PDIF

Word

Output
Clocks

S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

Word, S/PDIF, ADAT, & MTC

S/PDIF

S/PDIF

Word & S/PDIF

Word

Midi

yes

yes 

yes 

yes 

yes 

yes 

Sample
rates

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96

32, 44, 48, 88, 96, 192

Dynamic Range

110dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

112dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

112dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

113dB in, 114dB out; (A-weighted)

Full Duplex

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

GSIF compatible

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Other

headphone output

headphone output

headphone output

bus power supported

headphone output

bus power supported

headphone output

12 channels full duplex 192kHz

Interface

PCI bus master

PCI bus master

FireWire

FireWire

FireWire

FireWire

*Universal inputs support mic, guitar, & line level signals over XLR or 1/4" (balanced TRS or unbalanced TS) cables. Meters, trim knobs, & phantom power switch are provided.

**GSIF compatibility will be added in a software update soon after launch.

All cards have output levels for analog outputs and monitors that can route from any input to any output.
All cards support internal input clock.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Echo Audio warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.

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805-684-4593