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Connecting Firewire 400 audio device to Mac Book Pro
Old 13th September 2011
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Connecting Firewire 400 audio device to Mac Book Pro

I have an older Konnekt 8 firewire 400 interface I'm trying to connect to my new MB Pro with only an 800 port. Bought a 800 to 400 cable with no luck even with the external power connected.

In the market possibly for a new FW audio device but am finding almost none are FW 800, so am I out of luck completely for using any kind of FW audio devices on my new MB Pro? Have to go USB (have both of my USB slots taken up btw, so would be a major PITA).

Thanks!
Old 13th September 2011
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Just about any FW 400 spec interface will work fine. Take your pick!? 400 is still plenty fast for most audio jobs.
No idea why your old interface doesn't work though..
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Originally Posted by Llitsor View Post
Just about any FW 400 spec interface will work fine. Take your pick!? 400 is still plenty fast for most audio jobs.
No idea why your old interface doesn't work though..
Thanks for the help, maybe could be the 800 to 400 cable does not work??

Anyone have suggestions on ones they know to work?
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9-pin FW800 to 6-pin FW400 should be no problem. FW800 is backward compatible.

I have used three different FW400 devices with my MBP.

Search on and I'm sure you'll find an explanation to your problems.


/Peter
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