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Hello. I use a Presonus Firebox audio interface and I have problems connecting it. I use a firewire card with a VIA 1397 chipset bought on AliExpress, and a 6-pin to 6-pin Firewire cable. I connect the interface through the FireWire card. When I connect the interface through the firewire card, nothing appears in the device manager. I tried to install its drivers in older systems, such as Windows 7. It finds its drivers, both the interface and the WDM driver. I can select them from the control panel of the interface different formats, and there are no changes when I select other formats from 44 to 96khz. Or when I select the internal or S/PDIF mode (there are no changes in the drivers). I tried to load the Asio drivers of the interface in FL Studio , but when I try to use them, it says 1 or more channels are needed. The control panel and the interface mixer work ok on systems like Windows 7, but I have no sound through its digital output. The setup of the interface drivers doesn't seem to do much many, and I install the drivers manually, even without much success. I have no sound or anything else through its digital outputs. It shows me that it is out of sync (the LED is red). I also tried to use an external power supply for the interface besides the standard power supply from the firewire board. At least on Windows 10 I have no luck in installing the drivers. The interface is identified by class 61883 drivers when it is installed, but without any sound on the digital output.

Firewire card link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005676841335.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.10.1adb1802S5u7xn

Firewire Cable link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000480540476.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.5.1adb1802S5u7xn

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Posted by: @meganitro24

Hello. I use a Presonus Firebox audio interface and I have problems connecting it. I use a firewire card with a VIA 1397 chipset bought on AliExpress, and a 6-pin to 6-pin Firewire cable. I connect the interface through the FireWire card. When I connect the interface through the firewire card, nothing appears in the device manager. I tried to install its drivers in older systems, such as Windows 7. It finds its drivers, both the interface and the WDM driver. I can select them from the control panel of the interface different formats, and there are no changes when I select other formats from 44 to 96khz. Or when I select the internal or S/PDIF mode (there are no changes in the drivers). I tried to load the Asio drivers of the interface in FL Studio , but when I try to use them, it says 1 or more channels are needed. The control panel and the interface mixer work ok on systems like Windows 7, but I have no sound through its digital output. The setup of the interface drivers doesn't seem to do much many, and I install the drivers manually, even without much success. I have no sound or anything else through its digital outputs. It shows me that it is out of sync (the LED is red). I also tried to use an external power supply for the interface besides the standard power supply from the firewire board. At least on Windows 10 I have no luck in installing the drivers. The interface is identified by class 61883 drivers when it is installed, but without any sound on the digital output.

Firewire card link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005676841335.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.10.1adb1802S5u7xn

Firewire Cable link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000480540476.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.order_list_main.5.1adb1802S5u7xn

normally I use the interface via double TRS cable to Jack on its inputs and another TRS cable to 2*RCA through the headphone output, when I connect it to the Amplifier.
It has a rather noisy headphone output with a bizarre background noise. When I had its drivers, I could hear an interference with my headphones connected to the interface's headphone output.

 


   
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I might have misunderstood your question on YouTube. Are you trying to get this working on Windows?

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@vennmints Hello. Yes, I use windows 10. Recently a few days ago I tried to install the firewire1394 drivers on Ubuntu 23 legacy, after several failed attempts I did not continue. I installed FFADO and qjack, and several things for the old 1394 driver and it seems that when I connect the interface, the system does not see it, its LED remains red. That is, when I connect it to the firewire card, no driver appears on my computer, but somehow, in Windows, when I install the drivers, I can install them later many attempts a 61883 class driver. Usually when I try to add a legacy hardware, both on Windows 7 and on Windows 10 it tells me that the drivers are not compatible. I tried to register the drivers with regsvr32 and install them in windows system 32 and syswow64, no luck. When I connect the interface to the firewire card, it's as if it doesn't find anything connected, but when I forcibly install some drivers, the drivers have no problems, but they don't work, the 61883 is the one of the firewire card, the WDM it is the theoretical sound one. Now I am continuing some experiments on Windows 7 in dual boot given that the interface is compatible with older systems. I want to mention that in ubuntu, it finds my firewire card, but not the interface, and the interface is not identified in computer gen. I use the firewire card in the PCI port.


   
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The Presonus Firebox not being recognized on Linux is most likely due to the VIA chipset. I recommend using one using a Ti chipset, like the one in the Syba SY-PEX30016. 

My FireStudio works out of the box on Debian 12. There is no need for FFADO or Jack since the ALSA drivers are now in the Linux kernel.

 

Posted by: @meganitro24

PCI port

Did you mean PCIe? Or are you using a PCI FireWire card?

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@vennmints My Firewire Card is installed in a PCI slot,because this is what is using...and is a chipset via6308.

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I saw the most cards use a molex connector,probably to have a certain tension,my model of card wich i mentioned in the topic it doesn't having a molex connector.

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Anyways,i bought few days ago a new card and i will try with that one

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The card wich i buyed recently( a new one ) :
(( https://a.aliexpress.com/_EvYpYO9 ))

Is using an ASMEDIA chipset.

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Best of luck with your project. I hope your new card works better for you under Windows. I have no experience configuring FireWire for that OS.

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@vennmints Thanks a lot.In case i will try with Linux again i will post here next time...


   
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