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ESI ESP1010e


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ESI ESP1010e

Category:  Products / audio interfaces / soundcards + breakout box

Added: 25-Aug-10  |  Author: admin

New price: 153.00 Euros - 127.17 GBP  |   S/H price: Not listed

ESI ESP1010e

ESI ESP1010e, 24bit/96kHz Recording System contains PCIe card with external 19" interface, up to 8 analog inputs, 2 with microphone preamps, 2 Hi-Z equipped inputs, 24bit/96kHz/107dB(a), switchable +48V phantom power support, with external power supply (recommended, not included, optional), up to 8 analog outputs, 24bit/96kHz/112dB(a), coaxial S/PDIF in and outputs, PCIe card, compatible with low-profile systems, 2 headphone outputs, 2 MIDI inputs, 2 MIDI outputs, 2m connection cable between 19" box and PCIe card, support for DirectWIRE 3.0, EWDM driver: MME, DirectSound, ASIO 2.0 support, Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/2003 compatible, power supply optional, incl. Steinberg Cubase LE 4

ESP1010e is the perfect audio gear for multi channel recording applications in your home studio and for home entertainment. The upgraded version of our famous ESP1010 is now a PCIe (PCI Express) solution, integrating the latest interface standard for extremly fast and reliable data transfer, more reliable and stable than comparable FireWire or USB 2.0 interface solutions.

The hardware is equipped with 24-bit converters on up to 8 analog inputs, up to 8 analog outputs. Two input connectors are equipped with microphone preamps with balanced XLR connectors and switchable phantom power supply that can be used with high quality dynamic and condenser microphones, in addition two Hi-Z inputs are provided to directly connect and use guitar input signals. ESP1010e also provides a 24-bit 96kHz coaxial digital input and output, a 32 channel MIDI I/O interface with 2 inputs and 2 outputs and full EWDM driver with DirectWIRE functionality.

All this makes ESP1010e a perfect multi channel recording solution for all the latest audio applications including Cubase, Nuendo, Cakewalk, Sonar, Logic Audio,Cool Edit, Vegas, etc. - the system is simple to install and simple to use and is a great choice for you to build a home studio around. Last but not least, it is very affordable.

That's the ESI promo for the product, and all I can say is, I own 2 ESI cards: The ESP1010 PCI card version (the fore-runner of this product), and the Juli@, both of which run flawlessly at VERY low latencies of 48 or 64 samples and nary a problem ever! ESI write some of the best drivers in the business, if not THE best, and this product should prove to be another winner imo.

Let's take a look in close up at the card, and front/rear panels of the package...

The PCIe card in close up

Front of the rack-unit in close up

Like with my ESP1010, two phantom power equipt mic pre's are included in the front-panel; however, if you want 48V you must use an optional 12V wall-wart power supply. One thing to note is the mic sockets are rivetted to the front panel, so no undue strain will be placed upon the circuit-board connections inside the unit as you sometimes get where such units don't use extra support for front-panel XLR's, (relying instead on soley the internal board-connection to take the strain). Complimenting the two XLR mic inputs are 2 additional stereo HI-Z inputs for guitar connections etc, and the first 4 standard line-inputs (1-4)...To the right of the front-panel are the two, (yes two!) headphone sockets, which is a bonus as you don't need to buy a headphone distribution unit when working with 2 people!

Rear of the rack-unit in close up

Round at the back of the unit, the last 4 line-inputs are available (inputs 5-8), as well as the 8 line-outputs. Next to those we have the 4 MIDI sockets - Yup! you get 2 MIDI busses on the ESP1010e; 32 channels to handle even extensive outboard setups! - Next to the MIDI sockets are the RCA S/PDIF In/Out connections... Additionaly we find here the 12V connector for the optional wall-wart power supply, and the EDI-II socket to connect the main cable from the PCIe card.


  • PCIe card with external 19" interface
  • up to 8 analog inputs, 2 with microphone preamps, 2 Hi-Z equipped inputs, 24bit/96kHz/102dB(a)
  • switchable +48V phantom power support, with external power supply (recommended, not included, optional)
  • up to 8 analog outputs, 24bit/96kHz/108dB(a)
  • coaxial S/PDIF in and outputs
  • PCIe card, compatible with low-profile systems
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • 2 MIDI inputs, 2 MIDI outputs
  • ~ 2m connection cable between 19" box and PCIe card
  • support for DirectWIRE 3.0
  • EWDM driver: MME, DirectSound, ASIO 2.0 support
  • Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/2003 compatible

Based on my extensive use of the ESP1010 PCI (non PCIe version) & ESI's excellent Juli@ stereo i/o card, I would expect this product to be superb! Additionaly, at the deal price Thomann are currently doing it for (127GBP), it's utterly unbeatable value!!...There' nothing on the market to touch this for value/quality ratio imo.

Any users out there?... Please leave a review or user-comments below!...

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Product:  ESI - ESP1010e
Name: uone
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Date: 17-Oct-13

dear sir i would like to get information with this following product 2m connection cable between 19" box and PCIe card we lost the cable
as our unit of esi esp10
please give information where we can purchase that cable
and pls quote the price

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