A question about "M-Audio Firewire Solo" or similar devices:
As manual claims "SNR" is -101dB at "min gain". And the device provides 40dB of gain.
That means noise will increase with cranking the gain knob?

And do I still need earth connection with this device? coz I need with my PCI soundcard?

Thanks in advance.
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Don't double post.

And yes, the gain knob controls gain...that was easy.
As for the other question, I'd say just hit up customer service...
I'm quite sure if you use a 6pin 6pin firewire cable it can leech power off your computer, my Firebox does that.
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