Monday, January 14, 2013

M-Audio Fast-Track Pro PCB Pictures

I'm a little annoyed by the limitations of the M-Audio Fast-Track Pro, so I'm thinking about how to mod it. My main grief is the abysmally bad windows drivers that bluescreen constantly under Win7. Then there is the limitation of USB1.1, which does not have enough bandwidth for anything more than 2x24/96 streams. My plan is to make a normal standalone S/PDIF ADC/DAC (2in, 2out, 24/96) out of it.

First, I took a few pictures of the two PCBs inside the unit, and traced a few signals. You can see immediately that the electronic layout of the unit is very tidy!

Main integrated components:
Misc. Digital
The phantom voltage generator has a venerable NE555!

OP-Amps
  • NJM2115 NRC Dual Operational Amplifier
  • NJM3414 NRC Single Supply Dual High Current Operational Amplifier (Headphone Out)


From M-Audio Fast Track Pro

From M-Audio Fast Track Pro

From M-Audio Fast Track Pro

From M-Audio Fast Track Pro

From M-Audio Fast Track Pro

5 comments:

Tim Gugudan said...

Did you ever do any mods? I'm looking to see if there are any possibilities.

Tim Gugudan said...

Have you replaced any of those components?

Christian Vogel said...

Hi Tim,

no, I have not replaced any of the components. As I don't use this interface for anything serious any more I don't see the point. Also: It's good enough for me to listen to mp3s ;-).

Chris


Unknown said...

Hi Chris. How are u?
Do you know how I can buy the Coil 220 component? Its in the L8 square.

Unknown said...

Hi Chris. Sorry for being inconvenient. I'm looking to buy the coil 220 or the entire underside. Would you help me and let a musician be very happy? =)
I have uploaded a image. Can u see it? Thx a lot!