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  1. #1

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    Sep 02, 2010
    Unhappy All gear... No idea!!
    Hi folks,

    I bought a Macbook Pro (with firewire port) about 3 months ago as part of a home recording set up. I have a couple of condenser mics knocking around etc, but my question is regarding the Firewire sound card I've bought.

    Its a M-Audio Firewire Audiophile (RRP around 115). The cable I was given (Belkin Firewire cable - grey/red ) doesn't seem to fit the Firewire port on the Macbook... now I apologise if I'm wasting everyone's time with my question but I'm really desperate to start recording some music (I'm better at playing it than recording it - I promise!)

    If anyone could help me I'd really appreciate it (wrong cable/adapter/etc)

    Kindest Regards,


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Sep 02, 2010
    Belkin FireWire Cable IEEE with Quad shielding 6pin to 4pin 1.8m Ref CF1100aed06 - Office 365 UK

    This is the Firewire cable... not fitting the port?!

    Kindest Regards.

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    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Have not really looked at the new MBP ports, but am pretty sure the FW800 port would be 9 pin, not 6 pin.

    6 pin port on left, 9 pin port next to it, two USB ports on the right side

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Assuming it is a 2010 model, then yes the Firewire port on the MBP is Firewire 800 and not 400, so you will need a nine pin cable as our moderator has pointed out. Here are the MBP 2010 specs:-

    MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.53 17" Mid-2010 Specs (Mid-2010 17", MC024LL/A, MacBookPro6,1, A1297, 2352*) @

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