With the PowerWave, listeners can convert their entire LP or cassette collection into CD or MP3 formats, or they can connect a mic or a music instrument and turn their computers into recording studios. Griffin includes the necessary cable that goes between the computer or iPod and the iFire, and the iFire itself is a compact package smaller than the Apple Pro Mouse. It’s everything you need to become home-recording-ready, in one package. Well, I got one, and got a whole two months of use out of it before my Dad sequestered it for his own use. Reviewing in ATPM is open to anyone.

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Do you know where I can get my hands one? I have great sound again.

Griffin PowerWave USB Audio Interface & Desktop Amp

Since then, the site has gone on to redefine our lives online. You might want to consider using the PowerWave made by Griffin Solder the very fine and fiddly wires onto a standard stereo jack et voila – mine are powered from a Harmon Kardon sub from Ebay. Fortunately for the rest of us, however, one of their coolest products works just as well with Windows PCs as it does with Macs: David Katzmaier updates his advice for cord-cutters, the Marriott cyberattack may be the work of Chinese spies, and Intel chips score a breakthrough.


If you have super-efficient speakers you owe it to yourself to hear just how good it sounds.

Exactly as it is advertised, the iFire is an ideal solution for those who want to use their Apple Pro Speakers with other Macs or iPods. Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 5, powerwsve Use iMic to make your own recordings, too — it’s great for home studio recording and podcasting. It’s up to you. They even supply cables. With an iBook battery life averaged at about half when using the iFire at moderate volume. Now that’s lousy design and built-in obsolescence.

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For old cassettes, I use the Griffin iMic still available connected to one of my old walkman cassette players.

The PowerWave’s USB powwrwave, on the other hand, provides a far cleaner and more effective way of getting sound in and out of the computer. The inside of your computer produces high-frequency noise that can degrade a computer’s audio input and output quality.

Unfortunately, my iFire has malfunctioned and when I bought it that was the last one the store had.

PowerWave replacement? – Topic

Can anybody recommend something that is decently comparable? It’s just a waste to think of all those Apple Pro Speakers that poweerwave no longer be used. You can probably run your cassette tape line level? My trusty but rusty PowerBook G4 three years old was stolen recently.


The jacks are less than perfect and occasionally one or both need to be carefully re-seated, but other than that — using it at work with a Mac G5 tower and Apple Pro Speakers lovely clear acrylic “globes” powerwavve it pumps nice sound though the speakers to the best of the speakers limited capabilities.

However, if I do what Nigel suggests 33 how do I power them? Oh dear, how sad, hello 17″ MacBook Pro, 7x powerwwave, etc. I would think that it would, but was wondering if anyone ppwerwave tried it. Luckily, the instructions inside the box are very simple to follow. Add to My Favorites. The PowerWave also ensures hassle-free expansion, especially as many new Mac and PC desktop and portable computers now ship without audio inputs.

Where can I get one?