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[ ]Griffin FireWave
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[ ]teardown
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[ ]Griffin FireWave Teardown
Introduction
The FireWave is a device that is, essentially, an external FireWire soundcard made by Griffin Technology as a third party accessory for Apple Inc.'s line of personal computers. [ … ] FireWave uses the FireWire (IEEE 1394) port of the Mac as an audio output to its Dolby Digital sound processing hardware, effectively acting as an external soundcard. [ … ] Griffin Technology's product website explains that FireWave uses the Dolby processors to allow the user to connect a 5.1 surround sound system. Speakers are then connected directly to FireWave's speaker terminals (three female 1/8" stereo connectors). Many different sound setups and configurations are possible, using a combination of Griffin's included FireWave software and Apple's "Audio MIDI Setup" utility. [ … ] Sadly, Griffin Technology's website lists the Griffin FireWave as a discontinued item.
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Conclusion
[ ]To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.
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Summary
[ ]The FireWave is a third party 5.1 sound-card for the mac. it uses a Fire Wire bus to communicate

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