I just got the TASCAM FW-1804 interface, which has a 6pin FW400 cable. My DAW has a FW800 card with 9pin sockets. I’ve tried hooking the 1804 up using a 9 to 6 adaptor, but it doesn’t function properly. I get MIDI in and out over the FW, but no audio.
I’m wondering if I’d have better luck with a proper FW800 9 to 6 cable, or if I have to relinquish that beautiful PCI-X 64 bit FW card for something more pedestrian.
I did try the 1804 on another system with a FW400 card, and it does work just fine.