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Zoom 24-bit/192 kHz 2x2 USB 3.0 Audio Interface

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UAC-2

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The ZOOM UAC-2 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Audio Converter for Mac and PC

The UAC-2 from Zoom is a 2x2 USB 3.0 audio interface that offers near zero latency and up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. The compact and robust housing makes the interface perfect for studio and field recording of microphones and instruments, and with its dedicated MIDI input and output connectors, it can even serve as a stable MIDI interface. Plug in any microphone, line-level device, or instrument and use the UAC-2 for onstage playback, recording to a DAW, or enjoyment of high-res audio in your home or office. You can also use it for fast, low-latency podcasting, gaming, and other live streaming applications.

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed

The USB 3.0 SuperSpeed transfer protocol supported by the UAC-2 is ten times faster than USB 2.0 and six times faster than FireWire 800. The result? Low-latency (2.2ms roundtrip @ 96 kHz/32 samples) for improved performance from your DAW software, and a stable data stream that is unaffected by computer jitter (slight variations in timing), so there's no need to connect an external master clock source.

Features at a glance:

• 2-in/2-out USB 3.0 SuperSpeed audio interface
• Support for recording and playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz
• Loopback function for webcasting, podcasting, gaming, and other live streaming applications
• Low latency overdubbing and direct monitoring for zero-latency monitoring in mono or stereo
• Two combo balanced XLR/TRS input connectors accept both mic- and line-level signal
• Hi-Z switches allow direct connection of electric guitar or bass
• Switchable +48V phantom power
• Two balanced TRS output jacks for connection to amplifiers or self-powered speakers
• 1/4" headphone jack with dedicated level control
• Independent gain controls and clip LEDs for each input
• Large knob output volume control
• Direct Monitoring switch for zero latency monitoring in mono or stereo
• MIDI In and Out
• Compatible with all popular DAW and streaming software, including Cubase, Logic, Garage Band, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and others
• High-performance mic preamps with up to +60dB of amplification
• 120dB of dynamic range
• 4x upsampling during A/D and D/A conversion for reduced noise and enhanced fidelity
• Asynchronous transfer system unaffected by computer jitter
• Bus powered - no AC power required
• Robust metal housing ensures road-worthiness
• Works with all USB 3.0-equipped computers and iPads*
• Dimensions: 113.9mm(D) x 176.0mm(W) x 46.2mm(H)
• Weight: 750g (1.65 lbs)

*Optional power adapter and Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required

Includes:

- USB 3.0 cable (1m)
- Cubase LE Software Authorization Code
- Cubase LE startup guide
- Operation manual

Specifications:

INPUTS
Input 1/2 connectors: XLR/TRS combo jacks (XLR: 2 hot / TRS: TIP hot)
Input gain: 0 to 60dB in 1dB steps
Input impedance: 5kΩ (1 MΩ (when Hi-Z ON)
Maximum input level: +12 dBu (@0dBFs)
Phantom power: +48V

L/R OUTPUT
Type: 1/4" TRS jack (Balanced)
Maximum output level: +14 dBu (@0dBFs)
Output impedance: 100Ω

PHONES OUTPUT
Type: 1/4" stereo phone jack; 20mW + 20mW (into 32Ω load)
Maximum output level: +8 dBu (@0dBFs)
Output impedance: 33Ω

DYNAMIC RANGE
A/D: 118dB typical (IHF-A)
D/A: 120dB typical (IHF-A)

NUMBER OF AUDIO CHANNELS
Recording: 2
Playback: 2

OTHER
Frequency characteristics:
-1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 60 kHz @ 192kHz
-1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz @ 96kHz
-1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ 44.1kHz
Measured conversion noise (EIN): -125dBu (IHF-A) @ 60dB, 150Ω input
Sampling frequencies: 192kHz, 176.4kHz, 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz
Bit depth: 24-bit
Interface: USB 3.0
MIDI In/Out: 5-pin DIN jack
Power source: USB 3.0 Bus Power / AD-14 AC adapter (DC 5V 1A)
Power consumption: 5 W maximum
Dimensions: 113.9mm(D) x 176.0mm(W) x 46.2mm (H)
Weight: 750g

The UAC-2 provides everything you need, in one compact device. Order yours today.

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
This interface has done me good for as long as its been functioning, on my windows PC it sounded great and performed even better, however on my macbook, this thing was incredibly devastating. Restarting the machine to make the computer notice it, long crackles and pops during playback, very arrogant errors. I've tried updating the drivers, the firmware and have tried just about every setting. So far, the company itself provided next to no support whatsoever, asides from something along the lines of "oh well too bad". Great product when it works, but they really dont have their drivers up to par which makes this "too good to be true" interface truly too good to be true.
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This has been an awesome little interface, it just works, and the sound is unbeleavable compared to others in this price range. I own the Ua-8 also and it is just great. i did find the Hi-Z feature fairly bright sounding on the UA-2 comapared to the Ua-8, but it could be that the USB power on the Ua-2 might be affecting the sound on Hi-z mode. Other than that they sound exactly the same. i will be purchasing a power adapter for the Ua-2 to see if that makes a difference when in Hi-z mode. The Ua-8 doesn't really change in sound when switching between hi-z and normal signal, just the gain changes of course. These interfaces are very warm sounding and more natural and pleasing to the ear. All my other interfaces sound way more bright, kinda like the UA-2 unit in HI-z mode. I record my electric guitar through the UA-2 with Hi-z mode in the off position, i then put the low cut on through the software mixer, i then put a touch more gain than the hi -z mode.... Sounds awesome....Forget all those cheep 2 channels that out there including Focusrite, i've tryed them.. They don't sound like the Zooms...It's the hi end Burr Brown convertors i'm guessing. It's not that the other cheeper ones don't work or sound good, but the zooms are in another league in sound for just a bit more money. I would like to compare it to higher end units like motu or RME. No dought they probably have better gain pots and better build quality, but these zooms are not bad, the housing is all metal and if your not too rammy with it the volume pots will last. There is howerever some 1/4" line cables that are harder to push into the line in insert. slight difference in the tip of the cable end. Just hold the back of the unit and push the cable in a little harder and it will go right in. Great unit, i'am very happy with both my units and i can use them vertually on any computer with super low latency.
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I use the UAC-2 with my 2011 Macbook Pro, using USB2 and it works great. Macs don't usually need to install any drivers, but the "UAC-2 Driver" is needed to access the virtual mixer. The manual understates this. The manual suggests using the UAC-2 with the Class Compliance switch off, but I find it is most stable with it switched on (uses the native Mac drivers.) Generally very stable. Super low noise pres, and super low noise outs. I use it to capture location sound on video shoots, and for monitoring at my desk. The big volume dial is a plus.
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I purchased this unit for use with Pc laptops...because most PC laptops are USB these days.... However I find myself using it with my IMac in my studio when i'm just doing single tracking more and more these days because of it's quality sound and preamps. I do find the preamps a bit darker sounding than my other interfaces Mackie 400F and my Presonus Project Studio, when i'm doing electric guitar. But I found using the low cut feature with the mixer software,gives me more room for the guitar to cut through the mix. Depends what guitar your using of course. Les Pauls sound a bit muddy unless you use the low cut. Of course EQing within your daw is something you do also,but it's a great starting point. The headphone output is a bit weak with certain headphones, but still does the job. The 1/4" jack inputs are a bit hard to insert a cable, but just hold the back of the unit while inserting a guitar cable and you'll be fine. The latency and stability is second to none. The sound quality is the best I have heard for the price range I will be replacing my Presonus and Mackie firewire units with the zoom 8 channel USB because of it's sound and the latency is far more stable and able to go lower latency without a problem. Get one you won't regret it, these things have Burr Brown converters and that is what makes the difference from other cheaper interfaces.
Posted by CJP on Oct 6, 2016
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