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Rubix24 2-In/4-Out USB Audio Interface

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Rubix24 2-In/4-Out USB Audio Interface

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2-IN/4-OUT, HIGH-RESOLUTION INTERFACE FOR MAC, PC AND IPAD

Rubix24 offers a perfect balance of high-fidelity sound, solid build quality, compact size, affordable price, and crucial features for today's musicians and producers. With support for high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz, Rubix24 sounds clear and defined and is carefully engineered to have extremely low noise from input to output. Its near universal USB support means it works seamlessly with Mac and PC computers, and even supports iPads, for the ultimate in portable music production and performance.

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Features:

  • 2-in/4-out USB audio interface

  • 2 low-noise mic preamps with XLR combo jacks

  • Hi-Z input for guitar and other high impedance sources

  • Hardware compressor/limiter

  • MIDI In/Out ports

  • Extensively shielded, low-noise design

  • Sturdy and compact metal construction

  • Big, easy-to-read indicators show vital information

  • Low latency, class compliant drivers

  • Ground lifts for quiet operation in a variety of venues

  • Register your Rubix audio interface and get six months of Roland Cloud Pro membership for FREE!

Specifications:

SYSTEM
Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
• Record: 2 channels
• Playback: 4 channels
Signal Processing
• PC interface: 24 bits
• AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
Sampling Frequency
• AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Interface: Hi-Speed USB, MIDI IN, OUT
Connectors:
• INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 6 mA Max *1)
• INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks *2: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
• PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
• OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
• MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
• USB port: USB Type B
• DC 5V port: USB Type micro B
*1 Current value per channel.
*2 INPUT 1L supports high impedance

Controllers
• SENS 1L, 2R knobs
• Hi-Z switch
• 48V switch
• THRS knob
• COMP/LIMIT switch
• DIRECT MONITOR knob
• MONO switch
• OUTPUT knob
• PHONES knob
• POWER SOURCE switch
• LOOPBACK switch
• COMP/LIMIT TYPE switch
• GROUND LIFT switch
• PHONES SOURCE switch
Indicator
• Level indicators (1L, 2R)
• Level indicator (COMP/LIMIT)
• POWER indicator
• Hi-Z indicator
• 48V indicator
• COMP/LIMIT indicator

CHARACTERISTICS
Nominal Input Level
• INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): -60-- -12 dBu
• INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -44--+4 dBu
Maximum Input Level
• INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): +2 dBu
• INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): +18 dBu
Nominal Output Level
• OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: -6 dBu (impedance balanced)
Maximum Output Level
• OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: +8 dBu (impedance balanced)
PHONES Maximum Output Power: 20 mW + 20 mW (L + R, 47 ohms load)
Headroom: 14 dB
Input Impedance
• INPUT (1L, 2R) connectors (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced)
• INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms or greater (balanced)
• INPUT (1L) jack (1/4-inch phone type *3): 500 k ohms or greater
*3 When the Hi-Z is turned on
Output Impedance
• OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 2 k ohms (balanced)
• PHONES jack: 47 ohms
Residual Noise Level
• INPUT (1L, 2R) --> OUTPUT (1L, 2R): -94 dBu typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min., input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A, typ.)
Dynamic Range
• AD block INPUT (1L, 2R) jacks: 104 dB typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min.)
• DA block OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 109 dB typ.

OTHER
Power Supply: Supplied from the computer via USB, DC 5V
Current Draw: 500 mA
Operating System:
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7, Windows(R) 8, Windows(R) 8.1, Windows(R) 10
Apple Mac OS X 10.10 or later
Apple iOS 9 or later
Dimensions (W x D x H): 183 x 165 x 46 mm (7-3/16 x 6-1/2 x 1-13/16 inches)
Weight (main unit only): 1.2 kg (2 lbs 11 oz)

ACCESSORIES
- Setup Guide
- Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
- USB cable
*0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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Great sound, great pre amps... 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Regina, Saskatchewan
Overall great build quality, great pre amps nice and clean and loud enough gain. Used a Focusrite 2i2 2nd generation which sounded much worse through my JBL LSR305s. My focusrite started making robot sounds with my new Amd Ryzen computer which was unacceptable. Look no further Roland is great value!
Posted by Justin W on Nov 24, 2018
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Excellent audio interface with great sound quality 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Whyte, Alberta
Among the countless inexpensive audio interfaces Rubix 24 is in a category of its own. It just works, and works like a charm. What is most important is Roland's commitment to low noise recording - and Rubix 24 delivers beautifully. The noise level is indeed extremely low. The interface is virtually "colourless" in recording terms, which is great. Other worthy qualities are its sturdiness (all metal), ease of setup, and ease of use. It just works ? on a Mac just plug and play, on Windows you need to install a driver and restart the machine (not good; it should be plug and play like on Mac OS X). The knobs offer a certain degree of resistance, which is fantastic. The unit also has a compressor/limiter built in ? a nice touch. This interface works best with wall adapter power supply - 5V DC 2A (USB Micro-B); you may use a regular USB type B micro to USB cable with wall adaptor, or get a high quality power adaptor here: https://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/wall-adapter-power-supply-5v-dc-2a-usb-micro-b.html On the wish list: 1) Two independent 48V phantom power switches, one for each channel; this would be very useful when you record, say, a solo instrument with one condenser mic and one ribbon mic, the latter not necessarily ?phantom power-safe?. 2) Normal latency settings, indicating the number of samples rather than the highly meaningless scale from 1 to 7; the default setting is 5, which is quite bad (high latency); try 2 for low latency ? it should work well. I would recommend this interface without hesitation. By comparison, its closes competitor, Steinberg UR22mkII, now discontinued but still available in many stores, is hopeless.
Posted by Piotr Grella-Mo?ejko on Nov 21, 2018
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