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Tascam US-1x2 USB Audio Interface

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US-1X2

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1-in/2-out Audio & MIDI Interface with HDDA Mic Preamps and iOS Compatibility

TASCAM's US-1x2 brings great quality desktop recording to a price never before possible. It features a high-quality Ultra-HDDA microphone preamp as well as a 1/4 line input - switchable to instrument level for guitar or bass. In addition, both stereo line inputs and outputs are found on the rear panel for fast an easy connection of all of your exisitng audio gear. The unique design of the bio-cell side panels angles the US-1x2 up from the desktop for easier usability and - to make sure that you are up and running in minutes - both Steinberg Cubase LE and Cubasis LE are also included*.

Discrete Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamp Delivers Low Noise and Low Distortion

TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamp design is based on discrete components, just like classic professional gear. They achieve an incredible EIN rating of -125 dBu, meaning their noise level is practically below the range of hearing. Other impressive specs include a signal-to-noise ratio of 101 dB, out-speccing anything in its price range. But instead of judging the design merely by test measurments, key components were selected following extensive listening tests.

Class-Compliant Drivers for use with iPad and Other Tablets

The US-1x2 is built with class-compliant drivers built into the units. Not only does this mean that they can be used with many computers without first installing a driver, they also open the possibilities of with tablets such as Apple's iPad.

Bundled DAW Software Starts The Music Right Out of the Box

To make sure that you are able to get up and recording as quickly as possible, the TASCAM US-1x2 comes bundled with copies of both Steinberg Cubase LE and Cubasis LE.

Features at a Glance:
Functions common to both the US-1x2

• Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamp with −125dBu EIN
• NE5532 op-amps used at the audio input and output stages
• Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording
• Support for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems
• USB 2.0 computer connection
• USB bus-powered for mobile recording
• Optional AC adaptor available for use with iOS devices
• Connect with iPads and other iOS devices
• +48V phantom power on microphone input
• Switchable 1/4" high-impedance input
• Microphone preamp gain range of 57 dB
• Direct monitoring function for zero-latency monitoring
• Tough all-metal casing for durability
• Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop
• RCA output jacks suitable for connection to powered monitors
• Standard TRS headphones output jack
• Separate controls for line and headphones output volumes
• MIDI input and output via USB
• Input sound monitoring can be set to stereo or mono
• USB class compliant 2.0 support
• Confirmed operation with major DAW software (SONAR, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Garage Band)

Specifications:

Sampling frequency: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96kHz
Quantization bit rate: 16/24bit

Analog audio inputs

MIC IN: IN 1
Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), BALANCED
Input impedance: 2.4k ohms
Nominal input level
GAIN:MAX: -65dBu (0.0004Vrms)
GAIN:MIN: -8dBu (0.3090Vrms)
Maximum input level
(GAIN:MIN ): +8dBu (1.9467Vrms)
Gain: 57dB

INST IN: IN 1
Connector: 6.3mm (1/4")TS-jack (T:HOT, S:GND), UNBALANCED
(When set to "INST" at MIC/LINE.INST switch)
Input impedance: 10k ohms
Nominal input level
GAIN:MAX: -41dBV(0.0004Vrms)
GAIN:MIN: -8dBV(1.9467Vrms)
Maximum input level
(GAIN:MIN ): +10dBV(3.162Vrms)
Gain: 57dB

LINE IN
Connector: 6.3mm (1/4")TRS-jack(T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND), BALANCED
(When set to "MIC/LINE" at MIC/LINE.INST switch)
Input impedance10k ohms
Nominal input level
GAIN:MAX: -41dBu(0.0069Vrms)
GAIN:MIN: +4dBu(1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level
(GAIN:MIN ): +20dBu(7.75Vrms)
Gain: 57dB

Analog audio outputs

LINE OUT
Connector: RCA pin-jack Unbalanced
Output impedance: 100ohms
Maximum output level: +6dBu (7.75Vrms)

PHONES
Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") stereo phone jack
Maximum output level: 18mW+18mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32ohms loaded)

MIDI IN / OUT
Connector: Via USB
Format: Standard MIDI format

USB
Connector: USB B type 4-pin
Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED

Power
When connected PC: USB bus powered
When connected iOS: AC Adapter
(TASCAM PS-P520, sold separately)
Power consumption: 2.5W

Dimensions (W x H x D): 146mm x 55mm x 120mm
Weight: 1.37lb (623g)
Operating temperature: 5 to 35˚C
Bundled software: Steinberg Cubase LE, Steinberg Cubasis LE
Accessories: USB cable, User's manual, warranty card

Audio performance

Frequency response
LINE OUT (BALANCED)
44.1k/48k Hz: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0dB/-0.5dB
88.2k/96k Hz: 20Hz to 40kHz, +0dB/-01.0dB
PHONES
44.1k/48k Hz: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0dB/-1.0dB
88.2k/96k Hz: 20Hz to 40kHz, +0dB/-3.0dB
THD: 0.006% or less
S/N ratio: 100dB or more
Crosstalk: 95dB or more
EIN: -127dBu or less

Computer system requirements

Windows
OS: Windows 7(32-bit SP1, 64-bit SP1), Windows 8.0(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit)
Compatible computers: Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed: Dual core/2 GHz or faster (x86)
Memory: 2GB or more
DRIVER: ASIO2.0, WDM(MME)

Macintosh
OS: OS X Mountain Lion(10.8), OS X Mavericks(10.9)
Compatible computers: Apple Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed: Dual core/2 GHz or faster
Memory: 2GB or more
DRIVER: Core Audio, Core MIDI

iOS
OS: iOS 7

*Current at the time of publication, subject to change.

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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
Swapped this item for a M-Audio USB DAC Doggle, no hassle return. Burn in 12 hours Fantastic Soundstage Micro Detail excellent Distortion gone Dynamic Range Solid Me = :)
Posted by Mclean David on Feb 20, 2018
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