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Presonus 2x2 USB recording interface

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Manufacturer # Audio Box USB

Our Stock # PREABUSB

  • USB recording system.
  • 2x dual-purpose inputs.
  • 48V phantom power.
  • 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate.
  • Rack-mountable design.

Presonus 2x2 USB recording interface

Price:
$149.95

The AudioBox USB recording system combines acclaimed USB functionality with high-performance digital recording. Featuring a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate and included 48V phantom power, users can connect their preferred condenser microphones and enjoy pristine audio capture and output. The AudioBox USB’s two dual-purpose inputs provide a degree of flexibility that is priceless for home and project studio owners.

Simple, Convenient, Reliable, and Portable

If you are a mobile musician or podcaster on a tight budget who relies mostly on software except for a couple of mics or instruments, and your computer is equipped with USB but not FireWire, we have just the recording interface for you: the AudioBox USB.

This simple, handy little box connects to a computer via USB 1.1, so it works with virtually any PC or Mac, not just newer models. And it has just the right features for your basic recording needs—neither more nor less.

The AudioBox USB may be small and simple, but it boasts PreSonus quality inside and out. It offers excellent audio performance, thanks to two dual-purpose front-panel mic/instrument inputs with sweet-sounding Class A mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit converters that sample at up to 48 kHz.

You get a pair of line-level outputs and an ultra-loud, crystal-clear headphone output. MIDI In and Out ports ensure that you can use control surfaces and keyboards without requiring a separate MIDI interface.

This is a mobile interface in the best sense of the term. It weighs just 5 pounds and can sit on a tabletop or can be mounted in 1/3 of a rackspace. It’s powered by the USB bus, so you don’t have to mess with a “wall wart” power supply or AC cord. And it’s built to withstand the rigors of travel.

So toss the AudioBox USB in your laptop bag and take it to your gig, to your hotel room, even to the beach (but be careful about sun and sand!). Wherever your travels take you, your AudioBox USB will be ready to perform.

The Finishing Touches

We could have stopped right there, but it’s not our way to stop when we can give you even more for your money. So we included an internal analog mixer with zero-latency monitoring, enabling you to monitor recorded tracks and overdubs with no annoying delay time.

Then we added the finishing touch by bundling a free copy of our amazing Studio One® Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows. For more information on Studio One,

So if you’re looking for a 2-in, 2-out USB recording interface with exceptional sound quality, look no further than the AudioBox USB. Because sometimes a simple, well-made, well-designed solution is exactly what you need.

Computer system requirements:

Windows

Windows® XP SP3, Vista x64/x32 SP2, Windows 7 x64/x32 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x32
Intel® Core™ Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Mac

Mac® OS X 10.6.8 or later
Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Windows and Mac Systems

USB 2.0 Port
Internet connection (only for activation)
DVD-ROM drive
Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
20 GB hard-disk space
Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

Microphone Preamp

Type

XLR Female Balanced

Frequency Response

(±3.0 dB)14 Hz to 70 kHz

Input Impedance (Balanced) 

1200?

THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain)

< 0.008%

S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz) 

> 95 dB

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain) 

> 45 dB

Gain Control Range (± 1 dB) 

0 dB to 35 dB

Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N)

-3 dBu

Phantom Power (±2 VDC) 

+48 VDC

Instrument Input

Type

¼"

TS Female Unbalanced Input Impedance 

0.5 M?

Line Outputs

Type

¼"

Balanced Output Impedance

51?

Headphone Output

Type

¼" TRS Active Stereo

Maximum Output  

60 mW/Ch @ 60? Load

Frequency Response (±1.0 dB)

20 Hz - 30 kHz

MIDI I/O

Type

Dual 5-pin Female DIN

Digital Audio

ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)

105 dB

DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)

105 dB

Bit Depth

24

Reference Level for 0 dBFS

+4 dBu

Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz)

44.1, 48

Power 

USB Bus-powered

Physical

Dimensions

1/3U (steel chassis)

Height 

5.5” (139.7 mm)

Depth

1.75" (44.45 mm)

Width

5.5” (139.7 mm)

Weight

5 lbs (2.27 kg)

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