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Mackie Onyx Blackjack - USB Recording Interface

You Pay: $149.99
Product Highlights
  • 2 Input / 2 Output
  • 2 Onyx Microphone Preamps
  • Phantom Power
  • 24-bit/48kHz
  • Tracktion 3 Software
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The Onyx Blackjack from Mackie is a 2 x 2 USB recording Interface featuring two boutique-quality Onyx preamps and high-end 24-bit/48kHz conversion in a convenient tabletop housing. The analog to digital converters offer 114dB dynamic range (A-weighted) and the preamp circuitry is aligned precisely with the conversion to always provide the best headroom and the lowest noise and distortion possible.

Latency during recording is an issue that often requires a workaround. The Blackjack puts this issue to rest once and for all, featuring a true analog monitoring path directly from the preamps to the studio monitors and headphones. This means you can track in either mono or stereo while listening to the direct analog source with zero routing. Not only that, it also means you can adjust your buffer settings to maximize your computers processing ability.

Two boutique-quality Onyx microphone preamps with class-leading fidelity and dynamic range
High-headroom design with ultra-low noise and distortion
Professional 24-bit/48kHz recording/playback
High-end Cirrus Logic AD/DA converters with 114dB dynamic range (A-weighted)
True analog hardware monitoring of inputs, in mono or stereo, for easy zero-latency recording
Compatible with most major DAWs (Pro Tools 9, Logic, SONAR, Cubase, Ableton Live, Final Cut Pro, and more
Built-in DI on each input for direct connection of guitars, basses, etc.
48V phantom power for use with studio-quality condenser microphones
USB bus-powered, eliminating need for separate power cable
Heavy duty desktop design
Includes Tracktion 3 music production software for Mac or Windows
ADC 24-bit

Dynamic Range: 114dB typical, 10Hz to 20kHz, A-weighted
THD + N: 0.0006% typical, 0.0011% maximum, 10Hz to 20kHz, -1dBFS
DAC 24-bit

Dynamic Range: 114dB typical, 10Hz to 20kHz, A-weighted
THD + N: 0.001% typical, 0.002% maximum, 10Hz to 20kHz, -0dBFS
Inputs 2 x XLR/TRS Combi Microphone/Line
Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Monitor Out, balanced or unbalanced (rear panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone (front panel)
MIDI No
Connectivity USB
Sample Rate 44.1 and 48kHz
Buffer Size 96, 128, 256, 512, 1024
Input Level Microphone:
Maximum: +10dBu (gain @ minimum)
Maximum: -50dBu (gain @ maximum)

Line:
Maximum: +25dBu (gain @ -15dB)

Instrument:
Maximum: +8dBu (gain @ -15dB)
Input Impedance Microphone:
3kΩ

Line:
18kΩ balanced
9kΩ unbalanced

H-Z:
1MΩ
Gain Range Microphone:
60dB
Output Level Monitor:
+10dBu (@ unity/maximum)

Headphones:
8mW into 600Ω, 1% THD+N (@ unity/maximum)
Output Impedance Phones:
25Ω

Monitors:
300Ω balanced
150Ω unbalanced
Phantom Power 48VDC, 10mA maximum per microphone
THD + N Microphone to Monitor (direct monitor analog path, stereo) 22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth, 1kHz:
<0.002% (+4dBu In, unity gain, +4dBu Out)

Line to Monitor (direct monitor analog path, stereo) 22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth, 1kHz:
<0.002% (+4dBu In, unity gain, +4dBu Out)

Hi-Z to Monitor (direct monitor analog path, stereo) 22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth, 1kHz:
<0.004% (+0dBu In, unity gain, +0dBu Out)

Phones 22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth, 1kHz:
<0.003% (7mW into 600Ω

Microphone to USB Record (AD) 22Hz to fs2 bandwidth, 1kHz:
<0.002% (+4dBu in, unity gain, -7dBFS record)

USB Playback to Monitor Out 22Hz to 22kHz bandwidth, 1kHz:
<0.002% (-6dBFS playback, +4dBu out)
Noise EIN, microphone input to USB record, 150Ω source impedance, 22Hz to 22kHz:
-124dBu (maximum gain) EIN, microphone input to USB record, 40Ω source impedance, 22Hz to 22kHz:
126dBu (maximum gain)

Direct Monitor Output Noise, Monitor and To Monitor levels unity/maximum, 22Hz to 22kHz:
95dBu

USB Record Noise Floor/Dynamic Range microphone input/minimum gain, 1kHz -60dBFS:
-112dBu dBFS Noise, A-weighted, -101dBu equivalent microphone input noise @ unity gain
-110dB Dynamic Range, A-weighted

USB RPlayback Noise Floor/Dynamic Range (Monitor output, Monitor level unity/maximum, To Monitor off/minimum, 1kHz -60dBFS):
97dBu Noise, A-weighted, -107dBFS equivalent digital noise, 106dB Dynamic Range (relative to +9dBu)
Crosstalk To Mon or Monitor knob off/minimum:
<-100dB , 20Hz to 20kHz BW, 1kHz

Any Channel to Any Other:
<-80dB , 22Hz to 22kHz BW, 1kHz
CMRR Microphone Input, 150Ω termination:
>-50dB @ 1kHz
Frequency Response Microphone to Monitor Outputs (direct monitor analog-only path, stereo), unity gain:
15Hz to 50kHz, +0.0dB/-0.2dB

Line to Monitor Outs (direct monitor analog-only path, stereo), unity gain for 1/4" TRS input:
10Hz to 25kHz, +0.0dB/-1.0dB

USB Through, microphone input to monitor output, unity gain (To Mon off/minimum):
15Hz to 21kHz, +0.0dB/-0.2dB (44.1kHz)
15Hz to 22kHz, -3.0dB @45kHz (96kHz)
Meters Bi-color channel meters
Power Requirements USB bus powered (5V up to 500mA)
System Requirements Mac
PowerPC G4 or Intel processor
OS X 10.5.0 (Intel and PPC), OS X 10.6 (Intel)
512GB RAM
FireWire port

PC
Pentium IV, Celeron or AMD Athlon XP
Windows XP SP2 , Vista (32- or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
512MB RAM
FireWire port

Dimensions 6.6 x 4.3 x 2.8" (167 x 110 x 71mm)
Weight 1.5 lb (0.7kg)
Specialties Includes Tracktion 3 software for Windows or Mac
Mackie Onyx Blackjack - USB Recording Interface
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