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Avid Mbox 3 Pro High-Definition Desktop Studio and Recording System

B&H # AVMB3P Mfr # 9900-53111-00
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Product Highlights
  • 24-bit/192kHz Resolution
  • FireWire Connectivity
  • 8 Simultaneous Ins and Outs
  • XLR, Combo, TRS, RCA, and 3.5mm Inputs
  • Word Clock I/O
  • S/PDIF Digital I/O and MIDI I/O
  • Assignable Software Control Button
  • Integrated DSP
  • Mac and PC Compatible
  • Pro Tools LE 8 Software Included

The Mbox 3 Pro from Digidesign is a high-quality audio interface and recording system that delivers premium-quality audio in a sleek and durable design that's ideal for home and project studios. The Mbox 3 Pro is designed by the same engineering team behind Pro Tools|HD systems to ensure excellent performance. The Mbox 3 Pro connects to your Mac or PC via a FireWire connection for fast data transfer. It supports audio rates up to 24-bit/192kHz* and has pro-grade circuitry and converters for clean, clear audio.

The Mbox 3 Pro offers 4 mic inputs (2 XLR/TRS combo inputs and 2 XLR inputs) with 48V phantom power and high-pass filters. The box also has 4 1/4" line inputs, as well as RCA and 3.5mm mini Alt line inputs for versatility. A set of 6 1/4" line outputs lets you connect up to 3 pairs of monitor speakers or a 5.1 surround monitoring system**. Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O connectors allow you to connect digital audio devices, while MIDI I/O connectors provide compatibility with a variety of controllers and devices. Word clock I/O connectors let you connect to an external clock device for perfect syncing.

The front panel offers a monitor control section with Mono, Mute, Dim, Source, and Speaker Switching controls, as well as gain controls. An assignable Pro Tools multifunction button provides fast access to software functions. A pair of 1/4" headphone jacks with volume control knobs allow 2 users to monitor audio privately. A large dedicated monitor volume knob gives you easy control over master volume.

Additional features of the Mbox 3 Pro include integrated DSP for flexible cue mixing and reverb effects, a soft-clip limiter that lets you track hot signals without clipping, and a built-in guitar tuner. The Mbox 3 Pro includes Pro Tools LE 8 software, which has over 70 effects and virtual instruments, plus other tools and features for quick and easy music creation. It also comes loaded with drivers that provide compatibility with Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more, allowing you to use your favorite DAW solution.

Note! * Pro Tools LE software supports sample rates up to 96kHz.
          ** Mixing 5.1 surround sound in Pro Tools LE requires the Complete Production Toolkit

Sleek and durable design is ideal for home and project studios
8 x 8 simultaneous channels of I/O
FireWire connection for easy connection and fast data transfer to Macs and PCs
Pro-grade circuitry and converters for exceptional audio performance
Supports audio rates up to 24-bit/192kHz
4 mic inputs (2 XLR/TRS combo inputs and 2 XLR inputs) with 48V phantom power and high-pass filters
4 1/4" line inputs, as well as RCA and 3.5mm mini Alt line inputs for versatility
A set of 6 1/4" line outputs lets you connect up to 3 pairs of monitor speakers or a 5.1 surround monitoring system
Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O connectors allow you to connect digital audio devices
MIDI I/O connectors provide compatibility with a variety of controllers and devices
Word clock I/O connectors let you connect to an external clock device for perfect syncing
2 discrete stereo 1/4" headphone jacks with individual volume controls
Monitor control section with Mono, Mute, Dim, Alt Source, and Speaker A/B/C Switching controls, as well as gain controls
Assignable Pro Tools multifunction button provides fast access to software functions
Large dedicated monitor volume knob
Integrated DSP for flexible cue mixing and reverb effects
Soft-clip limiter lets you track hot signals without clipping to deliver a classic overdriven tape saturation sound. This is the same limiter found in the Pro Tools|HD 192 I/O interface
Built-in guitar tuner lets you tune guitars, basses, and other instruments directly from the interface
Includes Pro Tools LE 8 software with over 70 effects and virtual instruments
Compatible with most major audio software, including Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more
Total # Of Channels 8 x In, 8 x Out (Simultaneous)
6 x In, 6 x Out (Simultaneous Analog I/O)
Mic Preamps 4
Inserts 4
Direct Inputs 2 x Instrument DIs
DSP Yes
Tuner Yes
Phantom Power Yes, 48V
Limiter 4 x Soft-Clip Limiters (1 on Each Mic Preamp)
Max Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Assignable Buttons 1 x Assignable Software Control Button
Controls Mono, Dim, Mute, Source, and Speaker Switching Controls
Dedicated Monitor Volume Knob
Connectors 2 x XLR/TRS Mic/Line Combo Inputs
2 x XLR Mic Inputs
4 x 1/4" Line Inputs
2 x RCA Alt Line Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Mini Alt Line Input
6 x Balanced 1/4" Line Outputs
2 x S/PDIF Connectors (I/O)
2 x MIDI Connectors (I/O)
2 x Word Clock Connectors (I/O)
2 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Jacks with Volume Knobs
2 x FireWire Ports
Power Included Power Supply
Compatibility ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and Multi-Client Drivers
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13.74 x 7.56 x 2.28" (34.9 x 19.2 x 5.8cm)
Weight 6.17 lbs (2.8kg)
System Requirements Mac
OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or Snow Leopard 10.6.3
1GB RAM (2GB Recommended)
6GB Free Disk Space
Intel Processor (No PowerPC Support)
One FireWire Port
PC
Windows XP 32-bit SP3, Windows Vista 32-bit SP2, Windows 7 32-bit Native, or Windows 7 64-bit Native
1GB RAM (2GB Recommended) 5GB Free Disk Space
One FireWire Port
Avid Mbox 3 Pro High-Definition Desktop Studio and Recording System
  • Power Supply
  • FireWire Cable
  • Pro Tools LE 8 Software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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