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Lexicon I-O 42 - USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Studio

B&H # LEIO42 MFR # IO42
Lexicon I-O 42 - USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Studio

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  • 4 Input/2 Output
  • 4 Microphone Preamps
  • Phantom Power
  • 2 Hi-Z Instrument Inputs
  • MIDI and S/PDIF I/O
  • Pantheon II Reverb Plug-In
  • Cubase LE
  • 24-bit/96kHz
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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The I-O 42 from Lexicon is a 4 input, 2 output USB 2.0 desktop recording studio, compatible with any DAW including Pro Tools 9. It includes an interface and all the necessary software needed to start recording. Performance driven analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters ensure pristine 24-bit/96kHz audio to capture every subtle detail of your performance.

The interface features dbx 60V high-voltage, ultra-low noise microphone preamps on all four channels. The preamps run on a high-voltage supply to guarantee stability and provide you with a superior recording across a wide dynamic range.

The I-O 42 can record four tracks at once and includes four combi microphone/line inputs with switchable 48V phantom power, two balanced line outputs, two Hi-Z instrument inputs, two 1/4" high power headphone outputs, coaxial S/PDIF and MIDI I/O. Dedicated knobs and meters offer easy access to input and output levels.

USB 2.0 desktop recording studio
44.1kHz to 96kHz sample rates, 24-bit resolution
Pantheon II VST/Audio Units reverb plug-in with 6 legendary Lexicon reverbs
dbx 60V high-voltage, ultra-low noise microphone preamps on all 4 channels
Four analog combi-jacks for microphone/line inputs
Two 1/4" TS phone instrument inputs (side panel)
Two analog 1/4" TRS phone balanced outputs
Zero latency monitoring
Low latency ASIO drivers
Streamlined monitor form factor puts all recording controls at your fingertips
Separate level meters and gain control per channel
Two headphone outputs with dedicated volume adjustment (side panel)
Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
Includes Cubase LE multi-track recording software, Tootrack EZ Drummer Lite virtual instrument and the XILS3 SE software synthesizer
Mic Preamps 4
Converters 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.4 and 96kHz
Inputs 4 x Combo XLR female
2 x 1/4" TS phone Instrument
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Input Impedance Microphone: 3kΩ balanced
Line: 20kΩ balanced, 13kΩ unbalanced
Instrument: 1MΩ
Maximum Input Level Microphone: +8dBu
Line: +18dBu
Instrument: +10dBu
Gain Microphone: +55dB
Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS phone
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Output Impedance 32Ω balanced, 16Ω unbalanced
Maximum Output Level Line: +18dBu
Headphone: 350mW/channel @ 50Ω
MIDI 2 x 5-pin DIN I/O
Dynamic Range A/D (24-bit): 108dB typical, A-weighted, 20Hz to 20kHz (44.1kHz sample rate)
D/A (24-bit): 110dB typical, A-weighted, 20Hz to 20kHz A/D/A (24-bit): 106dB typical, A-weighted, 20Hz to 20kHz
THD + N Microphone: <0.02%, 20Hz to 20kHz, <0.002%, 1kHz, -6dBu
Line Input: <0.02%, 20Hz to 20kHz, <0.002%, 1kHz, +18 dBu
Instrument Input: <0.08%, 1kHz, +4dBu
Noise Microphone EIN: -127dBu @ 55dB gain typical (150Ω source) -130dBu @ 55dB gain typical A-weighted (150Ω)
Frequency Response Microphone: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-1.5dB
Line Input: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-1.5dB
Instrument Input: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-2.5dB
Phantom Power 48V
Controls Phones Level
Output Level
Monitor Mix
Power 9 VDC, 1.3A external power supply (included)
Compatibility ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME and multi-client drivers
System Requirements Mac
Intel multi-core system (required)
OS X 10.4.9 or later
USB 2.0 Port
1024 x 768 pixels display resolution
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection

1.8GHz CPU or faster
Windows XP SP2, Vista 32, Windows 7
USB 2.0 Port
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection
Dimensions (WxDxH) 15 x 3.75 x 4" (381 x 95 x 102mm)
Weight 3.1 lb (1.4kg)
Lexicon I-O 42 - USB 2.0 Desktop Recording Studio
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Software DVD
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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