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Tascam US-322 - USB 2.0 Audio Interface with DSP Mixer

You Pay: $113.00
Product Highlights
  • 2 Input/2 Output
  • 2 Mic Preamps with 48V Phantom Power
  • Balanced Line Inputs
  • Built-In Compressor, EQ and Reverb
  • Low Latency Monitoring via DSP Mixer
  • Up to 24-bit/96kHz Resolution
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Cubase LE 6 Software
  • Mac OS X and Windows XP/7/8

The US-322 from Tascam is two input/two output USB 2.0 digital audio interface that features two low noise microphone preamps with phantom power, a built-in digital mixer and effects, and low latency monitoring. Steinberg's Cubase LE 6 software bundle is included to facilitate out of the box use on a user's Mac or Windows based computer.

Inputs include XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors with the ability to switch Line 1 input to a Hi-Z input for direct connection of electric guitars or other electronic instruments. The converters allow for up to 24-bit/96kHz recording and the internal processing is 24-bit throughout, although internal effect use is limited to 44.1 or 48kHz sound sources.

The DSP mixer functions in two modes. The multi-track mode is ideal for music creation delivering independent monitor mixing with send-levels, as can be found on an inline-console. In addition, the mode delivers mono monitoring. The stereo-mix mode is geared towards easy and convenient podcast recording or broadcasting.

On-board DSP effects include a compressor, 3-band EQ, and reverb. Input effects can be used during recording, while the reverb can be applied to any monitoring signal at the same time. Low-latency monitoring is available from the on-board digital mixer, and volume can be monitored and adjusted easily with the oversized dedicated top panel knob.

A conveniently placed "Mixer Panel" button located on top of the unit provides a one-click recall function for the DSP-mixer. The unit is housed in a compact, aluminum desktop housing and is USB bus powered, especially useful for mobile use.

Two input/two output USB audio interface in a convenient aluminum desktop housing
Two HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamps with +48V phantom power and XLR inputs
Two 1/4" TRS line inputs with Line 1 switchable to a Hi-Z input for connecting electric instruments
Low-latency monitoring via on-board DSP mixer
Digital mixer delivers two operation modes with Stereo Mix Mode for Internet broadcasting and movie file creating/editing, and Multi-Track Mode for dedicated monitor mixing
Built-in digital effects include compressor and 3-band EQ inserts, along with a reverb send
Dedicated "Mixer Panel" button recalls DSP mixer with a single mouse click
Two 1/4" TRS balanced outputs with two RCA phono unbalanced outputs (both output the same signal)
Large line out volume knob
Headphone output
USB bus-powered, perfect for mobile recording
Up to 24-bit/96 kHz recording
Includes Steinberg Cubase LE 6 software bundle
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz
Bit Rates 16- or 24-bit (internal operation is 24-bit)
Inputs 2 x XLR Microphone
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line (balanced)
Input Impedance Microphone: 2.2kΩ
Line: 15kΩ
Instrument: 1MΩ
Nominal Input Level Microphone
-65 dBu (maximum input)
-22 dBu (minimum input)
Line
-39 dBu (maximum input)
+4 dBu (minimum input)
Instrument
-55 dBV (maximum input)
-12 dBV (minimum input)
Maximum Input Level Microphone: -6 dBu
Line: +20 dBu
Instrument: +4dBV
Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line
2 x RCA phono Line
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
Output Impedance 1/4" TRS: 100Ω
RCA phono: 200Ω
Nominal Output Level 1/4" TRS: +4 dBu
RCA phono: -10 dBV
Maximum Output Level 1/4" TRS: +20 dBu
RCA phono: +6 dBV
Headphone: 18mW + 18mW or more (THD + N 0.1% or less 32Ω loaded)
Other Connectors USB Type B, 4-pin (supports USB 1.1)
USB 2.0 high speed mass storage class format
Frequency Response Mic Preamp: 10 Hz to 68 kHz, +0.5/-3.0 dB
Mic In to Line Out: 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-3.0 dB
Mic In to Phones: 10 Hz to 30 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
THD 0.0045% or less (Mic In to Line Out, Input 1 and 2 knobs at minimum, 88.2/96 kHz)
Dynamic Range ADC: 102 dB (44.1 kHz, A-weighted)
DAC: 106 dB (44.1 kHz, A-weighted)
Noise SNR: 98 dB or more (Mic In to Line Out, Input 1 and 2 knobs at minimum, 88.2/96 kHz)
EIN: -120 dBu or less (Mic In to Line Out, Inputs 1 and 2 knobs at maximum, 88.2/96 kHz)
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Power Requirements USB bus (5V, maximum 500mA)
2.5W power consumption
System Requirements Mac
OS X Snow Leopard(10.6.8)
OS X Lion
OS X Mountain Lion
Core Audio driver
PC
Windows XP 32-bit SP3 or more, 64-bit SP2 or more
Windows 7, 32- and 64-bit
Windows 8, 32- and 64-bit
ASIO2.0, WDM(MME) drivers
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.7" (140 x 140 x 42mm)
Weight 17.6 oz (500g)
Tascam US-322 - USB 2.0 Audio Interface with DSP Mixer
  • 4.9 ft (1.5 m) USB Cable
  • Driver and Software CD-ROM
  • Cubase LE 6 Software Bundle DVD-ROM
  • Insert Sheet for Cubase LE
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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