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PeaveyUSB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System
 
5.0

(based on 27 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Professional features (11)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (14)
    • Home studio (10)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Professional recording (7)
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    5.0

    No noise good quality

    By fiLLLip

    from Vestnes, Norway

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

      Great plug'n'play sound card for PA systems. We had no noise in the sound like we had with the jack->rca->xlr system we used to run.

      No special drivers required, easy setup. Would recommend to all looking for XLR output usb adapters.

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      5.0

      XLR audio from your PC? Yes!

      By Capefear

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

          We are taking the audio mix from an internet radio show, and feeding it to a camera for a Video webcast. USB plugin for the computer, and simply choose devise for sound out. Bingo! Works like a champ.

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          5.0

          Works perfectly with my Roland Speakers

          By rhea

          from colorado

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Professional Features
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

              I bought this product to use with my mac for sound now that my aja board is no longer supported in Mavericks. It works perfectly. No buzz, crackle, electric hum. Just works - the mac sees it attached to the USB port. Plug it in and sound! Love it. Price is great! No more mixer in between.

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              5.0

              Useful product

              By Mighe

              from Canton, CT

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                I use this with MainStage. The output is clean, and not too hot. It seems like a balanced -10 instead of a balanced +4 line level signal. I view this as a positive because it gives the mixer plenty of headroom on his board. This is a well thought out product, but I would have liked to have seen female screw receptacles so that one could use a locking USB cable

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By dastep

                from Cary, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                  Performs exactly as described. It delivers the audio from my Mac to external monitor speakers. Great sound and a breeze to connect.

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                  5.0

                  Haven't used yet

                  By Aspiring Filmmaker

                  from Norcross, GA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                  Planning to hook up a couple of JBL LSR305 monitors to my computer via this handy little gadget!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Product

                  By LJ

                  from Saint Louis, MO

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                    I use it to connect powered nearfield monitors to a PC. It is clean and provides pristine sound. No hum!

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                    5.0

                    Very simple, and perfect for what I need

                    By Matt

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Professional Features

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                      I needed an audio interface to connect my iMac with my Yamaha HS5 monitors. I don't record into my computer and primarily needed a good audio set up to edit video. I also didn't want to pay for an audio interface that offered unnecessary features, just wanted something to wire my iMac audio out to monitors.

                      After digging around I found the Peavy USB-P, and it's exactly what I needed. It connects to my iMac vis USB and then sends the audio signal out to my Yamaha HS5's via XLR cables.

                      It sounds great! No hum or buzz.

                      My only wish is that the USB connector and the XLR outputs were on the same side of the device, so I didn't have cables coming out of both side.

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                      5.0

                      Easy Hookup - Great Sound

                      By 2ManyCats

                      from Houston, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great sound
                      • Plug n play
                      • Pro look

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Computer - Powered Spkr

                      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                      I use this to provide input to a pair of JBL LSR308 powered studio monitors from my computer. Truly plug n play. Great sound quality. Only nit to pick is that the install would look cleaner if the USB and XLR connections were on the same face.

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                      5.0

                      DJ Solutions

                      By Rhythmhawk

                      from Lewistown, PA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact design
                      • Cost Effective
                      • Ease of Use
                      • No External Power Cord Ne
                      • Plug-N-Play

                      Cons

                      • "one-way" Connection

                      Best Uses

                      • DJ
                      • Live Sound Re-enforcement
                      • Parties

                      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                      The Peavey USB-P is out-of-the-box "plug-n-play". Simply plug-in your laptop (or other device) using the USB port, attach a couple mic cables to the USB-P and your mixer, and you're ready to party!!For out-putting sound from a computer, or other digital device, to your mixer this little unit out-performs more expensive devices without the hassle of needing some sort of power cord. Your computer powers the thing through the USB. Convenient. The only "con" that can be stated about the Peavey USB-P, is that it is a "one-way" device. You cannot use this device to record "live sound". But, I already have a device for that, so...

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      The ultimate cheap quality solution

                      By Eran V

                      from Israel

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                            Using it as an external soundcard to connect my audio monitors to my PC.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Plug N Play

                            By Rhythm Hawk

                            from Somewhere, PA

                            Pros

                            • Lr Xlr Out-puts
                            • Plug and Play
                            • Stereomono Switch
                            • Xlr Out-puts

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • DJ

                            Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                            Excellent device for connecting your laptop/pc to your PA system!! Perfect for the "moblie DJ".

                            It's compact size makes it easy to stow in the "special equipment" tote.
                            The XLR out-puts are perfect and offers a few options such as "splitting".

                            I used the USB-P to run a laptop thru my system for my daughter's 16th B-Day party. Not one thing could I find wrong with this little marvel!!
                            I am glad that I purchased this unit and look forward to many years of use!!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does exactly what it says on the box

                            By Wes

                            from Calgary, Alberta

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                  I had some very noisy RCA connections to some internally amplified speakers. I bought this, hooked it up, and the noise is gone. If you've got XLR connections, use them, and use this to connect them to your computer.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Perfect!

                                  By Mr. Mark

                                  from Birmingham, AL

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound
                                  • Professional Features

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Mobile DJ
                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                    The Peavey USB-P audio interface is the perfect solution for connecting your computer to a PA system. Rather than relying on the mini headphone jack to deliver audio to a million dollar concert sound system, this unit delivers a stable, clean stereo or mono signal your front of house sound people will appreciate.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product

                                    By Keoki

                                    from Maui, Hawaii

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Excellent Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Mobile DJ
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                      A simple plug and play unit that connects laptop audio via USB - XLR to mixer... GREAt PRODUCT

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                                      5.0

                                      Perfect, simple way to drive monitors

                                      By J. 3 sauce

                                      from San Francisco, ca

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Excellent Sound
                                      • Professional Features
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Events
                                        • Home Studio
                                        • Mobile DJ
                                        • Performances
                                        • Professional Recording

                                        Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                        I wanted a solution to drive powered monitors from our iMac, that both avoided the noisy unbalanced line out, and didn't require being tethered to my FireWire audio interface. I also didn't want another device with inputs (likely inferior to my rack-mount firewire interface.)

                                        This Peavey USB-P box is perfect. As you'd expect being balanced, noise isn't an issue. It's built like a little tank. No driver installation was required on OS X. It does exactly what it claims to perfectly, with no useless frills.

                                        The only thing to be aware of: no USB cable is included. This is pretty normal, but it might catch some folks off guard.

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                                        5.0

                                        Just What I Needed

                                        By BettyW

                                        from Boston MA

                                        About Me Professional Musician

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                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Excellent Sound
                                        • Professional Features

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Performances

                                          Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                          I didn't know this existed until I needed to figure out how to use Logic Mainstage with a MIDI controller in live performance. I didn't want to schlep my Audio/Digital recording interface, nor to rely on my MacBook's headphone jack.

                                          This does exactly what I need without any added bells & whistles: I can choose it as an audio output device on the Mac, it has a switch to choose stereo or mono output to the two XLR jacks.

                                          This allows me to send the synth audio output to both a PA and to my keyboard player's amp (using an XLR F to TS M cable).

                                          It is powered by the computer's USB outlet so no need for batteries or AC.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product

                                          By SoulJazz 88

                                          from Mid Hudson Valley

                                          About Me Professional Musician

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Excellent Sound
                                          • Professional Features
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                          • No Headphone Out

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events
                                          • Mobile DJ
                                          • Performances

                                          Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                          I use this to play soft synth patches at live music events with a band. It delivers the sounds from my laptop to the PA without hum or degradation. It costs less than half of the price of a typical low-end usb audio interface. It is tiny and sturdy. I don't worry about it being stolen, because it's not a major piece of gear and looks completely innocuous. If you send computer audio to a mixer or powered speaker with XLR inputs, this is for you. ground lifted balnced outs! B&H price. all very good!

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Little USB-XLR Interface

                                          By flungerlips47

                                          from Tulsa, OK

                                          About Me Experienced

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                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Excellent Sound
                                          • Professional Features

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Events
                                            • Performances

                                            Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                            In the past and using a straight 1/8-inch to XLR conversion cable, I've had periodic issues of CPU noise bleeding into the audio signal. In my case, I was feeding through a Yamaha PM5D console to the house sound system using Crown amps. NO more! The Peavey USB-P has virtually solved the issue and for less than $100! I highly recommend it.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works right out of the box!

                                            By David

                                            from Dallas, TX

                                            About Me Experienced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Excellent Sound
                                            • Professional Features
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                            • Not Easily Mountable

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording
                                            • Events
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Mobile DJ
                                            • Performances
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Peavey USB-P - USB "Direct Box" for Outputting Computer Audio to PA System:

                                            Used to run sound from my mac mini to the sound board. Worked right away with no driver or configuration issues.

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