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

(based on 23 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Professional features (10)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (13)
    • Home studio (10)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Professional recording (7)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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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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          • No

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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

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                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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                            Verified Buyer

                            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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                                5.0

                                Best value

                                By Key Player

                                from Mid Hudson Valley

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Only Xlr Out

                                Best Uses

                                • Any Computer To Pa
                                • Digital Dj
                                • Soft Synth Live
                                • Video Presentation

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

                                I switched to playing software instruments by midi at live music events but this is also perfect hot a DJ. I didn't need a full USB audio interface because I am not recording live audio. The box just takes digital audio via USB from my laptop, converts it to analog and sends it by ground lifted balanced outs to the PA. No noise, superb low latency with Ableton running NI plugins from a core2 duo MacBook.

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                                5.0

                                It's Cooooooooool

                                By Adbeel

                                from Fairfax, VA

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Excellent Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    It's kill the noise from the PC perfect.
                                    Therefore, I open the channel on Mix-board always.
                                    If you just plug this one in USB port.....done :).
                                    I strongly recommend. Five thumbs up.

                                    You know, it's just for OUTPUTTING Computer Audio.

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                                    5.0

                                    it works

                                    By Ryan Berry

                                    from Harrisonburg, VA

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Excellent Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

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

                                      I usually avoid the Peavy brand, but this thing works perfectly. No drivers required on a Mac, it just works.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great price, fast delivery

                                      By eadster

                                      from Philadelphia, PA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional Recording

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

                                        The cheapest product available for outputting computer audio to a PA system. Great product by a trusted brand.

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