Tascam US-2x2 2-Channel USB Audio Interface

Tascam US-2x2 2-Channel USB Audio Interface

Tascam US-2x2 2-Channel USB Audio Interface

B&H # TAUS2X2 MFR # US-2X2
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Product Highlights

  • Up to 24-bit/96 kHz Resolution
  • Ultra-HDDA Preamps and NE5532 Op-Amps
  • 2 x XLR-1/4" Combo Inputs
  • 1/4" Headphone and Line Outputs
  • 5-Pin DIN MIDI I/O
  • Angled Aluminum Design
  • Powered via USB or Optional AC Adapter
  • Mac, Windows, iOS Compatible
  • Includes Software Download
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Tascam US-2X2 Overview

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The Tascam US-2x2 is a 2-channel USB audio interface designed for audio capture and reproduction at up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution for musicians, vocalists, and producers in home and project studios, and mobile recording rigs. It features two Ultra-HDDA low-noise mic preamps fed by XLR-1/4" combo jacks and NE5532 op-amps in the input and output sections. Its angled aluminum design enables easy visibility when placed on a desk or table.

Separate level knobs are provided for the two 1/4" balanced line outputs and the single 1/4" stereo headphone jack. Rear-panel MIDI ports allow simple hook-up of your MIDI controller, keyboard, or synthesizer. Power the US-2x2 via USB connection to your compatible Mac, Windows, or iOS device or via an AC adapter (available separately). Use your favorite DAW or download the supplied copy of Cubase LE and explore it.

Mic/instrument/line inputs with up to 57 dB of gain
2-in/2-out USB 2.0 interface with up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
XLR-1/4" combination input jacks with selectable phantom power
Zero-latency monitoring
Separate volume controls for line and headphone outputs
NE5532 op-amps
USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility
Independent line out and headphone level controls
MIDI input and output jacks
Aluminum body with angled design for better desktop visibility
Includes Cubase LE cross-platform compatible DAW
UPC: 043774031009
In the Box
Tascam US-2x2 2-Channel USB Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Tascam US-2X2 Specs

    Interface
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Connectivity
    Host Connection 1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
    Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Input
    2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Line Output
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
    Digital I/O None
    MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
    1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
    Performance
    Frequency Response Headphone Outputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.5 dB (at 48 kHz) 
    20 Hz to 40 kHz 2 dB (at 96 kHz) 
    Line Outputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/-0.1 dB (at 48 kHz) 
    20 Hz to 40 kHz +0/-0.2 dB (at 96 kHz) 
    Gain Range Inputs:
    Up to 57 dB
    Max Input Level Hi-Z Inputs:
    +10 dBV 
    Line Inputs:
    +20 dBu 
    Mic Inputs:
    +8 dBu 
    Max Output Level Line Outputs:
    +20 dBu 
    Headphone Output Power 18 mW per Channel
    Impedance Hi-Z Inputs:
    1 MOhm 
    Line Inputs:
    10 kOhms 
    Mic Inputs:
    2.2 kOhms 
    Outputs:
    110 Ohms 
    THD+N Headphone Outputs:
     < 0.1% 
    THD  < 0.003% 
    SNR 101 dB 
    EIN < -127 dBu 
    Crosstalk >95 dB
    Digital Audio
    Sample Rates Up to 96 kHz
    Bit Depth 16 and 24-Bit
    Compatibility
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.8
    macOS 10.9
    iOS 7
    Windows 7
    Windows 8
    Windows 8.1
    Processor Requirement 2 GHz Intel   
    RAM Requirements 2 GB
    Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
    Power
    Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), USB Bus-Power
    AC/DC Power Adapter  Not Included

    Tascam PS-P520 Power Adapter

    Power Consumption 2.5 W
    General
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Physical
    Dimensions 7.3 x 2.6 x 6.3" / 186 x 65 x 160 mm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.7 x 8.5 x 3.9"

    Tascam US-2X2 Reviews

    US-2x2 2-Channel USB Audio Interface is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Interface - I love mine and would recommend it I bought this because I wanted an interface that would work in Linux (Debian Jessie) and Windows 7 because I thought I was having hardware issues with my current interface. I was wrong, but was pleasantly surprised by how well this one works. It runs directly off of USB power, plugged in and away I went. The people I talk to and record for (Voice Over) commented how much clearer I was. I don't have to remember to turn on the phantom power, as it is on a switch, the other settings stay between power-ups. It just works. I have recorded using my microphone and using some low-level inputs and it worked great. Some settings required the driver / mixer application to be installed on Windows.
    Date published: 2016-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I play bass and guitar. in this area, i'm a novice and had a steinberg ur12, which was not really impressive. Then i tried the tascam us-2x2 and i can guarantee you, this one runs and sounds better. The ableton live lite, compare to cubase, is easy to use. Beside of this, it's very rugged built. And With the functions, it gives you everything you need, as a beginner or intermediate. Great job!!!
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from driver and/or firmware problems Oct 28, 2014 - I received this item and followed the included instructions to proceed to the Tascam site to download the latest drivers for the unit. While at the site I noticed there was a firmware update as well. I downloaded and installed both the firmware (V1.00)to the unit and the driver (V1.00)to the computer. Everything went smoothly. I go the system up and running easily and was pleased when things seemed to work as I hoped. The unit sounds good.Unfortunately, I've run into a couple problems. When switching between files that have different sample rates, it takes about 10 seconds to properly play. This is also accompanied with a drastic change in volume from soft to loud as the unit noisily adjusts to the new sample rate while playing. It sucks to be honest.The other issue I've noticed is that when you turn the input/computer knob all the way to computer there is an audible distortion whenever the sound file has peaks within a couple dB of zero. As it is functioning now, I can't recommend the unit at all. I'm guessing it's only a matter of getting driver and firmware issues sorted out. Hopefully it won't take long because I believe I would enjoy the unit otherwise. An email sent to Tascam hasn't yet been responded to yet. I'm using Windows 7 64.
    Date published: 2014-10-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product for a great price I ordered this to use with OSX and IOS. It works great with no drivers, will work stand-alone, and even though the manual and tascam tech support couldn't help regarding questions about how to do 96kHz/24 bit recording with IOS it became apparent to me that when using software (such as MultiTrackDAW for IOS), you can change the sampling rate and bit depth via the app. When using with iphone or ipad it works either via a powered hub between the IOS device and interface, or with power to the device via the 5V barrel plug input on the back. Perhaps the most cost effective way of adding high resolution A/D D/A to a computer or IOS device. Four starts only because the level of support/documentation, and availability of native (to each platforms OS) control software is not available/equivalent to higher end professional equipment (e.g. RME, MOTU AVB). For the $$ I would give it a 5.
    Date published: 2016-09-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product I have had a Tascam 2x2 for about two months. Running on Windows 8.1 x64 Laptop running the lastest firmware and drivers the sound is outstanding from this unit. for the price it is a great unit.
    Date published: 2015-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size and function for live and studio applications. This unit works as advertised. Great for a small set up. Really like the old school midi in and out connections. Fits easily on my keyboard when playing live.
    Date published: 2016-12-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Native software and drivers are abysmal For the interface to be even recognized by your computer the tascam settings panel has to be opened first. This then sends three signals to your computer: the audio out, input 1 and input 2. Furthermore, because of this using any ASIO in a daw is a nightmare. Also, still cant figure out how to consistently get windows 10 to recognize the interface as a microphone. Overall, the hardware is great, the software is terrible. Do not get this interface if you have never used one before, get a Scalett solo or 2i2.
    Date published: 2018-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes I would buy it again. Excellent equipment added to my audio studio. I use it very day in post or production of voice overs.
    Date published: 2017-10-15
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