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Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface

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Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Connects XLR Mic to USB
  • Selectable 48V Phantom Power
  • Plug and Play with No Drivers Needed
  • 3.5mm Headphone Out with Level Control
The Polsen XLR-USB-48 is a compact and easy-to-use XLR to USB interface that allows users to connect an XLR microphone directly to a computer via the USB port. It’s an ideal tool for singer/songwriters, podcasters, or musicians who need a simple yet high-quality solution for recording with an XLR microphone directly to a laptop or desktop computer.
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Polsen XLR-USB-48 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2XLR to USB
  • 3Phantom Power
  • 4Plug and Play
  • 5Adjustable Gain Control
  • 6Headphone Monitoring

The Polsen XLR-USB-48 is a compact and easy-to-use XLR to USB interface that allows users to connect an XLR microphone directly to a computer via the USB port. It’s an ideal tool for singer/songwriters, podcasters, or musicians who need a simple yet high-quality solution for recording with an XLR microphone directly to a laptop or desktop computer.

Connecting the adapter to an XLR microphone and to your computer’s USB port is all that’s needed to start recording. Due to the plug-and-play capability, no drivers are needed and the computer will instantly recognize the adapter, allowing for quick and easy setup. The adapter features selectable phantom power for condenser microphones, and the 3.5mm headphone output allows for input monitoring and playback.

Polsen’s XLR-USB-48 is an all-in-one adapter that allows the musician or podcaster to set up quickly and record high-quality audio easily and affordably.

XLR to USB
Connect an XLR microphone to your computer's USB port for high-quality recording directly to your laptop or desktop computer
Phantom Power
Selectable 48V phantom power provides compatibility with condenser microphones
Plug and Play
No drivers are needed. Your computer will instantly recognize the XLR-USB-48. Select it in your audio setup preferences, and you're ready to record
Adjustable Gain Control
Using the mic gain knob allows users to set optimal recording levels
Headphone Monitoring
Monitor playback of the recording through the 3.5mm headphone output. Volume control allows for setting optimal monitoring levels
UPC: 847628588509

Polsen XLR-USB-48 Specs

Form FactorInline Adapter
DisplayNone
Channels of I/O1 Input / 2 Output
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps1 Preamp
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Signal Processing
High-Pass FilterNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USBMini-USB
Host Connection ProtocolUSB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
ImpedanceInputs:
≥ 32 Ohms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depths16-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows XP or Later
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included SoftwareNone
Power
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Physical
Dimensions4 x 0.85" / 10.2 x 2.2 cm
Weight1.6 oz / 45.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.75 x 2.7 x 1.7"

Polsen XLR-USB-48 Reviews

Pay less - get the same as the big boys

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

The major brands get a premium for what this delivers at half the price!

Not Bad But Beware the Hissssssssssssssssssss

By Daniel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-23

It ain't no Shure X2u, but it's not priced (or built) like one either. If you're tight on money, this is a decent alternative to the X2u. Yea, you're going to have hiss, hiss, hissssssssss when you up the gain (honestly, it feels like a snake is constantly whispering into your ears), but at this price, what did you expect? It's still a useful device that won't disrespect your wallet.

It's just okay

By MALCOLM
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-09

This device works as advertised, sought of. I say that because even though it does work, it also produces a lot of background hiss. The audio is not clean and it is low, even when you adjust the gain levels. I tested two mics on this device, a Sony ECM-77B Lapel mic and a ElectroVoice RE-50 Mic. In both cases the audio was low and there was a noticeable hiss in the background even after adjusting the gain settings. I then tested the same mics on the Shure X2u and the audio was pristine. Better to spend the money on a Shure X2u for good clean broadcast quality audio. I would not recommend this Polsen.

Second one I own- they work very well

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-04

As a videographer and field audio person, I have a collection of high very quality shotgun and handheld microphones. I use these Polsen XLR-USB tools for zoom productions. Some of our projects require a wide dynamic range of audio, from speaking to belting songs within a single event. These work well.

Get's the job done

By Greg
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-27

Good lower cost alternative to the Shure X2U

Ideal, small, flexible phantom power-USB XLR interface

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-18

I needed a simple solution use my AKG P120 mic when on ZOOM and to record my part for a virtual choir piece. This tiny device is built like a bullet and is a great little interface. I particularly like that its head glows blue when active and red if your turn off the phantom power. Only awkward part is that phantom power switch. When the USB is connected, my large fingers take a few attempts to depress it. Good value for the money.

Excellent

By Eran
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-30

Love the product

Audio into your computer at half the price

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

This is a great alternative to the Shure X2U at half the price!

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