Polsen XLR-USB-48 - XLR to USB Audio Interface

Polsen XLR-USB-48 - XLR to USB Audio Interface

Polsen XLR-USB-48 - XLR to USB Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • Connects XLR Mic to USB
  • Selectable 48V Phantom Power
  • Plug-and-Play with No Drivers Needed
  • 1/8" Headphone Output with Level Control
  • USB Cable Included
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Polsen XLR-USB-48 overview

  • 1Description

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 1/8” 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 1/8" headphone output. Volume control allows for setting optimal monitoring levels
UPC: 847628588509
In the Box
Polsen XLR-USB-48 - XLR to USB Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Polsen XLR-USB-48 specs

    Input XLR
    Impedance ≥ 32 ohms
    Headphone Output 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo
    Connector 1 USB Type-A male
    Connector 2 Mini USB male
    Sample Rate 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz
    Bit Depth 16-bit
    Phantom Power 48 V
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Dimensions 4 × .85" (10.2 x 2.2 cm)
    Cable Length 3.3' (1 m)
    Weight 1.6 oz. (45.4 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 3.6 x 0.7"

    Polsen XLR-USB-48 reviews

    XLR-USB-48 - XLR to USB Audio Interface is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Functions, but bad design and poor quality Same problems as other reviews. Bottom plate loose. One screw was out. The XLR connector would not lock in place. As it hangs below the mic (in my case) this meant that it would slowly slide and fall off. I'd avoid this product unless their are no other options in your price range. Beware: On this device, B&H can charge you return shipping if it arrives defective. They did this to me.
    Date published: 2017-04-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly made; USB connection snapped off I was hoping to find a replacement for the Shure X2U which produces good sound but several lasted only about a year before the XLR connection went bad. This product was a plastic version of the Shure. I cannot attest to the audio quality because the first time I tried to connect the USB port snapped off. Thanks to BH for return.
    Date published: 2016-06-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed This arrived to me with the USB port flying loose inside the Polsen device rendering this item completely useless since I couldn't plug the USB cable into the Polsen device. Very disappointed.
    Date published: 2016-08-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Useable for the price I purchased this interface to let me use my an XLR mic for audio/video conferencing; in that role it is fine. However, the self noise on the interface is definitely a limitation for any kind of studio recording where playback is happening on decent speakers or headphones. I would rate it as acceptable for podcast use, but barely. The difference is night and day when compared to connecting my mic through my H4n Pro. That said, there is about a 5x price difference. Build-quality is okay, but not great. It arrived and the first time I pressed the phantom power button on the bottom the button fell off. There is a plastic rod that passes through the case and attaches to a flat surface-mount button/switch, and this is the piece that fell off. A bit of glue had it re-attached, but given that other reviewers are commenting about parts falling off I suggest being prepared with a tube of glue and/or a soldering iron. Also, for the record, it is a huge pain to press the phantom power button when both the USB cable and headphones are plugged in (which is something I deal with every time I use it). tl;dr: This is a cheap / compact device, and it is probably a good choice if you are on a tight budget and need to connect a mic to a laptop on the go. If you can use one of the many cheap USB interfaces in a larger, square form factor I would suggest looking at those (e.g., Behringer UM2, Scarlett Solo, etc.).
    Date published: 2016-08-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flexible option - nice As advertised, this allows you to use your best XLR mics on your desktop (or portable computer). Have not yet tried phantom power/condenser setup -- but the plug and play and sound quality is outstanding. A little clunky as a 3" extension of your mic, but solidly built. Blue LED showing it is ON is a nice touch.
    Date published: 2018-05-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent produit. It's perfect for my use
    Date published: 2016-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome Needed this piece to connect everything together, and it works great. Thanks B&H
    Date published: 2016-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance Performance is very good
    Date published: 2018-07-21
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