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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

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
1 Input / 2 Output
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1
Analog Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
Mini-USB
OS Compatibility
macOS
Windows XP or Later
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
1 Input / 2 Output
Built-In DSP
No
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1
Built-In Microphone
No
Input Level Adjustment
1x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
High-Pass Filter
No
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
Mini-USB
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Wireless
No
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Impedance
Inputs:
≥ 32 Ohms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depths
16-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS
Windows XP or Later
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Physical
Dimensions
4 x 0.85" / 10.2 x 2.2 cm
Weight
1.6 oz / 45.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.45 x 4.1 x 2"

Polsen XLR-USB-48 Reviews

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Does this work directly with macs?

Does this work directly with macs?
Asked by: Aaron
This is Mac OS compatible.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-22

Can you use this to connect a Rode Procaster ...

Can you use this to connect a Rode Procaster (XLR) to a MabBook (USB)? Does it work properly?
Asked by: Tony
This is an affordable audio interface, that would allow the Rode Procaster microphone to be connected to a PC or MAC computer via USB. This unit offers plug-and-plyt operation and a headphone jack for monitoring from the microphone, and would work well with any microphone. .
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-08-06

should the plastic cover half way down the silver ...

should the plastic cover half way down the silver top be removed?
Asked by: Raphael
no
Answered by: david
Date published: 2022-06-25

Will this work if I have an xlr extension cable ...

Will this work if I have an xlr extension cable running from the mic to the device itself? Or does it need to be plugged direct
Asked by: Jesse
Yes, the Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface does not need to be plugged into the microphone. You can use an XLR just like any other audio interface.
Answered by: Alex D
Date published: 2023-11-07

Will this work with an Android or iPhone ...

Will this work with an Android or iPhone recording program?
Asked by: Evan
The Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface is intended for use with computers running Mac OS or Windows. It is not intended for use with mobile devices like Android smartphones or iPhones.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-02-26

Why is the headphone output of the mic so low but ...

Why is the headphone output of the mic so low but the system audio normal?
Asked by: Greg
The headphones you are using with the XLR-USB-48 may require more power which can be achieved by using a headphone amplifier such as the Polsen HPA-4X2 (B&H # POHPA4X2) to provide more volume. You can find additional options for headphone amps listed under the "Accessories" tab.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2020-10-21

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what is a Polsen audio interface?
Asked by: Anonymous
This devices allows connection of your XLR microphone to the USB input of your computer for recording purposes.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

What kind of USB cord is needed with this?

What kind of USB cord is needed with this?
Asked by: Jess
There is a USB cable included with the XLR-USB-48 which is USB Type-A to mini-USB. If you need a replacement, you can use the Pearstone USB 2.0 Type A Male to Type B Mini Male Cable (Black) - 3' (B&H # PECUAMUMBM3).
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2021-12-23
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