ESI U86 XT Audio Interface

ESI U86 XT Audio Interface

ESI U86 XT Audio Interface

B&H # ESU86XT MFR # U86XT
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Product Highlights

  • High Speed USB 2.0 Computer Interface
  • 2 x Mic Preamps with +48V Phantom Power
  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz Audio Processing
  • 8 Inputs / 6 Outputs
  • 2 x Combination XLR-1/4" Inputs
  • 2 x 1/4" Main Outputs
  • 1 x 1/4" Headphone Output
  • 1/4" Line I/O, MIDI I/O & S/DPIF via RCA
  • Supports Mac & Windows
  • Includes Software & Power Supply
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ESI U86XT overview

  • 1Description

The ESI U86 XT is an audio interface that communicates to your Mac or Windows computer over USB. A total of eight inputs and six outputs are provided at any one time. Analog connections can be made through the preamp, which can handle microphone and Hi-Z sources, or by means of the line jacks on the rear panel. Condenser microphones can be powered via onboard +48V phantom power.

In total, there are eight line inputs and six line outputs, alongside two 1/4" main outputs. There you'll also find S/PDIF I/O over RCA, as well as a USB port and MIDI I/O for 16-channels of MIDI in and out.

The interface is capable of processing audio at resolutions and sample rates up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, doing so at high speeds and low latencies, thanks to drivers based on EWDM and DirectWIRE technology with support for Windows and Mac operating systems alike. A headphone output on the front of the U86 XT can be used for private listening. Included with the U86 XT are a DC power supply, a license for Deckadance LE software, a DAW in the form of Bitwig 8-Track, and a license of inTone 2 ESI Edition from Audified.

Bundled Software
Bitwig 8-Track: This trim and effective DAW allows you to start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro. This DAW offers eight tracks for processing and the Bitwig Essentials Package, which is a versatile selection of handpicked presets and sounds. Record instruments, create your arrangements, design new sounds, or just jam.

Deckadance LE Version 2: This is professional DJ software for remix and groove producers, turntablists, club DJs, and mobile DJs. With the included license, you can quickly load your favorite tracks and instantly mix them like a professional DJ through the outputs of U86 XT.

inTone 2 ESI Edition: This jamming tool lets you produce mixes of multiple audio signals, play files, change tracks, and prepare streams for podcasts and recordings. As an effects host, you can use this software with GK Amplification 2 LE and ampLion Free, both of which are included. 

In the Box
ESI U86 XT Audio Interface
  • Stanton Deckadance LE Software
  • Bitwig 8-Track DAW Software
  • inTone 2 ESI Edition Software
  • DC Power Supply
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    ESI U86XT specs

    Analog I/O 2 x combination XLR-1/4" inputs
    8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs, phone type
    6 x 1/4" TRS line outputs, phone type
    2 x 1/4" TRS master outputs, phone type
    1 x 1/4" Headphone output, phone type
    Digital I/O 1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI input
    1 x S/PDIF input, RCA
    1 x 5-pin DIN MIDI output
    1 x S/PDIF output, RCA
    1 x USB Type-B port
    Dynamic Range ADC: 107 dBA
    DAC: 112 dBA
    MIDI I/O Up to 16 channels
    Bit Depth / Sample Rate Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
    Power Included DC power supply
    Supported Platforms Windows: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 with ASIO 2.0, MME, WDM, and DirectSound (including DirectWIRE)
    Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 and later via CoreAudio USB audio driver
    Dimensions 12.2 x 5.7 x 1.8" / 31.0 x 14.5 x 4.5 cm (approximate)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.25 x 6.75 x 3.5"

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