ESI U108 PRE 10-Preamp / 8-Output USB Audio Interface

BH #ESIU108 • MFR #ESI-U108
ESI U108 PRE 10-Preamp / 8-Output USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Computer Interface
  • Up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz Resolution
  • 10 x Mic Preamps with Phantom Power
  • 2 x XLR-1/4" Inputs with Hi-Z Switches
The ESI U108 PRE is a high-speed USB 2.0 audio interface offering ten mic preamps, eight line outputs, and 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution, making it ideal for recording bands in the studio, live performances on stage, or multi-guest podcasts at home. Connect instruments such as guitar and bass to the two front-panel combo jacks, then select the Hi-Z switches for optimal signal transfer. A total of ten XLR inputs (two via the combo jacks) are provided, and selectable phantom power ensures proper operation of condenser microphones as well as dynamic mics.
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ESI ESI-U108 Overview

The ESI U108 PRE is a high-speed USB 2.0 audio interface offering ten mic preamps, eight line outputs, and 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution, making it ideal for recording bands in the studio, live performances on stage, or multi-guest podcasts at home. Connect instruments such as guitar and bass to the two front-panel combo jacks, then select the Hi-Z switches for optimal signal transfer. A total of ten XLR inputs (two via the combo jacks) are provided, and selectable phantom power ensures proper operation of condenser microphones as well as dynamic mics.

Utilize the eight 1/4" TRS line-level outputs to route submixes or individual tracks to a console, summing mixer, or multichannel headphone amplifier. Hook up a pair of monitors and headphones to the U108 PRE's 1/4" mix outputs and stereo headphone jack. LEDs across the front panel clearly indicate input levels, phantom power selection, and power status.

The U108 PRE is compatible with Mac and Windows computers and includes a power adapter and one USB cable. Bundled software and licenses from Bitwig, Stanton, and Audified open creative opportunities for musicians, DJs, and podcast producers.

Per-input gain control and 3-stage level LEDs
Ten microphone preamps—two with XLR-1/4" combo inputs and selectable Hi-Z operation
48 VDC phantom power selectable for channel 1, channel 2, channels 3-6, and channels 7-10
Eight 1/4" TRS line outputs for routing to an external mixer
Dedicated 1/4" stereo mix output jacks fed by an integrated monitoring mixer with controls for input 1-10 level, output 1-8 level, and mono/stereo mode
Front-panel 1/4" stereo headphone output with source selector
Supports Mac via CoreAudio, and Windows via ASIO 2.0, MME, WDM, and DirectSound (including DirectWIRE)
High-speed USB 2.0 computer connection
Includes Bitwig 8-Track DAW software, a license for Stanton's Deckadance LE DJ software, and a license for Audified's inTone 2 ESI Edition jamming tool

ESI ESI-U108 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
DisplayNone
Channels of I/OAnalog:
10 Input / 8 Output at 96 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps10
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
8 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
8 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs, on 4 Channels)
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
MIDI I/ONone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseAD/DA Converters:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.02 dB
Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
107 dBA
D/A Converters:
112 dBA
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 96 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync SourcesInternal
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.7 or Later
Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
Required HardwareUSB 2.0 Port
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC (Included)
Physical
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions17.72 x 5.71 x 1.77" / 45.01 x 14.5 x 4.5 cm
Weight4.7 lb / 2.1 kg (Without Accessories)
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.32 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23 x 7 x 4"
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