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The Mbox 3 Pro from Avid is a high-quality audio interface that delivers premium-quality audio in a sleek and durable design, ideal for home and project studios. The interface is designed by the same engineering team behind Pro Tools|HD systems to ensure excellent performance and connects to a Mac or PC via a FireWire connection for fast data transfer. It supports audio rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz.
Connectivity provides four microphone inputs with 48V phantom power and high-pass filters. The box also has four 1/4" line inputs, as well as two RCA and a single 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini Alt line input for added versatility. A set of six 1/4" line outputs lets you connect up to three pairs of monitor speakers. Using a breakout cable, stereo S/PDIF digital I/O connectors allow you to connect digital audio devices, MIDI I/O connectors provide compatibility with a variety of controllers and devices, while Wordclock I/O connectors let you connect to an external clock device for perfect syncing.
The front panel offers a monitor control section with mono, mute, dim, source, and speaker switching controls, as well as gain controls. A pair of 1/4" headphone jacks with volume control knobs allow two users to monitor audio privately. A large dedicated monitor volume knob gives you easy control over master volume. Additional features include integrated DSP for flexible cue mixing and reverb effects, a soft-clip limiter that lets you track hot signals without clipping, and a built-in guitar tuner. It also comes loaded with drivers that provide compatibility with Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more, allowing you to use your favorite DAW solution.
Sleek and durable design is ideal for home and project studios
8 x 8 simultaneous channels of I/O
FireWire connection for easy connection and fast data transfer to Macs and PCs
Pro-grade circuitry and converters for exceptional audio performance
Supports audio rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Four microphone inputs (2 XLR/TRS combo inputs and 2 XLR inputs) with 48V phantom power and high-pass filters
Four 1/4" line inputs, as well as RCA and 3.5mm mini Alt line inputs for versatility
Set of six 1/4" line outputs lets you connect up to three pairs of monitor speakers or a 5.1 surround monitoring system
Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O connectors allow you to connect digital audio devices
MIDI I/O connectors provide compatibility with a variety of controllers and devices
Word clock I/O lets you connect to an external clock device for perfect syncing
Two discrete stereo 1/4" headphone jacks with individual volume controls
Monitor control section with Mono, Mute, Dim, Alt Source, and Speaker A/B/C Switching controls, as well as gain controls
Assignable Pro Tools multifunction button provides fast access to software functions
Large dedicated monitor volume knob
Integrated DSP for flexible cue mixing and reverb effects
Soft-clip limiter lets you track hot signals without clipping to deliver a classic overdriven tape saturation sound. This is the same limiter found in the Pro Tools|HD 192 I/O interface
Built-in guitar tuner lets you tune guitars, basses, and other instruments directly from the interface
Compatible with most major audio software, including Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more
In the Box
Avid Technologies Mbox 3 Pro - FireWire Audio Interface
2 x XLR/TRS Mic/Line Combo Inputs
2 x XLR Mic Inputs
4 x 1/4" Line Inputs
2 x RCA Alt Line Inputs
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS stereo mini Alt Line Input
6 x Balanced 1/4" Line Outputs
2 x S/PDIF I/O on a breakout cable
2 x MIDI I/O on a breakout cable
2 x Wordclock I/O on a breakout cable
2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Jacks with Volume Knobs
2 x FireWire ports
ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and Multi-Client drivers
Included power supply
Mac Avid qualified computer OS X 10.8, 10.9 (64-bit) 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended) Available FireWire port
PC Avid qualified computer Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate with SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8 Professional (64-bit) 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended) Available FireWire port