Focusrite VRM Box - Headphone Monitoring/Mixing Solution

Focusrite VRM Box - Headphone Monitoring/Mixing Solution

Focusrite VRM Box - Headphone Monitoring/Mixing Solution

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Product Highlights

  • USB Audio Playback Interface
  • Virtual Reference Monitoring
  • Speaker Modeling
  • S/PDIF Input
  • High-Quality Headphone Amplifier
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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The VRM Box from Focusrite is a headphone monitoring/mixing solution that allows you mix in your studio, wherever you are and with any pair of headphones. The system consists of a robust, pocket sized audio interface partnered with the company's Virtual Reference Monitoring (VRM) software, allowing you to mix anytime, anywhere.

VRM Box functions as a high-quality 24-bit/48kHz USB audio playback interface. It features an S/PDIF input for connecting to your audio interface and delivers high quality, low distortion audio at the headphone output. It allows for monitoring or mixing when it is impractical to use speakers, especially late at night.

The VRM software overcomes the major obstacle of mixing with headphones by providing multiple perspectives on your mix, as if listening through speakers in different environments. It lets you choose from a living room, a bedroom studio, or a professional studio, along with a choice of industry-standard studio monitors and speakers.

The system uses standard headphones to reproduce the direct sound, together with a "Direct FX" DSP system to simulate specific monitoring scenarios. The range of speakers includes quality hi-fi, computer, and cheap stereo and television speakers. The control room simulation allows you to select between a number of listening positions to check stereo imaging and observe the effects of typical room modes on your mixes.

The loudspeaker simulations are created using convolutions of impulse responses measured using the original loudspeakers. The interface is USB bus powered, making it eminently portable. So, whether you're mixing, creating music or simply listening to tracks, VRM Box is a perfect headphone monitoring solution.

Mix in your studio, wherever you are
VRM (Virtual Reference Monitoring) technology lets you hear your mix in different environments, through different speakers and from different positions, just using headphones
Enhanced mathematical room models combine with speaker emulations, sampled using a unique dynamic convolution "sampling" process
Choose from 10 pairs of industry standard nearfield and main monitors in an acoustically treated control room
With a dynamic range of 108dB (A-weighted), VRM Box provides a significant audio upgrade from low-grade laptop headphone outputs (which commonly only provide around 92 or 93dB), with an equally impressive audio quality
Features a digital input, allowing you to run it alongside a Pro Tools HD or Native interface, or any interface that features an S/PIDF digital output
The compact pocket size and robust build quality of the interface means it's ready to go anywhere, any time
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Focusrite VRM Box - Headphone Monitoring/Mixing Solution
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Converters 24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1 and 48kHz

    Supports sample rates from 32 to 192kHz with automatic sample rate conversion

    Analog Input No
    Analog Output 1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
    Output Impedance <10Ω
    Maximum Output Level 15mW into 150Ω
    30mW into 50Ω
    Digital Input 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    Digital Output No
    Other Connectors 1 x USB 2.0
    THD + N Headphone Output: -100dB (0.001%), -1dBFS input, 20Hz to 22kHz bandpass filter, 150Ω load
    S/PDIF Input: <-110dB any sample rate
    Dynamic Range DA: 108dB, A-weighted
    SNR >105dB
    Indicators 1 x Green LED
    Power Requirements USB bus power
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel only, OS X 10.6
    Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7

    If using a USB 1.1 port on a Windows PC, performance will be limited to 16-bit and 44.1/48kHz recording and playback. Macintosh support limited to USB 2.0 ports only

    Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.7 x 2.7 x 1" (68 x 68 x 25mm)
    Weight 4 oz (123g)
    Specialties Clock jitter <250pS (internal clock only)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 6.0 x 2.6"
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