Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface

Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface

Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface

B&H # SEU1648 MFR # XU-1648

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Product Highlights

  • XLR Input to USB Output
  • Microphone Input Level Adjustment
  • Switchable 48V Phantom Power
  • Monitoring with Balance Adjustment
  • 1/8" Headphone Output with Level Control
  • Zero-Latency Monitoring
  • Peak Level Indicator
  • Rugged Metal Chassis
  • USB Cable Included
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Senal XU-1648 overview

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The XU-1648 from Senal is a compact XLR-to-USB adapter interface that allows you to plug your microphone into the USB port of any Mac or Windows computer for use with your favorite digital recording software. Its rugged build and plug-and-play operation make it perfect for bands, recording artists, podcasters and more.

For use with dynamic or condenser microphones, the XU-1648 delivers 16-bit/48-kHz studio-quality sound. It also features a microphone preamp with gain control and switchable 48V phantom power. Its 1/8" headphone output features a volume control and allows for zero-latency monitoring. There is also a monitor level control to adjust the balance between the audio playback from your computer and the sound of your microphone.

In addition, the XU-1648 features a tough, all-metal chassis with non-slip neoprene feet on the bottom to prevent it from slipping.

Plug-and-play XLR-to-USB adapter
Rugged metal chassis
16-bit/48-kHz studio-quality sound
Low-noise mic preamp with gain control
1/8"(3.5mm) latency-free headphone output with level control
Monitor output adjusts balance between audio playback and live mic
Peak level indicator to help avoid clipping
USB bus powered
6.25' USB cable included
UPC: 847628569874
In the Box
Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface
  • 6.25' (1.9m) USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Senal XU-1648 specs

    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 48 kHz / 16-Bit
    Host Connection USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
    Analog I/O 1 x XLR 3-Pin Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Headphone Output
    Phantom Power +48 V ± 2 V
    Digital I/O None
    MIDI I/O None
    Frequency Response 25 Hz to 20 kHz   
    Gain Range Inputs:
    35 dB
    Headphone Output Power 50 mW into 16 Ohms
    Impedance Inputs:
    1.2 kOhms 
    Digital Audio
    Sample Rates 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz (D/A Conversion)
    8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 32, 44.1, and 48 kHz (A/D Conversion)
    Bit Depth 16-Bit
    Power Consumption 2.2 W
    Phantom Power Current 15 mA per Channel
    Dimensions 5.1 x 1.2 x 1.1" / 13 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
    Weight 3.3 oz / 94.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 6.6 x 1.7"

    Senal XU-1648 reviews

    XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy Way to Connect an XLR Microphone to Your Computer I have several mics with XLR connections and connecting them to the computer is quite convenient. The adapter plugs directly into the microphone and the USB cable plugs directly into the adapter eliminating the need to use a bulky XLR cable. The USB power from the adapter powers the adapter and supples phantom power to a condenser mic. Windows 10 found the appropriate driver immediately and after a little tinkering with Windows settings and adapter level settings I was up and running with a good quality microphone attached to my computer. Headphones plug directly into the adapter with their level controlled from the adapter.
    Date published: 2017-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality Even though the brand is not really famous (and actually, this is the first time I heard Senal), but this product is a good alternative to Shure X2U. It is cheaper but has all the features: Headphone out and Phantom Power. The output sound is also loud and clear.
    Date published: 2013-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well. I purchased this interface to use one of my shotgun microphones to do voice overs on FCP X. It has individual controls for both the microphone volume and headphone volume. It took me a while to understand how the interface controls fit in to the voice over scheme and settings on FCP, but it does work very well for the process I planned.
    Date published: 2015-03-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done This is a cheap and easy solution to record to my computer using microphones with an XLR output.
    Date published: 2015-06-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the best Workable but the preamp isn't the best. Outputs a decent amount of hiss
    Date published: 2015-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than any USB-ONLY MIC Think about it.....How could any manufacturer produce an all in one USB microphone and sell it for about the same price as an SM-58 ? I have tried most of the combo usb mics, and to me there is almost always something sonically annoying and/or lacking, when compared to using this SENAL XU-1648 interface with ANY pro grade microphone.
    Date published: 2017-01-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Perhaps I got two lemons I am on my second one of these. I bought it to record on Garageband with an Ampex 435 Cardoid condensor mic. When I turned on the Phantom power supply and turned the level up to where I got a green signal indicator I got a horrid high pitched noise. This was coming from the headphone monitor output before it got to the computer but it was quite audible there too. To be sure it was not the mic I plugged it into the XLR input of my Canon XA10 and it sounded fine. I also plugged a dynamic mic into the adapter (with no phantom power needed) and it worked fine. So I called B &H and arranged a return which they were happy to do and I opted for an exchange. I asked them to check it before sending which they said was not possible because it gets pulled off a warehouse shelf. So the new one arrives and the same issue is there. Not quite as bad, but still there. I thought I could work with it but I can't so I'm stuck with it because I waited longer than the 15 day limit on returning it. If you are pondering buying this I suggest going to the store and testing it with your mic of choice to save yourself the aggravation I had.
    Date published: 2014-01-21
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