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Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface

BH #SEU1648 • MFR #XU-1648
Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface
Key Features
  • XLR Input to USB Output
  • Microphone Input Level Adjustment
  • Switchable 48V Phantom Power
  • Monitoring with Balance Adjustment
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.
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Senal XU-1648 Overview

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 3.5mm 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 nonslip 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
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
6.3' USB cable included
UPC: 847628569874

Senal XU-1648 Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
1 Input at 48 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1 Preamp
Analog Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Host Connection
USB-B
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
1 Input at 48 kHz
Built-In DSP
No
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1 Preamp
Built-In Microphone
No
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range
Inputs:
35 dB
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V ± 2 V
Phantom Power Current
15 mA per Channel
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
USB-B
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Wireless
No
Performance
Frequency Response
25 Hz to 20 kHz
Headphone Output Power
50 mW into 16 Ohms
Impedance
Inputs:
1.2 Kilohms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz (D/A Conversion)
8 / 11.025 / 16 / 22.05 / 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz (A/D Conversion)
Bit Depths
16-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Included Software
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Power Consumption
2.2 W
Physical
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)
6.95 x 6.65 x 1.65"

Senal XU-1648 Reviews

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We do not see any headphone jack in the pictures

We do not see any headphone jack in the pictures
Asked by: Don
The Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface does have a 3.5mm TRS headphone jack located on the side, next to the headphone volume control dial. If you enlarge the second photo, you can see the tiny headphone logo (shown sideways) on the top left side in the photo. It is difficult to see clearly in the photo without enlarging it. Here is a link to the second photo: https://static.bhphoto.com/images/multiple_images/images1000x1000/1376474531_IMG_331866.jpg
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-01-25

Will this work with an ipad using a usb adapter ...

Will this work with an ipad using a usb adapter cable into the ipad?
Asked by: Robert
No it will not. It must be used with a computer.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2018-11-28

I've read the specs on both, how does the Senal ...

I've read the specs on both, how does the Senal XU-1648 compare with the Shure X2U in use?
Asked by: Luka
The Senal is very similar in use to that of the Shure. The Shure would handle dynamic mics better since it has more gain, but for condenser mics the Senal would be very comparable.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2021-11-02

Do you need a Cloudlifter with this interface? I ...

Do you need a Cloudlifter with this interface? I want to pair it with the Rode PodMic, but I do podcast recording/editing on audacity.
Asked by: Amanda
Need is a strong word. I have an SM57 and SM58 running straight into this device and then direct to the PC via USB and I am able to record voice well enough through Audacity.
Answered by: Payperheirplain
Date published: 2021-11-02

Will this XLR-to-USB interface work with the NADY ...

Will this XLR-to-USB interface work with the NADY RSM-5 ribbon microphone? The product description mentions condenser and dynamic microphones but not the ribbon type.
Asked by: Thomas
Yes you can, just don't turn on the phantom power while using it with ribbon mics as it may induce noise.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-12-27

Does the Phantom Power for Condenser Mikes come ...

Does the Phantom Power for Condenser Mikes come from the USB or does this unit use batteries?
Asked by: Dan
It is USB powered.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-11-02

question

Who actually consider 16bits and 48khz Studio quality anymore? Releases on DVDs and Bluray give REAL studio quality including but not limited to 24 bit 96 khz. Now if this had at the very least a 24 bit option. it might be worth the $60 your asking.
Asked by: Anonymous
I use this interface for voice-over and it works fine.
Answered by: Bruce K.
Date published: 2022-03-09

question

Which is your best quality XLR to USB microphone adapter?
Asked by: Stephen B.
If you only need a mic, then this is the one!
Answered by: hernan s.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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