E-MU’s new USB Audio/MIDI Interface delivers an unparalleled level of audio performance to your Mac or PC with premium bit/kHz A/D and D/A. Only at Sweetwater! ✅ FREE Shipping and ✅ FREE Warranty for your E-MU USB !. hello again this is a short review of an EMU USB sound card It has usb solid construction 2 preamps, 2 hiz for guitar jacks spdif and optical.

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Image 3 of 3 The also has a socket for a power supply. On the bottom we can find 2 miniature ground-lift switches, which are very useful for negating sneak ground circuits occuring when you connect a large number of equipment usually it’s 50 Hz noise pickup with multiple harmonics, can also be cracking, etc. eju

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Cons Requires mains power supply. It would make life easier for any potential mods. We struggled to get acceptable performance at latency settings lower than 10ms, though new drivers might improve this in the future. Prima facie, the non-USB power feed seems surprising. Sure enough, though, uusb company have now seen fit to launch an external version that – as its name suggests – operates over USB 2. But life is full of adventures. And I will modify this one, when I get the time.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Video 3Digests Video cards: Enthusiasts might want to accept responsibility and try feeding the card from USB ports. To what level the USB 2.

I never tampered with sound card before and ubs little nervous. For that we get a bonus: Since the supply voltage is 5V, perhaps, the first engineering samples were bus-powered. The inputs are presented as Neutrik combo jacks, which offer microphone, instrument and – surprisingly – balanced line inputs for both the left and right channels.


And despite being overpriced, the first stock was sold out within 24 hours. Though it’s rather traditional to supply unnecessary applications as a bonus, this time the software package is rather useful, allowing to start working right away.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Eju. And improve noise performance, likely will try inserting signal directly into the endstage. ASIO diagnostics, objective tests.

Image 1 of 3 The hardware is a slightly large desktop box. Makes ,- for the EMU and the mics together. Note the analog output signal level control. Plaese do yourself a favor and buy a good cord to plug the preamp at the backside right balanced jack to xlr or stereo jack to rca direct into the endstage.

There is no modification required. It enables to connect the device directly to active acoustic systems without being afraid of dynamic range losses due to digital level reduction.

In that case phantom power, when enabled, won’t cause any problems see explanations of Mackie’s specialists. By the way, we found out that some users still succeeded in making the device work as a standalone external DAC. The only criticism to the design is that phantom power is enabled on usbb XLR inputs simultaneously. I am just now buying an and I plan to mod it. Never had one problem.

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I can play 24 bit kHz with amazing resolution!! I am using 004 more than one year now. Drivers, subjective tests, performance. The noise spectrum doesn’t raise until 80 kHz allowing to avoid problems with intermodulation of good signal as well as modulator noise-shaped signal. On the other hand, they could limit it to drivers and reduce the price even further.


We have to ask, though, what might you connect them to? My first plan is to change all the caps better ones. At launch, this was PC-only, but beta Mac drivers were released just as we went to press.


Or make recordings at this resolution. Image 2 of 3 The USB 2. The design of the USB 2. Phantom-power is available so studio-grade mics can be usedand, remarkably, there are ground-lift switches on the bottom of the unit so that hum problems can be easily fixed. Separate levels for speakers and headphones. The hardware itself is a slightly-larger-than-expected desktop box with input connectors at the front and output connectors at the rear.

Ron, your absolutely right. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Still very pleased with the sound quality when standard. We can also celebrate the return of a couple of long lost friends: You can get rid of your original preamp problably. Our Verdict The offers excellent connectivity, great performance and a fine software bundle.

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