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PreSonus AudioBox USB Recording Interface, New

Bring your studio wherever you go! Powered by USB, this compact 2-in/2-out audio interface boasts 2 PreSonus mic preamps and Studio One Artist DAW software. (24) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Capture your ideas wherever you are with the PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface featuring 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI in/out.

The AudioBox USB is bundled with PreSonus Studio One Artist, the groundbreaking music creation program, and over 4 GB of virtual instruments, plug-ins, loops, and samples to get you started making music immediately.

Pedigree Preamplifiers

PreSonus Audio has won numerous awards for designing the highest quality microphone preamplifiers in the industry at all price levels. The AudioBox USB is loaded with preamps that out perform any USB-based interface hands down. The preamplifiers in the AudioBox deliver high headroom, low noise and high gain giving you pure, full and rich sound.

Professional 24-Bit Converters

Most USB recording devices operate at 16-bit sample rate and use converters with dynamic range of less than 90dB. This translates into a pinched and relatively small sound. The AudioBox USB uses professional-grade analog to digital converters with dynamic range of 102dB and 24-bit sample rate so that the digital conversion is big, quiet and musical.

USB Bus-Powered

The AudioBox USB is USB bus-powered allowing you to take it anywhere inspiration hits. No wall warts, line lumps or power cables, just plug in to a powered USB port and you are ready to record.

Ready to Hit the Road

There's no plastic here. The AudioBox USB is housed in an all-metal chassis with metal knobs ready to withstand the rigors of travel. Toss it in your laptop bag and mobilize your music creation and production. Whether you want to record your shows, mix on the plane or write songs in your hotel room, the AudioBox is ready.

Studio One Artist-Plus Gigabytes of Creative Resources

The AudioBox USB is bundled with an exceptional software package, featuring PreSonus Studio One Artist, the amazing DAW software for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista that makes producing high-quality projects easier than ever before. As part of the Studio One Artist package, you get 20 upgraded PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins and virtual instruments and a generous bundle of third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds.

Compare Studio One Artist and bundled extras to what comes with competing mobile interfaces:

- All-meat, no-bloat, music-creation software with an intuitive, practical, single-window interface
- Unlimited tracks, insert effects, sends, virtual instruments, buses, and effects channels
- Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
- Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
- Full-featured, flexible automation
- Powerful real-time auto/manual time-stretching and resampling engine
- Control Link(tm) (advanced MIDI mapping made easy)
- Twenty 32-bit Native Sound(tm) plug-ins, including reverbs, amp modeling, and EQ
- Four additional virtual instruments, including a sampler and an analog-type subtractive synth
- Ability to control the software mixer in any FireStudio-series interface to create zero-latency cue mixes.
- Gigabytes of third-party resources, including Native Instruments(tm) Kore(tm) Player with custom SoundPack (150 instruments), Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE, Toontrack(tm) EZDrummer Lite, and over 1.4 GB of loops

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Microphone Preamp
- Type: XLR Female Balanced
- Frequency Response (+/-3.0 dB): 14 Hz to 70 kHz
- Input Impedance (Balanced): 1200 Ohm
- THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain): < 0.008%
- EIN (A-weighted, 55dB Gain, 150 Ohm Input, 20Hz to 22 kHz): -115 dBu
- S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20Hz to 22 kHz): > 95 dB
- Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain): > 45 dB
- Gain Control Range (+/- 1dB): 0 dB to 35 dB
- Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N): -3 dBu
- Phantom Power (+/-2 VDC): +48 VDC

Instrument Input
- Type: 1/4 in.
- TRS Female Unbalanced Input Impedance: 0.5 M Ohm

Line Outputs
- Type: 1/4 in. TRS
- Balanced Output Impedance: 51 Ohm

Headphone Output
- Type: 1/4 in. TRS Active Stereo
- Maximum Output: 60 mW/Ch @ 60 Ohm Load
- Frequency Response (+/-1.0 dB): 20 Hz - 30 kHz

MIDI I/O
- Type: Dual 5-pin Female DIN

Digital Audio
- ADC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate): 102 dB
- DAC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate): 110 dB
- Bit Depth: 24
- Reference Level for 0dBFS: +4 dBu
- Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz): 44.1, 48
- Power: USB Bus-powered

Physical
- Package Type: 1/3U - steel chassis
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.5 X 5.5 X 1.75 in.
- Weight: 5.0lbs

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.reserves the right to change any specification stated herein at anytime in the future without notification.

System Requirements
Below are the minimum computer system requirements for the AudioBox USB.

Windows
- Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
- Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
- USB 1.1 Port
- Internet connection recommended
- DVD-ROM drive
- Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

Macintosh
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later (10.5.2 or later or 10.6 recommended)
- PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended)
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
- USB 1.1 Port
- Internet connection recommended
- DVD-ROM drive
- Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) that you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 4 in
with Eris E5 Package
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Presonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products carry a limited warranty of 90 days.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 225-216-7887
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "a breath of fresh air to the home studio"
Overall: I have been recording audio for over 30 years, I started out in college learning on an 8 track tape machine and have tried just about every new way of recording since the early 80's. This great little interface and studio one's incredible software has transformed my recording experience, more in the last couple of months than I can put into words in this short review. I recorded my last album on a Roland VS1824 and mastered it to the computer and it turned okay but I can already see that with the tools available in Studio one and the great lil interface my next album will not only done faster but also cleaner and much better resolution, in short a much better product due to the new tools I have.If u are sitting on the fence about a transition from a separate work station or even still using tape to DAW recording than BUY IT and TRY IT I honestly don't think u will be sorry.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Does the job, low cost and kinda cute"
Overall: I bought this to replace my aging a crapped out Tascam US-122, whose mic inputs/preamps both finally stopped working, which was my main use for it, though I did use the MIDI sometimes. Setup was easy even though I bought a 'reconditioned' unit whose CD was broken and unusable. I downloaded the drivers from internet and worked like a charm. Sounds just fine and it's nice and compact and usable in a rack. Don't know about manufacturer support since I haven't needed to use it.
Style of Music: Prog rock, space music, guitar instrumentals, voice overs for videos and audio books.
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