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Emu 1820 24-Bit/192kHz Interface with 2 Preamps (Windows)

Pristine 24-bit, 192kHz converters. 2 premium TFPro mic preamps. E-DSP 32-bit Multi-effects Processor. (96) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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E-Mu 1820 Audio Interface

The E-MU 1820 Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results- 24-bit/192kHz converters, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. The 1820 offers musicians a comprehensive array of I/O options to cover every recording application at an unbeatable price.

Features

Pristine 24-bit, 192kHz converters and flexible connectivity with 18 audio inputs, 20 outputs, 32 channels of MIDI I/O, plus a FireWire� port for seamless integration with your entire studio

Two premium TFPro mic preamps with Mic/Line/Hi-Z inputs with 40db of gain/attenuation and 48V phantom power - plug guitars, keyboards

E-DSP 32-bit Multi-effects Processor offers you over 16 simultaneous hardware-accelerated studio-grade effects with no CPU overhead - plug-in architecture allows you to add new effects as needed

32 Channels of zero latency Hardware Mixing/ Monitoring with super-flexible virtual patchbay - no external mixer needed

Full compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications with ultra-low latency WDM, DirectSound� and ASIO 2.0 Drivers

Powerful software studio package

I/O Configuration

Two TFPro Mic/Line/Hi-Z preamps (w/48V phantom power)

Six 1/4 in. Balanced Inputs

Eight 1/4 in. Balanced Outputs

Turntable input (w/ground lug and hardware RIAA preamp)

24-bit/192kHz ADAT In/Out (switchable to S/PDIF)

24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU)

24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF Out (switchable to AES/EBU)

Two sets of MIDI In/Out

Four stereo 1/8 in. Speaker Outputs (configurable from stereo to 7.1)

Stereo Headphone Output

Firewire� Interface

E-MU's Digital Audio Systems feature the powerful E-DSP chipset, which features a hardware-accelerated effects processor with over 20 effects plug-ins (over 500 presets). This effects architecture is fully expandable, allowing you to add more effect plug-ins to your system as needed. E-DSP also provides zero-latency, hardware-based mixing and monitoring via the included PatchMix DSP mixer, delivering unmatched flexibility in routing audio between all of your physical and virtual (ASIO/WDM) inputs and outputs- no external mixer needed.

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Specifications

General
Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz from internal crystal or externally supplied clock (no sample rate conversion)

Bit Depth: 16 or 24 bits

PCI Bus-Mastering DMA subsystem reduces CPU usage

Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring w/effects

Analog Line Inputs (6)
Type: Servo-balanced, DC-coupled, low-noise input circuitry

Level (software selectable):
-Professional: +4dBu nominal, 20dBu maximum (balanced)
-Consumer: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV maximum (unbalanced)

Frequency Response: +0.0/-0.2dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -102dB (.0008%)

SNR (A-weighted): 111dB

Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 112dB

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -115dB

Common-Mode Rejection (60Hz): > 40dB

Analog Line Outputs (8)
Type: Balanced, low-noise, 3-pole low-pass differential filter

Level (software selectable):
-Professional: +4dBu nominal, 20dBu maximum (balanced)
-Consumer: -10dBV nominal, 6dBV maximum (unbalanced)

Frequency Response: +0.0/-0.8dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

THD+N (1kHz signal at -1dBFS): -98dB (.0013%)

SNR (A-weighted): 112dB

Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 112dB

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -115dB

Combo Microphone Preamplifier/Line Inputs (2)
Type: TFPro combination microphone preamp and line input

Frequency Response: +0.8/-0.1dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz min gain, -1dBFS): < -120dB

Line Input:
-Gain Range: -12 to +28dB
-Max Level: +17dBV (19.2dBu)
-THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS, min gain): -94dB (.002%)
-Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 1kHz min gain): 100dB
-SNR (A-weighted, min gain): 100dB
-Input Impedance: 10K ohm
-Common-mode Rejection Ratio (60Hz): > 40dB

Microphone Preamplifier:
-Gain Range: +10 to +50dB
-Max Level: -12dBV (-9.8dBu)
-THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS, min gain): -95dB (.0018%)
-SNR (A-weighted, min gain): 100dB
-Input Impedance: 330 ohms
-Common-mode Rejection Ratio (60Hz): > 80dB

Headphones (stereo)
Type: Linear power amplifier

Frequency Response: +0.0/-0.35dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

THD+N (1kHz, max gain):
-33 ohm load: -70dB (0.032%)
-600 ohm load: -85dB (0.006%)

SNR (A-weighted): 112dB

Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 112dB

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS, 600 ohm load):< -100dB

Maximum Output Power: 500mW

Output Impedance: 22 ohms

Gain Range: 85dB

Phono Input (stereo)
Type: RIAA equalized phono input

Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB, 50Hz - 20kHz

THD+N (1kHz, 10mV RMS unbal input): -76dB (.015%)

SNR (10mV RMS unbal input, A-weighted): 90dB

Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): < -80dB

Maximum Level:
-Professional: 80mV RMS
-Consumer: 20mV RMS

Input Capacitance: 220 pF

Input Impedance: 47K ohm

Digital I/O
S/PDIF:
-2 in/2 out coaxial (transformer coupled)
-2 in/3 out optical (software switched with ADAT)
-AES/EBU or S/PDIF format, switchable under software control

ADAT:
-8 channels, 24-bit @ 44.1/48kHz
-4 channels, 24-bit @ 96kHz (S-MUX compatible)
-2 channels, 24-bit @ 192kHz

Firewire:
-400 Mbps 1394a port (6-pin)
-Compatible with DV cameras, storage peripherals, etc.

MIDI: 2 in, 2 out

Synchronization

Internal Crystal Sync at 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz

External Sample Rate Sync:
-ADAT
-S/PDIF (opt. or coax)

Minimum System Requirements

Genuine Intel� Pentium� III or AMD� K6� class processor or higher operating at 500MHz or faster

Intel�, AMD� or 100% compatible motherboard & chipset

128MB System RAM

500MB of free hard disk space for full installation

Windows� 2000 SP 4, Windows� XP SP 1 or greater

PCI 2.1 compliant slot for E-MU� 1010 PCI card

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation

XVGA Video (1024 X 768)

In the Box...

E-MU� 1010 PCI card

E-MU AudioDock

EDI (E-MU Digital Interface) cable (3 meters)

Headphone splitter cable

PC power cable

Quick Start guide

Operation Manual on CD-ROM

Creative Professional Software CD-ROM:
-Windows 2000 and XP Drivers
-E-MU PatchMix DSP
-E-MU E-DSP FX Library

Audio software package on CD-ROM
EMU Warranty
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 831-438-1921
Customer Reviews
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Sound: Great sound quality for a $500 unit, i'd say its better than many m-audio products Feature: Anything you need is on it Ease of Use: It takes some time to firgure out, manual that it comes with isn't very helpful but there are plenty of resources on the internet that explain how to us it. Quality: excellent quality, seems very durable. havent had any problems so far Value: Great deal for those looking to buy a nice recording system on a budget. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to call tech support for any reasons so i dont know The Wow Factor: Very sleek and great sound quality Overall: I would highly recommend this to friends
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Alternative
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Sound: The inputs are super clean and the outputs are superb, I could do with out the weak sounding pre amps but other then that I don't know a better way to spend $500.00! Feature: very flexible routing, with asio to boot. Quality: If you can find something equal or better under 7K and have the same feature set you can't be on earth! Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to call them and it's only had one patch to download to date since I brought it. The Wow Factor: It could look better. Kinda looks like a toy. Overall: I don't think I could replace it unless someone has better converters.
Style of Music: urban, r&b, hip hop
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