Product Features
  • XLR to USB Adapter
  • Supplies +48V Phantom Power
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
  • Microphone Level Adjustment
  • Tri-Colour Peak Indicator

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The Shure X2u XLR to USB Adapter attaches to dynamic or condenser microphones, and provides a direct connection to Windows or Mac computers via USB. The plug-and-play connectivity of the X2u provides easy digital recording for music production, Podcasts and more.

A 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone output provides latency-free monitoring and three rotary dials provide monitor, microphone gain and output volume level control. The X2u is capable of sending +48V phantom power to condenser microphones and delivers pristine audio fidelity that's superior to CD with its 16-bit, 48kHz digital audio resolution.

Key Features

  • Connects XLR microphones to the USB input on Mac and Windows computers
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) latency-free headphone output
  • Level controls for output, microphone gain and monitor output
  • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
  • 16-bit, 48kHz audio resolution is superior to CD quality
  • Plug-and play connectivity
System RequirementsMicrosoft Windows 2000 Professional Japanese/English Edition
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit, Microsoft Windows XP Home/ Professional Japanese/English Edition (service pack 1.0 or later, or use the USB audio driver update from Microsoft)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business Japanese/English Edition
Apple Computer Mac OS X 10.0 or later English Edition
Apple Computer Mac OS X 10.1 or later Japanese Edition (For Mac OS X 10.0 Japanese Edition, plug and play does not work appropriately)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 1 dB
Power RequirementsUSB-powered, 500 mA, maximum
NoiseMinimum MIC GAIN setting: -81 dB FS
Maximum MIC GAIN setting: -78 dB FS
(20 Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted)
Sample RateUp to 48 kHz
Bit Depth16-bit
Green: -30 to -12 dB FS
Yellow: -12 to 0 dB FS
Red: > 0 (digital convertor clipped)
Gain Range50 dB
Headphone Output1/8" (3.5 mm)
Shure XLR to USB Signal Adapter X2u
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Cable Connector:
XLR Female
Cable Connector:
USB A Female