Product Features
  • 2 Input/2 Output
  • Phantom Power
  • Portable
  • 3 Powering Options
  • Mac OS

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The USB Dual Pre from ART is a combination portable preamplifier and computer interface, housed in a compact rugged case. The unit is suitable for a wide variety of applications including remote field work to desktop/studio recording. The 2 input channels can accept either a microphone or line input and provide up to 48dB of gain.

Phantom power is available for use with condenser microphones even when running from the USB bus or any of the other powering options. Those include using an optional external power supply, or an optional internal 9V battery. When running off the battery, operational hours are in excess of 50 hours with phantom power off.

A stereo mini headphone jack is provided for monitoring and the rear level and monitor mix controls allow for latency-free recording. The monitor mix is also routed to the main outputs. The USB interface is fully compliant with the USB 1.1 specification and uses USB adaptive mode for playback and USB asynchronous mode for record.

Key Features

  • Portable USB interface with dual microphone preamps
  • Low-noise, fully balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS combi inputs
  • Preamps provide up to 48dB of gain and feature independent gain controls
  • Built-in, low-noise phantom power supply
  • Signal present and clip LED indicators
  • Latency free monitoring with mix and level controls
  • Includes Audacity recording and production software
  • 3-way powering options - via the USB bus, an optional external power supply, or with an optional 9V battery
Sample Rates44.1 and 48kHz
Analogue Input2 x 1/4" TRS/XLR combi
Analogue Output2 x 1/4" TRS phone (balanced)
1 x 1/8" stereo mini Headphone
Digital InputNo
Digital OutputNo
Sync In/OutNot applicable
Headphone OutputYes
THD + N<0.01% @ 1kHz
Dynamic RangeNot specified by manufacturer
Frequency Response20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-1dB
Power RequirementsUSB bus
9.5V to 12V external power supply (optional)
9V battery (optional)
System RequirementsMac:
OS 9.1 or OS X
Native USB supportPC:
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista 32bit
Available USB 1.1 Port
SpecialitiesNo special drivers needed
ART USB Dual Pre - USB 1.1 Digital Audio Interface with Dual Microphone Preamps
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