Polsen IAI-500 iOS Audio Interface
Product #26582
Usually ships in 2 - 3 weeks

Polsen IAI-500 iOS Audio Interface

Product #26582 | SKU IAI-500
Usually ships in 2 - 3 weeks

Designed for iOS Devices, Connects via Device's 1/8" Input

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Designed to provide a variety of recording options for your iOS device, the IAI-500 iOS Audio Interface from Polsen features an XLR input with selectable phantom power and adjustable input level, as well as a 1/4" instrument input for DI recording of your guitar or bass. It connects to your iOS device directly via its 1/8" input, allowing it to work with a variety of recording apps.

The IAI-500 has a 1/8" headphone output that allows you to monitor your audio in real time while recording with a compatible app. It is powered by 2 AA batteries (not included) for portability.

Key Features

Designed for iOS

  • The IAI-500 is designed for recording high-quality audio to iOS devices. It plugs directly into the 3.5 mm input jacks of an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone

XLR Input with Phantom Power

  • The IAI-500 features an XLR microphone input along with phantom power for recording with a condenser microphone

1/4" Instrument Input

  • The IAI-500 also features a high-impedance instrument input for recording guitars or basses

1/8" Headphone Output

  • The 1/8-inch (3.5 mm) headphone output allows for direct, real-time monitoring when used with apps like GarageBand that offer monitoring capability

Adjustable Microphone Input Level

  • The microphone input level slider allows for adjusting input level for varying sound pressure conditions

Works with Most Recording Apps

  • When used with GarageBand or many other apps, your iOS device becomes a multi-track recording studio, perfect for recording song demos, vocals, guitars, and basses

Compact and Lightweight

  • The compact, lightweight design makes the IAI-500 an ideal tool for singers, songwriters, and musicians on the go


Input Level
-42 ~ +2 dBu
Maximum Input Level
+2 dBu
Input Impedance
2.4 kOhms
1/4" (6.3 mm)
Nominal Input Level
21 dBV
Maximum Input Level
-10 dBV
Input Impedance
470 kOhms
Headphone Output
Headphone/Line Output: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
Connection Plug
1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS plug
Power Requirements
2x AA batteries
iOS 4.3 or later
iPhone 3Gs, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S
iPod touch 3rd, 4th, 5th generation
iPad 2, 3rd generation, 4th generation, Air, mini, mini 2nd generation
Power Consumption
0.33 W (Phantom Power 5 mA)
Battery Life
12 hours, approximate
Cable Length
17.5" (44.5 cm)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
4.75 x 2.6 x 1.6" (12.1 x 6.5 x 4 cm)
0.3 lb (136 g), without batteries


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