[LAU] small usb interface (1in 2out)

Rick Green rtg at aapsc.com
Thu Apr 26 13:49:03 UTC 2012

On Thu, 26 Apr 2012, plutek wrote:

> From: yvan volochine <yvan.sc at googlemail.com>
>> sorry to post YAThread about usb interfaces but I need a small usb one
>> with 1 in and 2 out (basically a mic and a loud stereo out).
> i don't know about those devices, but i just purchased an ART USB Dual 
> Tube Pre and am very happy with it. works ootb as a class-compliant USB 
> device, with no drivers or firmware required.
   I'll second that nomination, as I just purchased one also.  It has a 
noise floor about 5db worse than my Focusrite firewire interface, but for 
the money ($149 USD) it's a great product. It also has an SPDIF output, so 
I can use it as an expansion of my focusrite firewire interface as well as 
standalone.  (But alas, no wordclock in, so in order to utilize those 
extra two channels, I have to slave the focusrite to the SPDIF clock.)

A friend who didn't need the SPDIF out, but only a two-channel pre with 
phantom to expand his band's PA also bought the solid-state version ($69 
USD).  I had a chance to check it out, and it also 'just works' on 
Ubuntustudio 12.04beta.  I didn't make noise floor measurements on that 
one, however.


Rick Green

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