XP Sound Introduces XP202 USB Audio Interface
January 14, 2005
XP Sound will be showcasing the new XP202 USB audio interface at the 2005 Winter NAMM Show, offering 24-bit/96kHz conversion for Mac and PC-based studios with features catering to musicians and DJs.
The XP202 USB audio interface allows transfer of vinyl records and cassettes to PC. Because record players, tape recorders, microphones, and many other devices operate at differing audio levels, an audio interface needs to match levels. The built in RIAA equalizer handles signals from your turntable and a ground connector is provided on the front panel for connection to your turntable.
The unit also features two adjustable microphone pre-amps and a pair of stereo line inputs. The mic preamplifier provides selectable phantom power. Instrument line level signals can be directly connected via the XP202's stereo line input on the front panel. A stereo headphone amp is accessible from the front panel with an individual volume control and special 'mix' control. This allows users control of the monitoring balance between USB audio playback signals and the input signals from either line or mic inputs.
Being housed in a compact shielded chassis, the XP202 audio interface is protected against distortion and interference from your PC. The unit powers directly from USB - simply connect the included USB cable to your Mac or PC and you'reready to go.Feature Summary:
- USB audio interface for Mac & PC
- Two onboard mic preamps with phantom power
- Stereo line input
- Stereo phono preamp
- Stereo headphone amplifier
- Mix/balance control (balance USB audio playback and input signal for headphones)
- Two parallel stereo outputs (one front, one rear)
The SP202 will be available in Q2 2005 for an estimated street price of $199 USD.
For more information, visit their web site at www.xpsound.com