PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording System


The PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system is an excellent solution for achieving high-quality, professional-sounding recordings no matter where you are. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface loaded with 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI I/O so you can stay portable without sacrificing your sound. The AudioBox USB also comes with Studio One Artist music creation and production software which has the same platform and intuitive interface as Studio One Pro but with an unlimited track count so you can start recording right out of the box.

PreSonus Audio has won numerous awards for designing quality microphone preamplifiers for all price levels. The AudioBox USB is loaded with preamps that deliver high headroom, low noise, and high gain to give you pure, full, and rich sound. Most USB recording devices operate at a 16-bit sample rate and use converters with dynamic ranges of less than 90dB which gives you a pinched and relatively small sound. The AudioBox USB, however, uses professional-grade analog to digital converters with a dynamic range of 102dB and 24-bit sample rate so that the digital conversion is big, quiet, and musical, making it one of the best sounding USB bus-powered interface on the market.

The AudioBox USB is bus-powered giving you the flexibility you need with no wall warts, line lumps, or power cables. Just plug in to a powered USB port and you are ready to record. The AudioBox USB is housed in an all-metal chassis with metal knobs able to withstand the rigors of travel and your touring adventures. Just toss the AudioBox USB in your laptop bag and mobilize your music creation and production. Whether you're recording your shows, creating a mix on the plane, or writing songs in your hotel room, the AudioBox is ready to go.


AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording System
System Requirements
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
Peripherals: Powered USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
CPU/Clock: Pentium or Athlon at 900MHz or higher recommended
Memory (RAM): 512MB or higher recommended
OS: OS-X version 10.3.7 or later
Peripherals: Powered USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/800MHz or higher recommended
Memory (RAM): 512MB or higher recommended

Note: The speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) that you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals.

System Requirements for Studio One Artist
Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher, PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB RAM
Recommended: PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better, 2GB or more RAM
Win: Windows XP or Vista, Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion), 1GB RAM
Recommended: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better, 2GB or more RAM
Windows and Macintosh Systems: Internet connection, DVD-ROM drive, a monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels

Microphone Preamp
Type: XLR female balanced
Frequency response (±3.0 dB): 14Hz to 70kHz
Input impedance (balanced): 1200 ohms
THD+N (unwtd, 1kHz at +4 dBu output, unity gain): < 0.008%
EIN (A-weighted, 55dB Gain, 150 ohms Input, 20Hz to 22kHz): -115 dBu
S/N ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20Hz to 22kHz): > 95 dB
Common mode rejection ratio (1kHz, 55dB gain): > 45 dB
Gain control range (±1dB): 0dB to 35dB
Max input level (unity gain, 1 kHz at 0.5% THD+N): -3 dBu
Phantom power (±2 VDC): +48 VDC

Instrument Input
Type: 1/4"
TRS female unbalanced input impedance: 0.5 megohm
Line Outputs
Type: 1/4" TRS
Balanced output impedance: 51 megohms
Headphone Output
Type: 1/4" TRS active stereo
Maximum output: 60 mW/Ch at 60 ohm load
Frequency Response: (±1.0 dB): 20Hz — 30kHz
Type: Dual 5-pin female DIN

Digital Audio
ADC dynamic range (Awtd, 48kHz sample rate): 102dB
DAC dynamic range (Awtd, 48kHz sample rate): 110dB
Bit depth: 24
Reference level for 0dBFS: +4 dBu
Internal sample frequency selections (kHz): 44.1, 48