Cakewalk UA-25EX USB Audio Interface 889406411753

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The UA-25EX is a feature packed, professional-level, ruggedly made 2x2 24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC. With its professional quality mic preamps and compact size, the UA-25-EX is equa... Click To Read More About This Product

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The UA-25EX is a feature packed, professional-level, ruggedly made 2x2 24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC. With its professional quality mic preamps and compact size, the UA-25-EX is equally suited in the project studio or as a mobile solution on the road for high-quality audio recording and music production.

High-Resolution Performance
Don't let its compact size (or body) fool you”the UA-25EX is a full-featured, professional audio interface with extras you wouldn't expect in its size and price class. It's capable of handling audio at 24-bit/96kHz resolution, and boasts newly-developed high-end mic preamps, plus pro-quality balanced audio inputs and outputs, and an integrated low-noise, wide-range power supply.

Analog Compression & Limiting
The UA-25EX features a modern analog compressor with variable attack times and threshold control for smooth capture of vocals or dynamic instruments. The accompanying limiter prevents input clipping from occurring so you'll never lose those perfect takes.

Pro-Quality Shielding with Ground Lift
With its high-grade aluminum chassis, the UA-25EX can withstand hard impacts, and is shielded against high-frequency interference from other electrical components. Should a ground loop occur, the new ground-lift function eliminates the noise by disconnecting the sleeve pin of the master output from the earth ground.

Compatible With All Major DAWs
The UA-25EX is the perfect I/O for Mac and PC customers looking to get better audio quality from Ableton Live, Cubase, FL Studio, Digital Performer, Garage Band, Logic, Nuedo, SONAR, and others.

Bundled Software
For Windows customers just getting started, the UA-25EX includes the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack, a feature-rich recording software bundle consisting of SONAR LE, Project5 LE, and Dimension LE for PC-based recording. The CD-ROM also includes the latest ASIO, WDM, and MME drivers for Windows XP and Vista (32-bit versions), plus Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X.

  • Designed for low-noise and high-sensitivity professional recording with +4 dBu balanced input and output
  • 2 premium XLR/TRS jacks with improved, professional-grade mic preamps and phantom power for crystal-clear audio capture
  • Analog Dynamics Processing (threshold-adjustable Compressor/Limiter) with indicator for great sound on input
  • Direct-Box functionality, essential for noise-free live stage use
  • USB bus-powered, no AC adaptor required, ideal for mobile use
  • High-resolution recording & playback, up to 24-bit/96kHz through USB connection
  • Compact and ultra-sturdy, solid-metal construction
  • Variety of input and output options
  • Powerful low-latency driver performance
  • Zero-latency, direct monitoring
  • MIDI in/out ports for MIDI recording, sequencing, control, and playback
  • Cakewalk Production Plus Pack software included
  • Accessories:
  • Owner's manual
  • USB cable
  • Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
    1 stereo pair

    1 stereo pair
    DIGITAL IN SWITCH = OFF: Full duplex (except for 96 kHz setting)
    DIGITAL IN SWITCH = ON: Recording only

    Signal Processing
    Computer Interface: 24-bit (ADVANCE SWITCH=OFF: 16-bit)
    AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit (linear)

    Sampling Frequency
    Digital output: 44.1/48/96kHz
    Digital input: 44.1/48/96kHz
    AD/DA Conversion: 44.1/48/96kHz (ADVANCE SWITCH=OFF: 44.1kHz only)

    Frequency Response
    96.0kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz (+0dB/-2dB)
    48.0kHz: 20Hz to 22kHz (+0dB/-1dB)
    44.1kHz: 20Hz to 20 kHz (+0dB/-1dB)

    Nominal Input Level
    XLR Input (Left/Right): -60 to -20dBu
    1/4" TRS Input (Left/Right): -36 to +4dBu
    Maximum Input level: + 12dB

    Nominal Output Level
    1/4" TRS Output (Left/Right): +4 dBu (balanced)
    RCA Output (Left/Right): -2 dBu
    Maximum Output level: Nominal Output Level + 12 dB

    Residual Noise Level
    Output Jack: -96 dBu (S/N ratio: 105 dB) (input terminated with 1 k O, OUTPUT VOLUME: max., INPUT MONITOR: min., IHF-A, typ.)

    Mic Preamp

    Front Panel
    Input (Left/Right): XLR (balanced, phantom power +48V), 1/4" TRS (balanced)
    Input Jack R: Hi-Z (high impedance) is supported
    Headphone Out: Stereo 1/4"

    Rear Panel
    Digital Input Connector: Optical
    Digital Output Connector: Optical
    Output Jacks (L/R): 1/4" TRS (balanced), RCA
    MIDI Connectors: IN/OUT
    USB Connector: Type B

    Power Supply: USB Bus Power
    Current Draw: 480 mA

    Size and Weight (WxDxH): 164mm x 133mm x 64mm or 6-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 2-9/16"
    Weight: 0.6kg (1lb. 4 oz.)

    System Requirements
    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / Windows XP Home / XP Professional SP2 or later
    Computer: Windows compatible PC equipped with a USB port
    CPU/Clock: Pentium Processor 1GHz or higher
    Memory(RAM): 256MB or more (1GB or more is recommended)
    (This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64)

    OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
    Computer: Apple Macintosh series with on-board USB port
    CPU/Clock: Intel Processor or PowerPC G4/867MHz or higher
    Memory(RAM): 256MB or more (512MB or more is recommended)

    Cakewalk Production Pack Software
    Operating System: Windows XP/Vista only
    Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+ RAM - 256 MB RAM
    Hard Drive: 100MB free hard disk space
    Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768, 16-bit color CD-ROM drive (for installation) Windows-compatible audio card/interface

    USB 2.0 Compatible. Works as a USB 1.1 device without changing the specifications and performance
    Macintosh computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported
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By JazzMan001

from Chicagoland, IL

Love it. I bought a new high end Dell computer with a supposedly high end sound card and spent several hours trying to make it work with Sonar 8.5. I decided to purchase the Cakewalk UA-25EX. It took about 10 - 15 minutes to hook it up and I was recording. I highly recommend this audio interface. Extremely low latency and very easy setup. Wish I would have bought this months ago.

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Cakewalk UA-25EX USB Audio Interface

By Sing Sai Lor

from Oshkosh, WI

Cakewalk UA-25EX USB Audio Interface is alright. If I have money, I'll perfer a power interface than a USB Interface because sometimes USB gets very crazy and it doesn't quite work sometimes and it's easily broken. However, the UA-25ex will be a good experiment to those rookies who find interested in recording music.

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