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Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro 889406888531

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The Mbox 2 Pro is a portable, high-definition audio/MIDI production system that delivers truly professional sound quality. Packing an impressive variety of connection options into a compact interface,... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Mbox 2 Pro is a portable, high-definition audio/MIDI production system that delivers truly professional sound quality. Packing an impressive variety of connection options into a compact interface, Mbox 2 Pro puts powerful multitrack recording and mixing capabilities into your hands, so you can create wherever inspiration strikes. Mbox 2 Pro also includes award-winning, industry-standard Pro Tools LE software and a huge collection of pro effects and instrument plug-ins to get you started creating right away.

Hardware
The Mbox 2 Pro is the ultimate high-definition portable Pro Tools LE system, packing a wide-range of analog and digital I/O connections into a mobile audio workstation. Take it wherever inspiration strikes.

Software
Pro Tools software is used in countless professional studios around the world, and includes all the tools you need to easily compose, record, edit, mix, and master your projects with pro results”every time.

Bundled Plugins
In addition to M-Audio Torq LE DJ software and an incredible 8 GB collection of pro-quality loops from industry sound heavyweights Big Fish Audio, Pro Tools software includes a comprehensive bundle of amazing virtual instruments, effects, and utility plug-ins.

FEATURES

Hardware
Professional sound quality
Powered by FireWire* or included power supply
Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution**
6 simultaneous inputs, 8 simultaneous outputs
4 analog inputs (2 XLR/1/4" TRS combo jacks & 2 " TRS jacks)
6 analog outputs (1/4" jacks)
2 instrument DI inputs on the front panel
2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O (RCA)
Built-in phono preamp input (RCA) for direct turntable connection
1 MIDI input and output (16 channels in/16 channels out)
MIDI Time Stamping (MTS) support for superior timing and accuracy
BNC Word Clock I/O
Low-latency monitoring
Dedicated studio monitor outputs with volume control
2 stereo headphone outputs with independent volume controls
48V phantom power for condenser microphones

*Requires 6-pin connection for power via FireWire.

New in Pro Tools 8 Software
Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
Includes dozens of pro effects processing plug-ins and virtual instruments
Professional MIDI sequencing with dedicated MIDI Editor window
Integrated Score Editor based on award-winning Sibelius notation software
Full Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch to easily adjust timing and pitch on your tracks
Unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
ReWire support for streaming you favorite applications right into Pro Tools
Support for the Digidesign C|24 and Command|8 control surfaces
Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
Works on Windows and Mac computers

Virtual Instruments
Boom drum machine and sequencer
DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation
Structure Free sample player
FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module

Effects, Sound-Processing, Utility Plug-ins
1-Band EQ III
4-Band EQ III
7-Band EQ III
AIR Chorus
AIR Distortion
AIR Dynamic Delay
AIR Enhancer
AIR Ensemble
AIR Filter Gate
AIR Flanger
AIR Frequency Shifter
AIR FuzzWah
AIR KillEQ
AIR Lo-Fi
AIR MultiChorus
AIR Multi-Delay
AIR Nonlinear Reverb
AIR Phaser
AIR Reverb
AIR Spring Reverb
AIR StereoWidth
AIR Talkbox
AIR Vintage Filter
BF76 Compressor
BF Essential Clip Remover
BF Essential Correlation Meter
BF Essential Meter Bridge
BF Essential Noise Meter
Celemony Melodyne Essential
Chorus
Click
Compressor/Limiter
D-Verb
DC Offset Removal
De-Esser
Delay
DigiReWire
Dither
Duplicate
Eleven Free
Expander/Gate
Extra Long Delay II
Flanger
Gain
Invert
Lo-Fi
Long Delay II
Maxim
Medium Delay II
Multi-Tap Delay
Normalize
Ping-Pong Delay
Pitch
Pitch Shift
POWr Dither
Recti-Fi
Reverse
SansAmp
Sci-Fi
Signal Generator
Short Delay II
Slap Delay II
Time Compression Expansion
Time Shift
TL AutoPan
TL InTune
TL MasterMeter
TL Metro
Trim
Vari-Fi
SPECIFICATIONS
System Requirements
Supported Sample Rates**: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Maximum Word Length: 24 bit
S/PDIF: RCA jacks
Word Clock: BNC jacks
Host Connection: Two IEEE-1394a (FireWire) jacks.
MIDI: Two 5-pin MIDI DIN connectors
Digidesign-qualified Windows Vista- (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP- or Mac OS X 10.5-based computer
Minimum 1 GB of RAM
DVD-ROM or equivalent optical drive for software installation
¢ Available FireWire port for Mbox 2 Pro system


Specs
Mic/Line Inputs 1 & 2
Connector: Two balanced XLR / 1/4" combo jacks with independent gain controls
Mic Phantom Power: 48V
Equivalent Input Noise: -129 dBu
Frequency Response: +/- 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 105 dB / 107 dB A-weighted
THD + N (Mic/Line): 0.001% (-100 dB)
THD + N (Mic w/40 dB gain): 0.005% (-86 dB)
Input Sensitivity, Pad off: 1 dBu minimum gain, -39 dBu maximum gain
Input Sensitivity, Pad on: 21 dBu minimum gain, -19 dBu maximum gain
Input Impedance: 3.5 kOhm mic, 10 kOhm line

Line Inputs (1-6)
Connector: Channels 1-4: Four impedance balanced 1/4" jacks. Channel 5-6: One unbalanced stereo 1/4" jack
Frequency Response: +/- 0.25 dB
Dynamic Range: 104 dB / 109 dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.0015% (-96 dB)
Output Sensitivity: 4 dBV
DI Inputs
Connector: Two unbalanced 1/4" jacks (on front) with independent gain controls
Frequency Response: +/- 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 105 dB / 107 dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.008% (-82 dB)
Input Sensitivity, Pad off: 1 dBu minimum gain, -39 dBu maximum gain
Input Sensitivity, Pad on: 21 dBu minimum gain, -19 dBu maximum gain
Input Impedance: 5 MOhm

Monitor Outputs
Connector: Two 1/4" impedance balanced jacks
Frequency Response: +/- 0.25 dB
Dynamic Range: 106 dB / 110 dB A-weighted
Output Sensitivity: 6 dBV at max gain 100 kOhm load

Aux Line Inputs 3/4
Connector: Two balanced 1/4" jacks
Frequency Response: +/- 0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 104 dB / 106 dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.001% (-100 dB)
Input Sensitivity: 10 dBu minimum gain, -10 dBu maximum gain
Input Impedance: 16 kOhm

Headphone Outputs
Connector: Two 1/4" stereo jacks: one is channel 1&2, one is channel 1&2 or 3&4 (switchable). Independent volume controls.
Output Sensitivity: 2 Vms @ 600 Ohm load, maximum gain
Frequency Response: +/- 0.25 dB
Dynamic Range: 104 dB / 109 dB A-weighted

Phono Inputs 3/4 *
Connector: RCA pair
Frequency Response: +/- 1 dB
Dynamic Range: 97 dB / 104 dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.01 % (-80dB)
Input Sensitivity: -20 dBV minimum gain, -40 dBV maximum gain @ 1 kHz
Input Impedance: 47 kOhm resistive, 150pF capacitive

Digital Specifications
Supported Sample Rates**: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Maximum Word Length: 24 bit
S/PDIF: RCA jacks
Word Clock: BNC jacks
Host Connection: Two IEEE-1394a (FireWire) jacks.
MIDI: Two 5-pin MIDI DIN connectors

Size / Weight / Power
Height: Including lip: 2.26 inches / 5.74 cm.
Width: 10.28 inches / 26.11 cm.
Depth: Including lip, excluding rear connectors: 9.15 inches / 23.24 cm.
Weight: 3.3 lbs / 1.5 kg.
Power Requirements: Powered off 6-pin IEEE-1394a (FireWire) jack or 9 to 24 Volts DC jack (A/C power adaptor included)
Maximum Power Consumption: 6 Watts


All noise and dynamic range measurements with 20 Hz to 20 kHz bandwidth at 48 kHz sample rates, unless otherwise noted.

ADC measured -60 dBFS at 1 kHz with minimum gain setting; DAC with digital playback at -60 dBFS at 1 kHz.

Frequency response measurements relative to level at 1 kHz.

* RIAA equalization and sensitivity measured at 1 kHz.

** External clock supports up to 48 kHz sample rates
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on M-Box. One year parts and labor warranty on all other products.


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4.0

The Pro Tools Budget Box V2

By fstopgunslinger

from Lombard, IL

Better than the standard Mbox2, the Mbox 2 Pro is the upgraded version of the baseline audio input/output box for Digidesign Pro Tools, the expensive-but-worth it gold standard for audio creation software. Key improvements include: -More outputs in addition to the monitor outputs (6 analog, 1 SPDIF, 2 monitor analog) -Coaxial word clock support -A direct-to-ground connector to enhance overall sonic quality -More inputs (2 XLR, 2 RCA, 2 1/4") The same less-than-fantastic problems that plague the Mbox 2 standard version (as well as most other audio I/O boxes in this price range) apply. The knobs are still a bit too small for average usage, and the input ports are all on the rear of the case rather than on the front, which for instrument connections would be more advantageous. Still, the direct competition to this product is really the M-Audio Firewire 410 which has similar accoutrement (minus the word clock) and--since M-Audio was purchased by Digidesign's parent company--also has access to Pro Tools. Overall though, this product would be vastly enhanced with a full-mixer (purchased separately) as software mixing is a bit dodgy in terms of ease of use. In the end, this is designed for a very specific purpose; High Quality Audio I/O and a direct interface with Pro Tools.

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