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Tascam iU2 Audio / MIDI Interface for iOS Devices

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TASCAMs iU2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes all of the features of TASCAMs best-selling USB audio interfaces, including a pair of precision ... Click To Read More About This Product

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TASCAMs iU2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes all of the features of TASCAMs best-selling USB audio interfaces, including a pair of precision audio microphone inputs. The XLR inputs have phantom power for use with high-quality condenser microphones. These feed an onboard microphone preamp and A/D converter for better sound performance than those built into iPhone and iPad “ true stereo recording with low noise and less tendency to distort. The inputs also accept line-level signals or you can plug a guitar or bass directly into your device.

In addition to compatibility with iOS devices, the iU2 also works with Mac and Windows computers. A zero-latency monitoring path allows musicians to hear themselves directly through the unit, without any distracting delay. Both MIDI in and out are provided to easily interface with synths and drum machines, and a digital output connects to digital mixers or recorders.

FEATURES

Audio/MIDI Interface for Mac, Windows and iOS devices
Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power
Two balanced line inputs
Instrument-level input for guitar or bass
MIDI in and out
Onboard A/D conversion for low-noise and distortion when recording with iOS devices
Zero-latency direct monitoring
S/PDIF Digital Output
Includes USB cable, iOS dock connection cable, XLR to ¼ conversion cables
SPECIFICATIONS
Analog input and output ratings
MIC 1 input (INPUT L)

INPUT L switch set to MIC
Balanced
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4) TRS standard jack (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 2.2 k?
Nominal input level: “63 dBu to “17 dBu
Maximum input level: “1 dBu
MIC 2 input (INPUT R)
INPUT R switch set to MIC
Balanced
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4) standard TRS jack (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 2.2 k?
Nominal input level: “63 dBu to “17 dBu
Maximum input level: “1 dBu
Line L input (INPUT L)
INPUT L switch set to LINE
Balanced
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4) standard TRS jack (Tip: HOT; Ring: COLD; Sleve: GND)
Input impedance: 10 k?
Nominal input level: “38 dBu to +8 dBu
Maximum input level: +24 dBu
Line R input (INPUT R)
INPUT R switch set to LINE
Balanced Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4) standard TRS jack (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 10 k?
Nominal input level: “38 dBu to +8 dBu
Maximum input level: +24 dBu
Guitar input
INPUT L switch set to GUITAR
Unbalanced
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4) standard TS jack (Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 1 M?
Nominal input level: “55 dBV to “12 dBV
Maximum input level: +4 dBV
Line output (LINE OUT L/R)
Unbalanced
Connectors: RCA pin jack Output impedance: 100? (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Maximum output level: +6 dBV
Headphone output
Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8) stereo mini jack
Maximum output: 10 mW + 10 mW
Digital output ratings
Coaxial (DIGITAL OUT)

Connector: RCA pin jack
Format: IEC 60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Output impedance: 75? Level: 0.5 Vp-p/75?
Control input/output ratings
MIDI input (MIDI IN)

Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8) stereo mini jack
Format: Standard MIDI format
MIDI output (MIDI OUT)
Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8) stereo mini jack
Format: Standard MIDI format
USB
HOST switch set to COMPUTER

Connector: Mini-B type 5 pin
Format: USB 2.0 Full speed (12 Mbps)
iOS Dock (Dock cable)
HOST switch set to iOS DEVICE
Connector: iOS Dock type 30 pin
Format: USB 2.0 Full speed (12 Mbps)
Audio performance
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/“3 dB (Mic/Line input to Line output, JEITA)
Signal-to-noise ratio: 90 dB or more (Mic/Line input to Line output, JEITA)
Total harmonic distortion: 0.02% or less (Mic/Line input to Line output, JEITA)
System requirements
See the TASCAM website for updated information about OS compatibility (http://tascam.com/)
Supported OS
Windows XP 32-bit/64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit
Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later
iOS device 4.3 or later
Drivers
Windows: WDM (standard Windows driver)
Mac OS X: Core Audio, Core MIDI (standard Macintosh driver)
General
Sampling frequency: 44.1/48 kHz
Quantization bit rate: 16-bit
Power: supplied by iOS device via the dock connector cable or
by computer via a USB cable
Power consumption: 2.5 W
Dimensions (WxHxD): 5-15/16 x 15/8 x 5 (110 x 20 x 110 mm)
Weight: 0.49lb / 7.76 oz
Operating environment temperature: 5“35 C (41“95 F)
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Tape machines - 90 day warranty; one year parts warranty.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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5.0

Portable, Full-Function Dock

By noah montena

from Syracuse, NY

There aren't a lot of choices if you want the maximum number of recording inputs and outputs for an iOS device. There are plenty of guitar jacks, and dock mics, and even MIDI interfaces, but the only other device I know of that has a pair of switchable XLR/line/guitar jacks, a pair of line outputs, a separate headphone out, as well as MIDI I/O is the Alesis iO Dock. That dock has a nice solid frame, and a slightly more professional compliment of jacks, but it also requires wall power, and cannot be used as an interface/soundcard with a regular computer. The Tascam iUS fills that more portable and versatile niche by needing no wall outlet, and functioning as a class compliant (no special drivers) USB sound device. A USB battery or wall charger can be used to thru-charge your iOS device, and is needed to power 48V condenser mics, but the iUS will work quite effectively without them. Even if you do need phantom power, having the battery option is handier than needing a wall outlet nearby. Build quality is light but adequate. The smaller level control knobs wiggle a bit more than I'd prefer, so be cautious tossing this in a bag with other gear without any padding, but the iUS is far from cheesy. The pre-amps are nothing tremendous, but they do the job (they're not comparable in dynamic range or headroom to a "real" preamp, but if that's what you need, use one upstream of the iUS's input). Overall, the Tascam iUS, like it's little sister the iXZ, is a nice bit of portable gear which will serve you well for special jobs.

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