MESSE06: Two New USB 2.0 Audio Interfaces From E-MU

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E-MU have announced two new USB 2.0 audio interfaces the 0202 USB and the 0404 USB.While both have some features in common they do have different facilities so here's the blurb direct from E-MU so you can see the differences...
0202 USB

The 0202 USB 2.0 Audio Interface is the ultimate portable USB audio interface for Mac and PC, offering pristine 24-bit/192kHz recording and playback, direct monitoring, and a host of professional features in a compact, USB bus-powered package. The 0202 USB provides users with two Class-A preamps that can be run independently or in stereo to amplify guitars, keyboards or microphones, with individual ground lift switches for optimal audio performance. E-MU’s powerful Production Tools Software Bundle is also included and gives musicians a host of powerful Mac and PC audio and MIDI applications - everything needed to create, record, edit, master and burn CDs. The E-MU 0202 USB 2.0 Audio Interface features:
  • Pristine 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters (A/D and D/A: 112dB measured SNR performance)
  • E-MU Class-A ultra-low noise mic/line/hi-Z preamp (-127dB EIN) with 60dB of gain
  • E-MU Class-A ultra-low noise line/hi-Z preamp (-127dB EIN) with 60dB of gain
  • Independent ground lift switches for optimal audio fidelity/flexibility
  • Hardware zero-latency direct monitoring (mono or stereo)
  • Plug-and-play operation with hands-on control of all major functions
  • USB bus powered
  • Cross-platform support (Mac OS X and Windows XP/x64) and compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications (ASIO2, WDM, MME, Apple Core Audio and Core MIDI, AC3 and DTS Passthru protocols supported)
  • Includes Production Tools software bundle with E-MU’s Proteus VX Software Sound Module, as well as software by Cakewalk, Steinberg, Ableton, IK Multimedia, and many more – everything needed to create, record, edit, master and burn your music is in the box
I/O Configuration:
  • Ultra-low noise mic/line/hi-Z preamp (-127dBu EIN)
  • Line/hi-Z preamp
  • 1/8" computer microphone input (doubles mic/line/hi-Z preamp above)
  • Two 1/4" outputs
  • 1/8" stereo speaker output
  • Stereo headphone output

0404 USB

The 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface delivers an unparalleled level of USB audio quality to the Mac or PC with premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters, pristine XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps, and ultra-low jitter clock. From its plug-and-play functionality and hands-on ergonomic design to professional features like independent ground lift switches and signal-to-noise specs that are simply unmatched by any other USB interface on the market, the 0404 USB will forever change your expectations of USB audio. The E-MU 0404 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface features:
  • Premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters offer unmatched USB audio fidelity (A/D: 112dB, D/A: 117dB measured SNR performance)
  • E-MU XTC Class-A ultra-low noise mic/line/hi-Z preamps with soft limiter and 48V phantom power (-127dB EIN) with 60dB of gain
  • Independent ground lift switches for optimal audio fidelity/flexibility
  • Hardware zero-latency direct monitoring (mono or stereo)
  • Plug-and-play operation with hands-on control of all major functions
  • Cross-platform support (Mac OS X and Windows XP/x64) and compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications (ASIO2, WDM, MME, Apple Core Audio and Core MIDI, AC3 and DTS Passthru protocols supported)
  • Includes Production Tools software bundle with E-MU’s Proteus VX Software Sound Module, as well as software by Cakewalk, Steinberg, Ableton, IK Multimedia, and many more – everything needed to create, record, edit, master and burn your music is in the box
    I/O Configuration:
  • Two E-MU XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps (w/soft limiter and 48V phantom power)
  • Two 1/4" balanced outputs
  • 1/8" stereo speaker output
  • 24-bit/96kHz optical S/PDIF in/out (switchable to AES/EBU)
  • 24-bit/96kHz coaxial S/PDIF in/out (switchable to AES/EBU)
  • One set of MIDI in/out
  • Stereo headphone output
    Price and Availability
    The 0202 USB will ship June 2006 at an estimated street price of £97.99 GBP (including VAT)
    The 0404 USB will ship June 2006 at an estimated street price of £149.99 GBP (including VAT)
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