Presonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Audio Interface

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Main Features
  • 2 combo mic/instrument inputs
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Main-output level control
  • Studio One Artist? digital audio workstation software included
  • 2 dual-purpose front-panel input channels
  • Individual channel-trim controls
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • LED clip indicator for each channel

Capture your ideas wherever you are with the PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface featuring 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI in/out.

The AudioBox USB is bundled with PreSonus Studio One Artist, our groundbreaking music creation program, and over 4 GB of virtual instruments, plug-ins, loops, and samples to get you started making music immediately.

Pedigree Preamplifiers

PreSonus Audio has won numerous awards for designing the highest quality microphone preamplifiers in the industry at all price levels. The AudioBox USB is loaded with preamps that out perform any USB-based interface hands down. The preamplifiers in the AudioBox deliver high headroom, low noise and high gain giving you pure, full and rich sound.

Professional 24-bit converters

Most USB recording devices operate at 16-bit sample rate and use converters with dynamic range of less than 90dB. This translates into a pinched and relatively small sound. The AudioBox USB uses professional-grade analog to digital converters with dynamic range of 102dB and 24-bit sample rate so that the digital conversion is big, quiet and musical.

USB bus-powered

The AudioBox USB is USB bus-powered allowing you to take it anywhere inspiration hits. No wall warts, line lumps or power cables, just plug in to a powered USB port and you are ready to record.

Ready to hit the road

There’s no plastic here. The AudioBox USB is housed in an all-metal chassis with metal knobs ready to withstand the rigors of travel. Toss it in your laptop bag and mobilize your music creation and production. Whether you want to record your shows, mix on the plane or write songs in your hotel room, the AudioBox is ready.

Studio One Artist—Plus Gigabytes of Creative Resources

The AudioBox USB is bundled with an exceptional software package, featuring PreSonus Studio One Artist, the amazing new DAW software for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista that makes producing high-quality projects easier than ever before. As part of the Studio One Artist package, you get 20 new PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins and virtual instruments and a generous bundle of third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds.

Compare Studio One Artist and bundled extras to what comes with competing mobile interfaces:

    All-meat, no-bloat, music-creation software with an intuitive, practical, single-window interface
    Unlimited tracks, insert effects, sends, virtual instruments, buses, and effects channels
    Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
    Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
    Full-featured, flexible automation
    Powerful real-time auto/manual time-stretching and resampling engine
    Control Link™ (advanced MIDI mapping made easy)
    Twenty 32-bit Native Sound™ plug-ins, including reverbs, amp modeling, and EQ
    Four new virtual instruments, including a sampler and an analog-type subtractive synth
    Ability to control the software mixer in any FireStudio-series interface to create zero-latency cue mixes.
    Gigabytes of third-party resources, including Native Instruments™ Kore™ Player with custom SoundPack (150 instruments), Native Instruments™ Guitar Rig LE, Toontrack™ EZDrummer Lite, and over 1.4 GB of loops!

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for your AudioBox USB.


    Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
    Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Turion) (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
    1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)


    Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later (32- and 64-bit)
    Intel Core 1 Solo 1.5 GHz processor (Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor recommended)
    1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)

Windows and Macintosh Systems

    USB 1.1 Port
    Internet connection recommended
    DVD-ROM drive
    Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

Note that 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.
Monitor resolution for both PC and Macintosh should be no lower than 1024x768 pixels.

Microphone Preamp
    Type    XLR Female Balanced
    Frequency Response (±3.0 dB)    14 Hz to 70 kHz
    Input Impedance (Balanced)    1200 Ω
    THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain)    < 0.008%
    EIN (A-weighted, 55dB Gain, 150 Ω Input, 20Hz to 22 kHz)    -115 dBu
    S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20Hz to 22 kHz)    > 95 dB
    Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain)    > 45 dB
    Gain Control Range (± 1dB)    0 dB to 35 dB
    Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N)    -3 dBu
    Phantom Power (±2 VDC)    +48 VDC
Instrument Input
    Type     ¼"
    TRS Female Unbalanced Input Impedance    0.5 M Ω
Line Outputs
    Type     ¼" TRS
    Balanced Output Impedance    51 Ω
Headphone Output
    Type     ¼" TRS Active Stereo
    Maximum Output     60 mW/Ch @ 60 Ω Load
    Frequency Response (±1.0 dB)    20 Hz – 30 kHz
    Type    Dual 5-pin Female DIN
Digital Audio
    ADC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)     102 dB
    DAC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)     110 dB
    Bit Depth    24
    Reference Level for 0dBFS     +4 dBu
    Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz)     44.1, 48
    Power    USB Bus-powered
Main Chassis
     Package Type    1/3U - steel chassis
     Dimensions    5.5(W) X 5.5(H) X 1.75(D) inches
     Weight    5.0lbs

UPC: 673454000836
Presonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Audio Interface
  • Presonus AudioBox USB Interface
  • Studio One Artist Software
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