Sound Devices USBPre2 Audio Interface
Sound Devices USBPre2 Audio InterfaceSound Devices USBPre2 Audio Interface

Sound Devices USBPre 2 High-Resolution USB Audio Interface

$895.00 USD


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Product Description

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Sound Devices USBPre 2 Overview

USBPre 2 Audio Interface for Mac OS and Windows.

Two-channel, portable, high-resolution USB audio interface for Mac OS and Windows. Balanced mic, line, coaxial and optical SPDIF I/O, with up to 24 bit/192 kHz resolution. 48 V phantom, peak limiter and hi-pass filter on microphone inputs. Stand-alone operation allows use as microphone preamplifier and A/D converter. Bus powered.


  • Extended bandwidth microphone preamplifiers with 48 V phantom, limiters, high-pass filters
  • Dynamic range greater than 114 dB (in 24-bit operation)
  • Mic, line, and aux level, coaxial and optical S/PDIF inputs
  • Precision, 23-segment, multicolor LED peak/VU meter, selectable between input and playback sources
  • Balanced outputs on XLR connectors with dedicated level control
  • Stand Alone functionality as a microphone preamplifier and analog-to-digital converter
  • Hardware loop-through for test & measurement to send computer audio directly back to an input
Frequency Response(reference 1 kHz, at 96 kHz Sample Rate): 10 Hz - 40 kHz, ᄆ 0.5 dB (any input to PC recording) 10 Hz - 40 kHz, ᄆ 0.5 dB (PC source to AUX output)
THD+N(22 Hz - 22 kHz measurement bandwidth): 0.05% max (any input to PC recording, gain control at min, input driven to -6 dB FS) 0.009% max (AUX output, 0 dB V output, 100 ohm load) 0.05% max (HEADPHONES output, 2 V rms output, 600 ohm load
E.I.N. (MIC inputs): -127 dBu min (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, 150 ohm source, gain control fully clockwise, 15 dB pad out)
Input Clipping Level: Mic: -10 dBu Mic (15 dB pad): +4 dBu Line: +28 dBu (19.45 V rms) Aux: +9 dBu (2.18 V rms)
Input Sensitivity(typical, for 0 dB FS): Mic: -9 dBu min, -60 dBu max Mic (15 dB pad): +6 dBu min, -58 dBu max Line: +29 dBu min, +10 dBu max Aux: +12 dBu min, -7 dBu max
Input Impedance(actual): Mic: 4k ohm, active-balanced Mic (15 dB pad): 4k ohm, active-balanced Line: 60k ohm, active-balanced Aux: 80k ohm, active-balanced
Input Limiter Threshold: Mic: -4 dBFS
Low Cut: 80 Hz, -3 dB, 12 dB per octave
Output Clipping Level (1% THD, PC-controlled output levels at max): Balanced XLR: +18 dBu with 100k ohm load Aux: +8 dBu (2.0 V rms) with 100k ohm load Headphones: +11 dBu (2.75 V rms) with 600 ohm load
Output Impedance: Balanced XLR (Line level): 500 ohms Balanced XLR (Mic level): 5 ohms Aux: 2k ohms
S/PDIF Digital: 24 or 16 bit input
A/D Converter: 24-bit resolution. 114 dB typical dynamic range (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, A-weighted)
D/A Converter: 24-bit resolution. 112 dB typical dynamic range (22 Hz - 22 kHz bandwidth, A-weighted)
Sample Rates / Bit Depths: Recording: 8, 16, or 24-bit at 8, 16, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, or 192 kHz Playback: 24-bit at 8, 16, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, or 192 kHz
Master Clock Crystal based, low jitter
Metering 48 segments, 44 dB total range, peak ballistics. 0 dB on meter = 0 dB FS (0 dB referenced to full scale digital)
Phantom Power 48 V through 6.8k ohm resistors. Each mic input will supply 10 mA
Powering USB bus powered, soft-start meets USB hot-plugging power requirements (5 V, 100 mA max current drawn during enumeration) 5 V, 500 mA max current from USB port (USBPre 2 will not function if connected through a passive USB connection or hub)
Dimensions (unpackaged) 4.3 cm x 18 cm x 10 cm (H x W x D) 1.7 in. x 7.25 in. x 4.25 in. (H x W x D)
Weight 0.5 kg 1.13 lbs
Certifications Meets FCC Part 15 Class B Complies with the Requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC

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