Introducing ESI's new multi-channel audio interface – now shipping from Time+Space
The U46 XL is the successor of the famous U46DJ interface. As its predecessor, it provides 2 stereo line inputs, a microphone input with +48V phantom power and a headphone output and now has improved analog circuitry improving the audio quality as well as the professional microphone preamplifier with XLR input.
The unit also features an instrument input (Hi-Z), typically to connect a guitar directly to it. Two totally separate stereo line inputs on the backside provide 4 simultaneously usable input channels at one time. There are also 6 independent individual outputs on the backside, perfect for multi-channel playback applications like to provide individual outputs for software synthesizers, to provide independent playback channels for DJ software or to provide surround playback capability via a 5.1 setup. A separate mix output with professional TRS outputs could be used to connect U46 XL to professional stereo studio monitors.
A further feature is the DirectWIRE support in the driver, allowing you to record signals from one application to another internally. U46 XL works with this driver based on ESI´s EWDM technology under Windows XP and Windows Vista, however U46 XL is also Mac OS X compatible.
Compact device in stylish white / aluminum case
Supports 48kHz input recording and output playback with 100dB(a) dynamic range ADC / DAC
6 channel analog output plus separate mix output
Microphone input with balanced XLR input and switchable +48V support
Hi-Z input signal support (i.e. for electric guitars)
4 channel analog line input (4 simultaneous input channels in total)
Bus powered (no extra power supply needed)
EWDM driver with MME, WDM and ASIO 2.0 support; supports DirectWIRE
Compatible to current Windows versions including Windows XP and Windows Vista, Mac OS X compatible (from 10.3)
Includes Steinberg LE software