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Tascam US-20x20
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List Price: $499.99
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Product Code: 9999-08816

 

Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface

A 20-in/20-out USB 3.0 Interface with Mic Pre and Digital Mixer Modes - The versatile Celesonic US-20x20 is an Interface for multitrack recording using a personal computer and DAW, a standalone mic preamp, or a mixer for live performances or mixing keyboards.

TASCAM’s Celesonic US-20x20 packs 20 channels of analog and digital I/O into a single rackspace with great sounding preamps and USB 3.0/2.0 connectivity. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps provide 56dB of gain and high headroom to make microphones sound their best. Up to ten channels of digital I/O are included on ADAT and S/PDIF connectors, with word clock also provided for use with external clocks like TASCAM’s CG-1000. MIDI I/O allows use with controllers and synthesizers, and sample rates up to 192kHz/24-bit are supported.

The TASCAM Celesonic US-20x20 is the first USB 3.0 interface to use class-compliant drivers for future-proof use with computers and tablets. A built-in DSP mixer includes parametric EQ and compression on every channel and a stereo reverb send for great-sounding monitor mixes. The DSP mixer can also be used as a live mixer or submixer with computer control. The US-20x20 has three operation modes – audio interface, digital mixer, and 8-channel digital mic preamp –for maximum flexibility.

Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface Features

  • Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with −125dBu EIN
  • Eight Ultra-HDDA micpres with XLR/TRS and connector, two TRS inputs
  • 3 mode switching of Interface/Mic preamp/Mixer
  • Up to 192kHz/24-bit recording
  • Support for Windows and Mac
  • USB 3.0/2.0 computer connection (USB3.0 requires Windows 10)
  • Connect with iPads and other iOS devices
  • +48V phantom power for all inputs
  • High-impedance inputs available
  • Input level specifications boast a range of 56 dB for using dynamic mics
  • Tough metal casing for durability
  • Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop
  • Two standard TRS headphones output jack with 70mW + 70mW output power
  • Separate controls for line and headphones output volumes
  • MIDI input and output
  • Low-latency monitoring via on-board DSP mixer
  • DSP mixer with 4-band EQ and compression on each input channel(Can be used in Interface/Mixer mode)
  • On-board Reverb effect ideal for monitoring on interface mode or PA/SR on mixer mode
  • Patch bay allows outputs to be assigned freely(Can be used in Interface/Mixer mode)
  • Scenes can store DSP mixer settings (up to 10+1 scenes can be stored and named)
  • Ten TRS analog outputs
  • S/PDIF coaxial digital input/output connectors
  • TOS LINK optical digital multichannel input/output connectors (supporting SMUX2 and SMUX4)
  • BNC word clock input/output connectors
  • USB class compliant 2.0 support
  • Confirmed operation with major DAW software (SONAR, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, GarageBand)
  • RoHS certified
  • Rack-mount adapter included
  • Dedicated AC adapter included
  • USB2.0 cable and USB3.0 cable included

Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface Specifications

  • Sampling frequency
    • USB2.0: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k Hz
    • USB3.0: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz
  • Quantization bit rate: 16/24bit
  • MIC/LINE IN (BALANCED):
    • Mic IN 1-8 Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
    • Input impedance: 2.4k ohms
    • Nominal input level
    • GAIN:MAX: -68dBu (0.0003Vrms)
    • GAIN:MIN: -12dBu (0.195Vrms)
    • Maximum input level: +8dBu (1.947Vrms)
    • Gain: 56dB
    • Line IN 3-8 Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TRS-jack(T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND)
    • Input impedance: 10k ohms
    • Nominal input level
    • GAIN:MAX: -41dBu (0.0069Vrms)
    • GAIN:MIN: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
    • Maximum input level: +24dBu (12.282Vrms)
    • Gain: 56dB
  • INST IN (UNBALANCED): IN 1-2
    • Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TS-jack(T:HOT, S:GND) (When set to "INST" at LINE/INST switch)
    • Input impedance: 1M ohms or more
    • Nominal input level
    • GAIN:MAX: -57dBV (0.0014Vrms) -68dBV (0.0004Vrms)
    • GAIN:MIN: -12dBV (0.251Vrms)
    • Maximum input level: +8dBV (0.2512Vrms)
    • Gain: 56dB
  • LINE IN (UNBALANCED): IN 9-10
    • Connector 6.3mm(1/4") TS-jack (T:HOT, S:GND) - (When set to "-10dBV" at LEVEL switch)
    • Input impedance :10k ohms or more
    • Nominal input level: -10dBV (0.3162Vrms)
    • Maximum input level: +10dBV (3.162Vrms)
  • LINE IN/OUT (BALANCED): IN 9-10
    • Connector IN: 6.3mm(1/4") TRS-jack (T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND) - (When set to "+4dBu" at LEVEL switch)
    • Input impedance: 10k ohms
    • Nominal input level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
    • Maximum input level: +24dBu (12.1282Vrms)
    • Connector OUT: 6.3mm(1/4") TRS-jack(T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND)
    • Output impedance: 100ohms
    • Nominal output level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
    • Maximum output level: +24dBu (12.277Vrms)
  • COAXIAL IN/OUT
    • Connector IN: RCA pin jack
    • Format: IEC60958-3(S/PDIF)
    • Input impedance: 75 ohm
    • Input level: 0.5Vp-p / 75 ohm
    • Connector OUT: RCA pin jack
    • Format: IEC60958-3(S/PDIF) / IEC60958-4(AES/EBU)
    • Input impedance: 75 ohm
    • Input level: 0.5Vp-p / 75 ohm
  • OPTICAL (S/MUX) IN/OUT
    • Connector IN: OPTICAL (JEITA RC-5720C)
    • Format: Multi-channel optical format
    • (S/MUX4 is available in 88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz)
    • Connector OUT: OPTICAL (JEITA RC-5720C)
    • Format: Multi-channel optical format
    • (S/MUX4 is available in 88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz)
  • MIDI IN / OUT
    • Connector Din 5-pin
    • Format: Standard MIDI format
  • WORD IN/OUT
    • Connector IN: BNC
    • Permissible frequency deviation at the time of external synchronization
    • Input voltage: 2.0Vpp to 5.0Vpp
    • Input impedance: 75 ohm +/-10%
    • Input level: +/-100ppm
    • Connector OUT: BNC
    • with OUT/THRU select switch
    • Output voltage: 2.0Vpp (75ohm loaded)
    • Output impedance: 75 ohm +/-10%
    • Sampling frequency: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz
  • USB
    • Connector: USB3.0/2.0 B type
    • Format: USB3.0 SuperSpeed (5Gbps)/USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mbps)
  • PHONES
    • Connector: 6.3mm(1/4") stereo phone jack
    • Maximum output level: 70mW+70mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32ohms loaded)
  • Power
    • Dedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z, included)
    • Power consumption: 20W
  • Dimensions: 52(W) ×2.32(H) ×8.7(D) inch - 445(W) ×59(H) ×222(D) mm
  • Weight: 2.7kg / 5.95lb
  • Operating temperature: 5 to 35˚C
  • Audio performance
    • Frequency response - LINE OUT(BALANCED)
      • 44.1k/48k Hz - 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.3dB(JEITA)
      • 88.2k/96k Hz - 20Hz to 40kHz, +/-0.3dB(JEITA)
      • 176.4k/192k Hz - 20H to 80kHz、+/-0.5dB(JEITA)
  • THD: 0.005% or less
  • S/N ratio: 104dB or more
  • Crosstalk: 100dB or more

Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface Includes

  • Rack mount adapter
  • USB2.0 cable
  • USB3.0 cable
  • User’s manual
  • Warranty card
  • Dedicated AC adapter

System Requirements

Windows
Windows 7(32-bit SP1, 64-bit SP1), Windows 8.0(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 10(32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 or USB3.0 port
Dual core/2 GHz or faster
2GB or more
USB Audio Class 2.0, ASIO2.0, WDM(MME), MIDI

Note: When using WDM driver, number of output channels from an application has limitation less than 8 channels.

MAC
OS X Mountain Lion(10.8), OS X Mavericks(10.9), OS X Yosemite(10.10)
Apple Mac computer with a USB 2.0 or USB3.0 port
Dual core/2 GHz or faster
2GB or more
Core Audio, Core MIDI

iOS
iOS 7

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Lots of inputs for little money October 7, 2013
Reviewer: Ben from Virginia  
We use this interface to record band practices and writing sessions. It does what it should: sends a bunch of inputs over USB for multi-track recording. It's handled everything well so far and plays nicely with my Windows laptop and software. Definitely a cost-effective way to get a lot of inputs. Pretty minimal and straightforward.

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