USB rev. 1.1 5.1 channel audio adapter

Use the Full-Duplexing capabilities of the USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter to record and play back without the use of a PC sound card! The USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter provides exceptional stereo performance with it's standard input / output connectors. Connect to the most popular audio equipment such as microphones, home stereos, musical instruments, and powered speakers through your USB capable computer.

USB rev. 1.1 5.1 channel audio adapter

USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter Overview

The USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter is a multi functional USB 1.1 device supporting rear audio, center / sub woofer, front audio, microphone in, and line in. Five functions built into one USB unit with plus and minus volume controls on top of the unit for easy access. The audio adapter unit is small and compact with measurements of 27½ long and 2¾ in diameter.

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Audio Adapter Specifications

  • Compliant with USB specification V1.1 and with USB audio device class V1.0.
  • Compliant with USB HID class specification V1.1.
  • Plug and Play operation with Microsoft OS/Mac OS default drivers.
  • Full-duplex playback/recording audio stream without sound card in PC.
  • LED indicator for power (always red) / Playback (flash).
  • Supports suspend/resume and remote wake up.
  • Supports Fixed 48KHz sampling rate in analog recording and playback.
  • Supports 6 channels for analog playback in the analog playback mode.
  • Supports one stereo and one mono analog-line level inputs by analog recording in the analog recording mode.
  • Transfer Rate: 1.5/12 Mbps
  • Operating Temperature: 0~40°C
  • Storage Temperature: 0~70°C
  • Humidity: 0~80%
The USB 5.1 channel audio adapter

USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter and 3 of the 5 integrated audio receptacles.

The USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter System requirements are as follows: IBM compatible PC or Mac with one USB port with one of the following operating systems: Windows 98/SE, ME, 2000, XP*, and Mac 9X / 10.1** Performance is best when used with Windows XP.

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USB 5.1 channel audio adapter connected to a laptop Newly installed usb device drivers
Using an HP notebook to test the USB audio adapter, the unit was connected via the usb port and was immediately recognized as Windows continued to install all the needed device drivers, power is indicated by the red LED at the top of the device. The image shown to the right shows the newly added usb device drivers to the system. For full details of installing software drivers and the hardware, download the user's manual now.

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Testing the usb 5.1 channel audio adapter / sample recording

The Sound Station control panel software supplied looks very similar to the volume control panel in windows, it just has more options. The USB 5.1 channel audio adapter can be use with your own recording software and is not limited to the Sound Station software. In testing I used a headset and microphone unit, this is why you see only two input jacks but the quality is very good, listen to this sample that was recorded using the USB 5.1 channel audio adapter. The sample will use Windows media player for the recorded sample. Shown in this image, the headphone / microphone unit is displayed with the USB 5.1 channel audio adapter. The recording played back through the adapter was a good clear sound such as heard in the recorded sample.

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USB 5.1 Channel Audio Adapter Testimonial

I really like using this usb audio adapter, because of its size and onboard controls for volume it made things a little easy for recording. I was actually surprised at the quality when being tested between several different recording software applications, including the Sound Station Control Panel software it comes with. If you don't have a sound board, digital dictation works well with this device because the sound is played back through the audio adapter itself into your headset or speakers. I also liked the fact that the drivers installed automatically once I connect the adapter to the usb port.

Overall this is a good product to aid in your digital recordings, it's portable, easy to use and has a good clear playback.

Bob Boisvert...Web Professional