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TASCAM iU2: preamp w/ 2x P48 for iOS
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:33:12 PM »
Don't know where this beast fits it.
Last time I checked the weak spot for all these iphone devices was the 16bit recording capacity limitation.
MSRP $149.

It has a battery lid, but it doesn't say anything about battery specs or running time on P48.
Video preview here:

TASCAM’s iU2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes all of the features of TASCAM’s best-selling USB audio interfaces, including a pair of great-sounding microphone inputs. The XLR inputs have phantom power for use with high-quality condenser microphones. These feed an onboard microphone preamp and A/D converter for better sound performance than those built into iPhone and iPad – true stereo recording with low noise and less tendency to distort. The inputs also accept line-level signals or you can plug a guitar or bass directly into your device.

In addition to compatibility with iOS devices, the iU2 also works with Mac and Windows computers. A zero-latency monitoring path allows musicians to hear themselves directly through the unit, without any distracting delay. MIDI in and out are provided to interface with synths and drum machines, and a digital output connects to digital mixers or recorders.

    Audio/MIDI Interface for Mac, Windows and iOS devices
    Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
    Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power
    Two balanced line inputs
    Instrument-level input for guitar or bass
    MIDI in and out
    Onboard A/D conversion for low-noise and distortion when recording with iOS devices
    Zero-latency direct monitoring
    S/PDIF Digital Output
    Includes USB cable, iOS dock connection cable, XLR to ¼” conversion cables

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Re: TASCAM iU2: preamp w/ 2x P48 for iOS
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 05:20:05 PM »
It has a battery lid, but it doesn't say anything about battery specs or running time on P48.

the 'battery lid' appears to be a storage compartment for the iOS dock cable (if you go to Tascam's page, you'll notice that the iOS cable emerges from the iU2 in a different spot than the other interface cables in the sample pics).

^^not sure if any of this makes sense, as i've just consumed about 2 cubic yards of coffee^^ 

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Re: TASCAM iU2: preamp w/ 2x P48 for iOS
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 07:43:09 PM »
Not real surprised, but they beat me to it  :(  At least mine will be . . . smaller and better



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