Australian-based ARX just launched the USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast — a 24-bit USB two-channel play and record digital/analog pro audio interface. The USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast removes the need to use any existing sound card outputs in systems or live production.
Designed for interfacing USB-equipped computers with the balanced inputs and outputs of professional sound systems, the balanced inputs and outputs on the USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast provide the isolation required to eliminate ground loops and other extraneous interaction noise and distortion.
The USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast offers analog-style recording headroom with Analog 0dB In converting to -18dB and FS Digital providing Analog style headroom when recording in the digital domain. The -18dB digital signal reverts to 0dB Analog Out, giving the use of both analog and digital. In addition to the standard selectable sample rate of 44.1 KHz, the USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast also offers 48 KHz,88.2KHz, 96KHz & 192 KHz.
As part of the ARX Audibox range, the USB Ultra I/O VSR Broadcast is a “plug and play,” installing as a fully compatible generic USB audio device and requiring no special driver program installation on Windows 10 or Mac OSX. The front panel features a standard Type B USB connector, as well as a ground lift switch and Status LEDs indicating the sample rate selected or available. The rear panel has Left and Right transformer balanced analog Amphenol XLR Input and output connectors that connect to any standard balanced analog inputs and outputs.