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    Digidesign Mbox 2 Audio Recording Interface, Mac and Windows

    With the Mbox 2, Digidesign has taken a classic design and made it even better now with new Pro Tools LE and audio interfacing.

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    Digidesign Mbox 2 Audio Interface (Macintosh and Windows) Product Description

    Mbox 2 is a next-generation USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox Digidesigns most popular personal studio system ever. Featuring a wide range of connection options, including analog, digital, and MIDI I/O, Mbox 2 delivers professional performance in an incredibly compact package. Mbox 2 also includes award-winning, easy-to-use Pro Tools LE 8 software, which offers many of the same features that top studios rely on to produce Grammy-winning albums and Academy Award-winning film sound. Projects created with Mbox 2 and Pro Tools LE software also open on Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools M-Powered systems providing instant compatibility with countless Pro Tools-equipped project and professional studio around the globe.

    Hardware
    The Mbox 2 hardware interface is both powerful and easy to use, featuring a distinctive industrial design, impressive sound quality, and extensive input and output options.

    Features

    * 100% USB powered for maximum portability
    * 2 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs
    * 2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O
    * 1 MIDI input and 1 MIDI output (16 channels in/16 channels out)
    * Zero-latency monitoring
    * Superior sonic performance
    * 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
    * Separate source selection and gain control per channel
    * Headphone output with dedicated volume control
    * Dedicated studio monitor volume control

    Software
    Pro Tools software is used in countless professional studios around the world, and includes all the tools you need to easily compose, record, edit, mix, and master your projects with pro results every time.

    Features

    * Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
    * 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
    * Includes dozens of pro effects processing plug-ins and virtual instruments
    * Professional MIDI sequencing with dedicated MIDI Editor window
    * Integrated Score Editor based on award-winning Sibelius notation software
    * Full Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch to easily adjust timing and pitch on your tracks
    * Unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
    * ReWire support for streaming you favorite applications right into Pro Tools
    * Support for the Digidesign C24 and Command 8 control surfaces
    * Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
    * Works on Windows and Mac computers

    Bundled Plug-ins
    In addition to M-Audio Torq LE DJ software and an incredible 8 GB collection of pro-quality loops from industry sound heavyweights Big Fish Audio, Pro Tools software includes a comprehensive bundle of amazing virtual instruments, effects, and utility plug-ins.

    Mbox 2 Factory (optional)
    Mbox 2 Factory also includes over $1,000 worth of additional professional plug-ins, plus an iLok USB Smart Key to handle your plug-in authorizations.

    Mbox 2 Factory Plug-in Bundle;

    * Cosmonaut Voice
    * JOEMEEK SC2 Photo Optical Compressor
    * JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer
    * Moogerfooger 12-Stage Phaser

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Digidesign products.

    Digidesign Mbox 2 Interface Technical Description

    Analog Inputs -- 2
    Separate source selection and gain control per channel

    Mic: XLR with 48V phantom power

    Mic preamp: >120 db EIN @ > 40 dB gain

    Line: 1/4 in.

    DI: 1/4 in.

    Maximum Input: 8.7 V RMS (balanced), or +21 dBu

    Analog Line Outputs -- 2
    Maximum Output: +4 dBV into 1 kohm

    Unbalanced output connectors

    Headphone Output
    Separate volume control, 1/4 in. output

    > 6 mW into 50 ohm

    Digital I/O
    S/PDIF I/O (24-bit)

    RCA jacks

    Misc.
    24-bit clean to/from the computer

    USB type B socket (v. 1.1); cable included (does not support passive USB hubs)

    Dimensions -- measured with Mbox 2 in horizontal (handle-down) configuration
    Height, box: 14.9cm; with handle: 17.7cm; with handle cover: 15.6cm

    Width: 22.4cm

    Depth: 18.4cm (includes knobs)

    Weight: 1.23 kg.

    A/D
    Sample Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz

    Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted), 103 dB (unweighted)1,2

    THD+N (line input): 0.003% (-90.4 dB) @ 1 kHz1,3

    THD+N @ 40 dB gain (mic input): 0.006% (-84 dB) @ 1 kHz1

    Mic EIN (unweighted): -120 dB @ 40 dB gain, 150 ohm source

    Frequency Response: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz3

    Maximum Input: +21 dBu

    Input Impedance (pad off): Mic=3.5 kOhm; Line=10 kOhm; DI= >1 MOhm.

    D/A
    Sample Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz

    Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted), 103 dB (unweighted)1,4

    THD+N: 0.003% (-90.4 dB); -1 dBFS @ 1 kHz1,3

    Frequency Response: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz -- 20 kHz3
    1 Measurement made using balanced connectors
    2 ADC measured -60 dBFS method with minimum gain setting
    3 Measured relative to level at 1 kHz
    4 Measured with digital input at -60 dBFS @ 1 kHz

    System Requirements
    Digidesign-qualified Windows Vista- (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP- or Mac OS X 10.5-based computer

    Minimum 1 GB of RAM

    DVD-ROM or equivalent optical drive for software installation

    Available USB port for Mbox 2 system (USB hubs not supported)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Digidesign products.

    Digidesign Mbox 2 Audio Interface (Macintosh and Windows) Catalog Description

    Portable ProTools@2 mic/line/instrument preamps with phantom power@Includes ProTools LE recording/sequencing software@MIDI and S/PDIF I/O@USB connection

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Digidesign products.

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