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Roland RUBIX44 USB Audio Interface

R4,545

Rubix44 offers a perfect balance of high-fidelity sound, solid build quality, compact size, affordable price, and crucial features for today’s musicians and producers. With support for high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz, Rubix44 sounds clear and defined and is carefully engineered to have extremely low noise from input to output. Its near universal USB support means it works seamlessly with Mac and PC computers, and even supports iPads, for the ultimate in portable music production and performance.


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    Description

    The landscape of desktop audio interfaces is incredibly vast, with strong competition between a number of manufacturers. Focusrite, Mackie, Behringer, Presonus, and more all compete with one another based on three primary factors – number of channels, feature set, and price.

    This is especially relevant in the realm of one and two channel audio interfaces, as is the common option for most beginners.

    But what if you’re looking to do a little more? With more channels, a great feature set, and a competitive price, we think the Roland Rubix44 is a stand-out option.

    The Channels

    The most obvious feature that sets the Rubix44 apart from competition in this price point is the fact that it includes 4 Combo jack input channels, as well as 4 line level output channels.

    To sweeten the deal they’ve powered these 4 channels with Roland high-quality pre-amps carefully designed for pristine sound and low-noise performance.

    And perhaps even more critically, Roland have put particular emphasis on high quality AD/DA conversion, allowing  warm and clear high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192 kHz, which is practically unheard of at this price point.

    Specs

    SYSTEM

    Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels

    Record: 4 channels
    Playback: 4 channels

    Signal Processing

    PC interface: 24 bits
    AD/DA conversion: 24 bits

    Sampling Frequency

    AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz

    Interface

    Hi-Speed USB
    MIDI IN, OUT

    Connectors

    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors: XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 6 mA Max *1)
    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks *2: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
    PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 1/4-inch TRS phone type (impedance balanced)
    MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors
    USB port: USB Type B
    DC IN jack
    *1 Current value per channel.
    *2 INPUT 1L, 3L support high impedance

    Controllers

    SENS 1L, 2R, 3L, 4R knobs
    Hi-Z switches
    48V switches
    THRS knobs
    COMP/LIMIT switches
    DIRECT MONITOR 1/2 knob
    DIRECT MONITOR 3/4 knob
    MONO switches
    OUTPUT knob
    PHONES knob
    POWER switch
    GROUND LIFT switch
    PHONES SOURCE switch
    LOOPBACK switch
    COMP/LIMIT TYPE 1/2 switch
    COMP/LIMIT TYPE 3/4 switch

    Indicator

    Level indicators (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R)
    Level indicator (COMP/LIMIT)
    POWER indicator
    Hi-Z indicators
    48V indicators
    COMP/LIMIT indicators

    CHARACTERISTICS

    Nominal Input Level

    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): -60– -12 dBu
    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): -44–+4 dBu

    Maximum Input Level

    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): +2 dBu
    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): +18 dBu

    Nominal Output Level

    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: -6 dBu (impedance balanced)

    Maximum Output Level

    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: +8 dBu (impedance balanced)

    PHONES Maximum Output Power

    20 mW + 20 mW (L + R, 47 ohms load)

    Headroom

    14 dB

    Input Impedance

    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) connectors (XLR type): 4 k ohms or greater (balanced)
    INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks (1/4-inch TRS phone type): 15 k ohms or greater (balanced)
    INPUT (1L, 3L) jacks (1/4-inch phone type): 500 k ohms or greater
    *3 When the Hi-Z is turned on

    Output Impedance

    OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 2 k ohms (balanced)
    PHONES jack: 47 ohms

    Residual Noise Level

    INPUT (1L, 2R) –&gt OUTPUT (1L, 2R): -94 dBu typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min., input terminated with 600 ohms, IHF-A, typ.)

    Dynamic Range

    AD block INPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 104 dB typ. (SENS 1L, SENS 2R knobs: min.)
    DA block OUTPUT (1L, 2R, 3L, 4R) jacks: 109 dB typ.

    OTHER

    Power Supply

    AC adaptor

    Operating System

    Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7, Windows(R) 8, Windows(R) 8.1, Windows(R) 10
    Apple Mac OS X 10.10 or later
    Apple iOS 9 or later

    Dimensions

    310 (W) x 165 (D) x 46 (H) mm
    12-1/4 (W) x 6-1/2 (D) x 1-13/16 (H) inches

    Weight (main unit only)

    1.8 kg
    4 lbs

    Accessories

    Setup Guide
    Leaflet “USING THE UNIT SAFELY”
    Power cord
    USB cable
    Ableton Live Lite Serial Number Card
    * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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