Tascam Celesonic US-20×20 USB3.0 Audio MIDI Interface with Mic Pre/Mixer
20-in/20-out USB 3.0 Interface with Mic Pre and Digital Mixer Modes TASCAM’ Celesonic US-20×20 packs 20 channels of analog and digital I/O into a single rackspace with great sounding preamps and USB 3.0/2.0 connectivity. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps provide 56dB of gain and high headroom to make microphones sound their best. Up to ten channels of digital I/O are included on ADAT and S/PDIF connectors, with word clock also provided for use with external clocks like TASCAM’s CG-1000. MIDI I/O allows use with controllers and synthesizers, and sample rates up to 192kHz/24-bit are supported. The TASCAM Celesonic US-20×20 is the first USB 3.0 interface to use class-compliant drivers for future-proof use with computers and tablets. A built-in DSP mixer includes parametric EQ and compression on every channel and a stereo reverb send for great-sounding monitor mixes. The DSP mixer can also be used as a live mixer or submixer with computer control. The US-20×20 has three operation modes – audio interface, digital mixer, and 8-channel digital mic preamp -for maximum flexibility. Ultra-HDDA mic preamps deliver high headroom for dynamic tracks TASCAM’s Ultra-HDDA mic preamps provide up to 57dB of gain with the highest headroom in their class. Meaning your tracks won’t be distorted before they even hit your computer, resulting in sweeter mids and deep soundstaging. Popularized in TASCAM’s HS-P82 professional broadcast and film recorders, Ultra HDDA preamps have the performance to handle condenser, dynamic, and ribbon microphones. These versatile preamps also feature line-level inputs for keyboards and other equipment. Sleek Industrial Design Inspires Creativity We have applied the engineering expertise from years of making audio interfaces to create products that are both pioneering and practical. The slightly angled Bio-cell side panels provide users with excellent ergonomics and stimulate creativity. An adapter that supports rack-mounting is also included. DSP mixer with 4-band EQ and compression on each input channel Utilizing an Analog Devices BlackFin processor, the US-20×20 offers an advanced digital mixer. Every input has 4-band EQ, compressor, and low-cut filter. A stereo reverb processor is provided for dynamic headhone monitoring. The DSP mixer can store up to (10) snapshots as scenes – making it easy to recall mixer settings. Three selectable modes included: interface/mic preamp/mixer The versatile Celesonic US-20×20 is an Interface for multitrack recording using a personal computer and DAW, a standalone mic preamp, or a mixer for live performances or mixing keyboards. In mic preamp mode, the Ultra-HDDA preamps are sent to the ADAT Optical and S/PDIF digital outputs at up to 192kHz. Spec description US-20×20 US-16×08 Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k Hz 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz Quantization bit rate 16/24bit Analog audio inputs (Front) MIC IN (BALANCED) IN 1-8 Connector XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) Input impedance 2.4kO Nominal input level GAIN: MAX -68dBu (0.0003Vrms) GAIN: MIN -12dBu (0.195Vrms) Maximum input level +8dBu (1.947Vrms) Gain 56dB INST IN (UNBALANCED) IN 1-2 IN 9-10 Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TS-jack (T: HOT, S: GND) (when set to “INST” at LINE/INST switch) Input impedance 1MO or more Nominal input level GAIN: MAX -68dBV (0.0004Vrms) -57dBV (0.0014Vrms) GAIN: MIN -12dBV (0.251Vrms) Maximum input level +8dBV (0.2512Vrms) Gain 56dB 45dB LINE IN (BALANCED) IN 3-8 IN 9-10 (when set to “LINE” at LINE/INST switch) Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND) Input impedance 10kO Nominal input level GAIN: MAX -41dBu (0.0069Vrms) GAIN: MIN +4dBu (1.228Vrms) Maximum input level +24dBu (12.282Vrms) Gain 56dB 45dB Analog audio inputs (Rear) LINE IN (UNBALANCED) IN 9-10 IN 11-16 Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TS-jack (T: HOT, S: GND) (when set to “-10dBV” at LEVEL switch) Input impedance 10kO or more Nominal input level -10dBV (0.3162Vrms) Maximum input level +10dBV (3.162Vrms) LINE IN (BALANCED) IN 9-10 IN 11-16 Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND) (when set to “+4dBu” at LEVEL switch) Input impedance 10kO Nominal input level +4dBu (1.228Vrms) Maximum input level +24dBu (12.1282Vrms) Digital audio inputs COAXIAL Connector RCA pin jack – Format IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) – Input impedance 75O – Input level 0.5Vp-p / 75O – OPTICAL (S/MUX) Connector OPTICAL (JEITA RC-5720C) – Format Multi-channel optical format (S/MUX4 is available in 88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz) Analog audio outputs LINE OUT (BALANCED) OUT 1-10 OUT 1-8 Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND) Output impedance 100O Nominal output level +4dBu (1.228Vrms) Maximum output level +24dBu (12.277Vrms) Digital audio outputs COAXIAL Connector RCA pin jack – Format IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) / IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU) – Input impedance 75O – Input level 0.5Vp-p / 75O – OPTICAL (S/MUX) Connector OPTICAL (JEITA RC-5720C) Format Multi-channel optical format (S/MUX4 is available in 88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz) – MIDI IN / OUT Connector DIN 5-pin Format Standard MIDI format WORD IN Connector BNC Permissible frequency deviation at the time of external synchronization – Input voltage 2.0Vpp to 5.0Vpp – Input impedance 75O ±10% – Input level ±100ppm – WORD OUT Connector BNC with OUT/THRU select switch – Output voltage 2.0Vpp (75O loaded) Output impedance 75O ±10% – Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz – USB Connector USB3.0/2.0 B type USB B type 4-pin Format USB3.0 SuperSpeed (5Gbps) USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mbps) USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class PHONES Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) stereo phone jack Maximum output level 70mW + 70mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32O loaded) Power Dedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z, included) Power consumption 20W 12W Dimensions (W×H×D) 17.5″ × 2.32″ × 8.7″ 445 × 59 × 222 mm ” 17.5× 2.32″ × 8.7″ 445 × 59 × 219 mm Weight 5.95 lbs. / 2.7 kg 6.11 lbs. / 2.8 kg Operating temperature 41°F to 95°F / 5°C to 35°C Accessories Rack mount adapter, USB2.0 cable, USB3.0 cable, User’s manual, warranty card, dedicated AC adapter Rack mount adapter, USB cable, User’s manual, warranty card, dedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z) Audio performance Frequency response LINE OUT(BALANCED) 44.1k/48k Hz 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.3dB (JEITA) 88.2k/96k Hz 20Hz to 40kHz, ±0.3dB (JEITA) 176.4k/192k Hz 20H to 80kHz, ±0.5dB (JEITA) – THD 0.005% or less 0.008% or less S/N ratio 104dB or more 100dB or more Crosstalk 100dB or more.