It looks nice ; see
for a large picture so you can read the labels on the machine, and
for some text.
It supports 24-bit operation at 44.1kHz and 48kHz, and runs without
additional power (besides the USB power).
I own their US428 machine, that is somewhat a different machine, but
also features USB and XLR, TRS mic input and TRS and SPDIF input and
output. Nice thing is you can monitor directly after the preamp.
But I have never seriously tested its ADC's and DAC's ; never had the
need to use them, I use it as a MIDI/WAV controller that happens to
have a ADC and DAC built in.
I do know that TASCAM put great effort in keeping EMI and EMC out of
their housing, take a look at this site to see how well they care
about electronical design ;
--- In Rob Danielson <>
> Possibly (?) the price break in a quality phantom powered pre we've
> been waiting for with 24 bit A->D thrown in:
> Stereo mic in w/phantom power, 24bit A-> D!, lower power
> requirements, analog outs,.. Steel, really versatile, see link. Can
> use in the field with MD using dummy USB power supply or add to
> usb laptop.
> My main question is mic gain; the lower cost unit have not provided
> what we need in the field. It would be great if the gain was 60-
> Rob D.