USB Laptop Direct Box
The USB-Pro™ is a high-resolution stereo digital audio converter and direct box that is designed to connect to any computer and seamlessly convert digital audio tracks to a pair of balanced analog outputs.
- High Performance 24bit/96kHz digital audio converter
- Plug & Play, no drivers required
- 5mm headphone output to test signals
- Balanced XLR outputs to feed a mixer or PA
Connect your laptop to a pro audio system
Whether you are playing backing tracks on stage, giving an audio presentation, or performing the role of DJ at an event, the USB-Pro is the easiest way to provide a high quality noise-free connection between a laptop and any sound system. Made for plug and play simplicity, the USB-Pro will automatically be listed as an available sound card in the audio settings of all popular operating systems including Windows and Mac, with 24bit/96kHz digital to analog converters that retain the quality of the audio signal. A stereo pair of balanced XLR outputs allows you to connect to a microphone preamplifier, PA system, mixing console, or even a powered speaker, with an on-board level control for quick and easy volume adjustments. Should any noise be encountered, ground lift switches are provided and isolation transformers can be inserted into the signal path to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops, for a clean connection to the PA.
Using the USB-Pro with a laptop
Nothing is simpler than the USB-Pro! You plug it into your laptop and it automatically delivers your digital audio files to spectacular sounding stereo audio via the 24 bit digital to analog converters. You merely connect to the mic inputs on your mixing console or to any +4 line level device and you are set to go!
Using the USB-Pro in the studio
Convert your client's files instantly! Simply connect the laptop to the USB-Pro and transfer files to the recording system at the maximum sample rate for best audio fidelity. The built-in headphone amp makes it easy to check for signal integrity.
Using the USB-Pro for a video presentation
Anyone that has incorporated audio with a projector knows that noise can be a serious problem. The USB-Pro is equipped with isolation transformers that may be switched in to eliminate hum and buzz caused by stray DC voltage and ground loops.
"Sometimes I think Radial Engineering is in the business of inventing cool new gizmos to solve problems you didn't know you had... or that you knew you had but didn't know there was a fix for. Here's another example: Radial's first ever digital audio product, the USB-Pro..."
"I acquired a Radial USB Pro to use on the CX Roadshow because I needed an audio interface to sit between my laptop and a mixing console for an audio demo. People tend to examine my demo setups pretty critically, and for that reason the USB Pro was good. I've never seen anyone look at a Radial box and question it."
"My biggest regret is not finding out about Radial Engineering direct boxes sooner! We have transitioned through our move to individual monitor mixes from FOH, to a dedicated monitor console, to personal mixers and the Radial direct boxes have continued to work flawlessly through all of our upgrades."
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"When PA system tuning demands file based playback, I immediately turn to my Radial USB Pro. It offers ultra-high quality output of my computer based hi-res files for very accurate system evaluation. Simple to use and totally effective."