M-Audio MobilePre USB Preamp/Audio Interface

M-Audio Updated: 2008-11-11 RSS
M-Audio MobilePre USB Preamp/Audio Interface

MobilePre USB is the preamp with a built-in audio interface that's designed for laptop recording such as field recording and sampling expeditions. In fact, it's one of the only completely bus-powered preamps available. (Of course, you can use it on the desktop as well.) A total of three kinds of audio inputs and outputs provide maximum flexibility for any application—including two on-board microphone/instrument preamps and high-impedance instrument inputs ideal for connecting guitars and basses. And unlike many competitors, zero-latency direct monitoring provides you with a streamlined professional recording experience.


2 x 2 16-bit/48kHz analog I/O
2 microphone inputs (XLR balanced) with 48v phantom power
stereo microphone input (1/8")
2 high-impedance instrument/line inputs (balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS)
2 mono line outputs (1/4" @ -10dBV)
stereo line output (1/8")
stereo headphone output with level control knob
gain control knob for each input channel (+40 dB max)
zero-latency hardware direct monitoring (mono/stereo) with software level control
USB-powered for total mobility
includes Ableton Live Lite music production software, so you can make music right away


sampling rates (kHz): 8, 9.6, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48
frequency response: +/-0.8 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
signal-to-noise ratio: -88dB, A-weighted
dynamic range: 88dB, A-weighted
THD: 0.013% (-78 dB) @ -1dBFS, 1kHz
USB recording: 16-bit/44.1kHz > 2-in/2-out; 16-bit/48kHz > 2-in/2-out