Tascam Debuts Celesonic US-20x20 Interface/Pre/Mixer

Features Include 8 Mic Pres, ADAT, S/PDIF and USB 3.0/2.0
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Tascam Premieres Celesonic US-20x20 Multichannel Interface/Mic Pre/Mixer

20-in/20-out Interface Includes 8 Mic Pres, ADAT, S/PDIF and USB 3.0/2.0

TASCAM’s new Celesonic US-20x20 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-20x20 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-20x20 has three modes: audio interface, digital mixer, and 8-channel digital mic preamp. Like the US-16x08, the US-20x20 includes a pair rack ears as well as bio-cell side panels to angle the interface off a desktop.

•20-in / 20-out USB Audio Interface
•Eight Ultra-HDDA Microphone preamps with 56dB of gain and high headroom
•Two balanced line inputs and ten balanced line outputs
•USB 3.0 or 2.0 connection to computer (USB 3.0 requires Windows 10 operating system)
•Supports up to 192kHz / 24-bit audio (at reduced channel count)
•ADAT optical multichannel digital input and output supports S-MUX (8 ch @ 48k, 4 ch @ 96k, 2 ch @ 192kHz)
•Stereo S/PDIF digital in and out
•Word clock in and out
•Two headphone outputs with 70mW/ch output power
•MIDI input and output
•Class-compliant driver supports iOS connection over USB 2.0
•Includes both angled bio-cell side panels and rack ears
•Built-in DSP mixer with parametric EQ and compression per channel, stereo reverb on send/return
•Dedicated power supply included
•Three operation modes: audio interface/ mic pre/ mixer

$499.99 estimated street price; unit shipping at the end of September.