Tascam US-1X2HR USB Audio interface 1 in 2 out

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When one mic input is enough

The US-1x2HR is the smallest member of the Tascam US-HR series of high-resolution USB audio interfaces. It has one mic and one instrument input and is therefore particularly suitable for simple and intuitive guitar/vocal recording with a computer. The included loopback function and support for Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio), however, makes it also an excellent choice for podcast creation and live streaming. Last but not least, it is a perfect solution for feeding an amplifier system with music from a computer in high quality, for example for a birthday party.

Lower noise and distortion – better sound than ever

The compact US-1x2HR incorporates a wealth of features, including high audio resolution up to 24-bit/192 kHz, ultra-low latency with a Windows buffer size starting at four samples, Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers with 48-volt phantom power for superior sound quality with ultra-low noise, a robust USB Type C connector, and a rich assortment of included software to start producing audio right away. The lightweight interface is ideal for mobile recording and production using an iPhone or iPad* with the included Cubasis LE so you can take it to your practice room, use it to report from a live event, or capture nature sounds outdoors.

Usability is key

All US-HR models offer a unique dye-cast aluminum honeycomb structure on the side panels with a slight upward tilt. This design not only results in a sleek, eye-catching design, it also provides just the right amount of weight so the interface won’t move when cables are connected or disconnected. Equally important, the upward tilt offers the ergonomic benefit of being angled in such a way as to make the interface easy to work with.

If you need an uncluttered, easy-to-use audio interface with two inputs and two outputs, very low noise, low distortion and superb sound quality, the Tascam US-1x2HR can be your reliable partner for many years.

Features at a glance

  • Advanced version of our popular US-1x2 with even better sound quality
  • Provides two audio inputs and two audio outputs to a Windows or Mac computer or iOS device
  • Audio resolution up to 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • USB Audio Compliance 2.0 for iOS connection

Hardware features

  • One XLR microphone input with switchable phantom power
  • One 6.3-mm TRS analogue input selectable between line level (balanced) and instrument level (unbalanced, for direct connection of a guitar or bass)
  • Two line inputs with RCA connectors on the rear can be used instead of the front inputs
  • One high-quality Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone pre-amp with ultra-low noise (EIN: –128 dBu)
  • Wide input gain range of 58 dB, ideal for dynamic microphones
  • Stereo line output
  • Direct monitor option for low-latency monitoring
  • Headphones output delivering 18 mW per channel
  • Independent level controls for line and phones outputs
  • USB bus-powered for mobile recording
  • Rugged aluminum body
  • Angled industrial design for ease-of-use on a desktop

Software features

  • In-house developed driver for Windows devices ensures stable operation with low latency
  • The buffer size for Windows can be selcted up from 4 samples to facilitate a recording environment with ultra-low latency
  • Each input can be switched on/off individually
  • Input monitor mode can be selected between stereo and mono
  • A loopback function allows two audio channels from the computer to be merged with the input signals and send this mix to the streaming or communication software
    • Input and computer signals can each be selected between stereo and mono
    • A slider lets you adjust the broadcast level
  • Switchable auto power save mode to reduce battery consumption on the laptop/tablet computer in mobile use
  • Automatic update function available for software, driver and firmware updates (you can install new updates with the press of a button)
  • Compatible with major DAW software
  • Bundled with Cubase LE and Cubasis LE3, IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 SE and Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited (free 3-month subscription)
  • USB cable (type C to type A) included as standard

Supported Operating Systems

Windows

  • Windows 10 (October 2020, Version 20H2)
  • Windows 10 (May 2020 Update 2004)
  • Windows 10 (November 2019 Update 1909)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7

Mac

  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)

iOS

  • iOS 14 / iPadOS 14
  • iOS 13 / iPadOS 13
  • iOS 12
  • iOS 11

Specifications

General
Sampling frequencies44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Quantization bit depth24 bits
Analogue audio inputs
Mic input (balanced, IN1)XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  Input impedance2.4 kΩ
  Nominal input level (gain knob at max.)−65 dBu (0.0004 Vrms)
  Nominal input level (gain knob at min.)−8 dBu (0.0775 Vrms)
  Maximum input level+10 dBu (2.449 Vrms)
  Maximum gain58 dB
Line/instrument input (balanced/unbalanced, IN2)6.3-mm standard TRS stereo jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  When set to LINE (balanced) 
  Input impedance10 kΩ
  Nominal input level (gain knob at max.)−41 dBu (0.0069 Vrms)
  Nominal input level (gain knob at max.)+4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
  Maximum input level+20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
  Maximum gain45 dB
  When set to INST (unbalanced) 
  Input impedance≥1 MΩ
  Nominal input level (gain knob at max.)−51 dBV (0.0028 Vrms)
  Nominal input level (gain knob at max.)–6 dBV (0.5015 Vrms)
  Maximum input level+3 dBV (1.4125 Vrms)
  Maximum gain45 dB
Line input L/R (unbalanced)RCA
  Input impedance10 kΩ
  Maximum input level+6 dBV (1.995 Vrms)
Analogue audio outputs
Line output L/R (unbalanced)RCA
  Output impedance100 Ω
  Maximum output level+6 dBV (1.995 Vrms)
Headphones output6.3-mm standard stereo jack
  Maximum output power18 mW + 18 mW or higher
(THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 Ω)
Other inputs and outputs
USB4-pin USB C-type
  Transfer rateUSB 2.0 Hi-speed (480 Mbits/s)
Power supply (DC IN 5V)USB Micro B type
Audio performance
Mic preamp EIN (equivalent input noise)−128 dBu or less
(150 Ω termination, gain knob at max.)
Frequency response
  Mic input44.1/48 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0 dB/–0.4 dB (JEITA)
88.2/96 kHz: 20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0 dB/–0.4 dB (JEITA)
  Line input44.1/48 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.2 dB/–0,1 dB (JEITA)
88.2/96 kHz: 20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0.2 dB/–0.4 dB (JEITA)
  Line output44.1/48 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.2 dB/–0,1 dB (JEITA)
88.2/96 kHz: 20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0.2 dB/–0.4 dB (JEITA)
S/N ratio
  Mic input to computer109 dB
(gain knob at minimum, 20-kHz LPF, A-weighted)
  Line input to computer105 dB
(gain knob at minimum, 20-kHz LPF, A-weighted)
  Computer to line output110 dB
(MONITOR knob at maximum, 20-kHz LPF, A-weighted)
Distortion (THD+N)
  Mic input to computer0.0013 %
(gain knob at minimum, –5 dBFS input level, 1-kHz sine wave, 20-kHz LPF)
  Line input to computer0.0027 %
(gain knob at minimum, –5 dBFS input level, 1-kHz sine wave, 20-kHz LPF)
  Computer to line output0.0015 %
(MONITOR knob at maximum, –4 dBFS input level, 1-kHz sine wave, 20-kHz LPF)
Crosstalk95 dB or more
(mic/line input to line output, 1-kHz sine wave, gain knob at minimum)
Host computer requirements
Windows
  Computer hardware requirementsWindows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port
  CPU/processor speed2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)
  Memory2 GB or more
  Supported audio driversASIO 2.0, WDM
Mac
  Computer hardware requirementsMac with a USB 2.0 port
  CPU/processor speed2 GHz or faster dual core processor
  Memory2 GB or more
  Supported audio driverCore Audio
iOS deviceiOS device running iOS 7 or later
  Supported audio driverCore Audio
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply
  Used with a computerUSB bus power
  Used with an iOS deviceUSB power adapter (that can supply 5 V and a current of at least 700 mA)1
External battery pack (that can supply 5 V and a current of at least 700 mA)2
Power consumption1.8 W
Dimensions (W × H × D, without protrusions)146 mm × 55 mm × 120 mm
Weight623 g
Operating temperature range5–35 °C
1 We strongly recommend using a Tascam PS-P520E or the USB power adapter included with the iPad/iPhone. No USB power adapter is included with an iPod Touch. To use it with an iPod Touch, purchase a genuine Apple USB power adapter (that can supply 5 V and a current of at least 700 mA) separately.
2 We strongly recommend using a Tascam BP-6AA external battery pack. If using another external battery pack or mobile battery, purchase one that can supply 5 V and a current of at least 700 mA.