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XP Sound Launches XP202 Pro USB Audio Interface

USB audio interface excels in terms of features, price and performance (January 20, 2005)

XP Sound will be showcasing the new ?XP202 USB audio interface at the NAMM 2005 International Trade Show, held in Anaheim, California, USA. Visitors are welcome 20-23 January 2005 at the SM Pro Audio booth# 6809.

The XP202 is a great all-round USB audio interface for Mac or Windows PCs that provides quality solutions for todays musicians, DJs, audiophiles, and multimedia content developers alike. Perfect for musicians for use as a professional audio interface with recording applications like Cubase, Logic, Wavelab, Nuendo, and equally at home for audiophile users wishing to transfer their precious vinyl album collections to CD, the XP202 performs like no other.

With simple setup, cross platform compatibility, and a multitude of connection possibilities the XP202 USB audio interface excels in terms of features, price and performance.

USB audio interface for Mac & PC
Two onboard mic preamps with phantom power
Stereo line input
Stereo phono preamp
Stereo headphone amplifier
Mix/balance control (balance USB audio playback and input signal for headphones)
Two parallel stereo outputs (one front, one rear)

Give your vinyl discs new life! The ?XP202 USB audio interface provides a unique solution to achieve high quality transfer of vinyl records and cassettes to PC. Because record players, tape recorders, microphones, and many other devices operate at differing audio levels, a professional audio interface like the ?XP202 is required to match levels. The built in RIAA equalizer guaranties perfect processing of the incoming pick-up signals from your turn-table and provides users an unmatched listening experience. A ground connector is provided on the front panel for connection to your turn-table.

Musicians wishing to compose and record their music will love the XP202s compact design and feature set. With outstanding AD and DA converters, two adjustable microphone pre-amps (selectable phantom power), and a pair of stereo line inputs, musicians have all the tools at their disposal. Each high quality mic preamplifier provides selectable phantom power for use with dynamic or condenser microphone signals. Instrument line level signals can be directly connected via the XP202s stereo line input on the front panel. As an added bonus, a stereo headphone power-amp is accessible from the front panel with an individual volume control and special ?mix control. This allows users control of the monitoring balance between USB audio playback signals and the input signals from either line or mic inputs.

Being housed in a compact shielded chassis, the XP Sound ?XP202 audio interface is completely protected against distortion and interference from your PC. The unit powers directly from USB and offers easily accessible connection possibilities right on the front panel. Simply connect the included USB cable to your Mac or PC and to enjoy the benefits of professional audio on your desktop or laptop personal computer!

When Danny Olesh (Product Manager) from XP Sound was asked about the new XP202, "By developing our new USB XP202 USB version our hugely successful original XP201 interface, users no longer have to rely on the quality of their sound card for capturing audio. With high quality analog to digital converters and a direct USB connection, our customers can now experience performance and ease of connectivity at a new level

The SP202 will be available in Q2 2005 for an estimated street price of $199 USD.

For additional information on the full XP Sound product catalog or the new release products on offer, please visit the XP Sound website at

About XP Sound:
XP Sound manufactures and distributes high quality yet affordable products for the home audiophile consumer.

Established in 2001, XP Sound is based in Melbourne, Australia. The company has quickly established a reputation of expert engineering and unparalleled service. With a successful team of experienced development personnel, and strong worldwide distribution partners, the company now maintains a strong presence in several markets as a leading manufacturer.

XP Sound provides solutions in the areas of digital audio hardware, and enjoys significant OEM manufacturing relationships in and out of the music industry.

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