ESI announces a new extremely compact and very stylish USB audio interface that continues a tradition: the U24 XL.
Ever since the release of the small and compact Waveterminal U2A with its small footprint of just 9 cm x 9 cm and later the Waveterminal U24, the first digital USB audio interface with real 24-bit recording & playback, ESI has become popular in the MI industry to make affordable products with a unique and special design.
The U24 XL now continues this tradition: just in time for the 10th anniversary of the ESI product line, the new small 24-bit USB audio interface provides stereo I/O with real TRS connectors on one side. The other side of the of the compact device features coaxial as well as optical S/PDIF I/O connectors next to the USB port that connects the device to any current PC or Mac. One of the outputs can be used as a headphone output.
"We always regretted the decision to discontinue our Waveterminal U24 due to problems of our component suppliers. Now we are finally able to release a real replacement that may truly carry the name 'U24'." says Chess Lim, CEO and founder of EGOSYS, Inc. — the R&D center for ESI in Korea.
U24 XL is expected to be available for purchase in late Q1 2008.
ESI Audiotechnik GmbH will be at the 2008 NAMM show, booth #6832.