E-MU 0204 USB  20113159327750 prod 0204usb2




USB 2.0 Audio Interface

E-MU's new 0204 USB Audio Interface is the ultimate portable 2-in/4-out USB audio interface for PC and Mac, offering pristine 24-bit/192kHz recording and playback, direct monitoring and a host of professional features in a compact, USB bus-powered package. The 0204 USB sets a new standard in portable USB audio, providing users with two Class-A preamps that can be run independently or in stereo to amplify guitars, keyboards or microphones, with individual ground lift switches for optimal audio performance.

The E-MU 0204 USB 2.0  features:

  Premium 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters * (A/D: 113dB SNR, D/A: 113dB SNR) delivering you a pristine recording/capture and playback experience
  Ultra-low noise Mic/Hi-Z/Line preamplifiers with ground lift switches enable you to record microphones, keyboards or guitars directly into your computer delivering professional results (XLR, 1/4” TRS, and 1/8” 5V condenser mic input)
  Ultra-low latency USB drivers offer accurate timing and playback of your recorded audio and expressive control of your software instruments
  Independent headphone DAC path to enable separate playback and cueing for DJ applications
  Hardware zero-latency direct monitoring (mono/stereo) allows you to record and overdub with no timing delays
  Plug-and-play operation with hands-on control of all major functions like direct monitoring level, headphone level, and preamplifier gain to streamline your creative process

Driver compatibility with most popular audio/sequencer applications letting you work with your choice of tools - (Windows XP (SP3 or greater), Vista/x64, Windows 7/x64:ASIO2 and WDM; Macintosh OS X (10.5 or greater): Apple CoreAudio)

 I/O Configuration:

  Class-A Ultra-low Noise Mic/Hi-Z/Line Preamp XLR, 1/4" TRS and 1/8"* Inputs (113dB SNR)
  Class-A Hi-Z/Line Preamp 1/4" Input (113dB SNR / 0.0008% THD)
  Two 1/4" Outputs (117dB SNR / 0.0008% THD)
  1/8" Stereo Speaker Output (117dB SNR)
  Stereo Headphone Output which doubles as an assignable pair of auxiliary outputs (117dB SNR / 0.0008% THD)
 * Macintosh analog operation up to 96kHz only at this time



  Technical Specifications
    Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz from internal crystal (no sample rate conversion)*
    Bit Depth: 24-bit I/O, 32-bit processing
    USB Hi-Speed
      - Full 24-bit resolution at all sample rates
      - Stereo in, stereo out at all sample rates
    Zero-latency direct hardware monitoring (disabled at 176.4-192kHz)
    Windows drivers: ASIO2 and WDM
    Macintosh driver: Apple CoreAudio
    Anti-Pop speaker protection minimizes noise during power on/off
    Ultra-low jitter clock subsystem: < 100ps RMS
    Combo Preamplifiers (2)
      - (1) Ultra-low noise combo preamplifier with Mic/Hi-Z/line inputs
      - (1) Combo preamplifier with Hi-Z/line balanced input
      - (1) 1/8" condenser mic input with 5V power
    A/D converter: AK5385
    Max Level: +6.5dBV bal/unbal (+8.7 dBu)
    Frequency Response (min gain, 20Hz-20kHz): +0.0/-0.07dB
    Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 1kHz, min gain): 113dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted, min gain): 113dB
    THD+N (1kHz at - 1dBFS, min gain): -101.9dB (.0008%)
       Ultra-low noise preamplifier (Mic/Hi-Z/line inputs)
    - Input Impedance: 1.5Kohm
      - EIN (20Hz-20kHz, 150ohm, unweighted): -127dBu
       Combo preamplifier with Hi-Z/line balanced input
      - Input Impedance: 1Mohm
    Analog Line Outputs (2)
    Type: Unbalanced, AC-coupled, 2-pole low-pass differential filter
    D/A converter: AK4396
    Max Level: 6.7 dBV (unbalanced)
    Frequency Response (20Hz - 20kHz): 0.00/-0.01dB
    Dynamic Range (1kHz, A-weighted): 117dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 117dB
    THD+N (1kHz at -1dBFS): -101.9dB (.0008%)
    Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS): <-111dB
    Headphone Amplifier
    Type: Class-A power amplifier
    D/A converter: AK4396
    Gain Range: 60dB
    Maximum Output Power: 16mW
       Output impedance: 22ohms
    Frequency Response (20Hz-20kHz): +0.02/-0.08dB
    Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 117dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted): 117dB
    THD+N (1kHz, max gain): 300ohm load: -101.9dB (.0008%)
    Stereo Crosstalk (1kHz at -1dBFS, 300 ohm load): <-111dB
    Internal crystal sync at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz*
  Retail Box Contents

E-MU 0204 AudioPod


USB cable (2 meters)


Quick Start installation guide


E-MU Software/Manual CD-ROM (Windows/Macintosh)


- Windows XP, Vista, Vista x64 and Windows 7 Drivers


- Macintosh OS X 10.5


- Owner's Manual and Tutorials


Acoustica Mixcraft LE CD and registration card (Windows only)

  Minimum System Requirements
    Windows :

- Intel or AMD processor - 1.2 GHz or faster


- Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard & chipset


- Windows XP (SP3 or greater), Vista/x64, Windows 7/x64 Drivers


- 1 available (Hi-speed) USB 2.0 port

      - 1GB System RAM

- 950MB of free hard disk space for full installation


- CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation


- XVGA Video (1024 X 768)




- Apple Macintosh 1.2 GHz Intel-based processor


- Apple Macintosh OS X (10.5 or greater)


- 1 available (Hi-speed) USB 2.0 port


- 1GB System RAM


- 500MB of free hard disk space for full installation


- CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation


- XVGA Video (1024 X 768)


* When connecting the 0204 USB to a USB 1.1 port on a Windows PC, performance will be limited to 16-bit and 44.1/48kHz recording and playback. Macintosh support limited to USB 2.0 ports only.