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The ICUSBAUDIOMH External USB Card lets you add an S/PDIF digital audio output or a standard 3.5mm analog audio connection to your system through USB. By converting a single USB port into an external sound card with microphone connectivity, you can conveniently bypass or replace an internal sound card without having to open your computer case.
The USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter) provides a built-in microphone, allowing you to add audio recording capability to your system without the need for additional hardware. This integrated microphone can also be placed further away from your computer's speakers, reducing or eliminating feedback that is often problematic with laptops that utilize an on-board microphone.
For home-theater quality sound, the external sound card offers 96KHz / 24-bit sampling rates for both playback and recording, and a 3.5mm S/PDIF port with support for Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound (AC3) and DTS® pass-through (Note: 5.1 surround sound is supported in Windows® only). By implementing 3.5mm stereo microphone connection the USB audio adapter equips you with the ability to attach an external stereo microphone as needed.
For added versatility this USB-powered sound adapter features a 15in attached USB cable, volume control, mute, and microphone mute buttons for quick adjustments, a 3.5mm stereo microphone input, and a convenient LED status bar to display the current sampling rate.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Bus Type||USB 2.0|
|Chipset ID||Via - VT1630A|
|Industry Standards||USB 2.0 Full-Speed (12Mbps) Specification
USB Audio Device Class Specification 1.0
|Audio Specifications||96 KHz / 24-bit Sample Rate|
|Connector Type(s)||1 - USB A (4 pin) Male
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
1 - 3.5mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) / Mini-Toslink (SPDIF; Optical) Female
|OS Compatibility||Windows® 10 (32/64), 8 / 8.1 (32/64), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64)
Windows® Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Mac OS 10.x (tested up to 10.9)
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||5.1 surround sound output is supported in Windows only|
|System and Cable Requirements||Available USB Port|
|LED Indicators||1 - Power / USB Link
1 - Activity
1 - Mute
1 - Microphone Mute
3 - Playback / Recording Sample Rate
|Humidity||10~90% RH (Non-Condensing)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)|
|Cable Length||15 in [380 mm]|
|Product Height||0.7 in [18 mm]|
|Product Length||2 in [50 mm]|
|Product Weight||0.8 oz [22 g]|
|Product Width||0.8 in [21 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||3.4 oz [96 g]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB Audio Adapter
1 - Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual