M-Audio has begun shipping the new Transit USB, a high-resolutionmobile audio upgrade. Transit USB brings 24-bit/96kHz recording andplayback to any USB-compatible computer. USB bus-powered design allowsusers to play and record virtually anywhere a laptop can go.
Transit USB’s 1/8-inch stereo analog/optical digital input andTOSlink optical digital output allow for a variety of convenientfunctions, including recording from stereo mics and transferring audiobetween the computer and other digital devices such as MiniDisc andDAT. The digital output also provides AC3 and DTS passthrough from thecomputer to an external decoder such as a surround receiver. A 1/8-inchstereo output accommodates line-levels for a stereo receiver or poweredmonitors, as well as stereo headphones for mobile use. The package alsoincludes drivers for Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Mac OS 9 and OS X, aswell as a convenient male-3.5mm-to-female TOSlink adapter.
Transit USB is now shipping at an MSRP of $129.95. For more, visitwww.m-audio.com.