24-bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface

  • USB

Following the success of the UA-30, Edirol now introduces a brand new product line concept, called AUDIO CAPTURE, to meet the great demand for fully featured USB-based audio solutions for both PC and Mac. The UA-5 delivers a complete USB audio recording system, ready to use on both desktop and laptop computers, providing the widest range of input connectors, including Hi-Z Guitar preamp, phantom-powered condenser Mic's, optical & coaxial S/PDIF, and professional quality audio resolution (selectable up to 24-bit, 96kHz). A comprehensive array of switches and buttons on the front panel allows for extremely fast and intuitive operation, ranging from gain control, sample rate switch and even a unique ASIO Driver mode (ADV), which enhances the hardware performance of the UA-5 when used with ASIO-compatible software. The UA-5 represents the ideal recording interface for capturing all kinds of audio sources onto your computer at the highest quality. It's compatible with all pro-acclaimed audio production software for PC and Mac, and particularly enhanced for ASIO-compatible music software. Also perfect for editing & mixing digital and analog signals from both professional (DAT) and consumer (Minidisc, CD, MP3) audio players/recorders.

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  • - 2 In x 2 Out 24-bit/96kHz Audio Interface
  • - 2 x front-mounted XLR/TRS combo jacks with Phantom power & Mic preamps
  • - Coaxial & optical S/PDIF input/output
  • - Portable design, easy connection to computer through a single USB cable
  • - Professional quality multi track digital audio interface

Number of Audio Record/Playback (Full duplex (except for 96 kHz setting))

1 pair of stereo
1 pair of stereo

Signal Processing

AD/DA Conversion
24 bit linear
PC interface
24 bit

Sampling Frequency

Digital output
44.1/48/96 kHz
Digital input
32/44.1/48/96 kHz *
* Real-time hardware sample rate converter
AD/DA Conversion
44.1/48/96 kHz

Frequency Response

96.0 kHz
20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB)
48.0 kHz
20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0 dB/-2 dB)

Nominal Input Level (variable)

-50 to +0 dBu
-10 dBu

Input Impedance

22 k ohm
Input2 (Hi-Z)
500 k ohm
12 k ohm

Nominal Output Level

Master Out
0 dBu

Output Impedance

Master Out
1 k ohm
50 ohm

Residual Noise Level

Master Out
-95 dBu or less
(input terminated with 1 k ohm, INPUT SENS = min., INPUT MONITOR = min., IHF-A, typ.)


Digital input/output
Coaxial type
Optical type
(conforms to S/P DIF)


Input Jack 1/2 (XLR type (phantom power), 1/4 inch TRS phone type)
Input Jack 3/4 (RCA phono type)
Digital In Connectors (Coaxial type, Optical type)
Digital Out Connectors (Coaxial type, Optical type)
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
Master Out Jack L/R (1/4 inch phone type, RCA pin type)

Power Supply

AC adaptor

Current Draw

450 mA


AC adaptorGetting StartedUSB cableCD-ROM

Size and Weight

Width (W)
218 mm8-5/8 inches
Depth (D)
137 mm5-7/16 inches
Height (H)
47 mm1-7/8 inches
710 g1 lbs. 10 oz.

(0 dBu = 0.775 V rms)

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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