Glensound Introduce Mini Cub USB Audio Interface at 2016 NAB

At 2016 NAB, Glensound Electronics introduce the Mini Cub, USB audio interface with a single audio input and return stereo headphone monitoring.

A little brother of its 2014s Cub USB interface, Glensound said the dimensions of the Mini Cub are 3.1 x 3.6 x 1.4 inches. It has a water and dust proof mini USB interface for connection to a PC, Mac or for the original project it was designed for, a Raspberry Pi.

The Mini Cub is USB powered which means there is no need for batteries or external power. There is a single XLR input which is mic, mic + 48V phantom or line selectable.

The input has Glensound’s Referee input compressor system to avoid peaks and clipping. A four-segment LED indicates the input level which is adjustable by a front panel pot control. This input is delivered to both channels of the USB output.

Rear of Mini Cub

Rear of Mini Cub

There is a connection for a stereo headphone connection with an adjustable level control. A mix control pans between the input and return signals to allow the user their preferred mix.

Unlike consumer devices, the Mini Cub is built for broadcast, in a heavy duty housing, with audio specifications to match. It has internal digital signal processing and micro controllers for system control, with the digital audio at 24bit 48kHz, and an equivalent input noise (EIN) of 121dB at line up.

The Mini Cub is very trimmed down on features, focusing on being a high quality USB audio interface that manages the variation of incoming audio levels. It allows a single input connection and stereo return monitoring from the PC.

The Mini Cub retails for $542.50.

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