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Opcode DATPort (2000) Coaxial SPDIF over USB



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Affordable USB Audio Interface with RCA S/PDIF connectors.
DATport audio interface is the first member in Opcode's new family of affordable USB musical products using the Universal Serial Bus, the DATport. DATport creates a high-quality two channel digital link between any external digital coaxial S/PDIF audio device and any USB-compatible computer running Windows 98. These devices include DAT machines, digital multi-track recorders, and front-end A/D converters.   
Key Features
S/PDIF coaxial digital audio connection to USB port
Simultaneous stereo in and out
16 and 24-bit sample resolution supported
32, 44.1 and 48K sampling rates supported
Windows 98 compliant for true "plug and play" installation
no "IRQs" or "DMAs" to set
no I/O Addresses to configure
connects externally: no computer surgery
Self-powered, no external power supply necessary
Includes convenient 2-meter USB cable
Absolutely the simplest way to get digital audio in and out of a USB-equipped PC running Windows 98 (Macintosh compatibility soon)
Transfer audio in the digital domain for: audio editing, making audio discs from DAT recorder, Web audio authoring, backing up external digital devices, portable field recording, and much more
Macintosh compatibility expected in early 1999 with Mac OS updates
All Opcode "port" products provide superior USB audio support on Windows 98, without dropouts.
All Opcode "port" audio products are compatible with UHCI and OHCI USB chipsets. Greater compatibility with all varieties of USB computers.
Super-fidelity audio connection: portable laptop 24-bit audio recorder using microphone preamp or A-to-D converters
Virtual "patchbay": use several DATports to software-select between multiple digital devices (one active device at a time)
Connect to digital audio processors: reverb, compressors, etc
Connect to S/PDIF recording devices: multitrack recorders, digital mixers, mic preamps, etc
Supplied with "n-Track" audio software for Windows 98.

    System Requirements:
Windows: IBM compatible PC, Pentium 133 or higher with Windows 98. Windows 98 CD (for driver installation), USB port or USB hub, Windows compatible audio software.
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