updated 03:20 pm EDT, Fri August 24, 2007
MicPortPro USB preamp
CEntrance has announced the shipment of the MicPort Pro, low noise USB mic pre-amp that plugs into any XLR microphone and adds USB connectivity, allowing it to act as a digital recording device. The device offers 24-bit/96kHz performance, 48V phantom power, zero latency monitoring, loud headphone output, and knobs for input and output level. It also works without a driver, and CEntrance claims full compatibility with a wide range of recording apps (those that support USB audio input) under Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista. Stereo and multi-track recording is also possible with MicPort Pro thanks to the CEntrance Universal Driver that aggregates input from multiple MicPort Pro units with a latency of 6 milliseconds. The device ships with a 6' USB cable and a carrying pouch and carries a price of $125.