The Echo 2 is a compact two-in, four-out USB 2 interface from a company with a reputation for producing quality soundcards. This is Echo's only USB offering to date, but its release follows some recently developed Firewire interfaces higher up the product range. It features a novel touch-control interface and is supplied with a mic-stand bracket for ergonomic use alongside a computer or an iOS device, with which it is compatible. In addition to its audio interface duties, Echo are marketing the device as a 'personal mixer' that can be utilised in rehearsal or performance situations without being connected to a computer or iPad.
USB 2 audio interface.
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7; Mac OS 10.6.8 or later (tested with Mac OS 10.7.4).
Two analogue mic/line/instrument inputs (balanced/unbalanced, as appropriate).
Two TRS jack to female XLR adaptor cables for connecting microphones.
Two balanced TRS analogue line outputs.
One 3.5mm headphone output (doubles as line outputs 3-4).
Recording quality up to 24-bit/192kHz on all channels simultaneously.
Zero-latency direct monitoring.
Comes with PSU, mic adaptor cables, USB cable and mic-stand bracket.