Professional 24-bit USB Audio Interface with 16 Inputs / 8 Outputs
U168 XT is a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed audio interface for Mac and PC, bringing USB audio technology to a new level by providing better performance for better results.
This interfaces provides not less than 16 input channels and 8 output channels that are all available for simultaneous usage. The 24-bit / 96kHz solution not only provides balanced 1/4" TRS line connectors, it also includes 4 integrated microphone preamps with XLR inputs on the front of the unit with switchable +48V phantom power, 2 Hi-Z instrument inputs for electric guitars as well as coaxial digital S/PDIF input and outputs. There are two independent headphone outputs on the front, next to an integrated monitoring mixer. External keyboards, synthesizers and sound modules can be connected via the MIDI inputs and outputs on the backside of the unit.
U168 XT provides fast high performance low latency drivers based on our EWDM and DirectWIRE technology with support for the latest WDM, ASIO 2.0 and CoreAudio technology for both Mac and PC, making it possible to use the interface with all current standard audio applications available for professional usage.
All this makes the stylish U168 XT an audio interface, bringing USB audio for professional applications to a new level. With the bundled software you can start using it right away and simply start working out of the box!
- 16 input / 8 output 24-bit / 96kHz USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 24-bit Audio Interface
- 4 professional microphone preamps with +48V phantom power support
- 2 Hi-Z high performance instrument inputs with 1/4" connector
- digital S/PDIF input with RCA connector
- digital S/PDIF output with RCA connector
- supports up to 24-bit / 96kHz
- 16 line inputs with balanced 1/4" TRS connectors
- 8 line outputs with balanced 1/4" TRS connectors
- 2 independent headphone outputs with 1/4" stereo phone connector
- separate stereo mix output with integrated monitoring mixer controlled on front panel
- ADC with 107dB(a) dynamic range
- DAC with 112dB(a) dynamic range
- 16 channel MIDI I/O with one MIDI input and one MIDI output
- powered by included DC power supply
- supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows 11 with ASIO 2.0, MME, WDM and DirectSound incl. DirectWIRE support
- supports Mac OS X (10.7 and above) via CoreAudio USB audio driver
- includes Bitwig Studio 8-Track digital audio workstation software
- includes license of inTone 2 ESI Edition from Audified
- dimensions roughly 45.0cm x 14.5cm x 4.5cm
In order to get you started right out of the box, U168 XT ships with a powerful software package for professional recording, creation of your own songs, mixing of any audio content and much more. The following applications are currently included:
Bitwig Studio 8-Track - the trim and effective DAW to start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro for use on up to eight tracks of audio / MIDI, incl. the Bitwig Essentials Package, a versatile selection of handpicked presets and sounds. Record instruments, create your arrangements, design new sounds, or just jam - every feature has been developed by musicians, for musicians!
inTone 2 ESI Edition by Audified is a powerful jamming tool to produce mixes of multiple audio signals and instruments, play files, change tracks, prepare streams for podcasts and recordings. As an effects host you can use it with the included GK Amplification 2 LE and ampLion Free as a bass and guitar amp simulator and much more - anything you need for your creativity!
Our website always shows the latest information on what we currently ship with our products. Depending on the production date, it can sometimes be possible that a different software package is included with the U168 XT at a local reseller. The actual content is mentioned on the retail box of the product itself. If you are unsure, please contact us.
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Reviews and Testimonials
Here are selected reviews of U168 XT:
In the 8/2019 issue of Beat (Germany), Jan Wilking wrote about our U168 XT: "The USB interface has sixteen analog inputs despite the low price of around 400€. In this price range, the competitors offer a maximum of just half the number of inputs."
With a rating of 93%, our U168 XT was recommended by a group of people for FutureMusic in the US, testing it in different situations in a long term test. You can check the full review in English here, the is also a Spanish version here.
G.W. Childs IV of AskAudio checked out our U168 XT. Beside a detailed description of it's sexy package, he really liked it and explains why. Check the full review here - it was even listed as one of the best audio interfaces of 2017!
If you are interested in adding a review to this list, do not hesitate and contact us.