U168 XT

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!

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Features

  • 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 and Windows 10 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 license of Deckadance LE from Stanton
  • includes Bitwig 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

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Bundled Software


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 8-Track  

Bitwig 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!

 

  Stanton Deckadance LE 2  

Deckadance LE v2 from Stanton - a powerful professional DJ software that continues to elevate the freedom of creative expression for remix and groove producers, turntablists as well as club, mobile and home DJs. With the included license, you can quickly load your favorite tracks and instantly mix them like a professional DJ through the outputs of U168 XT.

 

  Audified inTone 2 ESI Edition  

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.

Reviews and Testimonials


Here are selected reviews of U168 XT:

 

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!

   

 

Bro C of the Reviewer's Revival blog in Canada checked our U168 XT in an extensive and very detailed review that you should not miss. Check it out and read the full text here!

   

 

Online magazine Buenas Ideas (German language) wrote a detailed review of U168 XT. You can read the full german language review which resulted in a "Tipp" award here.

   

If you are interested in adding a review to this list, do not hesitate and contact us.