ESI U22 XT

USB 2.0 audio interface

  • With 2 inputs and 2 outputs
  • Max. 24-bit / 96 kHz
  • Line, instrument and microphone input
  • Microphone preamp with + 48V phantom power
  • Line output with master volume control
  • Adjustable headphone output
  • Power supply via USB
  • Line input with RCA connector
  • Line output with balanced 6.3 mm jack connections
  • Headphone output 6.3 mm jack connection
  • A / D converter with 102 dB (a) dynamic range
  • D / A converter with 108 dB (a) dynamic range
  • Input and output monitoring can be controlled via the front panel
  • Master volume control on front panel
  • Supports Windows Vista / 7/8 / 8.1 and 10 with ASIO 2.0, MME
  • WDM and DirectSound incl. DirectWIRE support
  • Supports Mac OS X (10.7 and higher) via Apple's native CoreAudio USB audio drivers (no driver installation required, Mac Control Panel available)
  • Dimensions: 175 x 120 x 45 mm
  • Includes Deckadance LE license (from Image-Line Software) and Bitwig 8-track digital audio workstation software license

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 1
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 1
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 96 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 175 mm
Depth in mm 120 mm
Height in mm 45 mm

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Good sound quality, marred by the software and ergonomics
Cyprus Andrew, 16.04.2018
I bought this so I could use my PC as a recording studio. Out of the box, it worked well but when I downloaded the official drivers it became very flakey - every few minutes it would die and I'd have to unplug it and plug it in again to get it back. Deleting the drivers lost the ASIO capability, but at least it works reliably. The drivers referred to 4 inputs (1/2, 3/4) but, in fact, it has two inputs - there is another pair on the back, but they are accessed with a push button. Unfortunately, that's also on the back so it's quite awkward to switch over to using the rear inputs. Sound quality is really good - big step up over the PC's built in sound card.
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Let down by its Windows driver
BK75, 15.08.2018
Despite its excellent ASIO driver (v1.2) that allows for the usage at almost imperceptible ~3ms latency in a relatively complex projects, constant glitches in non-ASIO programs (music and video players, YouTube in browsers) and intermittent loss of connectivity made me return this otherwise great little device. Its footprint is perfect, main outs are loud and clear as is the headphone amp (much better than on my old Line6 UX2) driving my AKG K240, but knowing very well how long it can take for these companies to release driver updates that would fix such glaring issues (if they release them at all), I will have to look elsewhere for an upgrade.
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Kleines, unkompliziertes Interface
Lutz aus C., 08.02.2021
Ich nutze das Interface als mobilen Begleiter am Notebook. Für diesen Zweck ist es völlig ausreichend.
Man kann es nicht mit den großen Studiointerfaces vergleichen, gerade beim Klang nicht. Zwischen meinem großen Motu und dem hier liegen Welten.
Aber es hat viele Vorteile: USB powered und class compliant. Es braucht keine Treiber, kein Netzteil und arbeitet auch unter Linux.
Es ist auch erstaunlich robust.
Die Klangqualität ist in Ordnung, die Anschlussmöglichkeiten sind ausreichend vielseitig. Der Mikrofonvorverstärker ist ok. Sehr praktisch ist die Abhörfunktion am zweiten Eingang. Man kann das Signal, das vom PC kommt, parallel zum EIngang hören. Da lässt sich super zu Musik vom PC jammen.
Fummelig ist der Lautstärkeregler für den Kopfhörer. Der große Regler ist nur für die Monitorausgänge hinten. An Monitoren hab ich das Gerät noch nie betrieben.
Fazit: Gutes, unkompliziertes Interface für die meisten Zwecke völlig ausreichend.
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kekskiller, 03.10.2020
Ein exzellentes Interface! Gute Treiber (zumindest für Windows), konsistente Performance und ein sehr sauberer Klang. Wer nur ein Mono-Instrument, Mikrofon und/oder Gitarre hat, wird hier mit einem snörkellosen aber gut brauchbaren Satz an Eingängen bedient. Ich benutze es vor allem im Heimstudio um über ASIO meine Multitrack-Aufnahmen aufzubereiten sowie als sauberen Kopfhörerverstärker für Medienwiedergabe.

Einzig die Treiberinstallation waren auf meinem älteren Windows 7 seltsam: die neueste Version 1.5 erkannte die Karte garnicht, während 1.33 wie eine Eins läuft. Beim ESI U86 XT war dies hingegen kein Problem. Vielleicht liegts auch einfach an meinem veralteten System.

Nichtsdestotrotz kann ich jedem WIndows-Nutzer dieses Interface ans Herz legen. Es gibt praktisch kein besseres Interface in dieser Preisklasse wenn man mit seinem Computer mehr macht als nur DAWs benutzen. In jedem Fall besser als Focusrite, Zoom oder Behringer.
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