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USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card with SPDIF Digital Audio and Built-in Microphone

Add a 3.5mm audio connection with SPDIF digital output and an external microphone to your system through USB

Product ID: ICUSBAUDIOMH

  • 96KHz / 24-bit Hi-Fi USB Audio
  • S/PDIF digital output with AC3 (Dolby Digital) and DTS pass-through support
  • Built-in microphone
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  • 5.1 Surround Sound supported (Windows® only)
  • Combo 3.5mm Mini-Toslink and 3.5mm Stereo Headphone output
  • Stereo Microphone input
  • LED sample rate indicators
  • Volume up/down, mute, microphone mute buttons
  • USB bus-powered, no external power required
  • 15in attached USB cable
$38.99 USD
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Overview

The ICUSBAUDIOMH External USB Card lets you add an S/PDIF digital audio output or a standard 3.5mm analog audio connection to your system through USB. By converting a single USB port into an external sound card with microphone connectivity, you can conveniently bypass or replace an internal sound card without having to open your computer case.

The USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter) provides a built-in microphone, allowing you to add audio recording capability to your system without the need for additional hardware. This integrated microphone can also be placed further away from your computer's speakers, reducing or eliminating feedback that is often problematic with laptops that utilize an on-board microphone.

For home-theater quality sound, the external sound card offers 96KHz / 24-bit sampling rates for both playback and recording, and a 3.5mm S/PDIF port with support for Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound (AC3) and DTS® pass-through (Note: 5.1 surround sound is supported in Windows® only). By implementing 3.5mm stereo microphone connection the USB audio adapter equips you with the ability to attach an external stereo microphone as needed.

For added versatility this USB-powered sound adapter features a 15in attached USB cable, volume control, mute, and microphone mute buttons for quick adjustments, a 3.5mm stereo microphone input, and a convenient LED status bar to display the current sampling rate.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Offers more flexible microphone placement options than an on-board audio adapter, helping to eliminate audio feedback
  • Save time and hassle by adding audio capability without having to open your computer case

Applications

Connect your computer to a home theater audio receiver through S/PDIF, without opening the case

Add digital audio support to an Ultrabook™ or small form factor system with no internal expansion options

Replace or upgrade the integrated audio on a laptop or portable computer

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT1630A
Industry Standards USB 2.0 Full-Speed (12Mbps) Specification
USB Audio Device Class Specification 1.0
Performance
Audio Specifications 96 KHz / 24-bit Sample Rate
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
1 - 3.5mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) / Mini-Toslink (SPDIF, Optical) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.8
Special Notes / Requirements
Note 5.1 surround sound output is supported in Windows only
System and Cable Requirements Available USB Port
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power / USB Link
1 - Activity
1 - Mute
1 - Microphone Mute
3 - Playback / Recording Sample Rate
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 10~90% RH (Non-Condensing)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 15 in [380 mm]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.7 in [18 mm]
Product Length 2 in [50 mm]
Product Weight 0.8 oz [22 g]
Product Width 0.8 in [21 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.4 oz [96 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB Audio Adapter
1 - Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.6 to 10.8

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