ADA-HP USB - HQ audio+amplifier

USB sound system with HQ sound, headphone amplifier and optical output.


Input USB 2.0, stereo microphone input
Output stereo headphone output, optical digital output, line-out stereo output
PC connection USB type A-M, permanently connected cable, cable 40 cm
Extra HQ Sound, headphone amplifier, HW Equalizer

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External USB with extra equipment such as optical digital output, headphone amplifier or hardware equalizer.
The headphone amplifier with a comfortable volume dial allows you to connect also high-quality, high impedance headphones.
The presence of optical digital S/PDIF output will be appreciated by fans of high-quality listening to music as well as players and movie viewers after extension by a multi-channel audio support for Windows.
Hardware equalizer in the form of a three-position switch: no sound editing - bass boost - treble boost.


HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER • S/PDIF • HW EQUALIZER
 


One of the main advantages of the ADA-HP audio adapter is, however, a high-quality 24-bit sound with up to 96 kHz sampling, both in playback and stereo recording e.g. from a mobile phone, MP3 player, or when digitizing recordings from the old magnetic tapes.

HQ 24 bit AUDIO w/ UP TO 96 kHz SAMPLING
 


A compact and lightweight design of the USB DAC converter with permanently attached USB cable is especially suitable for laptops and allows connection of not only stereo headphones and a stereo microphone or headset, for example for the Skype service, but due to the optical output also of high-quality stereo equipment or home cinema. In the case of need, it also serves as a replacement for the broken original sound card.

COMPACT • FIXED CABLE
 


The highly compact body of the AXAGON ADA-HP HQ USB sound card harbours an extraordinary combination of features, such as an optical digital output, headphone amplifier or hardware equalizer.

A high-quality 24-bit sound with up to 96 kHz sampling, both in playback and stereo recording e.g. from a mobile phone, MP3 player or when digitizing recordings from the old magnetic tapes.

The above standard equipment in the form of an optical digital S/PDIF output will be appreciated by fans of high-quality listening to music as well as players and movie viewers after extension by a multi-channel audio support for Windows.

The headphone amplifier with a precise and comfortable volume dial allows you to connect high-quality, high impedance headphones.

A compact and lightweight design of the USB DAC converter with permanently attached USB cable is especially suitable for laptops and allows connection of not only stereo headphones and a stereo microphone or headset, for example for the Skype service, but due to the optical output also of high-quality stereo equipment or home cinema. In the case of need, it also serves as a replacement for the broken original sound card.

Outputs:
• 2-channel analog 16/24-bit output (3.5 mm stereo jack):
   stereo output for headphones or active speakers, the output also supports 4-pin headphones with a microphone.
• 2-channel analog 16/24-bit output (3.5 mm stereo jack):
   line-out stereo output.
• Optical digital S/PDIF output (3.5 mm Toslink):
   for connecting adapter to the amplifier, support for Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound (AC3) and DTS® pass-through.
• Analog line-out and digital outputs share a common 3.5 mm combo connector.
• Always only one of the analog outputs is active, they cannot be used at the same time.

Sampling rate, resolution and output converter (DAC) noise:
• Analog - 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz @ 16 / 24 bit for playback.
• Signal-to-Noise ratio (Output SNR) ≥ 95 dB.
• Harmonic distortion (Output THD + N) ≤ -85dB.

Inputs:
2-channel analog 16/24-bit output (3.5 mm stereo jack):
stereo microphone input and input for analog signal recording.

Sampling rate, resolution and input converter (ADC) noise:
• Analog - 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz @ 16 / 24 bit for recording.
• Signal-to-Noise ratio (input SNR) ≥ 90 dB.
• Harmonic distortion (input THD + N) ≤ -80dB.

Indicators:
• A green LED indicating the correct connection and power supply from the computer's USB port.
• Three orange LEDs indicating the sampling rate of the played back or recorded sound - 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz.

Headphone amplifier and HW equalizer:
• Hardware control of gain by a rotary knob.

• Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz.
• Output power 105 mW / 16 ohm, at 1 kHz 0.1% THD+N.
• Headphone impedance 16 - 100 Ω.
• Hardware equalizer - three-position switch: D (Direct) - no sound editing, B (Bass) - bass boost, T (Treble) - treble boost.

Other features:
• USB 2.0 full speed 12 Mbit/s and USB 1.1 compatible interface.
• USB 2.0 port with Type A male connector on a 39 cm long, permanently attached cable.
• Easy to install thanks to full Plug and Play support.
• Possibility to connect your device while running thanks to the Hot Plug support.
• Compliant with the USB Audio Device Class specification v1.0.
• Compliant with the USB HID Class specification v1.1.
• Adapter power supply via USB (bus power) - no auxiliary power supply required.
• Compact dimensions of adapter case 47 x 45 x 15 mm, weight 35 g.
• VIA VT1630A chipset is used.
• ASIO and WASAPI compatible.

Setting up a sound card in Windows allows:
• Adjusting volume and balance of speakers.
• Setting for microphone in-ear monitoring.
• Enhanced speaker features: Bass Boost, Virtual Surround Sound, Room Correction, Loudness Equalization.
• Setting the sampling rate and bit depth for both reproduction and recording.
• Setting the automatic level of gain for the microphone (Automatic Gain Control).
• Setting the manual level of gain for the microphone.

Supported OSs: MS Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and later, Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 and later (supported are all 32- and 64-bit Windows OS versions), Mac OS X 10.4.x and higher, Linux with kernel 2.6.x and above.
Note: Drivers are included with supported operating systems and are installed completely automatically. No other drivers need to be installed and are not even available.  
Caution: To use a multi-channel sound in Windows (in other operating systems the multi-channel sound is not supported) via the optical S/PDIF output, you need to install drivers that are available for download at www.axago.cz.

Package contains:
• USB audio adapter with 40 cm long permanently connected USB cable,
• printed installation guide in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish,
• packed in a cardboard box.

Input
interface USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
rate 12 / 1.5 Mbit/s (full / low speed)
connector USB Type A male (on the cable)
cable 40 cm, permanently connected
Audio outputs
analog output 2-channel line-out stereo output
analog output 2-channel stereo output for headphones or active speakers
digital output optical output S/PDIF for connecting adapter to the amplifier
sampling rate 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz analog
resolution 16 / 24 bit for playback
signal-to-noise ratio ≥ 95dB (Output SNR) for DAC
harmonic distortion ≤ -85dB (Output THD+N)
connector 3.5 mm stereo jack (headphone output)
connector 3.5 mm combo jack, common for analog line-out and digital (3.5 mm Toslink) output
Audio inputs
analog input 2-channel stereo microphone input
sampling rate 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz analog
resolution 16 / 24 bit for recording
signal-to-noise ratio ≥ 90dB (Input SNR) for ADC
harmonic distortion ≤ -80dB (Input THD+N)
connector 3.5 mm stereo jack
Supported features
surround sound yes (Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound and DTS® pass-through)
automatic installation yes
Plug and Play yes
Hot Plug yes
Other features
headphone amplifier 20 - 20.000 Hz, power 105 mW / 16 ohm, at 1kHz 0.1% THD+N, 16 - 100 Ω
indication 3x orange LED - sampling rate 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz
indication green LED - connection to the power supply (permanently on)
controls roraty knob of the headphone amplifier
controls equalizer switch - no sound adjustment / bass booster / tremble booster
chipset VIA VT1630A
dimensions 47 x 45 x 15 mm
weight 35 g (incl. USB cable)
Power supply
on the bus yes (USB bus power)
OS support
MS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
MS Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
Mac OS X 10.x and higher
Linux kernel 2.6.x and higher

Package contents

- USB audio adapter with 40 cm long permanently connected USB cable
- installation guide


Manual

- printed installation manual in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish


Product package

- a cardboard box with an option to be hanged on the retail display stands
- package dimensions 14 x 8.8 x 3.6 cm
- weight of 1 pc package 80 g
- EAN 8595247902894


Export package

- number of pieces in the box: 100
- total weight of the box: 8 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 45 x 35 x 38 cm


FAQ

A): The basic drivers are already part of the operating system.

B): When you connect the USB sound card to your computer, the necessary drivers are automatically detected and installed.

A): If the USB sound card is not displayed in "Device Manager", there may be a USB port malfunction.

B): Try plugging the sound card into another USB port. The sound card should be detected and the drivers loaded automatically. If the problem persists, plug the sound card into the USB port of another computer to verify its functionality.

A): You probably have enabled the “Listen to this device" option in the sound properties of the microphone.

B): To disable this option, go to http://www.axagon.eu/en/novinky/novinky/easy-help-with-fixing-a-microphone-echo.

A): The USB sound card cannot be used without a computer, e.g. by plugging into a TV.

B): The USB sound card uses the computer, its operating system and drivers for its operation. So it cannot operate without a PC.

A): The sound interference is probably caused by a wireless mouse transmitter.

B): We recommend that you place the mouse transmitter as far as possible from the sound card (preferably on the opposite side of the computer - the transmitter to the USB on the front PC panel and the sound card to the USB on the back of the PC - use a USB extension cable if necessary). If it is a laptop, then one device on each side.

A): The problem could be a lack of resources, check (when a problem occurs) the processor load and operating memory filling in "Task Manager".

B): If the CPU usage is 100% or memory is full, you need to find out what causes this situation. Another option is to connect a sound card to another computer to verify that the sound card is not damaged.

A): On most Axagon USB sound cards, the line input is merged into the microphone input.

B): The sound card has the ability to recognize whether a microphone or stronger "link" signal is connected. So, for example, when recording from the headphones output of a mobile phone, you need to reduce the volume on the phone to 80-90 % or reduce the signal intensity in the recording software so that the signal is not overexcited. In the recording software (such as Audacity), you need to set up the Microphone-USB as the signal source.

A): The USB sound cards generally have a higher latency (delay).

B): The solution is to use the ASIO4ALL drivers (http://www.asio4all.com/). ASIO are special sound drivers designed to achieve the smallest latency.

A): Yes, for example, the ADA-17 sound card can be used for Raspberry Pi.

B): The installation can be handled even by a layman, only plug the sound card into the USB port of the computer and the rest is done automatically.

A): You probably have allowed to listen to the microphone in Microphone Properties.

B): To disable this feature, follow these steps: Start -> Control Panels -> Hardware and Sound -> Sound -> Recording -> Microphone (USB Sound Device) -> Properties -> Listen -> Listen to this device - uncheck this box and confirm with "Apply".

A): Yes, you can set up two different tracks playing back simultaneously on one computer.

B): This is primarily a software issue requiring a player that supports sound redirection to a different sound card output than is set as "default" in the OS. Such functionality is supported, for example, by the VLC media player.

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