ESI U46DJ
ESI U46DJ

All user reviews for the ESI U46DJ

Average Score: 4.6 ( 4.6/5 based on 7 reviews )
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  1 user review 14 %
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Value For Money: Excellent
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douxxxx 05/21/2013

douxxxx's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

3
See description on site dealer or manufacturer.

I use it for recording guitar pickup and Time Coded Vinyl.

I needed to ASIO.

UTILIZATION

Stable Driver

GETTING STARTED

Installation performed without problem.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since 2007, my first external sound card, it is more stable in reviews that Maya44 ... But now the cards are cheaper and more stable.

The latency is not super great, for the scratch is almost impossible, it is better to turn to the Serato ...

I do not have that choice, I would have bundled with Serato or other sound card dedicated to the Time Code
gusfl 09/30/2011

gusfl's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " I"

5
What characteristics have motivated your choice?

- 3 stereo outputs, 2 stereo full duplex
- 2 phono integrated péampli
- HI-Z input (I needed to record a guitar)
-Phantom power if needed
It really low prices
-External self-powered USB (unless the mic phantom power is active

With which instruments or systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) do you use the connection and how?


everything is plugged in between my pc rca, my 4-channel mixer (750 DJX) and my platines.j uses it all under traktor pro
(+ In audacity, at home, to record a guitar input via the HI-Z)

For what purpose?

DJ: private parties, etc ... nothing "professional"

What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)
pc fixed in seven

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable?

drivers are provided at the origin, (after the rumor), instables.mais there are new drivers (v3.0) download on the website of ESI that are perfectly stable.

They are often updated?
No, not my connaissance.Mais why the meter being given day they are stable?

How many tracks you get to record / playback simultaneously? ...

that the card is USB 1.1 (low speed), it must pass in order to use 44.1hz all entries at the same temps.en 48Hz, only four of the six outputs can be used (the last two do not work)

What software do you use most often?

Traktor Pro and Traktor Scratch Pro soon


What you get lag?

I use ASIO4ALL driver, which adds latency son.j a la carte 'gets through asio4all 14ms, 6ms via the ASIO driver, 8 ms through the classic interface (traktor values)

GETTING STARTED

The installation is done it without problems?
yes

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
not, at least not yet

The general configuration is easy?
yes, very facile.le control panel is very simple

The manual is clear and sufficient?
yes, but it dates from 2005 and is no longer quite a day (the windows of Windows XP are not those of seven)

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
one month

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
no it's my first.

How would you rate the quality / price?
very good!

With experience, you do again this choice?
oui.j 'Will use the maya44usb liked, but hey you can not have everything .... and it has no phono preamp
Rox.rulzz 12/12/2007

Rox.rulzz's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
4 inputs / 6 outputs
USB
Integrated amp

- For what purpose?
Dj with use of a system of vinyl timecode (djDecks)

-What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
Laptop Asus A4K
A64 3000 +, 1.25 GB DDR, 60GB 7200rpm, Nforce 3 Chipset

- Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...
2 Pdt 6000 (Gemini) and a numark DXM 06 who will soon leave the trash: o

UTILIZATION

UPDATE 2010: "I use it for almost 3 years now, still nothing wrong, she ate in flightcase trips, parties, alcohol, in short I do not spare and takes ...
The new drivers (.39 I think) allows me to go down to 6ms gently on DjDecks. (Tested at 3ms, no significant change while I am at 6)
I tested it on my new laptop (Asus M51VA) and it works just as well with XP 64bit and Seven.

For the rest, my plates are still the same, I passed by RMP2 to test the timecode cd, it works fine too (although the plates are to escape ...) I now have all this coupled with a DJM 3000

In short, a purchase that I do not regret, I maintain that those who complain about new versions of the card (I do not speak of the first or "XL" without preamp) do not understand that stuff should be on a professional pro partition without internet / msn / kikoolol and consors, serenity in the evening it still has a price, and it's not 15GB partition to mix in a good old stable XP are annoying now;)
- The installation is done it without problems?
Cf Drivers

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
not

- The general configuration is easy?
yes think mute monitor to not hear the sound of the timecode

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I know Manuel ... sorry: D

GETTING STARTED

- The drivers are stable?
euuh yes if we take good ^ ^
EDIT: the new .28 drivers are super good 3ms latency in DjDecks 6ms with good config with mine in 128 samples! the large heavy ... I will test in traktor later

- Are they often updated?
No! the ones I use are from 2005 ... hope this will change with the arrival of the esi U46MK2

- What software do you use most often?
DJ Decks
Traktor

- What you get lag?
12ms

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
Soon 1 year

- What is so special that you like most and least?
+ It works: D: p
- If we do not know which driver is hassle to make it work ...

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Not Cf lowest

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Very good, especially if new drivers come ^ ^

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
I wish to test the Mayan 44usb, m-audio quattro, Edirol and RME 66 but hey you can not do it all: /
Chacko 11/25/2006

Chacko's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
3 + 1 output mix out.
2 inputs (phono / line input / microphone input or high impedance).
Used for digital DJing (Virtual DJ) with laptop (Turion 64 1.8Ghz, 1GB RAM).
Used also with Fruity Loops, Adobe Audition ...

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is very simple.
The manual provides just about everything, and it is clear enough.

GETTING STARTED

Ahhhhhh, here we go ... ESI drivers ... I would simply say it is shameful to sell a card with drivers such as non-functional ...
First, the drivers on the CD (1.14) works very well with the latest models manufactured (including mine): ASIO is not supported.
We must then try to download the version 1.16 ... Always rotten, no way to make the card compatible with Virtual DJ, Fruity Loops and under the ASIO is very poorly managed, ca crackling whatever settings (latency etc ...). We turned to the forums, there is a version 1.18 more or less official, and there it would work almost ... or not (with Virtual DJ), more way to open the control panel of ASIO.
The solution? Generic ASIO4ALL drivers and everything works fine (with me) ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for about 1 month. (15 days to solve the problem of drivers)
What I like most: the characteristics, appearance, robust and aesthetically pleasing.
What I like least: ESI programmers who are not f. .... to lay compatible drivers.
Excellent quality / price ratio, as long as said above to buy it in Germany for example (95 Euros Thomann currently over 200 in France)
This choice I would do without hesitation, this card offers plenty of possibilities (including the one to get to crank the audio configuration of your PC with all the drivers you can think of to make it work)
jothebadboy 10/25/2006

jothebadboy's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
4 inputs / 6 outputs + 1 output mix out, ASIO driver 1.0.16
Use with cd / vinyl timecode for virtual DJ
My config: P4 3Ghz 1GB RAM
All connected by shielded RCA gold-plated USB and anti-parasite

UTILIZATION

You should download the correct drivers stable (ASIO 2 1.0.16)
Very simple configuration.

GETTING STARTED

Using stable latency was 512 ms
You just press the power

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 5 months, no worries

most: small and robust housing, 3 outputs (6 RCA): allows for example to go out 2 decks + a way for samples;)

Cons: I try but I see no ...

To buy the closed eyes, if you hesitate, tell yourself that it will do you always an external sound card 5.1

Quality / price ratio excellent => of course a condition of purchase of a € 95 www.thomann.de 3 year warranty and money back in 30 days! I do not know which is better;)
DJO ** **
Keint 12/13/2005

Keint's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
ASIO soundcard 2 INPUT 2 OUTPUT
card perfect for DJ's, small, solid, c for transportation is convenient!
I used with the virtual dj, mixvibes or to connect my pc to my technics.
is a Centrino 1.86 GHz / RAM 1024
never had a problem with!

UTILIZATION

Instalation done in 5 minutes,
grip as 5 minutes!

GETTING STARTED

Drivers with no problem
there has been no update yet what is being given very rcente

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using the 3 me
I would do without this choice hesitate
Esperluette 11/08/2005

Esperluette's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
This external audio interface, trs compact if it is intended to particulirement DJs, will also provide quality solutions for other uses. All teams wishing to audiophiles their laptop or desktop computer to a system that purchase high-end audio will guide their choice on a MODEL that provides quality tural conversion AD / DA. The high quality converters that interface, is arguably one of its strengths.

UTILIZATION

Retailer manual clearly the possibilities of connections and use.
No particulire difficulty during the installation and handling.

GETTING STARTED

In one configuration "audiophile" We have not had to worry about the stability of the pilots and found no phnomne latency.

OVERALL OPINION

Good points: The quality of the connections - both slecteurs three positions (phono, line, microphone) - The compactness - Robustness (case in mtal).
The weak point: No XLR.