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USB audio interface from Edirol belonging to the UA series.

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    Edirol UA-5Published on 07/25/12 at 00:51
    The Edirol UA 5 is a very sturdy interface that can handle some punishment. I no longer own this unit but I remember when I was using it I put it through all types of abuse by accident. I had this really small desk that I was using that my laptop could barely fit on, and I had this beside the laptop and it kept getting knocked off the desk and the basement floor was concrete. I though for sure it would end up breaking on me one day but it never did. Once of the drops did pop off the cap of the front output knob. But I was able to get it to go back on. The Edirol UA 5 has several different connects and records up to 24 bits.


    UTILIZATION

    It was very easy to use, it had a great sound......
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    The Edirol UA 5 is a very sturdy interface that can handle some punishment. I no longer own this unit but I remember when I was using it I put it through all types of abuse by accident. I had this really small desk that I was using that my laptop could barely fit on, and I had this beside the laptop and it kept getting knocked off the desk and the basement floor was concrete. I though for sure it would end up breaking on me one day but it never did. Once of the drops did pop off the cap of the front output knob. But I was able to get it to go back on. The Edirol UA 5 has several different connects and records up to 24 bits.


    UTILIZATION

    It was very easy to use, it had a great sound quality and switch able phantom power. This device is very simple but at the same time its very complex with everything that you can do with it. But one key thing for me was that you cant record and then play simultaneously. I didn’t realize that until I read in the manual that you can do that at 96khz.


    GETTING STARTED

    The font of the device is where everything is, the back of the device has nothing. Your ins are in the front all the knobs and monitor levels are in the front, so this makes for a great device for home because you probably wont every have to turn it around to get a look at the back of it.


    OVERALL OPINION

    Great interface, but there are some other ones that are very similar and are cheaper. When this first came out I remember I paid almost 300 dollars for it. I wasn’t happy with that price, it didn’t hold up for a long time though and I don’t regret my decision. But there are other interfaces that will cost less and can sound the exact same.
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 09/02/02 at 05:36
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    The price
    Just for Fun!
    ABIT BX PIII 1 Ghz RAM DELTA 133 512 1010

    UTILIZATION

    Not top
    Problem with some type VIA Chipset
    Trs simple for the public
    Yes

    GETTING STARTED

    The drivers are stable on a PC to the audio
    Cubase SX
    15 ms without cracking
    Depending on the PC, the card does not (if it has no DSP) to record more or less tracks the cate is hard.

    OVERALL OPINION

    She was sold the next day!
    The price
    yes, the audio Duo sport, quattro, aardvark
    Quality public for a street price
    Not ...
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    The price
    Just for Fun!
    ABIT BX PIII 1 Ghz RAM DELTA 133 512 1010

    UTILIZATION

    Not top
    Problem with some type VIA Chipset
    Trs simple for the public
    Yes

    GETTING STARTED

    The drivers are stable on a PC to the audio
    Cubase SX
    15 ms without cracking
    Depending on the PC, the card does not (if it has no DSP) to record more or less tracks the cate is hard.

    OVERALL OPINION

    She was sold the next day!
    The price
    yes, the audio Duo sport, quattro, aardvark
    Quality public for a street price
    Not
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 11/17/02 at 17:20
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    The UA-5 Has my first purchase for my pro card and it needs dpart trs well served its purpose. Its connectivity is trs complte and in fact a small home studio all in one: two XLR in facade allow the use of a microphone (48V phantom power and prampli) and even a guitar thanks to slecteur of impdance. There is another from the rear strro CAR and finally a range of e / s numrique, optical and coaxial.

    The design and manufacturing quality are excellent, like the vast majority of products from Edirol.

    I used this module with a 1GHz Athlon PC under Win2000 without any problem.

    UTILIZATION

    Installation is fairly simple.

    However, unlike what a USB connection would suggest, it is not......
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    The UA-5 Has my first purchase for my pro card and it needs dpart trs well served its purpose. Its connectivity is trs complte and in fact a small home studio all in one: two XLR in facade allow the use of a microphone (48V phantom power and prampli) and even a guitar thanks to slecteur of impdance. There is another from the rear strro CAR and finally a range of e / s numrique, optical and coaxial.

    The design and manufacturing quality are excellent, like the vast majority of products from Edirol.

    I used this module with a 1GHz Athlon PC under Win2000 without any problem.

    UTILIZATION

    Installation is fairly simple.

    However, unlike what a USB connection would suggest, it is not advisable to remove and reconnect hot) If the UA-5 n'tait not on the PC before dmarage It is not possible to use it half the time!
    Another complaint: even if this card is 24bit/96kHz the gre with certain limitations, we can only play or record this resolution (by turning the knob fate that effect), but not simultanment two ... It has never worked since I drang in 16/48, but probably annoy the most demanding.
    Finally, the UA-5 Submitted incompatibility with some of the VIA chipset.

    GETTING STARTED

    The drivers are well made trs, it comes with ASIO drivers and WDM drivers are efficient trs, which rjouira cakewalk Sonar users. This gives a latency of 8ms painless.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I do possde over this card, I replaced it with a couple Terratec EWS88 a mixer, my home studio s'angrandissant.

    But I t trs satisfied, it is little but she does well. The power supply and prampli Fatme Intgr particulirement are practical for a microphone or a guitar.

    The USB format has its advantages and inconvnients ...

    I loved particulirement its manufacturing quality and look.

    I had bought 370 euros new, which I think is a good quality price.
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 12/24/02 at 16:03
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    Between two outputs.
    I use it for everything and especially for the creation electro music.
    Mac OS X and iMac G4 800.
    With guitar, microphone, and electro stuff.
    Inputs and outputs of good quality, excellent preamp.

    UTILIZATION

    Installation PERFECT.
    No incompatibility.
    Gnial config: everything is on the case or so.
    Construction of super quality: the knob, or must, choose the frequency of live recording, volume control ... Etc ... is great art.
    Manual clear.

    GETTING STARTED

    Drivers NICKELS.
    Missing a MAJ to OSX in the end, but it's not serious trs.
    Latency excellent, super compensation hardware.
    All can run simultaneously inputs and outputs at the same time......
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    Between two outputs.
    I use it for everything and especially for the creation electro music.
    Mac OS X and iMac G4 800.
    With guitar, microphone, and electro stuff.
    Inputs and outputs of good quality, excellent preamp.

    UTILIZATION

    Installation PERFECT.
    No incompatibility.
    Gnial config: everything is on the case or so.
    Construction of super quality: the knob, or must, choose the frequency of live recording, volume control ... Etc ... is great art.
    Manual clear.

    GETTING STARTED

    Drivers NICKELS.
    Missing a MAJ to OSX in the end, but it's not serious trs.
    Latency excellent, super compensation hardware.
    All can run simultaneously inputs and outputs at the same time on the amp or headphones (against the duo m-audio) and the sound is good gnialement.
    Preamp effective.
    The excellent stuff.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I recently gniale its design, and look trs pro.
    I had had before the M-AUDIO DUO which is a bad memory for me.
    The report made quality is excellent.
    The construction is superb.
    The sound is good trs.
    The settings are right on the box so more problems.
    The converters are l and are good.
    Connectors numbers (digital too).
    Excellent, full of stuff from the fire of God for what they spineless card effective for long.
    I advice EVERYONE A because it is really, really really good.
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 02/11/03 at 08:57
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    2 24/96 converters of good quality.
    Trs good conection (XLR, jack, RCA, coaxial, optical)
    Format external "real" knobs.
    The USB can allow mobile use (take care, the UA-5 requires its own power supply!)
    Low latency with no problem (except problem with VIA chipset)
    Recording a mono track or stro possible.
    Attention! No 96kHz in full duplex!

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is not great but by following the instructions on installing the UA-5 with no problem.
    Note: big problem with cracking of VIA KT133 chipset. The only solution is t buy a simple USB port on PCI 30 ... Since I dropped a VIA chipset nForce2, everything works perfectly: this is not the fault of Edirol, although we......
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    2 24/96 converters of good quality.
    Trs good conection (XLR, jack, RCA, coaxial, optical)
    Format external "real" knobs.
    The USB can allow mobile use (take care, the UA-5 requires its own power supply!)
    Low latency with no problem (except problem with VIA chipset)
    Recording a mono track or stro possible.
    Attention! No 96kHz in full duplex!

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is not great but by following the instructions on installing the UA-5 with no problem.
    Note: big problem with cracking of VIA KT133 chipset. The only solution is t buy a simple USB port on PCI 30 ... Since I dropped a VIA chipset nForce2, everything works perfectly: this is not the fault of Edirol, although we are careful not to prvenir ...
    The setup is simple: SETTING THE frquence of the chantillonage the UA-5 itself, SETTING THE latency through software (see below).

    GETTING STARTED

    The drivers are stable and the latency is fairly good.

    HOWEVER, and this is the I t trsdu:
    - Obligation to revive the squenceur or disable playback Czech background to change to Sampling frequency drives.
    - No panel CONTRL Asio in Cubase (you have to go in the control of Windows conf ... or be a shortcut well-sr) for rgler latency.
    - Still no set day for almost a year (of course the driver is stable but its use is more than pnible).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Ok, I calm ...

    The UA-5 is a trs good product if you are like me have a solution low latency audio inputs + 2 24 / "pseudo" 96 + Connection complte for a low price.

    Warning your PC config: no IRQ sharing between graphics card and USB if it is the horror (Avoid VIA) made trs attention if you want to use the UA-5 with a laptop ...

    In short, the UA-5 is the product Edirol archtype: trs a good value but an ergonomic qualitprix really rotten in comparison with most other brands.
    As we do not change frequency drives, or SETTING THE latency every 30 seconds, I'm not too pnaliser overall rating:
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 03/21/03 at 12:03
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    Connectivity varied: XLR, jack, Sinch, optical, coaxial,
    must have a machine running with a lot of ram, it is greedy,
    phantom power supply that works very well

    UTILIZATION

    Easy installation, driver downloadage site edirol
    the manual explains nothing, apart from the need to install drivers,
    if I would not say I will be no prophet ... lol
    apparently it's more than one card mac pc despite what edirol

    GETTING STARTED

    The usb complicates the deal, it should not be too fun disconnect and reconnect at any time
    otherwise, we have to reinstall the drivers regulieremnet
    very very accurate latency
    Track 2

    OVERALL OPINION

    Not bad for the USB, power supply separately (do......
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    Connectivity varied: XLR, jack, Sinch, optical, coaxial,
    must have a machine running with a lot of ram, it is greedy,
    phantom power supply that works very well

    UTILIZATION

    Easy installation, driver downloadage site edirol
    the manual explains nothing, apart from the need to install drivers,
    if I would not say I will be no prophet ... lol
    apparently it's more than one card mac pc despite what edirol

    GETTING STARTED

    The usb complicates the deal, it should not be too fun disconnect and reconnect at any time
    otherwise, we have to reinstall the drivers regulieremnet
    very very accurate latency
    Track 2

    OVERALL OPINION

    Not bad for the USB, power supply separately (do not forget)
    good value quality price, a practice with a food portablemais of ram
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 06/17/03 at 06:02
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    24-bit 96 kHz input analos, digital, power famtom, coax and optical digital output, including all that is.
    I use it both to record my guitar, synths or voices, and everything is super nickel, the converters are of great qualities. I also use virtual instruments, including a lot gourmants resources, and no problems, no lag or so, with the same buffer to a minimum.

    My config: atlhon 1800, 512 Meg of RAM, an ATA 100 hard drive for the system (win XP patched to donf), two UW SCSI hard drives to back up projects with Adaptec 2940.

    I put an Adaptec USB 2.0 to connect it, and cracking is never perfect, even with 5 or 6 virtual instruments at the same time, it's really pro!

    Avoid like......
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    24-bit 96 kHz input analos, digital, power famtom, coax and optical digital output, including all that is.
    I use it both to record my guitar, synths or voices, and everything is super nickel, the converters are of great qualities. I also use virtual instruments, including a lot gourmants resources, and no problems, no lag or so, with the same buffer to a minimum.

    My config: atlhon 1800, 512 Meg of RAM, an ATA 100 hard drive for the system (win XP patched to donf), two UW SCSI hard drives to back up projects with Adaptec 2940.

    I put an Adaptec USB 2.0 to connect it, and cracking is never perfect, even with 5 or 6 virtual instruments at the same time, it's really pro!

    Avoid like the plague VIA chipset is not designed to record audio, that's it.

    UTILIZATION

    We put the CD and five minutes later you can start recording (not exaggerating!) on the other hand must at the base machine is super stable, I had to reformat it before putting the drivers.
    I have not read the manual, frankly there is not need.
    As for the config, just adjust the resolution and sampling frequency on the front and all rolls

    GETTING STARTED

    The drivers are extremely stable, ASIO 2.0 and WDM too.
    Personally, I used those CD's for the moment I have not seen the usefulness of patched, to see later if I need it.
    I use Cubase SX and Sonar 2 XL and no discomfort, especially with Cubase, much more stable than Sonar, which is a shame given that Sonar is made only for the PC
    Regarding latency, I descent below 2 ms, but the USB card I use has a buffer, which can be done as I can afford these rates.
    As usually I record one track I can not say how much I can save the track at once, but easily more than 10 or 12

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been 6 months that I have and I expect the output of a model with more rack analos to zap my mixing console.
    Bon are still some flaws, but hey this is not necessarily related to the interface, but rather to win XP, so you're better interface plugée and turned the computer before running under pain of being without any sounds.
    The quality / price = TOP, I do not regret my purchase, but I read many test before deciding.
    Buy it back tomorrow if I do it again.
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 06/04/03 at 09:39
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    My config: Laptop Presario 1515 / P4 2.4 GHz / 512 RAM / XPhome
    I wanted a card with no problem, with a full range of I / O and analog numriques, to make my portable studio less than 500EUR

    The connection of the UA5 is super complete, nothing to say! Top direct monitoring!
    The converters are super good, in and out.
    The microphone gain is correct, but not standard enough. The case is nice and solid.

    It lacks the "battery compartment" and it would be perfect.

    WARNING! The I / O is numrique resample! So the UA5 can not make VST-LINK! it's not real bit to bit.

    UTILIZATION

    Installation pnible: what is it that DLIR to have to change modes (simple and advanced along the way.......
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    My config: Laptop Presario 1515 / P4 2.4 GHz / 512 RAM / XPhome
    I wanted a card with no problem, with a full range of I / O and analog numriques, to make my portable studio less than 500EUR

    The connection of the UA5 is super complete, nothing to say! Top direct monitoring!
    The converters are super good, in and out.
    The microphone gain is correct, but not standard enough. The case is nice and solid.

    It lacks the "battery compartment" and it would be perfect.

    WARNING! The I / O is numrique resample! So the UA5 can not make VST-LINK! it's not real bit to bit.

    UTILIZATION

    Installation pnible: what is it that DLIR to have to change modes (simple and advanced along the way. Souk is a real set!
    The manual is quite readable and the "troubleshooting" rprsente the 2 / 3 of the manual ... inquitant!

    In short, endless problems to configure, loss of drivers in redmarrage etc ... taking the real short head, I lost about 3 days in all.
    Can not completely uninstall ASIO drivers without typing in the Registry System.
    It's really DIY.

    GETTING STARTED

    My USB chipset (NEC) works apparently not well with the UA5 trs. Cd audio in and out, but there are clicks and pops impvisibles continuously, input and output. With standard buffers it gets better but still has y '. Apparently a lot of people have this type of problem.

    For example, the sound is impeccable voice into an outlet for 300ms, and then hop in wavelab we see a transition from a half waveform 0dB, like that, without prvenir. Wavelab function analysis is to identify dgradations signal.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Returned to the store five days later. Not enough pro. Too bad the connection is top, the great features, but overall not strong enough for me. I will still not mastered my titles in 24 bits / 96 kHz with crackling noise like "old vinyl" on my sound card! Hahaha!

    So I upgrade on a VXpocket Digigram v2 (too bad for optics and 48 V) - more expensive: and no 580th 96kHz - but at least it runs really!

    Vive Pro products and drivers in bttn. I Dsormais mfierai of Edirol.
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 06/06/03 at 01:34
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    Professional musician, I was looking for an affordable sound card, fully connected and supported by Mac OS 9 and OS X.
    "I mainly records (90%) of acoustic instruments (guitar, accordion, bandonon, clarinet)
    I work on a G4 867MHz bipro 726 MB DDR 260 GB (3disques) 2 screens
    -In sound recording I use a table eurorack Berhinger 1604, RODE NT1 + 2 Beyer Dynamic Opus 83 950 + headphones Vivanco

    UTILIZATION

    OS-9 drivers no problem, no problemo OS X
    -I have several test program like Logic Audio platinum4.8.1 (OS 9) peak (OS 9 and OSX) Digital Performer 3 (OS 9) cubase SX (os x) + some poet shareware and freeware OS X, not a only incompatibilitbr /> thank you edirol.Je prcise the 2nd......
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    Professional musician, I was looking for an affordable sound card, fully connected and supported by Mac OS 9 and OS X.
    "I mainly records (90%) of acoustic instruments (guitar, accordion, bandonon, clarinet)
    I work on a G4 867MHz bipro 726 MB DDR 260 GB (3disques) 2 screens
    -In sound recording I use a table eurorack Berhinger 1604, RODE NT1 + 2 Beyer Dynamic Opus 83 950 + headphones Vivanco

    UTILIZATION

    OS-9 drivers no problem, no problemo OS X
    -I have several test program like Logic Audio platinum4.8.1 (OS 9) peak (OS 9 and OSX) Digital Performer 3 (OS 9) cubase SX (os x) + some poet shareware and freeware OS X, not a only incompatibilitbr /> thank you edirol.Je prcise the 2nd generation osX drivers are very developed.
    The manual-there is not (you understand me! But in mac there is no need, just remember to put the rear panel to position "adv" or nothing at all)

    GETTING STARTED

    New-bone X drivers are stable, even a hot connection is possible (but not the software is open)
    The 2nd-generation is largely better than the first
    After multiple-test I work mostly on Cubase SX and acondition's insane to put a buffer means if it is too small there may drop or crack
    I do not listen in rerecording, but I could listen at the same time I was recording there was no latency
    I do not use that between analogue

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have used it for a year and a half first with Logic Audio Platinum 4.8.1 but as I was looking for software that was walking on OS X and Steinberg has competitive prices for teachers, I have cubase SX prices Dement is in audio,
    and what a pleasure not a plant not stall
    I was operating under a Audiowerk 8 (big poo full of shenanigans) but not the picture I hope to one da 2496 for osX drivers that will be released (same publisher but edirol sports area)
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  • Edirol UA-5Published on 11/07/04 at 09:15
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I bought it for a small sound card passes everywhere for my laptop: HP Omnibook XE3 gc a pentium III 800 MHz 256 RAM .. etc ...
    I especially took to get an input / output SPDIF on my protable ...

    UTILIZATION

    OK

    GETTING STARTED

    Installation is simple and works ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    A good toolbox trs audio ... At this price, it gnial. Nothing to say .... Well it's not Systm pro-tools Mbox .... although not gnial of APRS what I mean.
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