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Topping launches E2x2, E4x4 and E1x2 USB audio interfaces

Topping has launched the new E2x2, E4x4 and E1x2 USB audio interfaces. Topping E2x2 Topping E2x2 is an excellent audio interface designed for musicians and audio professionals. This interface offers...

Topping has launched the new E2x2, E4x4 and E1x2 USB audio interfaces.

Topping E2x2

Topping E2x2 is an excellent audio interface designed for musicians and audio professionals. This interface offers a very high level of performance for perfectly transparent recording and playback.

Topping E2x2

The NFCA-LE headphone amplifier module in Topping E2x2 has a noise level of only 0.9uVrms and an output impedance of 1Ω, allowing high-sensitivity headphones to be used without distortion and noise.

Topping E2x2

The Topping E2x2 has two gain settings, high gain up to +17dBu and an output power of 2x580mW into 32Ω. The combination of such high gain and significant output power means that the Topping E2x2 can easily accompany professional high-impedance headphones, up to 600Ω.

Topping E2x2

Equipped with three 8-channel input mixers, the E2x2 allows you to easily configure and control audio effects. Moreover, 6 DAW channels and 4 LoopBack channels are designed to adapt to different recording, mixing and playback needs.

Topping E2x2

Equipped with 48V phantom power and a switch to enable or disable phantom power, the Topping E2x2 is ideally compatible with condenser and dynamic microphones.

Topping E2x2

Zero latency design allows you to monitor audio effects in real time while recording or mixing, improving productivity.

Topping E2x2

Topping E2x2 is equipped with a superior USB XMOS interface, compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android operating systems. It supports high-resolution audio streams for recording and playback, up to PCM 24-bit 192 kHz.

Topping E2x2

The Topping E2x2 components are protected by a strong and durable aluminum alloy chassis that is discreet and modern.

Topping E2x2

The Topping E2x2 features the brand’s ultra-linear mic preamp module, which has an input noise as low as -130.5dBu. Even at maximum volume, the E2x2 can maintain very low noise levels, ensuring every detail of your recording is captured perfectly. The ultra-linear architecture ensures that the audio signal is transmitted with sufficient precision for perfectly clean and transparent recording.

Topping E2x2

Topping’s unique LNRD module provides a stable power reference for the AD/DA converter chip, unlocking the chip’s full potential for high-purity audio transmission.

Topping E2x2

The line-out and headphone-out volume controls use an analog potentiometer, providing excellent precision for easy control of audio levels.

Topping E2x2

Characteristics of Topping E2x2:

  • Product Type: Audio Interface
  • USB protocol: USB 2.0
  • Mic input: 2x combo XLR/6.35mm jack
  • Instrument Inputs: 2x XLR / 6.35mm jack combo connectors
  • Line outputs: 2x Jack 6.35mm
  • Headphone output: 1x Jack 6.35mm
  • Zero Latency Direct Monitoring: Yes (with mix button)
  • Input VU Meter: Yes (2×8 LEDs)
  • Output meter: Yes (2×8 LED indicators)
  • Mic Preamp Modules: Ultra Linear
  • Headphone Amplifier Modules: NFCA-LE
  • Supported sampling rates: PCM up to 24 bit 192 kHz
  • Software control: Yes (Topping Professional Control)
  • DAW Channels: 6x
  • Supported OS: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android MIC INPUT MEASUREMENTS (@ 24bit 96kHz) Equivalent input noise: -130.5dBu @ A-wt, 150 Ohm
  • THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB at A-wt
  • SNR: 115 dB
  • Crosstalk: -140 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.2 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 8.6dBu
  • Input impedance: 1.5 kOhm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Phantom Power: 48V/XLR connector LINE INPUT MEASUREMENTS (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -107dB (0.00045%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • SNR: 115 dB
  • Crosstalk: -140 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.1 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 23.9dBu
  • Input impedance: 6 kOhm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Connectors: Jack 6.35mm TRS Instrument Inputs Measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -108dB (0.0004%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • SNR: 115 dB
  • Crosstalk: -140 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 14.8dBu
  • Input impedance: 1M ohm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Connectors: Jack 6.35mm TS Line output measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Analog dynamic range: 127 dB @ A-wt, -40 dB attenuation
  • SNR: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Crosstalk: -128 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 14dBu
  • Noise: 1.8uVrms@A-wt
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Connectors: Balanced Jack 6.35mm TRS Headphone Output Measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Analog dynamic range: 132 dB @ A-wt, -40 dB attenuation
  • SNR: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Crosstalk: -120 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 0dBu @ Gain = L/17dBu @ Gain = H
  • Noise: 1 µVrms @ A-wt
  • Output impedance: 1 ohm
  • Connector: Jack 6.35 mm TRS stereo
  • Headphone output power: 2×580 W @ 32 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×380 W @ 64 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×198 W @ 150 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×105 W @ 300 Ohm, THD+N 1 %/2×55 W @ 600 Ohm, THD+N 1%
  • Power: DC 5V 0.8A via USB-C
  • Dimensions: 18.7 x 12.9 x 5 cm.
  • Weight: 530 g

 

Topping E4x4 PRE

Topping E4x4 is an audio interface designed for musicians and audio professionals. This superior interface offers a very high level of performance for smooth recording and playback.

Topping E4x4 PRE

The NFCA-LE headphone amplifier module in the Topping E4x4 PRE has a noise level of only 0.9uVrms and an output impedance of 1Ω, allowing high-sensitivity headphones to be used without distortion and noise.

Topping E4x4 PRE

The Topping E4x4 PRE has two gain settings, high gain up to +17dBu and an output power of 2x580mW into a 32Ω load. The combination of such high gain and significant output power means that the Topping E4x4 PRE can easily accompany professional high-impedance headphones, up to 600Ω.

Topping E4x4 PRE

The E4x4 PRE also features two headphone outputs, each of which can be independently controlled and adjusted using Topping Professional Control Center software and dedicated volume controls.

Equipped with four 12-channel input mixers, the E4x4 PRE allows you to easily configure and control audio effects. Moreover, its 8 DAW channels and 6 LoopBack channels are designed to adapt to various recording, mixing and playback needs.

Zero latency design allows you to monitor audio effects in real time while recording or mixing, improving productivity.

Topping E4x4 PRE is equipped with an excellent USB XMOS interface, compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android operating systems, among others. It supports high-resolution audio streams for recording and playback, up to PCM 24-bit 192 kHz.

Moreover, all four inputs are mixed evenly for greater compatibility with mobile devices.

The Topping E4x4 PRE components are protected by a strong and durable aluminum alloy chassis that is discreet and modern.

Topping E4x4 PRE

The Topping E4x4 PRE features four brand-designed ultra-linear mic preamp modules that deliver an input noise as low as -130.5dBu. Even at maximum volume, the E4x4 PRE can maintain very low noise levels, ensuring that every detail of your recording is captured perfectly. The ultra-linear architecture ensures that the audio signal is transmitted with sufficient precision for perfectly clean and transparent recording.

Topping’s unique LNRD module provides a stable power reference for the AD/DA converter chip, unlocking the chip’s full potential for high-purity audio transmission.

Volume controls on the line and headphone outputs use an analog potentiometer, providing excellent precision for easy control of audio levels.

The Topping E4x4 PRE uses a USB-C interface for data and power transfer. We recommend connecting the auxiliary power connector if the E4x4 PRE is used with a desktop computer or if 48V phantom power is required to avoid interference. An external power supply is also recommended when using a sound card with a smartphone.

Topping E4x4 PRE

Characteristics of Topping E4x4 PRE:

  • Product Type: USB Audio Interface
  • USB protocol: USB 2.0
  • Mic Inputs: 4x XLR/Jack 6.35mm combo jacks
  • Instrument Inputs: 2x XLR/Jack 6.35mm combo jacks
  • Line Inputs: 4x XLR/Jack 6.35mm combo jacks
  • Line out: 4x Jack 6.35 mm
  • Headphone output: 2x Jack 6.35mm
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring: Yes (with mix knob)
  • Input VU Meters: Yes (4×8 LEDs)
  • Output meters: Yes (4×8 LED indicators)
  • Mic Preamp Modules: Ultra Linear
  • Headphone Amplifier Modules: NFCA-LE
  • Supported sampling rates: PCM up to 24 bit 192 kHz
  • Control software: Yes (Topping Professional Control)
  • DAW Channels: 8x
  • Supported OS: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android Mic input measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) Input noise: -130.5dBu @ A-wt, 150 Ohm
  • THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB at A-wt
  • SNR: 115 dB
  • Crosstalk: -140 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.2 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 8.6dBu
  • Input impedance: 1.5 kOhm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Phantom power: 48V/XLR connector Line input measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -107dB (0.00045%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • SNR: 115 dB
  • Crosstalk: -140 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.1 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 23.9dBu
  • Input impedance: 9 kOhm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Connectors: Jack 6.35 mm TRS Instrument input measurements (@ 24 bit 96 kHz) THD+N: -108 dB (0.0004%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • SNR: 115 dB
  • Crosstalk: -140 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 14.8dBu
  • Input impedance: 1M ohm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Connectors: Jack 6.35mm TS Line output measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Analog dynamic range: 127 dB @ A-wt, -40 dB attenuation
  • SNR: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Crosstalk: -128 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 14dBu
  • Bruit: 1.8uVrms@A-wt
  • Sort impedance: 100 ohms
  • Connectors: Jack 6.35mm TRS balanced Headphone output measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Analog dynamic range: 132 dB @ A-wt, -40 dB attenuation
  • SNR: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Crosstalk: -120 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 0dBu @ Gain = L/17dBu @ Gain = H
  • Bruit: 1uVrms@A-wt
  • Sort impedance: 1 ohm
  • Connectors: Jack 6.35 mm TRS stereo
  • Headphone output power: 2×580 W @ 32 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×380 W @ 64 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×198 W @ 150 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×105 W @ 300 Ohm, THD+N 1 %/2×55 W @ 600 Ohm, THD+N 1%
  • Power: DC 5V 0.8A via USB-C
  • Dimensions: 29.2 x 12.9 x 5 cm
  • Weight: 830 g

 

Topping E1x2 OTG

Topping E1x2 is an excellent audio interface designed for musicians and audio professionals. This stunning interface offers a very high level of performance for perfectly transparent recording and playback.

Topping E1x2 OTG

Equipped with four 12-channel input mixers, the E1x2 OTG allows you to easily configure and control audio effects. Moreover, 8 DAW channels and 46 LoopBack channels are designed to adapt to various recording, mixing and playback needs.

Topping E1x2 OTG

You can connect the interface to a PC if you are using it for live streaming via a smartphone. By using a DAW to optimize your voice, you can improve the sound quality of your live broadcast.

The E1x2 OTG features a mic preamp module designed by Topping Professional, with a noise figure as low as -130.5dBu. Even at maximum volume, the E1x2 OTG can maintain very low background noise, delivering perfectly detailed recordings. This architecture ensures accurate audio signal transmission for transparent sound.

Topping’s unique LNRD module provides extremely stable power to the AD/DA chip, allowing it to reach its full potential for delivering clear audio.

The volume knobs on the line output and headphone amplifier use an analog potentiometer, allowing for more precise volume control.

Topping Professional E1x2 OTG uses an excellent USB XMOS interface, compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS and Android operating systems in particular. It supports high-resolution audio streams for recording and playback, up to PCM 24-bit 192 kHz.

Simply plug in a USB OTG cable to directly connect your smartphone for live streaming with lossless audio.

You can also connect another smartphone to play accompaniment or audio while the first smartphone is streaming live. What’s more, you can even use this feature to start two live streams.

Equipped with 48V phantom power, the E1x2 OTG is perfectly compatible with condenser and dynamic microphones.

The NFCA-LE headphone amplifier module, with a noise level of only 1uV and an output impedance of 1 ohm, allows you to use sensitive headphones without distortion and noise.

Zero latency design allows you to monitor audio effects in real time while recording or mixing.

Topping Professional E1x2 OTG uses a USB-C connection for data transfer and power. We recommend connecting the auxiliary power connector if the E1x2 OTG is used with a desktop computer or if 48V phantom power is required to avoid interference. It is also recommended to connect an external power source if the sound card is used with a smartphone.

Features of Topping E1x2 OTG:

  • Product Type: USB Audio Interface
  • USB protocol: USB 2.0 (HS)/OTG USB 2.0 (FS)
  • Mic Input: 1x XLR/Jack 6.35mm combo jack
  • Instrument Input: 1x XLR/Jack 6.35mm combo jack
  • Line out: 2x Jack 6.35mm
  • Headphone output: 1x Jack 6.35mm
  • Zero Latency Direct Monitoring: Yes (with mix button)
  • Input VU Meter: Yes (1×8 LED indicator)
  • Output meter: Yes (1×8 LED indicator)
  • Mic Preamplifier Module: Ultra Linear
  • Headphone amplifier module: NFCA-LE
  • Supported sampling rate: PCM up to 24bit 192kHz/OTG : PCM up to 24bit 48kHz
  • Control software: Yes (Topping Professional Control)
  • DAW Channels: 8x
  • Supported OS: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android Microphone Input Measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) Input Noise: -130.5dBu @ A-wt, 150 Ohm
  • THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB at A-wt
  • SNR: 118 dB
  • Crosstalk: /
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.2 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 8.6dBu
  • Input impedance: 1.5 kOhm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Phantom power: 48V/XLR connector Line input measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -107dB (0.00045%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB @ A-wt
  • SNR: 118 dB
  • Crosstalk: /
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.1 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 23.9dBu
  • Input impedance: 9k ohms
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Connector: Jack 6.35mm TRS Mesures entrée instruments (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -108dB (0.0004%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB @ A-wt
  • SNR: 118 dB
  • Crosstalk: /
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 14.8dBu
  • Input impedance: 1M ohm
  • Available gain: 58 dB + 20 dB (20 dB digital gain)
  • Connector: Jack 6.35mm TS Mesures sorties ligne (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Analog dynamic range: 127 dB @ A-wt, -40 dB attenuation
  • SNR: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Crosstalk: -128 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 14dBu
  • Jitter: 1.8 µVrms @ A-wt
  • output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Connector: Jack 6.35mm TRS balanced Headphone output measurements (@ 24bit 96kHz) THD+N: -100dB (0.001%) @ A-wt
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Analog dynamic range: 132 dB @ A-wt, -40 dB attenuation
  • SNR: 115 dB @ A-wt
  • Crosstalk: -120 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz (±0.3 dB)
  • Maximum input level: 0dBu @ Gain = L/17dBu @ Gain = H
  • Noise: 1 µVrms @ A-wt
  • Output impedance: 1 ohm
  • Connector: Jack 6.35 mm TRS stereo
  • Headphone output power: 2×580 W @ 32 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×380 W @ 64 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×198 W @ 150 Ohm, THD+N 1%/2×105 W @ 300 Ohm, THD+N 1 %/2×55 W @ 600 Ohm, THD+N 1%
  • Power: DC 5V 0.8A via USB-C
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 12.9 x 5 cm.
  • Weight: 415 g