Behringer U-Control UCA202 USB Audio Interface with Optical Out

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The UCA202 appeared on our recommended list for Audio Interfaces Under $100 from December 2019 until October 2020.


The Behringer U-Control UCA202 has got to be one of the most ubiquitous audio interfaces on the market.

Despite its unassuming appearance, it features 2 RCA inputs which you can use to plug in a stereo out from a mixer, or with the use of adapters, instruments straight into the interface.

It has 2 RCA outputs for monitor speakers.

If it’s your first time recording and you have a mixer already in your setup, or just want something for plugging your old cassette deck, vinyl player or stereo home component to record, having a small interface like the UCA202 might be all you need to get your tracks recorded. Avoid it if you plan on expanding.

One thing to note is that Behringer released the UCA222 which is functionally the same unit housed in a red enclosure, you can read about it here.


  • A/D Resolution: 16-bit/48kHz
  • Preamp: None (RCA In Only)
  • Channels: 2
  • Inputs: 2 x RCA
  • Outputs: 2 x RCA. S/PDIF optical output
  • MIDI: No
  • Power: USB Bus Powered
  • Phantom Power: No
  • Bundled Software: Audacity DAW, KRISTAL Audio Engine DAW
Although this was previously on our recommended list there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Cheap Audio Interfaces

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