CEntrance MicPort Pro USB Audio Interface (Discontinued)

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 80+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$200
CEntrance MicPort Pro
CEntrance MicPort Pro

The CEntrance MicPort Pro is a top rated plug-and-play USB audio interface that's built to discretely connect to microphones.

It has a compact profile that can directly mount to a mic, and housing its mic preamp and A/D converter. It essentially transforms regular microphones into USB mics, which allows you to continue using your preferred mic in recording, and at the same time free up valuable space on your desk.

It is meant to be a space saving solution for those who record everything through microphone, be it musical instruments, podcasting, singing and others.

Other features of the CEntrance MicPort Pro interface include zero-latency monitoring via its stereo headphone jack and a 48V phantom power for working with condenser mics.

Specifications:

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
  • Preamp: 1 x CEntrance Mic Preamp
  • Channels: 1
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/8" (Headphones)
  • MIDI: No
  • Power: USB Bus Powered
  • Phantom Power: 48V
  • Bundled Software: Reaper (Trial Version)

Pros

One user put it nicely, "Small package but big in fidelity", and this is probably what most users feel about the CEntrance MicPort Pro. Most of them credit this usb interface for simplifying their setup, which result in improved productivity. While others are impressed with its transparent sound and solid build. Many of the reviews are from those who do voice over work, but singers and musicians are also well represented.

Cons

There are a few who felt that it lacked features for the price, specifically tone shaping and EQ, but this is to be expected given its compact and discrete profile. There are also others who are initially not too happy with the lack of instructions, but they end up being satisfied once they get it up and running.

Overall

If you have a favorite analog mic and want a convenient way of using it to record digitally, then get the CEntrance MicPort Pro if you can still find one for sale.