Akai EIE Audio/MIDI Interface with USB Hub, Red - B-Stock

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£154.00 RRP £169.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Professional 16-Bit Recording Interface
  • Compact Design Ideal for Home Use
  • 4 XLR-Jack Combo Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Two Classic, High-Quality VU Level Meters

Akai EIE Audio/MIDI Interface with USB Hub, Red - B-Stock

The Akai EIE is a professional and compact, 16-bit recording interface. The interface has been assembled using high-quality components such as nickel-plated input jacks, analog-style VU meters and a rugged aluminum casing. Akai has designed the EIE with ease of use in mind and can be used with virtually any music software program, the interface does not require driver installation so you can plug-and-play when connecting to Macs or PCs.

Please note, this is a B-Stock item. B-stock items are either ex repair or have previously been returned by another customer. The original boxing and manual may be missing, and there may be some slight signs of usage.
Otherwise, the unit operates as new.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

Software bundled with the original new product may have been registered or may no longer be included.

Product Ref: 81341

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Plug and Play Convenience

The EIE is all about plug and play convenience. With the EIE tabletop USB audio interface from Akai Professional, you can connect virtually any musical instrument or piece of production gear to your computer. With three convenient USB inputs in addition to its main USB port, EIE enables you to connect controllers, hard drives or any other peripheral to your computer when native ports may be limited. This compact, 16-bit recording interface contains high-quality components including nickel-plated input jacks, analog-style VU meters and a rugged aluminum casing for a powerful, professional, portable audio solution. The EIE can be used with virtually any music software program like GarageBand or Pro Tools and connects plug-and-play to Macs or PCs; there is no driver installation required.

For more information on installing your EIE Interface, a useful Quick Start Guide has been added as a PDF to the top of this page.

Components and Connections

Each channel of the EIE has an XLR-1/4" combo jack, dedicated gain-pot and Mic/Line/Guitar switch. The EIE features four discrete-design preamplifiers with 48V phantom power for use with virtually any microphone. Individual 1/4" nickel-plated jacks found on the back of EIE provide you with channel inserts for processing audio signals externally. You can monitor sessions on multiple sets of studio monitors using the four 1/4" balanced outputs, which are also nickel-plated. Both pairs of outputs can be monitored visually with the high-quality, analog VU meters providing classic features with modern style. For remote tracking and alternative playback, the EIE has a 1/4" TRS headphone output. High quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters ensure that every detail of your session or performance gets captured and played back faithfully.


  • 4 x 4 Audio interface with integrated 3-port USB hub
  • 4 XLR/TRS combo jacks with phantom power
  • 2 Classic analog VU meters with source selection
  • MIDI I/O ports and four 1/4" outputs on the rear
  • Compact desktop format with rugged construction
  • Class compliant (no drivers required)


Analog Inputs

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 21 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 93dB (A-Weighted)
  • S/N: 93dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.001% @ 1kHz
  • Crosstalk: 93dB @ 1kHz
  • Mic Gain: +9dB - +51.5dB
  • Mic Impedance: 6.3 KOhms
  • Line Gain: -10.5dB - +41dB
  • Line Impedance: 55 KOhms
  • Guitar Gain: +1.6dB - 53.1dB
  • Guitar Impedance: 102 KOhms
  • Insert Input Sensitivity: 0 dBFS @ +6dBV
  • Insert Impedance: 10 KOhms

Analog Outputs

  • Output Level: +6dBV @ 0dBFS
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 93dB (A-Weighted)
  • S/N: -100dB (A-Weighted)
  • THD+N: 0.006% @ 1kHz
  • Crosstalk: 97dB @ 1kHz


  • Inputs: 4 x XLR/TRS (1/4" Jack) Combo
  • Outputs: 4 x TRS (1/4" Jack)
  • Interface Type: USB (1.1/2.0)
  • Simultaneous In/Outputs: 4 x 4
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Resolution: 16-Bit
  • Phantom Power: +48V
  • Height: 9.9cm
  • Width: 19.8cm
  • Depth: 15.5cm
  • Weight: 1.3Kg