iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Dual USB-C Playback Audio/MIDI Interface

$ 1,399.99 $ 1,199.99

The iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U is a USB-C audio/MIDI interface designed to provide seamless switching between two computer setups for musicians, bands, and audio engineers in concert venues and live stage applications. It supports resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz and is class compliant for plug-and-play operation.

With two USB-C ports for simultaneous connection of two computers, the interface offers a powerful redundancy/failover protection system. Should your main computer fail, PlayAUDIO1U seamlessly switches to the backup computer—so fast that you and your audience won't even notice. Switching can also be done manually via the OLED touchscreen or a footswitch (available separately) connected to one of the Control In ports.

The PlayAUDIO1U features twelve balanced XLR-M output connectors and one stereo 1/4" TRS headphone jack. A front-panel, USB-A port allows for easy connection of MIDI keyboard controllers and/or sound modules. There is also a 5-pin DIN MIDI interface on the front panel and an RJ45 port on the back panel for MIDI-over-Ethernet functionality. Both MIDI and audio routing is preserved when switching between computers. PlayAUDIO1U ships with the Auracle software for quick configuration of the interface.

Features at a Glance
  • 2 USB-C ports for connecting two computers
  • High-resolution audio with up to 24-bit / 96 kHz D/A conversion
  • Automatic and manual computer-switching modes for lightning-fast switching between connected computers
  • 12 panel-reinforced balanced XLR-M outputs
  • Comprehensive audio mixing and routing between connected computers and analog XLR outputs
  • 1/4" TRS stereo headphone output with dedicated control for convenient headphone monitoring
  • 2 1/4" TRS jacks allow for connecting two-button, control footswitches with selectable input/outputs that can be mapped to MIDI functions, control over numerous functions on the interface, and/or sending control messages to compatible devices
  • USB-A on front panel port supports up to 8 MIDI controllers and/or modules
  • 5-pin DIN MIDI input and output ports on front panel (1-in / 1-out)
  • RJ45 port for MIDI over Ethernet provides rugged, long-distance MIDI connections for up to 22 MIDI devices
  • Interactive OLED touchscreen display and 2 rotary encoders provide full manual control of level/gain and configuration and status information
  • Integrated 48V phantom-power protection on XLR outputs prevents accidental damage when plugging the interface directly into consoles or stage boxes
  • Audio Protection prevents unwanted noise from corrupt audio sources/files from making it into the audience
  • MIDI learn from external MIDI devices to control key functions on the interface
  • Auracle 2.0 software enables you to tailor the PlayAUDIO1U's settings to your exact needs
  • Built-in 100-240 VAC universal power supply with industry-standard IEC power connection
  • 1 RU ready-to-tour, rackmountable chassis

Bundled Software & Sounds
Big Fish Audio:
  • Big Fish Audio is a developer and distributor of premium virtual instruments, samples, and loop content. iConnectivity includes a special sampler of Big Fish Audio samples and loops that's perfect to jumpstart or augment your production when you register your iConnectivity audio interface.

  • Ableton Live Lite is a fantastic music creation software and also live performance tool. Ableton Live Lite is available upon registration of your PlayAUDIO1U.

Box Contains

    iConnectivity PlayAUDIO1U Dual USB-C Playback Audio/MIDI Interface
  • 2 x USB-C to USB-C Cable (Black and White)
  • 1 x USB-C Female to USB-A Male Adapter
  • 1 x Set of 4 Rubber Feet
  • 1 x IEC Power Cable

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Easy 30 Day Return Policy

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to Kellards within 30 days of the purchase date, subject to the conditions and exclusions below.

You may initiate a return or exchange by requesting an RMA at sales@kellards.com.

Securely affix your return label to the outside of the shipping package. Return shipping fees are the responsibility of the customer. We recommend you ship via insured ground service with a tracking number. We cannot be responsible for lost packages.

Return Address

Kellards Return
3237 Greenpoint Ave.
Long Island City NY 11101

Eligibility Conditions

Please read conditions below. If all conditions are not met, Kellards reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a minimum 15% restocking fee. All returned items must be in new condition, in their original unaltered box (including an intact UPC code) and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and accessories. Kellards can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

Nonreturnable Items

  • Electronic software downloads
  • Opened consumable items (e.g., film, tapes, paper, bulbs, CD, DVDs, ink cartridges, etc.)
  • Underwater equipment that has been submerged

Defective or Damaged Items

Defective items may be repaired, exchanged or refunded at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.


Please allow 3-5 business days for mail-in exchanges to be processed.

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Once we receive and inspect your item(s), we will credit your account. Please allow 5-7 days for a credit to appear on your account. In most cases, we will issue your refund in the same way you made the original purchase.


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