Black Dog Bluez wrote:Will my stereo be necessary to utilize the UCA-202?
No. The UCA-202 has a headphone socket. Also, the output is just stereo RCA line level, so it should be compatible with other devices (such as powered speakers, cassette recorders, etc.) The UCA-202 cannot be used directly with passive speakers, because the only amplifier it has is a tiny 5v headphone amp, not a power amp.
Note that some headphones require a lot of driving, in which case you may not get very high volume from the device unless you add a headphone amplifier (same is true for most USB audio devices).
Black Dog Bluez wrote:BTW is the updated version of the UCA-202 the UCA-222?
I'm not aware of any difference between the 202 and the 222 other than the colour (202-> silver, 222->pink/red) and possibly more bundled software with the 222.
Specifications should be available on http://www.music-group.com (Behringer's tech support site)
Here you go, Google is our friend:
http://www.music-group.com/Categories/B ... 02/p/P0484
http://www.music-group.com/Categories/B ... 22/p/P0A31