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Audiobox 96 vs itwo vs studio 2/6 vs 22vsl. What are the differences for a complete novice?

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asked Sep 10, 2017 in AudioBox USB by paulkemp (170 points)
I'm looking to buy my first audio interface and have decided to choose presonus for the free daw thats included.

Audiobox 96, itwo, 22vsl and studio 2/6 are all around the same price at the moment, give or take £50.

Could anyone explane the differances? I'm drawn to the itwo as you can get it in a pakage with mic and headphones and although i don't own an ipad I may do one day. Also it's presently on sale cheaper than the 96.

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+4 votes
answered Sep 10, 2017 by donaldbaarns (9,790 points)
selected Sep 11, 2017 by PreSonuSales2
Best answer
As you go up the food chain, the preamps get higher quality, the gain is usually higher (some mics need higher gain).

Here's a link to a comparison chart:

The Audiobox 96 and Studio 26 are both the most recent generation. (Less than 4 months old as of this post.)

Every generation tends to be an upgrade from the previous.

I own two 22VSL interfaces and they are rock solid. The Studio 26 is my current fav, with higher gain and cleaner preamps.

Not that most people can hear the difference, but if you can swing it, the Studio 26 is a step up from the iTwo and Audiobox 96.

The chart provides some additional details.