It was designed to be a USB audio interface that provides integrated solutions. The Class A mic preamps provide plenty of clean gain for any microphone type and the optical compressors keep your dynamic range under control. The headphone amp is very loud and very clear and inspires better performances. Better yet, there are no menus to scroll through. IN2 was designed with ease of use in mind, so all dedicated function buttons are located right on the front panel. No breakout cables are used. All of the inputs and outputs are built right in to the device. In fact, with all of this built-in processing power, there's no need to buy or carry expensive (and extensive) outboard gear.The S/PDIF input allows you to expand your inputs by connecting an outboard preamp or other digital sound source. Meanwhile, the S/PDIF output can be used to connect to an Aphex HeadPod4 should more headphone outputs be required.MIDI I/O is also included for connecting legacy keyboard.At A Glance:Two Aphex Class A microphone preampsAphex optical compressors built-inHigh-output headphone amp built-in24-bit/192kHz A/D & D/AGet your Aphex IN-2 USB Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.