Detailed Comparison of Audio Interfaces

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Audio Interface Further Details Line Inputs Instrument Inputs Max Bit Depth Max Sample Rate (kHz) Headphone Outputs Connection Type Connects to iPad Officially Made for iPad Bundled Software DSP Effects Direct Zero Latency Monitoring MIDI Inputs MIDI Outs Phantom Powersort descending Routing Software ADAT S/PDIF Word Clock I/O Street Price* Further Details
M-audio M-track view 2 2 24 48.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes No Yes 1 1 48 V No No No No $ view
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 view 2 2 24 96.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes No Yes 0 0 48 V No No No No $ view
Alesis iO2 Express n/a 2 2 24 48.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes No Yes 1 1 48 V No No No No $ n/a
Focusrite Saffire PRO 14 n/a 4 2 24 96.0 1 FireWire 400 No No Yes No Yes 1 1 48 V Yes No In/Out No $$ n/a
Steinberg UR22 n/a 2 2 24 192.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes Yes Yes 1 1 48 V No No No No $ n/a
Akai EIE Pro n/a 4 4 24 96.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes No Yes 1 1 48 V No No No $$ n/a
Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP n/a 4 2 24 96.0 2 FireWire 400 No No Yes Yes Yes 1 1 48 V Yes Yes - Input Only In/Out No $$$ n/a
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 view 8 2 24 96.0 2 USB 2.0 Yes via CCK No Yes Yes No 1 1 48 V Yes 8 In/Out or 4 channels in via SMUX 2 @ 96kHz & 4 channels out via SMUX @ 96 kHz In/Out Yes $$$$ view
Focusrite iTrack Solo view 2 1 24 96.0 1 USB 2.0 Yes via 30-pin Yes No No Yes 0 0 48 V No No No No $ view
MOTU 8pre n/a 8 8 24 96.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes Yes No 1 1 48 V 8 Chanel I/O 24-bit/96-kHz No No $$$$$ n/a
PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL n/a 8 2 24 96.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes Yes No 1 1 48 V 8 Chanel I/O at 44.1/96-kHz or 4 Chanel I/O at 88.2/96 kHz In/Out Yes $$$$ n/a
Behringer Ultragain ADA8200 ADAT n/a 8 8 24 48.0 0 USB 2.0 No No No No No 0 0 48 V No I/O No Yes $$$$$ n/a
Steinberg UR28M n/a 4 2 24 96.0 2 USB 2.0 Yes via CCK Yes Yes No Yes 0 0 48 V In/Out No $$$$ n/a
Steinberg UR824 n/a 8 2 24 192.0 2 USB 2.0 Yes via CCK No Yes Yes Yes 0 0 48 V 2 x ADAT I/O provide 16 ins and outs (S/MUX compatible, 4 in and 4 out @ 192kHz) No Yes $$$$$$$$ n/a
Antelope Orion³² n/a 32 0 24 192.0 USB 2.0 Yes No No 0 0 No Yes 16 I/O channels In/Out Yes $x30 n/a
Echo AudioFire12 view 12 0 24 192.0 0 FireWire 400 No No Yes Yes No 1 1 No No No No Yes $$$$$$ view
Behringer Guitar Link UCG102 view 0 1 16 48.0 1 USB 1.1 No No Yes No 0 0 No No No No No $ view
Universal Audio Apollo 16 view 16 0 24 192.0 0 FireWire 800 No No Yes No 0 0 No Yes No Yes $x30 view
Lexicon Alpha view 2 1 24 48.0 1 USB 2.0 No No Yes No Yes 0 0 No No No No No $ view
M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R n/a 8 8 24 96.0 USB 2.0 No No Yes Yes Yes 1 1 No Yes No No No $$$ n/a
Peavey AmpKit LiNK HD view 0 1 24 48.0 1 USB 2.0 Yes via 30-pin Yes Yes No Yes No No No No $ view

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*Street Price: The number of dollar signs ($) above indicates the approximate retail price rounded to the nearest $100