Last 2-ch. PreSonus USB96 Mac/Windows audio interface hits Amazon low at $80

After seeing its new entry-level model last month, Amazon now offers the PreSonus AudioBox USB96 25th Anniversary Edition audio interface for $79.99 shipped. This is an updated version of the classic PreSonus model that launched in 2020 and is now $20 below the going rate for a new all-time low from Amazon. It’s also still priced full through Guitar Center, for comparison. A standout option that takes things up a notch from entry-level solutions, it provides a pair of Class A preamps for your XLR mics in the form of combo jacks that can also handle guitars, basses, synths, etc. The bus-powered interface offers recording resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz along with MIDI I/O, a headphone port, and stereo outputs for your speakers, all packed into a ready-to-use steel chassis. for your Mac or Windows content creation studio. More details below.

PreSonus’ latest interface that isn’t quite as high-end as today’s mainstream offering also sells for $80, but if you’re just looking for a super simple solution for guitar and XLR mic input, check out the Behringer UM2. It sells for $35 and will work with your Mac out of the box. It’s only one channel and isn’t as feature-rich, but the significant savings might be worth it for some people.

Speaking of PreSonus, we also just saw the launch of its latest dynamic USB mic for music creators and content creators. We have now had the opportunity to try it out and you can take a closer look at our impressions. The quick conclusion here is that almost every serious content creator should probably give it some thought.

PreSonus AudioBox USB96 Features:

  • Value-added 2-channel USB 2.0 interface for personal and portable recording.
  • 2 high-quality Class-A mic preamps make it easy to achieve great sound.
  • 2 high-headroom instrument inputs for recording guitar, bass, and your favorite line-level devices, plus MIDI I/O.
  • Studio-grade converters allow up to 24-bit/96kHz recording and playback.
  • Comes with over $1,000 worth of recording software, including Studio One Artist, Ableton Live Lite, and the Studio Magic plug-in suite.

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