Aphex Debuts IN2

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The IN2 is a new USB audio input for computers. It offers 24-bit/192 kHz performance with Class A preamps heading up the initial stage.

For keeping files smaller, the IN2 also supports 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz and 176.4 kHz sample rates as well. The two Class A preamps have 48 V phantom power, high-pass filter (75 Hz) and a 20 dB pad.

Other features include a headphone output based on Aphex’s Headpod 4, MIDI I/O for the legacy toys, S/PDIF I/O, XLR inputs, 1/4-inch instrument inputs along with 1/4-inch TRS outputs and a fixed Aphex optical compressor. Power comes from a wall-wart rather than the USB bus to maintain better audio.

Aphex Chairman David Wiener said, “The goal in creating the IN2 was to raise the bar for analog audio quality that gets connected to a DAW, while at the same time including features like analog compression for a more complete workflow.”

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