Audient, known for its consoles and preamps, has made a move to small USB interfaces.
Taking the form of a petite two-channel mixer, the iD14, has two Audient Class A preamps along with a 1/4-inch JFET instrument input. Thrown in is a TOS square optical ADAT input. All outputs to a USB 2.0 port.
The preamps have the expected 48 V phantom power. Burr-Brown A/D-D/A conversion is up to 24-bit/96 kHz. Using Audient’s ScrollControl, the iD14 expands to offer control over 10 input channels and four output channels.
There are also main monitor and headphone outputs. The box is all metal. Price: $399 MSRP.