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Old 2011-07-12, 17:07
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Balance vs Apogee Duet

Balance has a tad more flexibility in ins and outs but substantially lower quality DAC. It has ignition key but then I don't want to drag it with me out of essential need (like the USB ignition).

Balance costs a tad more and occupies more of my desk.

Apogee Duet is:
2 in 4 out
24-bit/192kHz recording
2x mic preamp (XLR) with 48V phantom power
2x line/Hi-Z inputs (1/4" jacks)
2x line outputs (unbalanced 1/4" jacks),
1x headphone output (1/4" jack)
USB 2.0 high speed connectivity
OLED display
LED meters display input or output levels

Balance is:
2-in by 2-out audio interface
24-bit ADC/DACs, 44.1 to 96kHz
Two XLR microphone inputs w. 48V phantom power
Two 1/4" guitar inputs with padding
Four 1/4" line inputs (two stereo pairs)
One 1/4” headphone output
Two 1/4" TRS balanced main output
Ignition Key
USB 2.0
comes with essentials but if you have reason and record, this is useless
499 euro which will be about £499