Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
4 Year Music Accident Protection Planfrom Asurion, LLC
- NO ADDITIONAL COST: You pay $0 for repairs – parts, labor and shipping included.
- COVERAGE: Plan starts on the date of purchase. Drops, spills and cracked screens due to normal use covered from day one. Malfunctions covered after the manufacturer's warranty.
- PRODUCT ELIGIBILITY: Plans cover products purchased in the last 30 days.
- EASY CLAIMS PROCESS: File a claim anytime online or by phone. Most claims approved within minutes. We will send you an Amazon e-gift card for the purchase price of your covered product. In some cases, we will replace or repair it.
Aphex IN 2 Microphone Preamp
|Price:||& FREE Shipping|
- Incorporates the Class A microphone preamps and optical compressors from the Project Channel
- Has the headphone amplifier from the HeadPod 4 built in
- USB 2.0, 24 bit 96K S/PDIF coaxial input and output
- Compatible with both Mac OSX and Windows systems
- Recording software included
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community.
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
Compare with similar items
ART TPS II Tube Preamplifier System
dbx 286s Stereo 2-Way, Mono 4-Way Crossover with Mic XLR connectors
Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
|Sold By||Adorama||Pro Acoustics||8th note||Quantum Networks|
|Item Dimensions||11.00 x 8.00 x 9.00 inches||6.50 x 19.02 x 1.75 inches||19.00 x 5.75 x 1.75 inches||1.93 x 1.93 x 4.72 inches|
IN 2 Professional audio interface
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Unlike many interfaces with so-called "Instrument" inputs that clip and make your guitar sound like a muddy mess, The Aphex IN2's instrument inputs have a very high input impedance. You won't need a separate DI box to put in between your guitar and the interface; You can get a very nice clean sounding DI with the Aphex.
Another reason I love this interface is the built in headphone amp. The headphone amp is very powerful. I don't even half to turn the volume to the halfway point on my dt770s. The converters in this interface are also excellent. In addition to recording I also use this interface as a DAC/headphone amp for everyday music listening.
The IN2 might not be the prettiest thing in the world but it's built like a tank. You get what you pay for when it comes to audio gear and I believe it's a fair price for what you get. Highly recommended.
With that said, this interface is amazing and well thought out. It's clean, but definitely warm sounding. Definitely waaaay better and gives more "feeling" and "body" to your sound than ALL of the neutral interface pre-amps out there on the current market. And like they said, this offers a lot of headroom that many interfaces just do not have.
First off, it's built like a tank which is always a plus. Secondly, it has a very natural and warm sound to it when paired with my Lewitt LCT 640. Beautiful combination. The optical compressor does it's job well also, and provides more "body" to the sound you're recording. It's really everything they advertise in the YouTube videos (which I'm sure you watched if you're reading this review). As I said, not knowing much about Aphex, I was skeptical at first. But all in all, this is a priced very well at $500 for the features you're getting. I'm confused at how they got all of this into one box. Praise modern technology I guess.
Oh yeah, the headphone amp is nice, loud, and clear as advertised, and if you hook your speakers up this unit using TRS to XLR cords you'll hear EVERYTHING crisp and clear. The A/D to D/A converter they used for this unit has to be high quality! Also, for those wondering, this has enough gain to drive a ribbon microphone. It also comes with different power connectors for those of you overseas, which is a great bonus for traveling artists. I'll try to put up some examples soon. Thanks Amazon and Aphex for quick shipping!
Unfortunately no direct monitoring. Just use DAW to monitor for direct monitoring.
Gr8 to plugin ur pro monitors on ur laptop and/or record to DAW on laptop.
No longer supported...
I keep posting Questions about the Aphex IN2, but they keep disappearing! ...A bit "spooky"...as I've posted a few questions about other products and received answers. So...since I can't ask a question about the IN2 without my question(s) vanishing, I'll "share my thoughts with the community" in this manner...although I'd rather have been able to post the questions and receive an answer or two.
I'm very interested in this item. I NEED a good audio interface, and I LIKE some of the features offered by this unit...like the opto-compressor and 192K resolution. ...But...AMAZINGLY, I haven't been able to find even ONE "hands-on" PRO review, discussing the pros and cons of this unit, comparing it to other units, etc., on the Internet. ...WHY? Aphex is a Major player. What's going on? ...And, so far, there are only TWO reviews of the unit HERE, at Amazon.
This unit is still basically $400, even on sale. I'd like to know if its NON-adjustable opto-compressor, 192K resolution, etc., is WORTH the extra $150 it costs over the cost of, for example, the Focusrite 6i6, which offers "only" 96K resolution but also offers TWO separately adjustable headphone outputs, etc.
Are there software driver problems with this unit? Are there any problems or limitations I don't know about...and can't find out about...since there's such little "feedback" here and elsewhere on the unit...just mostly promotional videos put out by Aphex?
I'm Very attracted to the unit but hesitant to "pull the trigger" and plunk down $400 for an item with so LITTLE "impartial" information...and feedback from users...out there to be found. ...Hence the middle-of-the-road "3 stars" at this point.
Top reviews from other countries
Ich muss sagen, dass die Karte ein paar mal Probleme mit Ton in Windows und Video Player hatte. Aber das ist so selten und wird mit reboot von der Karte geheilt
Für Musiker das ist viel besser, als die Karte ca. 150 Euro (zuvor hatte ich Steinberg CI1)
Die Qualität der eingebauten Preamps ist überdurchschnittlich.
Der eingebaute ON/OFF Kompressor für den Hausgebrauch durchaus brauchbar.
Das fehlende Direkt-Monitoring fiel bei mir bei den geringen Latenzen nicht sonderlich negativ ins Gewicht.
MIDI Ein- und Ausgang für direkten Anschluss von MIDI Geräten
Trotzdem habe ich das Interface zurückschicken müssen - warum? Ich habe statt eines neuen Geräts ein sichtlich mitgenommenes Exemplar von Amazon zugeschickt bekommen. Ein Retourengerät mit aufgerissener Packung wäre kein Problem gewesen, aber dieses war sichtlich "abgerockt" (siehe Fotos). Der Ein/Aus Schalter wackelte schon bedrohlich, und angesichts der Seriennummer #00222 am Boden war ich mir nicht mehr sicher, ob das Gerät angesichts des Zustands die nächsten Monate noch fehlerfrei funktionieren würde. Die Rücksendung und Erstattung des Kaufpreises (3 Tage nach Erhalt der Ware) klappte wenigstens Amazon-typisch reibungslos.
Das Fazit: gutes Gerät, aber die Lieferung von Amazon sowie der aktuelle Verfügbarkeitsstatus deutet darauf hin, dass es ausverkauft ist. Wer noch ein gebrauchtes unter 100 € angeboten bekommt - testen und bei Gefallen besorgen. Ansonsten gibt es mittlerweile im Billigsegment (M-Audio, Behringer, Focusrite) auch etliche Class-Compliant Interfaces mit 24Bit / 192kHz - aber eben nicht von Aphex...