The AudioBox 96 from Presonus is a two-channel USB computer audio interface. Designed to be portable, the unit utilizes 24-bit converters that sample at 44.1, 48, 88.1, or 96 kHz. Two high-quality PreSonus microphone preamps with switchable 48V phantom power are also provided, as are combination jacks for 1/4" or XLR inputs, MIDI I/O, and solid drivers. Whilst recording, you can achieve zero-latency monitoring with a knob that allows you to blend signal from the preamp with signal in your DAW, giving you a tailored balance of both sources. 

The interface is bundled with the Studio One Artist 3 DAW software for Mac and Windows, and includes the Studio Magic plug-in suite, providing effects, virtual instruments, and third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds. This unit is sturdy enough to be taken on the road, though also finds its home in the studio. 

24-bit/44.1, 48, 88.1, 96 kHz USB audio recording interface bundled with PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist

Two microphone/instrument preamps

Switchable 48V phantom power

Balanced 1/4" TRS phone outputs

Headphone output (1/4" TRS) with dedicated volume control

MIDI input and output

All metal chassis ready to withstand the rigors of the road

Powered via the USB bus

Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
Host Connection 1 x USB Type-B
Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
Frequency Response Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 30 kHz ±1 dB 
Mic Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB 
Gain Range Inputs:
0 to 35 dB
Max Input Level Inputs:
-3 dBu 
Headphone Output Power 60 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms
Dynamic Range A/D Converters:
105 dB 
Impedance Line Inputs:
0.5 MOhms 
Mic Inputs:
1.2 kOhms 
51 Ohms 
THD  < 0.008% 
SNR 95 dB 
CMRR >45 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz
Bit Depth 24-Bit
OS Compatibility macOS 10.8.5 or Later
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Processor Requirement Mac:
Intel Core 2  
RAM Requirements 2 GB (4 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirements 20 GB
Minimum Display Resolution 1024 x 768
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
Internet Connection Required for Registration
Power Requirements USB Bus-Power
Dimensions 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.8" / 140 x 140 x 44 mm
Weight 5.0 lb / 2.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 6.8 x 3.6"

PreSonus AudioBox 96 USB 2.0 Audio Recording Interface