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2 x 4 USB-C Audio Interface

  • 24-Bit/192 kHz AKM converters
  • Mic preamps (62 dB gain range, 130.5 dBu ON)
  • Neutrik connectors
  • Alps pots
  • Legacy "4K" switch per channel for sounds inspired by the legendary SSL 4000 series
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • 5-Stage level meter for each input
  • MIDI input and output
  • 2 Independently controllable headphone outputs
  • 2 Mic/Line/Instrument inputs: combo XLR/6.3 mm
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack, balanced
  • 2 Line outputs: RCA
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDI input and output
  • USB bus-powered
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 234 x 70 x 157 mm
  • Weight: 0.88 kg
  • Includes software licenses for SSL Native plug-ins (Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip), Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite, Loopcloud Samples & Hybrid Keys/Komplete Start

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x4
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 4
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors USB
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 0
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 234 mm
Depth in mm 157 mm
Height in mm 70 mm

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Expensive but usable audio interface with good quality pre-amps
LUN4, 07.04.2020
Some notes from my point of view after full-time using it for about 5-6 weeks. Other interfaces I use or have used are Roland Quad-Capture, Focusrite Scarlett, Focurite Clarett and some RME stuff.

Positive:
- Very nice sounding pre-amps with mics. Instruments also sound fine. Really nothing bad to say about the pre-amps.
- Knobs turn well, feel nice. A bit too small for my taste, since turning them only a little bit (like 0,2 mm or something) is a bit easier with bigger knobs (for me atleast). I like it that all the buttons are on the top panel and that all the cables are on the back panel. Some other interfaces have buttons on the back and I dislike that greatly.
- Two headphone mixes are a welcome addition!
- When pressing the phantom power button all inputs are briefly muted, which is a nice feature that I haven't seen before on units in this price range.

Neutral:
- Latency is comparable with a lot of other of these bus powered interfaces. Nothing to write home about, but also not bad.
- The 4K mode adds high end, boosts overall volume and seems to add a bit of additional gain. It's not bad in any way, but the same effect can be achieved with software. I like the mode for darker sounding acoustic guitars. It's more of a (marketing) gimmick though.
- Build quality-wise it's fine, but nothing special.

Negative:
- The db meter is practically useless. It ranges from -40 to 0 db in 5 steps and well... It sucks big time.
- About once every ~18 hours of using this device, audio stops and the interface need to be turned off and on again (by pulling and reinserting USB cable) in order to be able to use it again. I have not found logging data or the cause.
- It misses features that I would expect on a brand new € 300 audio interfaces. Most - if not all - price competitors offer additional features such as auto sensing, loopback, second monitor out or USB 3.0. Loopback would have been a welcome addition for example.
- Hyperlinks in the box for 'free' software were not working for days and the website didn't function correctly. Maybe they fixed it now, but since this is about my experiences with this purchage I also mention this. Also the 'free' software seemed to requires personal data and seems to require rootkits on your operating system. So this was (because of multiple reasons) a big no-no for me.

All in all a nice and usable audio interface with good quality pre-amps. You don't see small interfaces with top controls that much, so in that regard it's a nice addition. I feel the unit is overpriced/doesn't offer enough features for the amount of money paid, but it still delivers excellent sound so that compensates the high cost a bit.
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Strongly Recommend!!!
Dihydrogen_Monoxide, 11.08.2021
For such an entry price for an audio interface, I would say it has done a very good job. Comparing to 2i2, which is a very popular competition, I could say both the recording quality of the preamp, and also the playback quality are better than the 2i2 which I previously own. Although I don't typically use the 4K button for a boost for texture of the sound in the recording stage, it is quite useful if you are lazy and trying to get a better sound just by pressing a button, especially for vocal in some live session.
There are a few improvements that I would like to see tho. Firstly, I am using 770pro 80Ohm headphone with my SSL 2+. I would say there are some situation that when you are turning the "monitor mix" knob to the middle to listen both your mic and the sound from PC, there is a small chance that the volume would be a little bit too soft when the incoming signal is not that strong. Also the indicator for loudness for input signal has the interval of 0, -10, -20, -30, -40, which is not very useful referencing to it because 0 to -10 is just too much of a difference.
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Cheap box
Asdio00, 29.04.2021
I was really excited after I read reviews about this new SSL interface. All my life I was working in studios on SSL consoles and if this little unit could get me close to the sound I'm used to I would be very happy. Unfortunately, this is not even close to the real thing. This is a cheap box made in China, using the SSL mark as a promotional tool. The unit feels cheap made, the 4k button got stuck right away after I tried to use it. The sound was distorted from all outputs including headphones. Thanks to Thomann I got my money back quick.
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Step up compared to my Scarlett 2i2 (2nd gen.)
Saff, 23.01.2021
I use the SSL2+ mainly to record voiceovers. The mic I use is the Rode Procaster.

Compared to the 2i2 there a few features that I like about the SSL2+:
- Two headphone amps: so that I and the voiceover artist can monitor simultaneously.
- The cleaner mic preamps.
- The extra gain of the mic preamps.
- That the connections are at the back of the interface: cleaner desk ;)
- The overall esthetics and layout of the device.

The only con I have right now is that is less portable that the 2i2. It's bigger and the extruding knobs seem more fragile.

Overall I think it's a great interface and in my opinions it's a step up compared to my previous Scarlett 2i2 interface.
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