Presonus AudioBox 22VSL 24-Bit/96 kHz 2x2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface (Discontinued)


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Presonus AudioBox 22VSL

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The AudioBox 22VSL appeared on our recommended list for Audio Interfaces Under $200 from December 2015 until June 2018.


The Presonus Audiobox 22VSL is a straightforward 2-channel interface that thrived in the entry-level market.

At its core is its distinguishing feature, two XMAX preamps that run on 30V power rails, higher than the usual 10V to 18V that other preamps use. This increased voltage results in more headroom and translates into a richer overall sound, that many users approve of.

This preamp is paired with a 24-bit/96kHz converter with essential controls for gain, main level and headphones level. It does all this while running on USB 2.0 power, making it viable for both indoor and outdoor recordings.

With its impressive sound and build quality, the PreSonus AudioBox 22VSL is highly recommended, especially if you use their Studio One DAW.


  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
  • Preamp: 2 x Presonus Class A XMAX Mic Preamps
  • Channels: 2
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" Combo (Mic/Instrument)
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4", 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
  • MIDI: In/Out
  • Power:USB Bus Powered
  • Phantom Power: 48V
  • Bundled Software: Studio One Artist DAW
Unfortunately, it's no longer widely available, so if you want one but can't find one to buy then check out our current recommendations in the guide: The Best Cheap Audio Interfaces Under $200.