PreSonus Studio 2|6 USB Audio Interface (Discontinued)

89 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank Recommendation

The Studio 2|6 was on our recommended list for Cheap Audio Interfaces from June 2018 through December 2019.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
MusicTech Editor 90/100
American Songwriter Andy McDonough 92/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm’s adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.


With its 2-in/4-out configuration, the PreSonus Studio 2|6 allows for two channel real-time recording and versatile monitoring.

At its core are two XMAX-L solid-state preamps, both of which run on standard USB bus power while providing good headroom.

For monitoring, PreSonus equipped this unit with Cue Mix A/B functionality, wherein you can switch between two sound sources conveniently.

And it comes with 5-pin MIDI In/Out.


  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Preamp: 2 x XMAX-L Preamps
  • Channels: 2
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (Mic/Line)
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4″, 2 x 1/4″ (Line Out), 1 x 1/4″ (Headphones)
  • MIDI: In/Out, USB
  • Power: USB Bus Powered
  • Phantom Power: 48V
Unfortunately it is no longer available new in stores, so if you’re looking for alternatives you will find the highest rated options available in our guide to The Best Cheap Audio Interfaces.

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