The Edirol UA-101 (Mac/Win; $695) is a 10 x 10 USB 2.0 interface that supports 24-bit, 96 kHz audio and MIDI, with WDM and ASIO 2.0 drivers. However, the device can work with six channels of audio at a 192 kHz sampling rate. The interface has two front-panel mic pre-amps on XLR/TRS combo jacks, one of which accepts a high-impedance signal from an electric guitar or bass. An analog limiter is attached to these inputs.
The UA-101 includes six balanced 1/4-inch TRS inputs, switchable between +4 or -10 dB, and optical S/PDIF I/O ports. For analog outputs, the interface includes eight balanced 1/4-inch TRS jacks as well as a separate stereo pair of monitor outputs. The USB port is switchable between USB 1 and 2 so that the interface can work with computers not equipped with USB 2.0 ports. For more information, visit Edirol.com.