The headphone outputs are loud, and we preferred the sound of them to the headphone output on our Apogee MiniDAC, which was quite a surprise. I recommend that you do not do this. This issue can be fixed by taking a few precautions. When u decide to charge for studio time you must upgrade. There is an issue I have seen a lot on the internet which I also discovered – a high frequency noise when the box is activated.

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Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Digital Recording Interface | eBay

Additional Product Features Product Type. The pro version is firewire. This effectively means that the unit is ready for mbos on the move straight out of the box.

Once your tracks are recorded, you can mix them professionally with the onboard effects that include chorus, delay, reverb, and three separate EQ options.

There are a digidesigb of input and output options on the Mbox 2, including two analog inputs and two analog outputs in nbox to two separate channels of digital input and output. Read full review Verified purchase: The first is hardwired to the monitor outputs, but the second can be configured to give you outputs at the press of a switch.

Only one phono preamp.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Digital Recording Interface

The real issue with the mbox is a ground loop issue. How much of a pain this is depends on how often you run high sample rate sessions that require an external clock. Most relevant reviews See all 50 reviews. Creating digideslgn is simple with the interface’s Boom drum machine and sequencer. This creates a ground loop and results in the high freq. This item doesn’t belong on this page. The mbox can perform digidesiyn for a great value!



It can perform all needed functions when it comes to music recording. There are BNC word clock inputs and outputs too, making it well-equipped for work in a video digieesign.

The phono preamp is a nice touch, although we’re sure we’re not alone in thinking it would have been more than handy to have two – something for the Mbox 3?

Most importantly, the Mbox Pro 2 can be powered entirely from a six-pin FireWire connection, though it can also run from an external power supply if you need it to. This generation of interfaces works fine.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro review | MusicRadar

Apart from the drawback of digkdesign being able to use it on the same buss as a FW drive, the Mbox Pro 2 is an outstanding audio interface.

The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Runs on xp-pro and needed to buy a desktop made to run the program. Everyone lists the usb mbox on ebay as the pro.


If you ground the audio circuit you will decrease your audio performance. I had the problem initially on this box because my computer which powered the box was connected directly to the wall circuit while my audio was going through an amp w hich was powered by a UPS.

Sounds fine and is a great way to learn protools.

Image 2 of 2 There are six analogue outputs round the back. One of the handiest features of the Mbox Pro 2 is the provision of two headphone sockets on the front panel. Minimum of 4 gig ram.

There are six analogue outputs, all available on quarter-inch sockets at lro back of the unit. Show less Show more. The digldesign was refferd to me by an up and coming music producer who felt that this item would serve me best because for just “getting started”. As with all Digidesign products, the sound quality of the Mbox Pro 2 is superb.

There is a reason why audio circuits are isolated from ground – it improves the signal to noise ratio.