Summary: This device exceeds my expectation. I'm using it primarily as an external USB soundcard connecting my computer to my stereo (Denon stereo hooked up to B&W speakers). I sometimes use my headphones (Audio-Technica) with it. The sound quality is very very good.
Summary: As a music teacher I bought this to educate myself on the possibility of recommending the Lexicon Alpha to my students as a great way to start learning the recording process without breaking an arm and a leg monetarily and I was more than pleased with the results.
Summary: I got this puppy to run two KRK studio monitors in my video editing console I'm building in my basement. For the price this thing works incredibly. There is one issue that I have with it... there is some very very faint white noise in the background of the speakers when no audio is playing.
Summary: I am very impressed with the sound quality and ease of use. As advertised Direct/Playback Monitoring and balanced output to boot. Software is a little noodle-y. But it does the job and does it well. A great solution for a home studio.
Summary: The Alpha is perfect for getting a clean and clear recorded signal into your computer. This puppy has incredible sound quality. I'm no recording engineer, but the recording quality on the Alpha is substantially better than the built in sound cards on nearly every computer you can buy these days.
One of the best entry-level audio interfaces out there
Joshua E. Hunsaker, amazon.com
28 December 2010
Summary: No piece of hardware is perfect, but this little device is really a bomb-proof solution to those who need stereo recording capability with both instrument, microphone and line level inputs (2 input & 2 output).