Excerpt: As for sound quality, this little unit is surprisingly quiet when a guitar is hooked directly into it and dead silent when a balanced xlr is connected. Very little coloration is introduced by the unit so not much adjusting is required on the output side.
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. Setting up is very easy, it's basically plug-n-play.
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. For the price, it is definitely a great find. You better believe that I already am telling my students to get this if they are interested in learning how to record.
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. I however don't have an issue with it, I can barely hear it unless I crank it up higher than it should be.