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Presonus Audio Box USB96


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Presonus AudioBox Studio
Complete hardware/Software Recording Kit

Everything you need for recording and producing

  • Multi-track song production
  • Demos and musical inspirations
  • Live performances
  • Podcasts
  • Field recording for video or SFX

AudioBox is the heart of the AudioBox Studio
Why settle for a "toy" interface when you can own PreSonus quality? Perfect for musicians and podcasters the 2-channel AudioBox USB boasts high-performance microphone preamplifiers and professional-quality 24-bit converters. Powered by your computer it's compact ruggedly built… and designed to work perfectly with Studio One recording and production software on your PC or Mac®.

  • Bus-powered USB audio and MIDI interface
  • Perfect match with Studio One Artist software for Mac®- and Windows®
  • 24-bit resolution 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rate
  • 2 combo mic/instrument inputs with Class A mic preamplifiers
  • 48V phantom power for M7 condenser microphone
  • Zero-latency monitoring via internal mixer
  • Headphone jack with level control for included HD7 Live Sound > DJ Equipment > Headphones
  • 1/3U rack-mountable
  • Computer-to-interface connection cable included

Studio One Software is the soul of the AudioBox Studio
No other entry-level recording and production software is this easy to use yet is capable of creating studio-quality output. Studio One™ Artist lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration. Incredibly easy to learn it offers unlimited tracks and Audio Recording > Plug-ins and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs. Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips MIDI files and effects by drag-and-drop. Studio One makes it easy.

  • Elegant single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks MIDI tracks virtual instruments buses and FX channels
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
  • Real-time audio timestretching and resampling
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • Instantly configures to PreSonus Audio Recording > Audio Interfaces
  • 25 Native Effects™ 32-bit effects and virtual instrument Audio Recording > Plug-ins
  • 4+ GB of third-party software loops and instruments

M7 Microphone
High-Definition Condenser Microphone

  • Large-diaphragm design
  • Captures far more detail than a dynamic mic
  • Mic stand adaptor
  • Phantom-powered via AudioBox USB
  • 9' / 3 m cable included
  • Cloth carry bag included

HD7 Live Sound > DJ Equipment > Headphones
Professional Monitoring Live Sound > DJ Equipment > Headphones

  • High neodymium resolution drivers
  • Precision-tuned acoustic chamber
  • Extended bass response
  • Built tough to withstand abuse
  • Auto-fit head pads
  • Comfortable and long-lasting ear pads
  • 98" / 2.5m single-side cable
  • Optimized pressure
  • Lightweight


AudioBox USB Specifications

Microphone Preamp

TypeXLR Female Balanced
Frequency Response (±3.0 dB)14 Hz to 70 kHz
Input Impedance (Balanced)1200Ω
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain)< 0.008%
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz)> 95 dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain)> 45 dB
Gain Control Range (± 1 dB)0 dB to 35 dB
Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N)-3 dBu
Phantom Power (±2 VDC)+48 VDC

Instrument Input

TRS Female Unbalanced Input Impedance0.5 MΩ

Line Outputs

Balanced Output Impedance51Ω

Headphone Output

Type¼" TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output60 mW/Ch @ 60Ω Load
Frequency Response (±1.0 dB)20 Hz - 30 kHz


TypeDual 5-pin Female DIN

Digital Audio

ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)105 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate)105 dB
Bit Depth24
Reference Level for 0 dBFS+4 dBu
Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz)44.1, 48
PowerUSB Bus-powered


Dimensions1/3U (steel chassis)
Height5.5” (139.7 mm)
Depth1.75" (44.45 mm)
Width5.5” (139.7 mm)
Weight5 lbs (2.27 kg)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein at anytime, without notification.



M7 Microphone Specifications

TypeLarge-diaphragm condenser microphone
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Response40 Hz - 18 kHz
Sensitivity-39 dBV/pa (12.2 mV/pa)
Rated Impedance200Ω
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)20 dB
Maximum SPL136 dB SPL
Phantom Power Required+12 to +52 VDC, 3 mA
S/N Ratio74 dB
Dynamic Range11 dB
Current Consumption3.5 mA


Diameter2.13" (54 mm), maximum
Length6.69" (170 mm)
Weight11.3 oz. (320g)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein at anytime, without notification.



HD7 Headphone Specifications

Acoustic DesignDynamic, semi-open
Driver50 mm, neodymium
Frequency Response10 Hz to 30 kHz
Sensitivity98 dB SPL (1 mW)
Maximum Power300 mW
Rated Impedance56Ω


Weight, without Cable7.8 oz (222g)
Cable8' 2" (2.5m) straight, single-sided
Plug Adapter1/8" to 1/4" (3.5 to 6.3 mm), screw-on, gold-plated, stereo mini-plug