Interfacing Linux: The Best Budget (Under $50) Linux Audio Interface

Happen to be in the market for a Linux compatible budget interface that doesn’t suck? Let’s travel back to 2007 and grab what could possibly be one of the best values on the market.

That’s right, we’re taking a look at the Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini.

Jackbox: System specs

CPUAMD Ryzen 7 1700
RAMCorsair Vengeance LPX 16GB
MotherboardMSI B350 Tomahawk
GPUNvidia NVS 300
SSDSamsung 840
Firewire:Syba SY-PEX30016
Network:Intel i350-T4
OS:Debian Buster
Desktop:XFCE 4.12

Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini: Round-trip latency @44100 Hz

Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini: Round-trip latency @4800HZ

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Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini

9.8 out of 10
Works out of the box
10 out of 10
Ease of setup
10 out of 10
9 out of 10
Build quality
10 out of 10


Jack support

Pulseaudio support

52Db of gain

USB powered


Max 48K sample rate

No mono switch for monitoring

Limited to 64 frames [buffer]


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